AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 19 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 19 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 05:00:02


Aviation is the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. The word 'aviation' was coined by French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1873, from the verb 'avier' (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word 'avis' ('bird') and the suffix '-ation'. There are many competing claims for the earliest powered, heavier-than-air flight. The first recorded powered flight was carried out by Clément Ader on October 9, 1890 when he reportedly made the first manned, powered, heavier-than-air flight of a significant distance (50 m (160 ft)) but insignificant altitude from level ground in his bat-winged, fully self-propelled fixed-wing aircraft, the Ader Éole. Seven years later, on 14 October 1897, Ader's Avion III was tested without success in front of two officials from the French War ministry. The report on the trials was not publicized until 1910, as they had been a military secret. In November 1906 Ader claimed to have made a successful flight on 14 October 1897, achieving an 'uninterupted flight' of around 300 metres (985 ft). Although widely believed at the time, these claims were later discredited. However, the most widely accepted date is December 17, 1903 by the Wright brothers. The Wright brothers were the first to fly in a powered and controlled aircraft. Previous flights were gliders (control but no power) or free flight (power but no control), but the Wright brothers combined both, setting the new standard in aviation records. Following this, the widespread adoption of ailerons rather than wing warping made aircraft much easier to control, and only a decade later, at the start of World War I, heavier-than-air powered aircraft had become practical for reconnaissance, artillery spotting, and even attacks against ground positions. Aircraft began to transport people and cargo as designs grew larger and more reliable. The Wright brothers took aloft the first passenger, Charles Furnas, one of their mechanics, on May 14, 1908. Rigid airships became the first aircraft to transport passengers and cargo over great distances. ...

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Acacus Air in LIBYA ( ...)
ACES Colombia in COLOMBIA (19% stake intended to be acquired in 1998 by Continental, cancelled. Entered par ...)
Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia in COLOMBIA (19% stake intended to be acquired in 1998 by Continental, cancelled. Entered par ...)
Adygheya Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Maikop division. Reorganized as an agricultural- ...)
Aero Maya in MEXICO (Taken-over by SAESA. ...)
Aero Sahara in LIBYA (Formed 10/08. Start of operations not announced. ...)
AeroLitoral in MEXICO (Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of AeroMéxico, later of holding company Cintra ...)
Servicios Aéreos Litoral in MEXICO (Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of AeroMéxico, later of holding company Cintra ...)
Aerovias Venezuela Europe in VENEZUELA ( ...)
African Safari Airways in KENYA (Formed by Switzerland's Globe Air staff. Suspended temporarily operations in 197 ...)
ASA in KENYA (Formed by Switzerland's Globe Air staff. Suspended temporarily operations in 197 ...)
Air Brasil in BRAZIL (Formed by Lider Taxi Aero & TNT-SAVA. ...)
Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Al Herreros. ...)
Air Djibouti in DJIBOUTI (Formed by Bill Pearce, a businessman based in Eritrea, with assistance from Tran ...)
Air Express Sweden in SWEDEN (Formed by Salenia Group. Purchased in 5/09 by MCA Airlines and integrated 1/6/09 ...)
Air Force of the Liberation Army in LAOS ( ...)
Air Katanga in KATANGA (Formed by Belgian interests. Most aircraft seized on 28/8/61 by UN forces at Eli ...)
Air Link International Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Air Méditerranée in FRANCE (Took-over FRAM tour operator contracts from Euralair Horizons in 2003. Transferr ...)
Air Omega in GERMANY (Formed separate subsidiary Air Omega UK as a joint-venture with Scotland's Highl ...)
Air Outre-Mer in FRANCE (Merged in 1/92 with Minerve, forming AirMust. ...)
AOM in FRANCE (Merged in 1/92 with Minerve, forming AirMust. ...)
Air Taraba in NIGERIA (Formed by the Governor or Taraba State, Nigeria. Started operations in mid-2012. ...)
Air-Berlin Turkey in TURKEY (Formed 8/11 by Air-Berlin and Ali Sabanci (16.5% owner of Air-Berlin and also ow ...)
Air-Scotland.com in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Dhia Al-Ani with assistance from Electra Airlines using Greek AOC. Pur ...)
Air Scotland in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Dhia Al-Ani with assistance from Electra Airlines using Greek AOC. Pur ...)
AirVolga in RUSSIA (Entered bankrupcy on 1/4/10 and ceased operations. Most assets (including brand ...)
Air Volga in RUSSIA (Entered bankrupcy on 1/4/10 and ceased operations. Most assets (including brand ...)
Aladia in MEXICO (Started ops 12/06. Suspended operations on 21/10/08. Intends to restart in 2010Q ...)
Altair in ITALY (Ceased ops in 11/85. ...)
American Dream Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Ansett New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND (100% acquired by News Corp in 2000 and resold to a NZ investment group. Renamed ...)
Asia Aviation Services in TAIWAN ( ...)
Austrian Air Services in AUSTRIA (Formed by Austrian AL (100%). Integrated into Tyrolean AW. ...)
AAS/Oesterreichischer Inlands & Regionalflugdienst in AUSTRIA (Formed by Austrian AL (100%). Integrated into Tyrolean AW. ...)
Aveco Leasing in UKRAINE ( ...)
Avia-Urartu in ARMENIA ( ...)
Uratru Air in ARMENIA ( ...)
Aviator in EGYPT (Formed 6/13. Expected to receive its AOC in 8/14 and start services during 2014Q ...)
Aviran Airways in ISRAEL ( ...)
Azzurra Air in ITALY (Formed by Air Malta (49.10%) and Italy's Air International Services (50.86%). AI ...)
Bavaria in GERMANY (Formed by Germanair's owner. Merged with Germanair, forming Bavaria-Germanair on ...)
Bek Air in QAZAKSTAN (Renamed to Halyk Air in 5/16, keeping the Bek Air brand name. AOC suspended on 2 ...)
Halyk Air in QAZAKSTAN (Renamed to Halyk Air in 5/16, keeping the Bek Air brand name. AOC suspended on 2 ...)
Belgorod Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Formed by Central Districts AL and Aeroflot's Belgorod division. Suspended opera ...)
Belgorodskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Formed by Central Districts AL and Aeroflot's Belgorod division. Suspended opera ...)
Ben-Air in SUDAN (Ceased ops between 1996 and 2001. ...)
Caribbean Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Caterham Jet in MALAYSIA (Formed 11/11 by AirAsia as a premium regional carrier. Started operations in lat ...)
Central Charter Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed by Central Connect Group (founded 20/12/03). Changed tradename in 2/11 to ...)
Central Connect Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed by Central Connect Group (founded 20/12/03). Changed tradename in 2/11 to ...)
Cham Wings Airlines in SYRIA (Started operations on 18/1/07. AOC reportedly suspended on 28/5/16 due to safety ...)
Chanchangi Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed 5/1/94, and started services on 2/5/97. Operations suspended 13/12/05 by ...)
CAL in NIGERIA (Formed 5/1/94, and started services on 2/5/97. Operations suspended 13/12/05 by ...)
China Eastern Yunnan Airlines in CHINA (Formed by China Eastern (65%) and the Yunnan Provincial government. Started oper ...)
Eastern Airlines Yunnan in CHINA (Formed by China Eastern (65%) and the Yunnan Provincial government. Started oper ...)
CIAF-One in JAPAN (Formed by C.Itoh of Japan. ...)
Civil in PERU ( ...)
Clipper Airways in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 31/3/93 by GAP (Groupe Agro-Pastoral et Industriel), originally code-name ...)
CAA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 31/3/93 by GAP (Groupe Agro-Pastoral et Industriel), originally code-name ...)
Compagnie de Cargo International in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Condo Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Constitution Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Coyne Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Larry Coyne. Reorganized as Coyne Airways in 1997. Became a brokerage- ...)
Coyne Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Larry Coyne. Reorganized as Coyne Airways in 1997. Became a brokerage- ...)
Discovery Airtours in AUSTRALIA (Entered receivership 12/2/04, continuing limited operations dba Discovery Air To ...)
DMI Aviation in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Dross Metals in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Eco Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Hong Kong interests using Karat's AOC. Started operations 19/3/05. Mer ...)
ERA Jet Alaska in USA.ALASKA (Originally formed in 1948 as Economy Helicopters by Carl F Brady. Merged in 1958 ...)
Eurowings Europe in AUSTRIA (Formed by Lufthansa. Was expected to start its own flight operations on 9/11/15, ...)
Eurowings Austria in AUSTRIA (Formed by Lufthansa. Was expected to start its own flight operations on 9/11/15, ...)
Executive Flightways in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Fields Airmotive in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Fly Gibraltar in UNITED KINGDOM.GIBRALTAR (Formed by OEM International (a UK real estate development company), possibly as ...)
FlyA in SWITZERLAND (Formed in 10/10 by the founder of Baboo Airways. Expected to start operations in ...)
FlyBondi in ARGENTINA (Formed by Michael Cawley (Ryanair), Montie Brewer (ex-Air Canada) and Robert Wri ...)
FlyingFinn Airways in FINLAND ( ...)
Fortune Aviation in ITALY (Renamed 16/2/94 to Noman. ...)
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana in COLOMBIA (Originally formed in 1916 as Escuela de Aviación Militar, re-organized on 9/11/1 ...)
Fuerza Aérea Rebelde in CUBA (Formed 12/4/58 by Fidel Castro. ...)
Gem State Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Merged into Golden Gate. ...)
GlobalJet Luxembourg in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Global Jet Luxembourg in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Government of Benin in BENIN ( ...)
Government of Georgia in GEORGIA ( ...)
Government of Nepal in NEPAL ( ...)
Guizhou Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
Hex'Air in FRANCE (Formed on 30/3/91. Acquired by Pan Européenne AS. Purchased in 9/16 by TwinJet a ...)
HiFly Malta in MALTA (Formed in 2/13 by HiFly, Portugal. ...)
Hughes Tool Co in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Howard Hughes as main parent company for his interests (in parallel wi ...)
Ibis Air in ANGOLA (Probably associated with Angola's Ibis Air Transport. ...)
Inter City Airways in CANADA (Ceased operations on 4/10/86 and entered receivership on 11/10/86. ...)
Jet Aspen in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Hed Pareti, former CEO of Presidential AW. ...)
Jet Edge in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in 11/06 by Solace Capital Partners. ...)
Jetcom in ITALY (Formed by Rotor Jet Group. ...)
Katale Aero Transport in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
LAT-ALAK in LATVIA ( ...)
LATAM Chile in CHILE (Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20, continuing operations. ...)
LATAM Airlines Chile in CHILE (Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20, continuing operations. ...)
Laudamotion in AUSTRIA (Originally formed as Amira Air by Ronny Pecik operating bizjet aircraft. Purchas ...)
LaudaMotion in AUSTRIA (Originally formed as Amira Air by Ronny Pecik operating bizjet aircraft. Purchas ...)
Libyan Civil Aviation Authority in LIBYA ( ...)
Ministry of Aircraft Production in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Modiluft in INDIA (Formed by Satish Kumar Modi with help from Lufthansa. Attempted take-over by Dam ...)
MG Express in INDIA (Formed by Satish Kumar Modi with help from Lufthansa. Attempted take-over by Dam ...)
National Air Cargo in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Nordflyg in SWEDEN (Entered bankrupcy and AOC suspended on 1/4/10. Plans to restart later in 2010 us ...)
Nord-Flyg in SWEDEN (Entered bankrupcy and AOC suspended on 1/4/10. Plans to restart later in 2010 us ...)
Pacific Aviation Group in USA.CALIFORNIA (Associated with Pegasus Aviation. ...)
Pacific Aviation Holding in USA.CALIFORNIA (Associated with Pegasus Aviation. ...)
Pacific Coastal Group in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Pacific Seabord Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Panambra in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Partnairs in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Patriot Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Planet Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Policia de Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Preferred Airparts in USA.OHIO (Associated with Priority Air Charter. ...)
Raji in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Raj Airlines in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Regional Air Lines in MOROCCO (Started operations in 7/97. Purchased in 11/07 by Bahrain investment bank Ithmaa ...)
Republic Airlines in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Air Freighters International in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Rila Airlines in BULGARIA ( ...)
Ron Clark Enterprises in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Ronald J Clark. Also used trademarks Vanguard AL, Viscount AS, SkyTrek ...)
Ronald J Clark in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Ronald J Clark. Also used trademarks Vanguard AL, Viscount AS, SkyTrek ...)
Scibe Airlift Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Shannonair Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by GPA (30%), Lufthansa (35%) & Swissair (35%). GPA sold its share in 199 ...)
Shannon Aerospace in IRELAND (Formed by GPA (30%), Lufthansa (35%) & Swissair (35%). GPA sold its share in 199 ...)
SkyAero in KENYA (Formed in partnership with Pan African Airways. Started services on 22/5/14. AOC ...)
Sky Aero in KENYA (Formed in partnership with Pan African Airways. Started services on 22/5/14. AOC ...)
Skyclass in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed 10/06 as a successor of SA Hictoric Flight. ...)
Skynet Asia Airways in JAPAN (Started ops in 8/2002. Partially acquired in 4/2003 by IRCJ (Industrial Revitali ...)
SNA in JAPAN (Started ops in 8/2002. Partially acquired in 4/2003 by IRCJ (Industrial Revitali ...)
Sobel Air in GHANA (Formed with former Air Link 2000 staff. ...)
Sociedad Aeronaútica Medellin Consolidada in COLOMBIA (Acquired 1962 by Avianca/Aerotaxi. ...)
Sofia Air Lines in BULGARIA ( ...)
Southwest Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Lamar Muse and Rollin King (later Herb Kelleher), using the low-cost a ...)
Spaero in UKRAINE ( ...)
SP Aero in UKRAINE ( ...)
Summit Airways in USA (GENERAL) (Merged with Arizona AW & Monarch, forming Frontier. ...)
Sun Air in EGYPT (Formed by Orascom Hotels and Development (51%) along regional affiliate Koral Bl ...)
TAPSA in PERU ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Peruanos SA in PERU ( ...)
Tombo Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Mitsui as Long Beach-based subsidiary (100%). Affiliated with NY-based ...)
Transair Cargo Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Skyways International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Tuky Air Transport in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Caribbean Air Cargo in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Turukhan Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as a helicopters operator. AOC granted on 4/7/01. Became assoc ...)
Turuhan in RUSSIA (Originally formed as a helicopters operator. AOC granted on 4/7/01. Became assoc ...)
Tuva Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1932 as Aeroflot's Kyzyl division. ...)
Tuvinskie Avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1932 as Aeroflot's Kyzyl division. ...)
U.S. Customs Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
USCS in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
U.S. Department of Commerce in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ultimate Jet Charters in USA.OHIO (Purchased in 2018Q2 by OneJet; however deal collapsed in 8/18. ...)
Union Air Cargo in ARGENTINA ( ...)
United Aviation in KUWAIT (Formed by KIPCO. ...)
Gulf Aviation Services Group in KUWAIT (Formed by KIPCO. ...)
UniWorld Air Cargo in PANAMA ( ...)
US Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Victoria Air in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Viking Airways in SWEDEN ( ...)
VLM Airlines Slovenia in SLOVENIA (Formed as a successor to Belgium's VLM Airlines (qv) by SHS Aviation (also owner ...)
WebJet Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Purchased 8/7/11 by GOL for 96m reals, acquisition approved 20/9/11 by ANAC. Exp ...)
Welcome Air in AUSTRIA (Parent company WLC Finance purchased in 2/15 by Kevin Walls from Remi Finanz- un ...)
West African Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
West African Airways in GAMBIA ( ...)
Westair in FRANCE (Acquired in 2001 by Aeris. ...)
Whoosh in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in partnership with White Eagle, Poland. Started services 29/5/07 using W ...)
FlyWhoosh in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in partnership with White Eagle, Poland. Started services 29/5/07 using W ...)
Xstrata Nickel in CANADA (Obtained a full AOC in 2012. ...)
Xstrata Canada Corporation in CANADA (Obtained a full AOC in 2012. ...)
ZICAS in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Taken-over by Sicotra Avn. ...)
Zaire International Cargo Air System in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Taken-over by Sicotra Avn. ...)

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