AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 20 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 20 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 17/10/2020 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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Aero Pac in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Aero-Nord in DENMARK (Merged into Internord on 30/11/65. ...)
Aéro-Service in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Added on EU ban list 26/11/09 and subsequent dates. ...)
Aerolineas Urraca in PANAMA ( ...)
AeroPostal de México in MEXICO (Reorganized in 1993. Suspected to operate for drug traffic and ceased ops in 199 ...)
Aerotaxi in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avianca (100%). ...)
AIM Air in MOLDOVA (Formed by Aeroportul International Marculesti (AIM). AOC granted on 24/10/12. AO ...)
Air Americana in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Ban in BULGARIA ( ...)
Air Bolivia in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Air Costa in INDIA (Formed by LEPL Group. AOC granted in 9/13. Started regional services on 14/10/13 ...)
Air Direct-Connect in KENYA ( ...)
AirDC in KENYA ( ...)
Air Horizon Afrique in TCHAD ( ...)
Air Maur in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Société CSP/Société RMU in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Air Southwest in USA.TEXAS (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Aircraft Operating Company in SOUTH AFRICA (Renamed Fugro Airborne Surveys. ...)
AOC Surveys & Consultants in SOUTH AFRICA (Renamed Fugro Airborne Surveys. ...)
AirServices Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed 14/7/95 to take-over airline operations of the Australian DCA. ...)
Airwork NZ in NEW ZEALAND (Set up internal division Air Post in 1990 for operations on behalf of NZ Post. P ...)
Alas Chiricanas in PANAMA (Taken-over by Aeroperlas. ...)
Compañia Alas Chiricana in PANAMA (Taken-over by Aeroperlas. ...)
All Star Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
American Eagle Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed by American, merging commercial activities of all feeder carriers. Reorga ...)
AMR Eagle in USA.TEXAS (Formed by American, merging commercial activities of all feeder carriers. Reorga ...)
Americana de Aviación in PERU ( ...)
Amur Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Formed by Arteli staratelei Amur/Arteli Amur Geologists. ...)
Angwin Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Arkas in COLOMBIA (Formed by ex-ACES staff. Ceased operations on 27/7/10 over financial issues. ...)
Arrow Air in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in 1947, reactivated in 1981 by IAL. Reorganized in 1987. Temp ...)
Air Flite Operations/Agro Air Associates in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in 1947, reactivated in 1981 by IAL. Reorganized in 1987. Temp ...)
Art Aviation in AUSTRIA (Formed by Russian interests. ...)
Astral Aviation in KENYA (Expected to be purchased by Hainan Airlines (announced 10/5/14). ...)
Atlantic International Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
ATPSA in PERU ( ...)
Aerotransportes Peruanos SA in PERU ( ...)
AvCraft Jet Charters in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Aviasur in URUGUAY (Formed by Aero Regionales. ...)
Bahrain Air in BAHRAIN (Formed by private Bahraini (68%) and Saudi (32%) investors. Expected to start se ...)
Bank of New York Mellon in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Bank of NY Trustee in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Barq Air in JORDAN (Formed by ex-management of Star Air and Orange Air using assets from Bourtuqalie ...)
Barq Aviation in JORDAN (Formed by ex-management of Star Air and Orange Air using assets from Bourtuqalie ...)
Belukha in RUSSIA ( ...)
BLM in BELGIUM ( ...)
Brabo Luchtvaartmaatschappij in BELGIUM ( ...)
Blue Bird Aviation in YEMEN (Not to be confused with airline with same name in Kenya. Ceased operations in 9/ ...)
Bravo Air Congo Brazzaville in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by DR Congo company with same name, using ACMI-leased aircraft from paren ...)
Bretagne Air Services in FRANCE ( ...)
British Orient in $ FICTION ( ...)
Caribbean Air Express in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Cavalier Aircraft of Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Cavalier Aircraft Corp in CANADA ( ...)
Citicorp Aircraft Management in USA.NEW YORK (Founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. Merged in 1955 with First National ...)
Citibank in USA.NEW YORK (Founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. Merged in 1955 with First National ...)
City Connexion Airlines in BURUNDI ( ...)
CityLine Swiss in SWITZERLAND (Formed by CityLine Hungary. Expected to start services on 2/6/10. ...)
Civil in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN ( ...)
Civil in TAIWAN ( ...)
Compañia de Aviación Aero Amazonas in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aeroamazonas in ECUADOR ( ...)
Copa Airlines in PANAMA (Expected to join Skyteam alliance in 2006 (formal application postponed to 4/9/0 ...)
Domaine de Katale in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Drax Air Freight in $ FICTION ( ...)
ETA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Empresa Transportes Aéreos in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Federal Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Fleet Air BG in BULGARIA (Formed by Fleet Air International, Bulgaria. Suspended operations on 9/3/20 due ...)
Globus in RUSSIA (Formed by S7 Airlines at its charter/leisure subsidiary. Obtained its own AOC on ...)
Government of Togo in TOGO ( ...)
Harka Air Services in NIGERIA (Split from Harco Air in 1994 ? ...)
Highbury Group in UNITED KINGDOM (Associated with RPK Capital. ...)
Holiday Airlines in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Holland Aero Lines in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
HAL in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Hondu Carib Cargo in HONDURAS (Used as cover company for CIA activities in Nicaragua. ...)
Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo in CROATIA ( ...)
Croatian Air Force in CROATIA ( ...)
Hungarian Werld Airways in HUNGARY (Formed 21/9/12. Business plan should be carefully reviewed before any commitment ...)
Indochina Airlines in VIETNAM (Formed by musician Ha (Hung) Dung, originally as Air Speed Up. AOC granted 5/08. ...)
Indonesia AirAsia in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 30/3/10. Remved from list 5/7/10. IPO plann ...)
AirAsia Indonesia in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 30/3/10. Remved from list 5/7/10. IPO plann ...)
Jambo Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
Jetair Flug in GERMANY (Originally formed as Cirrus Middle East. Started trading as ImperialJet in 1/07 ...)
Jetgo International in THAILAND (Formed 12/7/04 and AOC obtained 2/12/04. Initially operated with leased-in equip ...)
Jet Go International in THAILAND (Formed 12/7/04 and AOC obtained 2/12/04. Initially operated with leased-in equip ...)
KG Aircraft Leasing in IRELAND ( ...)
KGAL in IRELAND ( ...)
KLM Aerocarto in SURINAME (Formed as a survey-work 100% (later 60%) subsidiary of KLM. Later moved to Nethe ...)
L-Air in FRANCE (Never operated as L-Air. Intended to be reorganized as a 49% subsidiary with tou ...)
LANC Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Norte de Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lanmei Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed on 7/3/16 by Chinese investors. AOC granted in 10/17. Started services on ...)
Laos Air Charter in LAOS (Possible cover company for Air America. ...)
LAPA in ARGENTINA (Filed for bankrupcy in 2001 and acquired by Eduardo Eumekian (owner of 30% of So ...)
Lineas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas in ARGENTINA (Filed for bankrupcy in 2001 and acquired by Eduardo Eumekian (owner of 30% of So ...)
LATAM Argentina in ARGENTINA (Suspended operations on 20/3/20 due to COVID-19. Closed down on 17/6/20 by LATAM ...)
LATAM Airlines Argentina in ARGENTINA (Suspended operations on 20/3/20 due to COVID-19. Closed down on 17/6/20 by LATAM ...)
LeisureJet in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Lignes Aériennes Congolaises in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Zaire government to take over missions of Air Zaïre. Ceased ops in 199 ...)
LAC in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Zaire government to take over missions of Air Zaïre. Ceased ops in 199 ...)
Linea Aérea Condor in CHILE ( ...)
Luxaviation in LUXEMBOURG (AOC granted in 1/09. Purchased in 5/15 by ExecuJet Aviation Group, Switzerland. ...)
Metro Air Northeast/Trans World Express in USA.NEW YORK (Tentatively renamed Zenith Airlines in 1992 but cancelled. ...)
Mexicana Click in MEXICO (Was to join OneWorld alliance (announced 4/08, expected to be effective in late ...)
Click Mexicana in MEXICO (Was to join OneWorld alliance (announced 4/08, expected to be effective in late ...)
Midwestern Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Napier in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
D.Napier & Son in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
National Air Express in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Newmans Airline in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by TNL Group. Acquired 1986 by Ansett (100%). ...)
NTE Aviation in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Nyassa Air Taxi in MALAWI (Formed by Austrian and local interests. ...)
Oriental de Aviación in VENEZUELA ( ...)
PAISA in PANAMA (Formed by VIASA as its local affiliate. Started operations on 3/5/67 ...)
Panameña de Aviación Internacional SA in PANAMA (Formed by VIASA as its local affiliate. Started operations on 3/5/67 ...)
Pan Européenne Air Service in FRANCE (Suspended operations on 7/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Parsair in IRAN (Reorganized as Yas Air (qv). ...)
Pars Aviation Service in IRAN (Reorganized as Yas Air (qv). ...)
Payam Air in IRAN ( ...)
Payam Aviation Services in IRAN ( ...)
Premier Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Jet Air Group in RUSSIA ( ...)
Qeshm Air in IRAN (Formed by Babak Zanjani. Ownership transferred in 1/15 to Iran's Oil Ministry wh ...)
Faraz Qeshm Airlines in IRAN (Formed by Babak Zanjani. Ownership transferred in 1/15 to Iran's Oil Ministry wh ...)
RAF in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 1/4/1918 by order of king George V ordering the union of Royal Naval A ...)
Royal Air Force in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 1/4/1918 by order of king George V ordering the union of Royal Naval A ...)
Riau Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed 12/3/02 by the regional government of the Riau Province (50.6%) and other ...)
RAL in INDONESIA (Formed 12/3/02 by the regional government of the Riau Province (50.6%) and other ...)
Royal Laotian Air Force in LAOS (Formed 8/1960. ...)
Royal Lao Air Force in LAOS (Formed 8/1960. ...)
Royal Star Airways in INDIA ( ...)
SAGA in NORWAY (Renamed 1/72 to Troll Air. ...)
Norsk Flytjeneste in NORWAY (Renamed 1/72 to Troll Air. ...)
Sahara Airlines in INDIA (Renamed 12/00 to Air Sahara. ...)
Sakhalin Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Salair in SWEDEN (Formed by Salenia Aviation. Attempted merger with Swedair failed 1990. Merged 19 ...)
Servicio Aéreo Gomez Mendez in MEXICO (Formed by the merger of Aero Safari (formed in 1961 by Pablo Bush), and Aerotaxi ...)
Shar Ink in RUSSIA (Formed by Kupol Elektromekhanichesky zavod. Ceased operations in 5/18 ? ...)
Shazin Aviation Services in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Shree Airlines in NEPAL (Originally formed as an helicopter operator. AOC granted on 10/8/17 and started ...)
Siam Air Transport in THAILAND (Formed 14/6/10. Started operations in 6/14. 49% expected to be purchased for $43 ...)
Sichuan Provincial Airlines in CHINA (Formed with help from CAAC. ...)
Sicotra Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Sicotra Zaïre after reorganization of Zaire Cargo. ...)
Six Cargo in ITALY (Formed by Leali family. Became cargo division of Club Air in 2002. ...)
SixCargo in ITALY (Formed by Leali family. Became cargo division of Club Air in 2002. ...)
Skiva Air in ARMENIA (Associated with South Airlines (same management). ...)
Skyways International in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Brian Shelton. Merged into Transair. ...)
SMB Stage Line in USA.TEXAS (Purchased by Robert Grammer (also part-owner of Kitty Hawk Group). Entered Chapt ...)
Sedalia-Marshall-Boonville S.L. in USA.TEXAS (Purchased by Robert Grammer (also part-owner of Kitty Hawk Group). Entered Chapt ...)
South American Continental in $ FICTION ( ...)
Southeast Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed originally as Cat Cay Airlines at Kingsport,TN. Started charter operation ...)
Southeastern Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed originally as Cat Cay Airlines at Kingsport,TN. Started charter operation ...)
Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Star East Airlines in ROMANIA (Suspended services in 10/18. AOC suspended on 29/1/19. Restarted limited operati ...)
Star Perú in PERU (Purchased in 7/18 by investment fund Global Investment Platform (also owner of P ...)
Stratos Aircraft Management in MONACO (Formed in 11/13. ...)
Swissair in SWITZERLAND (Formed 26/3/31 by the merger of 1919-born Ad Astra Aero AG & 1925-born Balair/Ba ...)
Schweizerische Luftverkehr in SWITZERLAND (Formed 26/3/31 by the merger of 1919-born Ad Astra Aero AG & 1925-born Balair/Ba ...)
Tebesti Air Transport in LIBYA ( ...)
Thai Pacific Airlines in THAILAND ( ...)
TPA in THAILAND ( ...)
Tomskavia in RUSSIA (All assets seized and AOC suspended on 7/4/15 over financial issues. AOC cancell ...)
Tomsk Production Aviation Amalgamation in RUSSIA (All assets seized and AOC suspended on 7/4/15 over financial issues. AOC cancell ...)
Touchdown Aviation in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
TDA in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Trans Aéreos Santo Domingo in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Tampico in MEXICO (Formed by Felipe Gutiérrez de Lara. Merged with Aeronaves de Oaxaca and SANSA, f ...)
TAT in MEXICO (Formed by Felipe Gutiérrez de Lara. Merged with Aeronaves de Oaxaca and SANSA, f ...)
Travelaires in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Saint Louis-Memphis Flying Club in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Tristar Airways in UKRAINE ( ...)
TTM in RUSSIA ( ...)
Turner Airlines in USA.INDIANA (Originally formed in 1940 by Roscoe Turneras RTAC/Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Cor ...)
UCL/Urad Pro Civilni Letecvi in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed as the new Civil Aviation Authority, replacing SLI (calibration and fligh ...)
Ukraine Border Guards in UKRAINE ( ...)
Ukraine Border Police in UKRAINE ( ...)
Universal Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
ValuJet Airlines in USA.GEORGIA (Grounded by FAA in 1996 following multiple safety violations and the DC-9 crash ...)
Valujet Airlines in USA.GEORGIA (Grounded by FAA in 1996 following multiple safety violations and the DC-9 crash ...)
Via Airlines in USA.WEST VIRGINIA (Suspended scheduled services in 5/19 and purchased by Ashley Air LLC. Entered Ch ...)
ViaAir in USA.WEST VIRGINIA (Suspended scheduled services in 5/19 and purchased by Ashley Air LLC. Entered Ch ...)
VistaJet Malta in MALTA (Formed by Austria's VistaJet. ...)
Vladikavkaz Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ordzhonikidze division. Will become national air ...)
Vladikavkazkoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ordzhonikidze division. Will become national air ...)
Volk Airlines in INDIA (Formed under a scam sheme to attract ex-Kingfisher crew members. Claimed to be a ...)
West Africa Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
Yuzhmashavia in UKRAINE (Formed by Yuzhny mashinostroitel'ny zavod/Southern Engineering Plant. ...)
Zambezi Airlines in ZAMBIA (Started operations in 7/08 using small commuter equipment. AOC granted and expec ...)
Zhongyuan Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 5/5/86 with assistance from CAAC. Acquired on 4/8/00 by Southern Airli ...)
China Zhingyuan Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 5/5/86 with assistance from CAAC. Acquired on 4/8/00 by Southern Airli ...)

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