AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 22 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 22 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 22/10/2020 05:00:03


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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ADC Airlines in NIGERIA (Started domestic services in 1/1991. Ceased ops between 2000 and 2002. Reorganiz ...)
Aviation Development Company Nigeria in NIGERIA (Started domestic services in 1/1991. Ceased ops between 2000 and 2002. Reorganiz ...)
Adiestramiento de Aviación Civil in MEXICO (Formed with assistance from ICAO as a flight/ATC training school. ...)
CIAAC/Centro Internacional de Adiestramiento de Aviación Civil in MEXICO (Formed with assistance from ICAO as a flight/ATC training school. ...)
Aerocircular in BELGIUM (Formed on 16/8/16. ...)
Aeromextour in MEXICO (Formed by AeroMéxico, starting operations in 1/93. Integrated into Aeromonterrey ...)
Aeropa in ITALY (Started operations in 2014 with biz-jet equipment. AOC revoked on 1/10/19. ...)
Aerovias Sud Americana in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed as a cargo carrier. Started pax operations in 1949. ...)
ASA in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed as a cargo carrier. Started pax operations in 1949. ...)
Aertirrena in ITALY ( ...)
Air Charter United in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Air Cortez International in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Schlick Air Service in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Guilin in CHINA (Formed by HNA Group (40%) and Guilin Tourism Development Co (60%). Expected to s ...)
Guilin Airlines in CHINA (Formed by HNA Group (40%) and Guilin Tourism Development Co (60%). Expected to s ...)
Air London in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Luxembourg in LUXEMBOURG (Formed by Switzerland's Mexair. Became a brokerage-only firm in 1992. ...)
Air Phoenix in THAILAND (Ceased operations in 6/08. Reportedly restarted in 2009 with small (King Air) eq ...)
Air Russia Airline in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot (69%) & British AW (31%). Unconfirmed if commercial operation ...)
Aircraft Purchase Fleet in IRELAND (Formed by Toto SpA, the Italian conglomerate, as a wholly-owned subsidiary origi ...)
APFL in IRELAND (Formed by Toto SpA, the Italian conglomerate, as a wholly-owned subsidiary origi ...)
AirTram Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air-Tram Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Alajnihah Airways in LIBYA (Formed 21/7/04 by ADM Group, AOC received 9/10/05. Scheduled services started 12 ...)
Almazy Rossii Sakha in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Mirny division. Became transport wing of Almazy ...)
Diamonds of Russia-Sakha in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Mirny division. Became transport wing of Almazy ...)
American Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
American Eagle Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Unconfirmed in Michigan. ...)
American Flyers Airline in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Reed Pigman. Merged 27/5/71 into Universal AL. ...)
AFA in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Reed Pigman. Merged 27/5/71 into Universal AL. ...)
American Inter-Island/American Airlines Inter-Island in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS (Formed by American AL. Assets transferred to Air Resorts. ...)
American Overseas Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Acquired by Pan American for $17.45m and merged 25/9/50. ...)
AOA in USA.NEW YORK (Acquired by Pan American for $17.45m and merged 25/9/50. ...)
Angola Air Services in ANGOLA (Added on EU black list. AOC temporarily suspended in 2010. ...)
Antillas Air Cargo in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Caribe Air Cargo in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
ASL Airlines Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (Operations taken over by ASL Ireland and operated its last own service on 29/12/ ...)
ATS in ROMANIA ( ...)
Aviation Transport Services/Servicii de Transport Aerian in ROMANIA ( ...)
Australia World Airways in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Aviatrade Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by the daughter of the Gabon president. ...)
AVK in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by the daughter of the Gabon president. ...)
Baltic Express Line in LATVIA ( ...)
BEL Baltic Express in LATVIA ( ...)
Bar Harbor Airlines in USA.MAINE (Formed as a FBO. Started scheduled passengger services by 1968. Purchased Downea ...)
Bayview Air Service in CANADA ( ...)
bmi Regional in UNITED KINGDOM (Sold 10/5/12 by IAG (British Airways parent) to Sector Aviation Holdings (previo ...)
British Midland Regional in UNITED KINGDOM (Sold 10/5/12 by IAG (British Airways parent) to Sector Aviation Holdings (previo ...)
Braathens Regional in SWEDEN (Re-branded as BRA/Braathens Regional Airways along Sverigeflyg and its affiliate ...)
BRA in SWEDEN (Re-branded as BRA/Braathens Regional Airways along Sverigeflyg and its affiliate ...)
Branton Air Service in KENYA ( ...)
Bugulma Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bugulma division and organized by Tatarstan AL. ...)
Bugulminskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bugulma division and organized by Tatarstan AL. ...)
Cameroon Air Transport in CAMEROON ( ...)
Center Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
Charter Jets in LITHUANIA (Formed 1/10/09, starting operations with small bizjet equipment. ...)
Civil in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Classic Air in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Clube Náutico Agua Limpa in BRAZIL (Ceased ops between 1983 and 2002. ...)
Clube Aéreo de Viagens in BRAZIL (Ceased ops between 1983 and 2002. ...)
Coastal Airlines Express in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Commando Air Transport in CANADA ( ...)
Commercial Air Transport in PHILIPPINES (Formed in 1971 by Hayde Alix with one DC-3 and became a transport carrier in 197 ...)
CATI in PHILIPPINES (Formed in 1971 by Hayde Alix with one DC-3 and became a transport carrier in 197 ...)
Court Line Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Closed down on 16/8/74 when parent company Clarkson entered bankrupcy. ...)
CSA in CZECHOSLOVAKIA (19.1% stake taken 1992 by Air France until 1994. Renamed and reorganized as CSA ...)
Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie/Czechoslovak Airlines in CZECHOSLOVAKIA (19.1% stake taken 1992 by Air France until 1994. Renamed and reorganized as CSA ...)
Cuda Ray Investments in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Czech Airways in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Dasab Air in NIGERIA (AOC suspended 11/06 by NCAA. AOC revoked 30/4/07 as airline did not raise its ca ...)
Dream Wind Airlines in UKRAINE (AOC granted in 6/18. Started services on 9/9/18. AOC revoked on 15/11/19. ...)
Drim Wind in UKRAINE (AOC granted in 6/18. Started services on 9/9/18. AOC revoked on 15/11/19. ...)
Eastok Avia FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Eastok Avia FZC in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
ECAir in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by the government (70%), Pointe-Noire seaport (15%) and Héli-Avia (15%). ...)
Equatorial Congo Airlines in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by the government (70%), Pointe-Noire seaport (15%) and Héli-Avia (15%). ...)
Emerald Air in USA.TEXAS (Attempted merger with Southern Jersey AW, forming Atlantic City Express, failed ...)
Everest Air in NEPAL (Formed as Nepal Air Charter Services. ...)
Executive Jet Management in USA.OHIO (Originally formed as American Air Services. Renamed in 1988 when acquired by RTS ...)
Express Airlines I in USA.TENNESSEE (Acquired by Northwest, trading as Northwest Airlink. Renamed Pinnacle AL on 8/5/ ...)
Fly Asia Express in MALAYSIA (Formed by AirAsia (Tony Fernandes, 50%; Kamarudin Meranun, 30%; Raja Mohd Azmi, ...)
FAX/Fly Asian Xpress in MALAYSIA (Formed by AirAsia (Tony Fernandes, 50%; Kamarudin Meranun, 30%; Raja Mohd Azmi, ...)
Flying Dolphin Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Victor Bout and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Saqr al Nayhan with lega ...)
FlySur in SPAIN (Started operations on 4/9/08. Announced 10/10/08 that operations will be suspend ...)
FlySur Lineas Aéreas de Andalucía in SPAIN (Started operations on 4/9/08. Announced 10/10/08 that operations will be suspend ...)
Golden Eagle Aviation in USA.OKLAHOMA (Formed by Ronald G Skipper. Certificate cancelled by FAA after crash and multipl ...)
Government of Burkina Faso in BURKINA FASO ( ...)
Gran Colombia de Aviación in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avior Airlines, Venezuela (qv) in 6/17. AOC granted on 2/9/17. Started ...)
GCA in COLOMBIA (Formed by Avior Airlines, Venezuela (qv) in 6/17. AOC granted on 2/9/17. Started ...)
Grand Air in PHILIPPINES (Assets purchased in 10/99 by Fasco AW. ...)
Grand International Airways in PHILIPPINES (Assets purchased in 10/99 by Fasco AW. ...)
Grossmann Air Service in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Gyumri Airlines in ARMENIA ( ...)
Gjumrijskie avialinii in ARMENIA ( ...)
Harrison Airways in CANADA (Started regular services with large airliners in 1969. ...)
IBC Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed as a FAR-135 operator. Started operations in 2/13. ...)
Indian Ocean Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Unconfirmed in Australia. ...)
Inter-Canadian/Canadian Partner in CANADA (Formed by Canadian/PWA Corp (70%). Sold to private investors in 1998. ...)
Inter-Canadien (1991) in CANADA (Formed by Canadian/PWA Corp (70%). Sold to private investors in 1998. ...)
Intercontinental Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Cover airline formed by Al Schwimmer to supply arms to Israel. ...)
Service Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Cover airline formed by Al Schwimmer to supply arms to Israel. ...)
Irelfly-London in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Jack Adams Aircraft Sales in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Key Brothers Flying Service in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Khabarovsk Aviation Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Khabarovskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA ( ...)
LATAM Perú in PERU (Started in 2004 using exclusively aircraft wet leased from LATAM on an adhoc bas ...)
Mackey International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired 1979 by Charter Air Center. ...)
Mahfooz Aviation Company in GAMBIA (Formed by Saudi Arabia's Bin Mahfooz Group. Ceased own services between 2005 and ...)
Maine Aviation Corp in USA.MAINE ( ...)
MAC Aircraft Sales in USA.MAINE ( ...)
Malaysian Airline System in MALAYSIA (Partially privatized in 1985. ...)
MAS in MALAYSIA (Partially privatized in 1985. ...)
Manx Air Charters in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN ( ...)
MChS Rossii in RUSSIA (Formed by Ministry for Emergency Situations. Started trading as Emercom from 200 ...)
Gosurdarstvennoe unitarnoe aviatsionnoe predpriatie/State Unitary Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Formed by Ministry for Emergency Situations. Started trading as Emercom from 200 ...)
Med-Air International Sales in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Moldova State Air Company in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Natair in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
Neptune Air in MALAYSIA (AOC granted in 6/09. Reorganized as My Jet Express (qv). ...)
NLM CityHopper in NETHERLANDS (Formed by KLM (100%). Took-over Netherlines in 1988. ...)
Nederlandse Lucht.Maatschappij in NETHERLANDS (Formed by KLM (100%). Took-over Netherlines in 1988. ...)
Nordseeflug Sylter Lufttransport in GERMANY (Renamed 8/68 to Atlantis. ...)
Norfolk Island Airlines in AUSTRALIA.NORFOLK ISLAND (Approval granted in 2/17. Expected to start operations on 17/6/17. ...)
Norronafly in NORWAY ( ...)
Pacific National Air Express in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Panagra Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Paul Mantz Air Service in USA.CALIFORNIA (Renamed when acquired by Hermann combine. ...)
Pepe Jets in SPAIN (Formed by Grupo Globalia (also owner of Air Europa). ...)
Ports of Call in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Privilege Style in SPAIN (Formed by Empty Leg Airbroker, Spain. Originally operated by Hola Airlines. Rece ...)
Protection Civile in FRANCE ( ...)
Ram Air Sales in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
RCAF in CANADA (Formed 1/4/1924. Renamed 1/2/68 when merged with army and navy. ...)
Royal Canadian Air Force in CANADA (Formed 1/4/1924. Renamed 1/2/68 when merged with army and navy. ...)
Regency Airlines in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Air Regency in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
SAA in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed 1/2/1934 by South African Railways. 20% stake acquired by Swissair in 199 ...)
South African Airways/Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed 1/2/1934 by South African Railways. 20% stake acquired by Swissair in 199 ...)
SATENA Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed 16/4/62 as a division of FA Colombiana. ...)
Servicios de Aeronavegacion a Territorios Nacionales in COLOMBIA (Formed 16/4/62 as a division of FA Colombiana. ...)
Scoda in RUSSIA ( ...)
Seaboard & Western Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
ServisAir in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list 26/11/09 and subsequent dates. Ceased operations 2/7/10. Re ...)
SGS Airlines in INDIA (Project re-launched in 7/16 with backing from Subhaash Gulaati Group. ...)
Shuttle Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
STP-Airways in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed 1/10/06 by the local government. Started commercial services using small ...)
Syrian Pearl Airways in SYRIA (Formed 6/07 by Rami Makhlouf (Assad's cousin) as a joint venture between Syrian ...)
SPA in SYRIA (Formed 6/07 by Rami Makhlouf (Assad's cousin) as a joint venture between Syrian ...)
TAC Colombian in $ FICTION ( ...)
TarhanAir in TURKEY (AOC suspended 19/12/07 by Turkish CAA (SHGM) over maintenance issues. ...)
TAV Aviation in TURKEY ( ...)
TAV Aviation Minds in TURKEY ( ...)
TCA Colombia in COLOMBIA (Renamed Aero Paz in 2002. ...)
Transportes Aéreos del Casanare in COLOMBIA (Renamed Aero Paz in 2002. ...)
Thai Express Air in THAILAND (Formed in 5/13. ...)
Toucan Aviation in NIGERIA ( ...)
Trans-Pacific in $ FICTION ( ...)
Transatlantic Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the Belfairs Group as its aviation division. ...)
Trans Atlantic Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the Belfairs Group as its aviation division. ...)
Transcolombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Tropical International Airways in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS (Never started own operations and chartered aircraft from other carriers when req ...)
Turkmen Air Force in TURKMENISTAN ( ...)
United European Airways in TURKEY ( ...)
UT Finance in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by United Technologies (parent company of Pratt-&-Whitney). ...)
UT Capital Corporation in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by United Technologies (parent company of Pratt-&-Whitney). ...)
VAK-Rosat in RUSSIA (Integrated into Samara AL. ...)
Virgin Atlantic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Richard Branson. Became briefly a public company in 1986 until 1988. C ...)
Vostsibaero in RUSSIA ( ...)
East Siberia Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Voyager Airlines in BANGLADESH ( ...)
Williston Lake Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
World Express in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Young Cargo in BELGIUM ( ...)

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