AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 23 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 23 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/06/2020 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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Advance Air Charters in CANADA ( ...)
Trans America Express in CANADA ( ...)
Aero Rent in RUSSIA (Acquired in 2001 by Master Group. AOC suspended on 8/10/09, revoked on 7/11/11. ...)
Aviakompania Aero Rent in RUSSIA (Acquired in 2001 by Master Group. AOC suspended on 8/10/09, revoked on 7/11/11. ...)
Aerocivil Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
DAAC in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Marcos in MEXICO (Formed as a taxi operator. ...)
AeroPuma in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Aerospace Finance Limited in UNITED KINGDOM (Temporarily 50% owned by Midair until 1989. ...)
AeroSur in BOLIVIA (Formed in 4/92, starting services on 24/8/92. Designated as flag carrier in 1998 ...)
Compañia Boliviana de Transporte Aéreo Privado Aerosur in BOLIVIA (Formed in 4/92, starting services on 24/8/92. Designated as flag carrier in 1998 ...)
AerSale in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by the founders of AeroTurbine after its acquisition by AerCap, using cap ...)
Air Italy Polska in POLAND (Formed 4/07 by Air Italy (60%), Polish (30%) and UK (10%) partners with 2 757s. ...)
Air Mali in MALI (Formed in 10/60 with donated ex-BEA DC-3s and Soviet assistance. Started service ...)
Air Manila International in PHILIPPINES (Taken-over by PAL. ...)
Air Soleil in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Air Transit Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Airways India in INDIA ( ...)
Albanian Airways in ALBANIA (Formed in 12/14. Expected to start in late 2015. ...)
Alfa Airlines Sudan in SUDAN (Formed in association with Ababeel Aviation. Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and su ...)
Alfa Airlines SD in SUDAN (Formed in association with Ababeel Aviation. Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and su ...)
Alliance Air in INDIA (Formed by Indian AL. Expected to be merged into Air-India Express when the Air-I ...)
Airline Allied Services in INDIA (Formed by Indian AL. Expected to be merged into Air-India Express when the Air-I ...)
Alok Air in SUDAN ( ...)
American Export Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by American Export Line shipping company. Started services in 1942. Reorg ...)
AEA in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by American Export Line shipping company. Started services in 1942. Reorg ...)
Andalusair in SPAIN (Intended to restart in 2001 with BAe ATP and 737-300 from British World. ...)
Ansett N.T. in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Ansett Northern Territories in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Anstan Lineas Aéreas in URUGUAY (Believed never started operations. ...)
ASUR Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerovias del Sur in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Australia North-West in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Autair in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed from Autair (Luton) Ltd to Autair International Airways on 26/11/63. Bec ...)
Azur Air Germany in GERMANY (Formed in 9/16 by Azur Air, Russia and Anex Tourism Group, Turkey through Holdin ...)
Air Azur in GERMANY (Formed in 9/16 by Azur Air, Russia and Anex Tourism Group, Turkey through Holdin ...)
Azur Air Ukraine in UKRAINE (Suspended operations on 28/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
BEA Airtours in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by BEA (100%). Integrated into British AW, fornming British Airtours, on ...)
Bergen Aviation in NORWAY ( ...)
BFS Business Flight Systems in AUSTRIA (Renamed to BFS Business Flight Salzburg during 2006. Formed subsidiary Austrojet ...)
British Atlantic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed when taken-over by Virgin Group. ...)
Busy Bee of Norway in NORWAY ( ...)
CAL Cargo Air Lines in ISRAEL (Formed by El Al (49%) and a former IAI president to operate cargo flights (inclu ...)
Cavei Avir Lemitanim in ISRAEL (Formed by El Al (49%) and a former IAI president to operate cargo flights (inclu ...)
California Microwave in USA.MARYLAND (FAR 125 operator for government/private contracts (mostly special and covert for ...)
China Northwest Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 7/88 by CAAC Xian Region. Managed by China Eastern under "Group Three" ...)
Christopher Columbus Travel Club in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Citrad Airlines in BULGARIA ( ...)
Civil in SIERRA LEONE ( ...)
Civil in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Civil in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
Clipper International Airways in SWITZERLAND (Probably later reformed as Avistar, Cyprus. ...)
Clover Aviation Capital in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Comut-Aire in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Continental Charters in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Cosmopolitan Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Davis Airlines in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Excel Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Libra Holidays Ltd (79.5%). 40.5% acquired by Air Atlanta Icelandic fr ...)
Execujet Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Execujet Flight Operations South Africa/Execujet Aircraft Sales in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
ExpressJet Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Made initial IPO in 2002. 8% sold by Continental in 2003. Expected to remove 69 ...)
Eyethu Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by 1995-born Aero Air. Integrated into Aero Air. ...)
First Star Speir Aviation in IRELAND (Associated with Volito/VGS and/or First Star Aviation, NY ? ...)
Fly Haya in SAUDI ARABIA (AOC granted in 3/17. ...)
G Capital Management in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Government of Portugal in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Greenland Express in DENMARK.GREENLAND (Formed in 2/12, preliminary approved by government in 1/13. Launch postponed in ...)
Hop! in FRANCE (Formed hy Air France as a commercial trademark for short distance flights. Start ...)
Islamic Republic of Iran Army in IRAN ( ...)
Jetair Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by the Bartons family. Intended to compete against Ansett and TAA in 1969 ...)
JetAirlines of Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by the Bartons family. Intended to compete against Ansett and TAA in 1969 ...)
Kang Pacific Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as the carrier of Fujairah emirate. Expected to start services in late 20 ...)
Kazakhstan Border Guards in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Kel Air in FRANCE ( ...)
Kel-Air in FRANCE ( ...)
Khmera Air Transport in CAMBODIA (Taken-over by Khmer Hansa. ...)
Kinda Airlines in SYRIA (Formed on 5/6/13. Designated as seconf national carrier on 10/12/13. Expected to ...)
Knox Air Service in CANADA ( ...)
Knox Aerial Spraying in CANADA ( ...)
Koda Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Ceased ops after aircraft was seized for drug traffic. ...)
Kolob Canyons Air Services in USA.UTAH (Started operations with small equipment. ...)
Lake Central Airlines in USA.INDIANA (Formed by the merger of Turner AL & Nationwide ATS. Take-over attempt from North ...)
LATAM Cargo in CHILE (Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20, continuing operations. ...)
LATAM Cargo Chile in CHILE (Filed for Chapter 11 on 26/5/20, continuing operations. ...)
Leisure International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air UK Leisure and Unijet (UK tour operator). Air UK's shares later so ...)
Lietuva Aviakompanija in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Lucky Air in BULGARIA ( ...)
Bulgarian Lucky Flight in BULGARIA ( ...)
Lynden Air Cargo PNG in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Formed by Lynden Air Cargo, Alaska. ...)
Magadan Avia Leasing in RUSSIA ( ...)
Magadanavialeasing in RUSSIA ( ...)
Maritime Global Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
MGA in CANADA ( ...)
Midas Air Lines in VENEZUELA (Ceased own ops in 1996, then wet-leasing DC-8F from Fine Air when needed until 1 ...)
Ministère des Communications in BELGIUM ( ...)
Modern Air in GERMANY ( ...)
MRP NPO Vzlyot in RUSSIA ( ...)
New Mexico Flying Service in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
Newcourt Capital in USA.NEW YORK (Merged into CIT. ...)
Newcourt Credit Group in USA.NEW YORK (Merged into CIT. ...)
Northern Thunderbird Air in CANADA (Formed by the merger of 1959-formed Northern Mountain and 1963-formed Thunderbir ...)
NT Air in CANADA (Formed by the merger of 1959-formed Northern Mountain and 1963-formed Thunderbir ...)
Ontario Airways in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Oriental Express in TURKEY ( ...)
OrEx in TURKEY ( ...)
Orion Air in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Pacific Rim Airways in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Parachute Air Cargo in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pecotox-Air in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked 21/6/07 but apparently continuing operations. Re-launched in 1/16 as ...)
Pegasus Club in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Pierce Leasing Corp in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pionair Adventures in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Polar Air Cargo in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Polaris in Florida then by Southern AT using their certificate. Became ...)
Polar Air Cargo Worldwide in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Polaris in Florida then by Southern AT using their certificate. Became ...)
Private Airlines Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
Q International Airlines in GHANA (Warning: no evidence found of real business plan. ...)
Quincy International Airline in GHANA (Warning: no evidence found of real business plan. ...)
QantasLink in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Qantas as brand name for its regional network. ...)
Questor Surveys in CANADA ( ...)
Ribway Cargo Airlines in KENYA ( ...)
Roblex Aviation in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Rossair Contracts in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Eddie Absil. Reorganized in 2003. Filed for voluntary liquidation 2/2/ ...)
Rossair Executive Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Eddie Absil. Reorganized in 2003. Filed for voluntary liquidation 2/2/ ...)
Rostvertol in RUSSIA (Formed by Rostvertol Helicopter Corp./Rostovskoe vertoletnoe proizvodsvennoe pre ...)
Vertolservice in RUSSIA (Formed by Rostvertol Helicopter Corp./Rostovskoe vertoletnoe proizvodsvennoe pre ...)
Royal Nepal Army Air Wing in NEPAL (Originally operated as part of Royal Nepal Army. Formally established in 1979 as ...)
Saber Aviation in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Saint Louis Flight Services in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Savanair in ANGOLA ( ...)
SiamJet Airlines in THAILAND (AOC granted on 30/4/14. Expected to start in 2014. ...)
Silk Route Cargo Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
Silver Air in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Sky One in MOLDOVA (Originally formed as a helicopters operator. Associated with Sky One FZE (and si ...)
Skytech-AIC in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
SkyTest in RUSSIA (Formed to operate calibration and navaids inspection services. ...)
Skytest in RUSSIA (Formed to operate calibration and navaids inspection services. ...)
SLAS in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Slovenska Letecka Akciova Spolecnost in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
STIGL in RUSSIA ( ...)
Swisswings in SWITZERLAND (Air transport operations halted in 2002 and transferred to Swiss Jet Ltd. ...)
Taino Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Taino Air Lines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Tana & Mara Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Thai Sky Airlines in THAILAND (Ceased pax operations during mid-2006, all ops in 8/06 ...)
TMA in LEBANON (Formed by Mounir Abou Haidar. Started scheduled services in 1959. Ceased ops bri ...)
Trans Mediterranean Airlines in LEBANON (Formed by Mounir Abou Haidar. Started scheduled services in 1959. Ceased ops bri ...)
Trans Maldivian Airways in MALDIVES (Originally formed as Hummingbird Island Helicopters. Transitioned to seaplane eq ...)
TMA in MALDIVES (Originally formed as Hummingbird Island Helicopters. Transitioned to seaplane eq ...)
Trans Pacific Leasing in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Transcharter in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Transglobe Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Transocean Air Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Alias name TALOA was derived from its cable address (Transocean Air Lines OAklan ...)
TALOA in USA.CALIFORNIA (Alias name TALOA was derived from its cable address (Transocean Air Lines OAklan ...)
Transportes Aéreos Latin América in ARGENTINA (Unconfirmed in Argentina. ...)
Turbo Megha Airways in INDIA (Formed by Turbo Aviation (qv) and actor Ram Charan. ...)
Turboanalisis in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
UAT in FRANCE (Formed 13/10/49 by Chargeurs Réunis shipping line (40%), Air France (40%, releas ...)
Union Aéromaritime de Transports in FRANCE (Formed 13/10/49 by Chargeurs Réunis shipping line (40%), Air France (40%, releas ...)
Vanguard Airlines in USA.MISSOURI (30.4% stake acquired in 2001 by Pegasus Aviation. Planned to be acquired by Hoot ...)
VigoJet in MEXICO ( ...)
Mex-Jet in MEXICO ( ...)
World Airline Gambia in GAMBIA ( ...)
YAIK in RUSSIA (Formed by Orenburg division of Russian Defense Ministry. ...)
Aviatsionnoe proizvodstvenno-kommercheskoe predpriatie YAIK in RUSSIA (Formed by Orenburg division of Russian Defense Ministry. ...)
ZONDA in ARGENTINA (Formed initially as LAAN/Línea Aérea Argentina Noroeste, taking over Panagra's d ...)
Zonas Oeste y Norte de Aerolineas Argentinas Soc.Mixta in ARGENTINA (Formed initially as LAAN/Línea Aérea Argentina Noroeste, taking over Panagra's d ...)

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