AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 24 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 24 - 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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Aaxico Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Merged into Saturn in 9/65, leaving only sales & overhaul department. ...)
Ada Air Albania in ALBANIA (Formed by Albanian/French Ada Group. Continued operations with smaller equpiment ...)
Advantage Aviation Services in SWEDEN ( ...)
Aero Transporte SA in PERU (Originally formed as Asesoramientos Tecnicos, SA. ...)
ATSA in PERU (Originally formed as Asesoramientos Tecnicos, SA. ...)
AeroContractors in NIGERIA (40%'s owned by Schreiner Airways acquired by South Africa's CHC Group in 1/04. F ...)
Aero Contractors in NIGERIA (40%'s owned by Schreiner Airways acquired by South Africa's CHC Group in 1/04. F ...)
AeroGal in ECUADOR (Moved base to Guayaquil in 7/06. Purchased by Avianca/Grupo Synergy in 8/08, tak ...)
Aerolineas Galapagos Ecuador in ECUADOR (Moved base to Guayaquil in 7/06. Purchased by Avianca/Grupo Synergy in 8/08, tak ...)
Aeroleasing in SWITZERLAND (Reorganized 1995. Acquired in 1998 by TAG and renamed (also associated with TAG ...)
Aerostar in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Aerovias North American in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
AeroVision International in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
AeroVision Aircraft Services in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Air Executive Norway in NORWAY (Formed by Braathens. ...)
Air Jupiter in NIGERIA (Formed to operate Hajj-only flights using ACMI equipment. ...)
Air Kärnten in AUSTRIA (Formed in 11/14. Expects to start in 5/15 as a virtual carrier as no AOC can be ...)
Air Links in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed 14/3/66 to Transglobe Airways. ...)
Air Littoral in FRANCE (35% stake taken in 1991 by KLM, re-sold in 1992. 100% acquired in 1992 by Eurala ...)
Compagnie Air Littoral in FRANCE (35% stake taken in 1991 by KLM, re-sold in 1992. 100% acquired in 1992 by Eurala ...)
Air Littoral Express in FRANCE (Formed by Air Littoral. ...)
Air Metro North in HAITI ( ...)
Air Pacific in FIJI (10% stake taken by Qantas, increased to 17.5% in 1995, 46% in 1998 (with 51% kep ...)
Air Procace in BOLIVIA ( ...)
AirGo Airlines in GREECE (Started operations in 8/08. AOC revoked on 2/9/11. ...)
Air Go Airlines in GREECE (Started operations in 8/08. AOC revoked on 2/9/11. ...)
Airline Transport Incorporation in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Airstrike Firefighters in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Alas del Sur in BOLIVIA ( ...)
AlHaya Airlines in IRAQ.KURDISTAN ( ...)
Al Haya Airlines in IRAQ.KURDISTAN ( ...)
Alitalia in ITALY (Created Atlas Group partnership in 1969 with Lufthansa, Iberia, Air France, Sabe ...)
Linee Aeree Italiane in ITALY (Created Atlas Group partnership in 1969 with Lufthansa, Iberia, Air France, Sabe ...)
American Travel Ways Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
ATW in $ FICTION ( ...)
Ansett Airlines of Northern Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Arute International Air in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Arute Bros in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
ATP Cargo in PANAMA ( ...)
Australia Air International in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Australian Corporate Jet Centres in AUSTRALIA (Started services as operator of small bizjet equipment. ...)
ACJC in AUSTRALIA (Started services as operator of small bizjet equipment. ...)
Aviación de la Armada de Mexico in MEXICO ( ...)
Marina Mexicana/Mexican Naval Aviation in MEXICO ( ...)
Aviation Capital Solutions in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally founded in 9/04. Expected to start in 2010 proposing ACMI contracts w ...)
Azamat in QAZAKSTAN (Ceased own operations in 1999, chartering other aircraft when needed. ...)
Azur Air in RUSSIA (AOC amended in 2/18 to limit operations due to airworthiness defects of its airc ...)
Baras Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
BAS Transportes Aéreos in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Belmore Air Service in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Beldex Corp in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Remmert Warner. ...)
Blagoveshchensk Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Blagoveshchenskie avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
BOAC in UNITED KINGDOM (Took-over services from Imperial AW & British AW in 1940. Merged into British AW ...)
British Overseas Airways Corp in UNITED KINGDOM (Took-over services from Imperial AW & British AW in 1940. Merged into British AW ...)
Bonanza Air in YUGOSLAVIA ( ...)
Border Security Force in INDIA ( ...)
Boyington Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in Texas. ...)
Air Pony Express in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in Texas. ...)
Brasil Jato Táxi Aéreo in BRAZIL (Formed 21/9/09. AOC granted on 8/10/13. ...)
Caledonian Far East Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed as a ground-handling company. Acquired 1983 by BCAL. Applied 1985for airl ...)
CFEA in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed as a ground-handling company. Acquired 1983 by BCAL. Applied 1985for airl ...)
California Eastern Airlines in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Chapter 11 between 1948 and 1950. ...)
Caribex Worldwide in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Central Air in SOMALIA ( ...)
Centeral Air in SOMALIA ( ...)
China Huarong Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd. ...)
CIASA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Compañia Internacional Aérea SA in ECUADOR ( ...)
CLS in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Ceskoslovenska Letecka Spolecnost in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Connie Kalitta Services in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Conrad Kalitta and started services in 1967 with small Cessna equpimen ...)
Kalitta Flying Services in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Conrad Kalitta and started services in 1967 with small Cessna equpimen ...)
Cosmopolitan Commuter Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Cosmopolitan Aviation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
DoveAir in SUDAN (Formed in 2007, starting services in early 2009. ...)
Dove Air Services in SUDAN (Formed in 2007, starting services in early 2009. ...)
Eagle Atlantic Airlines in GHANA (Formed in 2/10. AOC granted in 8/13 and expects to start own operations on 16/8/ ...)
EBA France in FRANCE (Formed by EuroBelgium AW. Associated with Air Provence in 1996. ...)
Elbeflug in GERMANY ( ...)
Elytra Charter in GERMANY (Formed using small executive aircraft. AOC granted 4/5/09. Associated with Air X ...)
EuroCity Line in GERMANY ( ...)
European African Link Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed by Al-Dawood Air and European Avn. ...)
European Regions Airlines in SPAIN (Initially intended in Germany ? ...)
ERA in SPAIN (Initially intended in Germany ? ...)
ExxAvia in IRELAND ( ...)
F27 Friendship Association in NETHERLANDS (Non-profit membership-based organisation dedicated to preserving Fokker material ...)
Fokker Heritage Flight in NETHERLANDS (Non-profit membership-based organisation dedicated to preserving Fokker material ...)
Farner Air Transport Hungary in HUNGARY (Originally formed as Nawa Air Transport. Renamed in 1993 when acquired by Switze ...)
Fayban Express Cargo in NIGERIA ( ...)
Flying Enterprise in DENMARK (Formed with assistance from UK's Overseas Aviation. Acquired by Simon Spies in 1 ...)
GALCO in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Galileo Airways in ITALY ( ...)
Grand Airways in USA.NEVADA (Chapter 11 in 1995. ...)
Grand Bahama Airlines in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Grixona in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked 21/6/07. Apparently reinstated at a later date. Shut down and re-for ...)
Guyana Air 2000 in GUYANA ( ...)
Hong Kong Air Cargo in CHINA.HONG KONG (AOC granted on 20/4/17. ...)
ICS Air in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in IRAN (Parallel military force under the Joint Chiefs Command. ...)
Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guards Aviation/IRIRGA in IRAN (Parallel military force under the Joint Chiefs Command. ...)
Jet Time Finland in FINLAND (Formed by Jet Time, Denmark. AOC granted in 3/14. Suspended operations on 21/3/2 ...)
JetTime Finland in FINLAND (Formed by Jet Time, Denmark. AOC granted in 3/14. Suspended operations on 21/3/2 ...)
Kabo Air in NIGERIA (Started operations in 4/1981. AOC renewed by government 5/07. Supsended operatio ...)
Kabo Air Travels in NIGERIA (Started operations in 4/1981. AOC renewed by government 5/07. Supsended operatio ...)
Karun Airlines in IRAN (Formed by the government as Iranian charter airline. To be privatized in 2019. ...)
Karoon Airlines in IRAN (Formed by the government as Iranian charter airline. To be privatized in 2019. ...)
Khmer Akas in CAMBODIA (Formed by Continental AS when Air Cambodge was virtually grounded. Taken-over by ...)
Réseau Aérien Intérieur Cambodgien in CAMBODIA (Formed by Continental AS when Air Cambodge was virtually grounded. Taken-over by ...)
Köln Flugdienst in $ FICTION ( ...)
LATAM Brasil in BRAZIL (Filed for Chapter 11 on 9/7/20, continuing operations. ...)
Liberty Air in PAKISTAN (Project relaunched in 2018. ...)
Lincoln Airlines in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales de Honduras in HONDURAS ( ...)
LAN in HONDURAS ( ...)
Littoral Airlines in FRANCE ( ...)
Lotus Airways Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Lotus International Air in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Macau Asia Express in CHINA.MACAO (Formed 24/1/06 as a joint venture between Air Macau (51%) and ST-CNAC (49%, subs ...)
Maharani Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
Mar Caribe Flying Service in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Maritime Aircraft Overhaul & Repair in CANADA ( ...)
MASCO in CAMBODIA ( ...)
MATS in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Manila Aero Transport System in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Midwest Express Airlines in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed by KC Aviation, corporate department of Kimberly Clark. 80% stake sold to ...)
Midwest Air Express in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed by KC Aviation, corporate department of Kimberly Clark. 80% stake sold to ...)
Namibia FlyAfrica in NAMIBIA (Formed by FlyAfrica using the AOC of local carrier Nomad Aviation. Started opera ...)
Nature Air in COSTA RICA (Originally formed as Travelair. AOC suspended on 12/1/18 following a fatal crash ...)
NatureAir in COSTA RICA (Originally formed as Travelair. AOC suspended on 12/1/18 following a fatal crash ...)
Nefertiti Aviation in EGYPT (Formed to operate into Israel. Taken-over by Air Sinai. ...)
ONAT in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Orvis Nelson Air Transport Company in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
OneJetOne in KENYA (Ownership (AirAsia?) and business model to be defined. Claims to plan operations ...)
Panama International Airways in PANAMA (Probably formed by Cali drug cartel. ...)
Polaris Air Transport in NORWAY ( ...)
Precision Airlines in USA.NEW HAMPSHIRE (Later became a Northwest Airlink carrier. ...)
Premjet in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 10/07, expecting to start services in spring 2008 with premium C80-config ...)
Puerto Rico Air Transport in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Rosenbalm Aviation in USA.MICHIGAN (Acquired 1989 by Flagship Express Inc. ...)
Saarland Airlines in GERMANY (Stake taken by Delta AL. ...)
Serendib Express in SRI LANKA (Was to be renamed Serendib Airlines 12/03, plan cancelled. Apparently merged wit ...)
Servicios Aéreos Generales in HONDURAS ( ...)
Simba Air Cargo in KENYA (Formed by Sanjivan Ruprah, an associate of Victor Bout and Executive Outcomes (a ...)
Skystar International in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed in association with Fatima Travel & Blue Army (a catholic pilgrim associa ...)
Snowbird Airlines in FINLAND (Formed 4/1/13. Expected to start operations in 2013Q3, postponed to mid-2014. Pl ...)
Snow Bird in FINLAND (Formed 4/1/13. Expected to start operations in 2013Q3, postponed to mid-2014. Pl ...)
SOL Lineas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (40% share purchased in 10/15 by Air Nostrum. Operations suspended on 15/1/16 due ...)
South Asia Airways in BANGLADESH (Project intended to restart in 2003. ...)
Sun Country Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (Formed by ex-Braniff staff. Entered bankrupcy proceedings in 2002 and assets acq ...)
TAAG in ANGOLA ( ...)
TAT Nigeria in NIGERIA (Formed by Nigerian and Israeli interests to carry christian pilgrims into Israel ...)
Trans Air Welwitchia in ANGOLA ( ...)
Transalfa in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Alfa in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes San Francisco in CHILE (Formed by Barrick Gold Corporation to operate exclusively for its internal use i ...)
Traventure Air Travel Club in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Turavia Air Transport & Travel in POLAND ( ...)
Przedsiebiorstwo Uslug Lotniczych i Turyustyczynch Turawia in POLAND ( ...)
Uair in URUGUAY (Formed by Ashmore investment group. Suspended operations in 8/4/2005 and AOC rev ...)
Air Euroamérica in URUGUAY (Formed by Ashmore investment group. Suspended operations in 8/4/2005 and AOC rev ...)
Vega M NPP in RUSSIA ( ...)
Victory Airline in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. ...)
Vladivostok Aviation in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Vladivostok division. ...)
Vladivostokskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Vladivostok division. ...)
Western Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Took-over Inland AL in 1943, Pacific Northern in 1967. Attempted merger with Con ...)
Wuhan Air Lines in CHINA (Formed by CAAC with help from Chinese AF. 40% stake acquired by China Eastern in ...)
Wuhan Air Transport in CHINA (Formed by CAAC with help from Chinese AF. 40% stake acquired by China Eastern in ...)
Yeniseysk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Yeniseysk division. Merged into Yeniseisky Merid ...)
Yeniseyskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Yeniseysk division. Merged into Yeniseisky Merid ...)
Zoma Airlines in PARAGUAY ( ...)

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Generated: 17/10/2020 05:00:03

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