AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 26 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 26 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 03/08/2020 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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Aero Internacional in MEXICO (Renamed in 8/96. ...)
Aeronaves de Panama in PANAMA (Possibly a CIA-backed airline. ...)
Aerovias Panama Airways in PANAMA (Possibly a CIA-backed airline. ...)
Aeronorte Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerovias del Norte in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aftrans Aero in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Kam Air, Afghanistan for leasing operations. ...)
Air China Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed 3/3/03 by Air China (51%), CITIC Pacific (25%; later transferred to Langx ...)
Air Daegu in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed in 8/15. 50% purchased in 6/18 by Cowell Holdings, Hong Kong. Expected to ...)
Air Guarani in PARAGUAY (Formed 2/10 by Pluma Internacional, Brazil and local investors. Expected to star ...)
Air Lorient in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Lowveld in SOUTH AFRICA (Merged with Avna, forming Magnum AL. ...)
Air Moldova International in MOLDOVA (Formed by Air Moldova. ...)
Air Wings in MOLDOVA (Operated only a single flight before being shut down. ...)
Aircraft Traders Belgium in BELGIUM ( ...)
Antares Aircraft in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ariana Afghan Airlines in AFGHANISTAN (Indamer's stake taken-over in 1957 by Pan American. Ceased ops in 1985 until 198 ...)
AAA in AFGHANISTAN (Indamer's stake taken-over in 1957 by Pan American. Ceased ops in 1985 until 198 ...)
Armée de l'Air du Burkina Faso in BURKINA FASO ( ...)
Australian Flyers in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Avmax Chad in TCHAD (Started operations on 1/3/12. ...)
BMR Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Later moved to California ? ...)
BMR Aircraft Corp in USA.FLORIDA (Later moved to California ? ...)
Branson Airlines in USA.MISSOURI (Associated with Florida's Eclipse AL. ...)
Bristol Aeroplane Company in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Bristol Aircraft in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
British Airways Citiexpress Isle of Man in UNITED KINGDOM (Integrated 31/3/02 into BA Citiexpress. ...)
Capital Airlines in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Merged 1/6/61 into United. ...)
Cargolux Italia in ITALY (Formed 6/2/09 by Cargolux. AOC granted 4/09 and started operations. ...)
Caribbean Air Services in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
CariCarga Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by same concern as Air Colombia. ...)
Cali Cargo in COLOMBIA (Formed by same concern as Air Colombia. ...)
Chile Inter in CHILE (Formed by STAF Argentina. ...)
Chileinter in CHILE (Formed by STAF Argentina. ...)
Chiltern Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Civil in HAITI ( ...)
Civil in ECUADOR ( ...)
Civil in NORWAY ( ...)
Coastal Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Ferdinand Acevedo. ...)
Colair in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Possibly formed or associated with Victor Bout network of companies. Listed on E ...)
Litoral Airlines Compania in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Possibly formed or associated with Victor Bout network of companies. Listed on E ...)
COMAC in CHINA ( ...)
Compañia de Aviación Peruana in PERU ( ...)
Continentale Deutsche Luftreederei in GERMANY ( ...)
Cougar Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Cougar Air Cargo in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
CZ Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Dacono Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Dakono Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
DAE Capital in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 2/06 with $15b investment plan by Emaar, Dnata, Mercator, EmiratesNationa ...)
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 2/06 with $15b investment plan by Emaar, Dnata, Mercator, EmiratesNationa ...)
Dakota Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Department of Civil Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Renamed Directorate of Civil Aviation in 1995 ? ...)
Department Van Vervoer in SOUTH AFRICA (Renamed Directorate of Civil Aviation in 1995 ? ...)
DragonAir in CHINA.HONG KONG (35% stake taken in 1989 by Swire Group (owner of Cathay Pacific), later increase ...)
Hong Kong Dragon Airlines in CHINA.HONG KONG (35% stake taken in 1989 by Swire Group (owner of Cathay Pacific), later increase ...)
Ellinair in GREECE (Formed in 3/13 by Mouzenidis Travel (tour operator specialized in Russian servic ...)
Epic Air in BANGLADESH (Formed by the former management of Regent Airways. Expected to start in mid-2014 ...)
Equatorial Guinea National Guard in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Originally formed as part of national guard at country's independence in 1968. ...)
Euromanx in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN (Reorganized 9/04 when purchased by Club 328. Ceased all operations on 9/5/08. ...)
Woodgate Aviation IOM in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN (Reorganized 9/04 when purchased by Club 328. Ceased all operations on 9/5/08. ...)
Executive Aviation Services in ICELAND ( ...)
FATIMA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Field Aviation in GERMANY (Taken-over by WDL. ...)
Fields in GERMANY (Taken-over by WDL. ...)
First International Airways in ARUBA (Formed by Niknafs Javad (an Iranian ex-pilot for Seagreen/David Topokh), using A ...)
FIA in ARUBA (Formed by Niknafs Javad (an Iranian ex-pilot for Seagreen/David Topokh), using A ...)
Forces Aériennes du Bénin in BENIN ( ...)
Freedom Airline Express in KENYA (Formed 4/08 using small equipment. ...)
General Air Cargo in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Global Associates in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Golden North Airways in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Group Celestair in ITALY (Formed by Aga Khan and Meridiana as holding companies for African joint ventures ...)
Hamburg Airlines in GERMANY (Originally formed as Hanse Express Deutsche Luftverkehrs. Acquired 1992 by Saarl ...)
Hazar Avia in TURKMENISTAN ( ...)
Helitours in SRI LANKA (Formed by Sri Lanka AF and all aircraft shared with SLAF. Ceased ops in 1994. Re ...)
Indo-Canadian Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Inter Transavia Cargo in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Inter Trans Avia in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
International Airfreighters in CANADA ( ...)
InvestAvia in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. AOC undefinitely suspended on ...)
Jet U.S. in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Jetway in FRANCE ( ...)
JP Air in ESTONIA ( ...)
K2 Airways in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Kellstrom Aerospace in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Koomeela Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Kyrgyz International Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by Malaysia's Safuan Group. ...)
LATAM Ecuador in ECUADOR (Suspended operations on 4/4/20 due to COVID-19. Re-started limited services on 2 ...)
LATAM Airlines Ecuador in ECUADOR (Suspended operations on 4/4/20 due to COVID-19. Re-started limited services on 2 ...)
Linea Aérea del Sur in PERU (Formed by LAN Chile (49%), Emilio Rodríguez Larraín (30%), Inversiones Aéreas SA ...)
Lions Air in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Luxembourg Airlines in LUXEMBOURG (Formed with assistance from Scottish Avn. Started ops in 1948. Ceased operation ...)
Malu Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Ceased ops between 1995 and 1998. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent d ...)
MAOF in ISRAEL ( ...)
MASwings in MALAYSIA (Formed 8/07 by Malaysia Airlines to operate rural domestic routes abandoned by F ...)
Mathur Avia Air Transport System in INDIA ( ...)
Maxem Aviation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Maya Island Air in BELIZE (Formed by the merger of Maya Airways and Island Air. ...)
Meridiana in ITALY (Aga Khan's share increased from 84.7% to 96.9% in 5/14. Was to revert to the Ali ...)
Monara Airlines in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Nationwide Air Transportation Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
NATS in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Nord-Sud Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Possibly formed by previous owners of SA-based Nord-Sud Airways. ...)
Ocean Airlines in ITALY (Formed 9/03 by Austria's AirReps (80%) with Italian investors. Received its AOC ...)
OrionAir in SPAIN (Formed 3/06 by Tradeland group (cement company), starting operations in 6/06 usi ...)
Pan African Airways in KENYA ( ...)
Paninternational in GERMANY (Ceased operations 22/10/71. ...)
Poljarnaja Aviazija in RUSSIA ( ...)
Presidential Airways/Continental Express in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ( ...)
Regional Express Americas in COLOMBIA (Formed in 12/12 by AviancaTACA Holdings (through a Panama-based holding company ...)
Regional One in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased in 4/13 by Exchange Income Corporation, Canada (EIC). ...)
SANTA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Nacionales de Territoriales Andes in ECUADOR ( ...)
SAO in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos del Oriente in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Skydec Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Skyline Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
Skyline Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Skyways Coach Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
SLAM in ITALY ( ...)
SLO in SURINAME (Formed by Kimex. ...)
Surinamse Luchtvracht Onderneming in SURINAME (Formed by Kimex. ...)
SmartAvia in RUSSIA ( ...)
STAC in CAMEROON (Formed by SATA Alpes-Provence. ...)
Société des Transports Aériens Camerounais in CAMEROON (Formed by SATA Alpes-Provence. ...)
Stewart Air Services in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Strezhevoy Airlines in RUSSIA (Merged into Tomskavia. ...)
Strezhavia in RUSSIA (Merged into Tomskavia. ...)
Sunbird Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Sunways Airlines in SWEDEN (Formed by Turkey's Tursem Group tour operator. ...)
TAECA Cargo in PANAMA (Formed in 8/16. Started operations on 17/6/17. ...)
2017- in PANAMA (Formed in 8/16. Started operations on 17/6/17. ...)
TAG Aviation in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
TAS in PERU ( ...)
Taxi Aéreo Selva in PERU ( ...)
TAT Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Tropicales in COLOMBIA ( ...)
THG Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by The Hut Group (THG). Expects to start in late 2020. ...)
Tigerair Taiwan in TAIWAN (Formed 16/12/13 by China Airlines (90%) and Tigerair (10%). Started services on ...)
Tiger Air Taiwan in TAIWAN (Formed 16/12/13 by China Airlines (90%) and Tigerair (10%). Started services on ...)
Transcontinental in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Unconfirmed operator. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Mirleni in ARGENTINA ( ...)
UNA Southern Independent Air Company in UKRAINE ( ...)
Unex Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
Universal Express Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL ( ...)
United Libyan Airlines in LIBYA (Formed by C J Bicknell with assistance from Autair. ...)
Vacation Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Viking Air Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Ross Hart and Jack Lewin. Merged its passenger operations with Standar ...)
Oxnard Air Freight in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Ross Hart and Jack Lewin. Merged its passenger operations with Standar ...)
Viking International Airlines in FINLAND (Formed by the previous CEO of Air Finland. Business plan abandonned in 1/16. ...)
Virgin Sun in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 2001 by First Choice (parent company of Air 2000) and integrated int ...)
Wardair Canada in CANADA (Formed by Mr Ward. 33% stake by Air Canada. Taken-over 1989 by Canadian/PWA Corp ...)
Wirtschaftsflug in GERMANY ( ...)
Woods Air Service in USA.ALASKA (Ceased ops in 2000Q4. ...)
Woods Air Fuel in USA.ALASKA (Ceased ops in 2000Q4. ...)
Yowell International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Zantop International Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Duane A Zantop (after 6 years of retirement) and his brothers followin ...)
Zenit Air in RUSSIA ( ...)

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Generated: 03/08/2020 05:00:02

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