AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 28 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 28 - 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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Abakan Avia in RUSSIA (Became member of Sobol Trade Company in 1999. Reportedly to be merged in 2002 wi ...)
Abakan-Avia in RUSSIA (Became member of Sobol Trade Company in 1999. Reportedly to be merged in 2002 wi ...)
AerGen Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by Greenbriar Equity Group, taking over assets from Avioserv, CA. Planned ...)
Aero-VTS in RUSSIA (Formed 12/2/08 by instruction of Kemerovo regional governor. ...)
Aérotour in FRANCE (Formed as a supplier of Caravelle spare parts. Purchased by the ex-M D of Catair ...)
Aérotechnique Internationale in FRANCE (Formed as a supplier of Caravelle spare parts. Purchased by the ex-M D of Catair ...)
AFRYPESCA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Empresa de Aviación Refrigeracion y Pesca in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Air Atlantic in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Air Atlantique in FRANCE (Formed by Jacques Mossé. Started scheduled services in 1989 with small equipment ...)
Air Benelux in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Air Cargo International in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Rick Bergstresser. ...)
Air Corail in FRANCE.WALLIS & FUTUNA (Initially branded as Air Corail from 4/20. Renamed in 7/20 to Fly CoralWay. Expe ...)
WF Aviation in FRANCE.WALLIS & FUTUNA (Initially branded as Air Corail from 4/20. Renamed in 7/20 to Fly CoralWay. Expe ...)
Air Dolomiti in ITALY (Formed by the Leali steel group. 26% stake acquired by Lufthansa in 1999, increa ...)
Air Gaspé in CANADA (Acquired by Quebecair in 1971. ...)
Air Labrador in CANADA (Originally formed as Newfoundland Airways. Acquired in 1983 by Provincial Invest ...)
Airdanmark in DENMARK ( ...)
Airline of the Americas in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed by the Sterling Group. Started operations on 3/6/92. Integrated into Ultr ...)
Alada in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2010. ...)
Alaska International Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
AIA in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
ALCON in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Comerciales Nacionales in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Aldus Aviation in IRELAND (Formed 30/11/07. Started trading in 4/08 after completing acquisition of 11 ERJ. ...)
Aleko Charter in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Amber Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Angkor International Airlines in LAOS (Names tbc ...)
Deva Airlines in LAOS (Names tbc ...)
Armed Forces Medical Services in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
AFMS in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
AstraJet in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in 3/13 by The Small Business Company (later SBCO/Select Business and Cor ...)
AVASA in PERU ( ...)
Aerovias Amazonas in PERU ( ...)
Avialinii Mordovii in RUSSIA (AOC revoked on 12/2/13. ...)
Mordovia Air in RUSSIA (AOC revoked on 12/2/13. ...)
Avianova in ITALY (Formed by Alisarda (50%) and Alitalia (50% then 45%, later transferred to ATI - ...)
AVINAL in PANAMA ( ...)
Balantic in USA.FLORIDA (Formed to operate exclusively as a real estate promoter. ...)
Barron World Airways in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by Barron Avn. ...)
Best Airlines in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Bismillah Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed by Mollah Group of Industries. ...)
Brennan & Hargreaves in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by Corporate Air. ...)
British Airways Citiexpress in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed BA Connect on 26/3/06. ...)
Cape Aero Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as a maintenance company. Reorganized with new managment in 20 ...)
Cargo Air in BULGARIA ( ...)
CASA in SPAIN (Merged into EADS. ...)
Caspian Airlines in IRAN ( ...)
Civil in IRAN ( ...)
Civil in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY ( ...)
COAGE Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Coage International Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos SA in URUGUAY ( ...)
Croatia Airlines in CROATIA (Joined Star Alliance in 11/2004. 49% share offered in 2013 to private investors ...)
Diexim Expresso Aviaçao in ANGOLA (Associated with Grupo Bartolomeu Dias. Added on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequ ...)
Donavia Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Rostov-on-Don division. ...)
Donskie avialinii/Donavia Joint Stock Aviation Company in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Rostov-on-Don division. ...)
EBA Italy in ITALY (Formed by EuroBelgium AW. ...)
El Al Israel Airlines in ISRAEL (Formed on 18/8/48 (fully incorporated on 15/11/48). Partially privatized (15%) i ...)
Elite Aero Ireland in IRELAND (Formed on 16/3/17. Specialized in ferry flights. ...)
Six West in IRELAND (Formed on 16/3/17. Specialized in ferry flights. ...)
Estafeta Carga Aérea in MEXICO (Formed by Estafeta Mexicana. ...)
Europ Star Aircraft in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Euroworld California in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Florida Airways International in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Ken Burstine. Shut down operations in early 1974 after their Lockheed ...)
Fly-Ade Airline MGQ in SOMALIA (Started operations in 1/19. ...)
Fly Ade Airlines in SOMALIA (Started operations in 1/19. ...)
Flydamas in SYRIA (Formed in 11/14. AOC granted on 19/2/15. Started services on 3/12/15. Ceased ope ...)
GCI Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY ( ...)
Gregg Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Houston Jet Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Guinée Airlines in GUINEA (Being restarted in 1999 using code J9 ? ...)
Hawaiian Air Tours Service in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
HATS in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Helda Air in BAHAMAS ( ...)
HMY Airways in CANADA (Renamed 18/5/04 to Harmony AW. ...)
My Airways in CANADA (Renamed 18/5/04 to Harmony AW. ...)
Holland Air in TURKEY ( ...)
Imperial Airlines in MALI (Formed on 5/5/14. Expected to start operations in late 2017. ...)
JAL Ways in JAPAN (Formed by JAL (80%, extended to 100% in 2001). Operations shut down in summer 20 ...)
Jamaica Queen Airlines in JAMAICA (Formed in 4/12. Expected to start in late 2013. ...)
Janes Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Andy & Hilary Janes at Southend, starting operations 12/87 from Blackp ...)
Jefferson State Airlines in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Jet Express in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed with assistance from Rolls-Royce. ...)
Jet Stream Airlines in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked 21/6/07. ...)
Jett8 Airlines Cargo in SINGAPORE (Formed 3/05 by former SIA pilot with help from Nippon Cargo as a Singapore-based ...)
Korean People's Armed Forces Air Force in KOREA (NORTH) (Formed 20/8/47 out of the aviation unit of the People's Army Group. ...)
KPAFAF in KOREA (NORTH) (Formed 20/8/47 out of the aviation unit of the People's Army Group. ...)
LAI in VENEZUELA (Formed by IAA/Industria Aérea Agricola. Ceased ops 12/06 when aircraft were repo ...)
IAACA/Linea Aérea IAACA in VENEZUELA (Formed by IAA/Industria Aérea Agricola. Ceased ops 12/06 when aircraft were repo ...)
LASA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Engenhana e Prospeccoes in BRAZIL ( ...)
Latina de Aviación in COLOMBIA (Reorganized by 2004 as Latina de Aviacion SA with intended DC-9-32 ? ...)
Linéas Aéreas Latina in COLOMBIA (Reorganized by 2004 as Latina de Aviacion SA with intended DC-9-32 ? ...)
Latpass Airlines in LATVIA ( ...)
Leal Lineas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (Formed by Flecha Bus (major bus company in Argentina). Expected to start service ...)
Lipetsk Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Macedonian Airlines in NORTH MACEDONIA (Formed by JAT (49%) and a Macedonian public works company (51%). Started operati ...)
MAT/Makedonski Aviotransport/Macedonian Air Transport in NORTH MACEDONIA (Formed by JAT (49%) and a Macedonian public works company (51%). Started operati ...)
MAK Air in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09. ...)
Malift Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Originally formed as Malila Airlift by Mario Malila. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/ ...)
Malila Airlift in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Originally formed as Malila Airlift by Mario Malila. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/ ...)
Manx Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN (Formed by BMA/Airlines of Britain & Air UK/Commonwealth Shipping. Became a membe ...)
Mediterranean Airlines in EGYPT ( ...)
Ministry of Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Ministry of Internal Affairs in RUSSIA ( ...)
MVD/Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh Del in RUSSIA ( ...)
NARP in UKRAINE (Formed on 29/9/39. ...)
Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant in UKRAINE (Formed on 29/9/39. ...)
NAYSA Aerotaxis in SPAIN (Originally formed 7/5/69 in Cordoba as Aereal News. Renamed Noticias Aéreas SA i ...)
Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios in SPAIN (Originally formed 7/5/69 in Cordoba as Aereal News. Renamed Noticias Aéreas SA i ...)
Nok Air in THAILAND (Formed by Thai Int'l (49%) as low-cost subsidiary with Krung Thai Bank, Dhipaya ...)
North Cay Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
North Slope Supply Co in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Northwest Orient Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (NWA parent company formed 1985. Took-over Republic in 1986. Reorganized as a sub ...)
Odyssey International in CANADA (Formed by Soundair Corp. Following Soundair's bankrupcy, assets transferred to W ...)
Oriole Express in COMOROS ISLANDS (Unconfirmed in Comoros. ...)
Pacific Air Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Merged with Bonanza and West Coast, forming Air West, on 9/4/68. ...)
Pacific Cascade Air Cargo in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Palau International Traders in PALAU ( ...)
PITI in PALAU ( ...)
Panama World Airways in PANAMA ( ...)
PWA in PANAMA ( ...)
Philippines AirAsia in PHILIPPINES (44.4% stake purchased in 6/19 by F&S Holdings, Philippines, increased to 60% by ...)
AirAsia Philippines in PHILIPPINES (44.4% stake purchased in 6/19 by F&S Holdings, Philippines, increased to 60% by ...)
RANSA in VENEZUELA (Nationalized during 1960. ...)
Rutas Aéreas Nacionales SA in VENEZUELA (Nationalized during 1960. ...)
Regional Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Regional Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Royal Falcon Air Services in JORDAN (Formed as the charter subsidiary of Jordan International Air Cargo, fully owned ...)
SAS Norlink in NORWAY (Formed by SAS (100%) through SAS Commuter. Operations transferred to Wideroe in ...)
SAS Norlink in NORWAY (Formed by SAS (100%) through SAS Commuter. Operations transferred to Wideroe in ...)
Set Jet in USA.ARIZONA (Formed in 2010. Started services on 16/9/13. Ceased operations on 17/12/13. ...)
Showa Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Formed in 2001 in Uganda, believed operating on letters issued by the ministry o ...)
Showa Trading Company in SIERRA LEONE (Formed in 2001 in Uganda, believed operating on letters issued by the ministry o ...)
Sirocco Aviation in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Southeast European Airways in GREECE (Formed with help from Virgin. ...)
SEEA Airline of Greece in GREECE (Formed with help from Virgin. ...)
Southern Aircraft Consultancy in UNITED KINGDOM (Operates as a trustee company for non-US nationals owning N-registered aircraft ...)
Standard Chartered Aviation Finance in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Standard Chartered Bank as its aviation asset division following the t ...)
State Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Summit Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Summit Aviation. Became a fixed-base operator. ...)
Philadelphia Aviation in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by Summit Aviation. Became a fixed-base operator. ...)
Syphax Airlines in TUNISIA (Formed in 7/11 by Mohamed Frikha, owner of local telnet company. AOC granted on ...)
TAA in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Trans Asian Airlines in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Tabors Luxury Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Tatarstan/Kazan Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kazan directorate, including Bugulma & Nizhnekam ...)
Kazanskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kazan directorate, including Bugulma & Nizhnekam ...)
TBG Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Goldcrest, using Aer Turas AOC. ...)
Tiko Air in MADAGASCAR (Formed by Tiko holding company (owned by Malagasy president) in association with ...)
TL Aviation in KUWAIT ( ...)
Trade Links Aviation in KUWAIT ( ...)
Total Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Total Aerotáxi, operating for Empresa Brasileira de Correio ...)
Trans African Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Unconfirmed in UK. ...)
Trans Australia Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian National Airlines Commission. Renamed Australian Airlines o ...)
TAA in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian National Airlines Commission. Renamed Australian Airlines o ...)
Trans Caribbean Airways in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed as flag carrier of the Dutch Antilles. ...)
Trans Oriente Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by ADES Colombia. ...)
Transporte Aéreo Regular Secundario Oriental in COLOMBIA (Formed by ADES Colombia. ...)
Trans-Air-Link in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Atlas A/c Corp. Acquired by World Avn Services. Purchased in 2003 by H ...)
TAL/Trans Air Supply in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Atlas A/c Corp. Acquired by World Avn Services. Purchased in 2003 by H ...)
Transtiger in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Triax Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
U.S. Department of Health in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
U.S. Navy in USA (GENERAL) (Formed on 13/10/1775. Began using aircraft in 1911. ...)
USN in USA (GENERAL) (Formed on 13/10/1775. Began using aircraft in 1911. ...)
UMB Bank in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
UMB Bank NA Trustee/UMB Financial Corporation in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
UR Airlines in IRAQ (Formed in 2/19. Suspended operations on 28/2/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Valan Air Company in MOLDOVA (Formed division Valan International Cargo Charter based in South Africa. AOC rev ...)
Valan International Cargo Charter in MOLDOVA (Formed division Valan International Cargo Charter based in South Africa. AOC rev ...)
Village Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Virgin Express Ireland in IRELAND (Formed by Virgin. Negociated with Aeroflot-RIA in 2001 for possible take-over. ...)
Viva Airlines Peru in PERU (Formed in 10/16 by Irelandia Aviation (also owner of VivaAeroBus). AOC granted i ...)
Viva Air Peru in PERU (Formed in 10/16 by Irelandia Aviation (also owner of VivaAeroBus). AOC granted i ...)
West Coast Airmotive in USA (GENERAL) (Possibly formed by California Airmotive. ...)
Yemenite Airlines in YEMEN (Formed by Milan-based Salpanavi. ...)

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

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