AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 3 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 3 - 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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ACE Belgium Freighters in BELGIUM (Formed by CAL Cargo Air Lines. AOC granted in 4/19. Intends to be renamed Challe ...)
Air Cargo Europe in BELGIUM (Formed by CAL Cargo Air Lines. AOC granted in 4/19. Intends to be renamed Challe ...)
Aero-Service in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aero-servics in RUSSIA ( ...)
AeroCaribe in MEXICO (Acquired 1990 by Mexicana & integrated into Inter feeder network. Became a subsi ...)
Aerovias Caribe in MEXICO (Acquired 1990 by Mexicana & integrated into Inter feeder network. Became a subsi ...)
Aerorepública in MEXICO ( ...)
AeroVista Tanzania in TANZANIA (Formed by AeroVista, UAE. AOC granted on 28/9/12. Expected to start operations i ...)
Africargo in BURUNDI (Formed by TGZ Group, mostly operating for military forces in both Congo and Zaïr ...)
Aigle-Azur Maroc in MOROCCO (Formed by Aigle-Azur. ...)
Air Arabia Egypt in EGYPT (Formed 9/9/09 by Air Arabia as a joint venture with Egypt's Travco Group. AOC gr ...)
Air Cape in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Air Cargo Global in SLOVAKIA (Formed in 9/13 by Slovakian investor with former executives from Air Cargo Germa ...)
Air Fleets in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Convair for outwoard lease. Financing was eventually unavailable, forc ...)
Air Luxor STP in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed by Air Luxor (100%). Dissolved 9/06. ...)
Air Memphis Uganda in UGANDA (Formed by Egypt's Air Memphis. Renamed in 2005 or 2006. ...)
Air Panama International in PANAMA (Formed with help from Iberia (33%). Privatized 1991 & acquired by Panama Air Int ...)
Air Rajneesh in USA.OREGON (Formed a private carrier by cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who left India i ...)
Rajneesh Investment Corp in USA.OREGON (Formed a private carrier by cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who left India i ...)
Air Transcontinental in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 22/8/79 out of Transasian AL. Ceased ops 14/1/80 and entered voluntary li ...)
Asia Continental Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked on 18/10/10, agai ...)
ACA in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked on 18/10/10, agai ...)
Asterias Commercial in GREECE (Officially formed in 1996. Dormant until temporarily activated in 2004 to take-o ...)
Avant Airlines in CHILE (Ceased ops in 4/01 and became a maintenance facility. Expected to restart operat ...)
Lineas Aéreas Chilenas in CHILE (Ceased ops in 4/01 and became a maintenance facility. Expected to restart operat ...)
Bratsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bratsk division. ...)
Bratskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bratsk division. ...)
Brickell Asset Management in USA.FLORIDA (Formed on 29/9/06. ...)
Brooker-Wheaton Aviation in CANADA (Renamed 20/8/92 to Morningstar Air Express. ...)
Buckeye Air Freight in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Bulgaria Air in BULGARIA (Was expected to be partially privatized in 2004, postponed to 2006 with Hemus Ai ...)
Civil in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Civil in ARUBA ( ...)
Classic Wings in AUSTRALIA (Suspended ops 21/2/07, later restarted. Shut down on 10/1/09. ...)
Compass Capital Corp in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed subsidiary OLSF Llc. ...)
Compass Air Llc in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed subsidiary OLSF Llc. ...)
Correos de México in MEXICO ( ...)
Crown Express in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL). Possibly never started commerci ...)
Custom Air Service in USA.GEORGIA (Formed by Academy AL. ...)
Deccan 360 in INDIA (Formed by the founder of Air Deccan after his company was merged into Kingfisher ...)
Deccan Air Cargo and Logistics in INDIA (Formed by the founder of Air Deccan after his company was merged into Kingfisher ...)
Delta Aviation in SUDAN (Originally formed in 2002 as a a freight forwarder and handling agent. ...)
Destination Sun Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Dodero in ARGENTINA (Formed by Dr José Dodero, magnate and founder of the Dodero shipping line compan ...)
Compañia Argentina de Aeronavegación Dodero in ARGENTINA (Formed by Dr José Dodero, magnate and founder of the Dodero shipping line compan ...)
EASI Mosquito Control in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Environmental Aviation Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
EFS Bahamas in BAHAMAS (Formed by EFS,W.Germany. ...)
Elf Air Aircompany in RUSSIA (Formed by LIIP/Letnye ispitania i proizvodstva/Flight testing & productions. Ren ...)
European Executive Express in SWEDEN (Initial project cancelled in 1998. Project re-started in 2002 with ex-BWA aircra ...)
Excellent Glide in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09. ...)
Exin Aviation Operations in POLAND (Ceased operations in mid-2014 ? ...)
Exin Air in POLAND (Ceased operations in mid-2014 ? ...)
Fiji Link in FIJI ( ...)
Fly Southern in SRI LANKA (Initially formed in 2/14 as flight school. AOC granted in 3/17. ...)
Flyadeal in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed in 4/16 by Saudia as a low-cost subsidiary. AOC granted on 13/9/17. Start ...)
France Hydro in FRANCE (Formed 10/51 by Louis Demouveaux to operate Latécoère 631s. ...)
Fuerza Aérea Revolucionara in CUBA ( ...)
FAR in CUBA ( ...)
Genghis Khan Airlines in CHINA (Started services on 26/7/19. ...)
Global Feeder Services in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Gomair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Re-launched in 2009. Listed on EU ban list. Expects to start operations in 2011. ...)
GMR in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Re-launched in 2009. Listed on EU ban list. Expects to start operations in 2011. ...)
Government of Russia (Yakutsk) in RUSSIA ( ...)
Groth Air Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
HeavyLift Cargo in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Hellenic Air in GREECE (Unconfirmed in Greece. ...)
Hellenic Star Airways in GREECE (Originally intended to be named Hellenic Wings. Ceased ops in 2001, restarted in ...)
Hevilift in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Affliated with Regional Aviation Group. ...)
Hongtu Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 4/14 by Kunming Evergreen Financing (30%), tycoon Tang Longcheng (20%) ...)
Yunnan Hongtu Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 4/14 by Kunming Evergreen Financing (30%), tycoon Tang Longcheng (20%) ...)
IAT Cargo in NIGERIA ( ...)
International Air Tours of Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Impulse Airlines/QantasLink in AUSTRALIA (Gradually integrated into JetStar low-cost operations in 2004-2006. ...)
Independent Air Travel in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by former William Dempster's staff. Renamed 4/59. ...)
Independent Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by former William Dempster's staff. Renamed 4/59. ...)
International Airports in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Island Hopper Airlines in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
IHA in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
JAL in JAPAN (Reorganized in 2002 as a subsidiary of Japan Airlines System Corp, merging with ...)
Japan Airlines/Nihon Koku in JAPAN (Reorganized in 2002 as a subsidiary of Japan Airlines System Corp, merging with ...)
JAT Yugoslav Airlines in SERBIA (Formed 1/4/47 to succeed 1927-born Aeroput. Privatized in 1992 when State of Ser ...)
Jugoslovenski Aerotransport/Yugoslav Airlines in SERBIA (Formed 1/4/47 to succeed 1927-born Aeroput. Privatized in 1992 when State of Ser ...)
Jetstream Aviation Capital in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
JMA Holdings in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Karu Kinka Lineas Aéreas in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Kazakhstan Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kazakhstan directorate. ...)
Khartoum Aviation Services in SUDAN ( ...)
KAS in SUDAN ( ...)
Knight Air in CANADA ( ...)
Kolkol Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
KomiAvia in RUSSIA (Formed from Aeroflot's Syktyvkar directorate. Includes Syktyvkar & Ukhta divisio ...)
Syktyvkar Avia Enterprise/Ukhta Avia Enterprise in RUSSIA (Formed from Aeroflot's Syktyvkar directorate. Includes Syktyvkar & Ukhta divisio ...)
Krylo-Maloe Aviatsonno Transportnoe Predpriatie in RUSSIA ( ...)
Wing-Small Aviation Transport Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kumertau Express in RUSSIA (Formed by Kumertau Production Aviation Enterprise/Kumertauskoe APP. Member of MA ...)
Lao Aviation in LAOS (Started services 9/76 after war. 60% stake taken by Yunnan AL. Renamed 4/03 to L ...)
Lao International in LAOS (Started services 9/76 after war. 60% stake taken by Yunnan AL. Renamed 4/03 to L ...)
Leamaster Aerial Spraying in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Liaoning Meridian Jet in CHINA ( ...)
LIAT in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Privatized in 1995. BWIA stake increased to 33%, reduced to 29% by 2003. Became ...)
Ligon Air in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Cliff Pettit, originally in Indiana. ...)
Lonsdale Jet in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
LTU International Airways in GERMANY (Formed in 5/55 as Lufttransport Union by BKS Air Transport Germany-based staff. ...)
Lufttransport Unternehmen in GERMANY (Formed in 5/55 as Lufttransport Union by BKS Air Transport Germany-based staff. ...)
MALS Air Company/Miezdunarodnaja Associacija Ludej Severa in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompanija Mals Deoghar/International Association of Northen People in RUSSIA ( ...)
Manas Airways in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 30/11/11. Added on EU black list on 4/12/12 and subsequent dates. ...)
Mango in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed 10/06 by SAA as low-cost subsidiary, initially code-named TULCA Pty Ltd ( ...)
Mark Aero in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Nakheel Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Al Nakheel Properties, part of Dubai World’s investment arm. Ceased op ...)
Istithmar World Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Al Nakheel Properties, part of Dubai World’s investment arm. Ceased op ...)
National Greek Airlines in GREECE (Created by the merger of TAE, Hellenic Airlines & Hellenic Air Transport. ...)
Nationale Regionale Transport in GABON (Added on EU black list 24/7/08 until 9/12/19. AOC suspended on 24/8/12, reported ...)
NRT in GABON (Added on EU black list 24/7/08 until 9/12/19. AOC suspended on 24/8/12, reported ...)
Nugget in RUSSIA (AOC granted 25/4/95, revoked 25/7/97. ...)
Orbi Air Company in GEORGIA (Merged into Georgian AL. ...)
Pacific National Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
PNA in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pacific Transair in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Geoffrey Leach of South Pacific Airmotive. ...)
Patagonia Air in ARGENTINA (Formed by Austral. ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Sur in ARGENTINA (Formed by Austral. ...)
Pioneer Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
Pionair in GHANA ( ...)
Pioneer Airlines in KENYA ( ...)
President Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Privilege Jet Airlines in JORDAN (Originally formed as Elite Jet, a regional distributor of Raytheon business jets ...)
Professional Aviation Corp in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
RAS Fluggesellschaft in GERMANY (Originally formed as Rheinland Air Service. Acquired by LTU Int'l, re-sold in 20 ...)
RAS Airlines in GERMANY (Originally formed as Rheinland Air Service. Acquired by LTU Int'l, re-sold in 20 ...)
Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i Protiv Vazdusna Odbrana in YUGOSLAVIA (Molst assets transferred to Serbian Air Force. ...)
RV i PVO/Yugoslavia Air Force and Air Defence in YUGOSLAVIA (Molst assets transferred to Serbian Air Force. ...)
Regio Lease in FRANCE (Formed 27/8/03, starting services in 2005. ...)
Royal Star Aviation in PHILIPPINES (Added on EU ban list 30/3/10 and subsequent dates. Suspended operations on 27/3/ ...)
Sberbank in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sberbank Leasing in RUSSIA ( ...)
Scibe Alliance in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
SBA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Sky Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by Kayi Tourism (80%) and GTI Group (20%). GTI shares sold in 2004 to Kay ...)
Skyways Kenya in KENYA ( ...)
Small Planet Airlines Italy in ITALY (Formed by Small Planet Airlines. AOC granted 9/6/11. AOC suspended by ENAC, effe ...)
Solid'Air in LUXEMBOURG (Initially intended to be Belgium-based. ...)
Somali Airlines in SOMALIA (Formed 5/3/64 with help from Alitalia (49%). Nationalized in 1977. Ceased operat ...)
Southern Australia Airlines/QantasLink in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Southern Aviation in GHANA ( ...)
Star Consultoria Aeronáutica in BRAZIL ( ...)
Subic International Air Charter in PHILIPPINES (AOC granted in 1999. Became part of Flexjet Asia in 3/02. Added on EU ban list 3 ...)
Sudamericana in ECUADOR (Formed by Global Air, Mexico. Shut down in 10/14. Attempted re-launch in 2016 co ...)
Sundance Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
TAB in BOLIVIA (Formed by FA Boliviana. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos in BOLIVIA (Formed by FA Boliviana. ...)
Talair in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Formed as Territory AL. ...)
Tourist Airlines of Niugini in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Formed as Territory AL. ...)
Tavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Taganrog Aviation/Taganrogskaya aviatsia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Thai Global Airline in THAILAND (Formed reportedly as a joint venture between Airmark, Singapore and local Thai i ...)
Toucan Air in BELIZE ( ...)
Tourjets Airline in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed as Swissjet. ...)
Trans Asian Air in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Trans International Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Took-over Saturn in 1976. Acquired by Transamerica Corp in 1979 and renamed 1/10 ...)
TIA in USA.CALIFORNIA (Took-over Saturn in 1976. Acquired by Transamerica Corp in 1979 and renamed 1/10 ...)
Ukraine Air Force in UKRAINE ( ...)
VARIG in BRAZIL (Acquired by employees in 1945 (later Ruben Berta Foundation). Took-over Aero-Ger ...)
Viaçao Aérea Rio-Grandense in BRAZIL (Acquired by employees in 1945 (later Ruben Berta Foundation). Took-over Aero-Ger ...)
VIARCO Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Vias Aéreas Colombianas in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Vule Airways in UGANDA (Formed in 3/17. Expected to start in 11/17. ...)
West Wing Aviation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
White Eagle Aviation in POLAND (Originally formed in 1992 as White Eagle General Aviation. 29.3% acquired in 200 ...)
WEA in POLAND (Originally formed in 1992 as White Eagle General Aviation. 29.3% acquired in 200 ...)
Wien Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Tentatively renamed New Wien Airlines after reorganisation in 1985. Became a mai ...)
Wien Air Alaska in USA.TEXAS (Tentatively renamed New Wien Airlines after reorganisation in 1985. Became a mai ...)
Wing Aviation Charter in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Yeltsovka Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Yes in PORTUGAL (Formed by TAP (51%) as a charter subsidiary with Viagens Abreu (49%). Expected t ...)
Yes Charter Airline in PORTUGAL (Formed by TAP (51%) as a charter subsidiary with Viagens Abreu (49%). Expected t ...)
Zhongnan Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 8/16 by the local government. Will be set up with help from either Chi ...)

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