AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 30 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 30 - 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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328 Support Services in GERMANY (Formed in 1/06 as the owner of Type Ceritifcates for the Do328 models. Purchased ...)
ABS Jets in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Academy Airlines in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Airline Aviation Academy in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Aero Sur in ARGENTINA (Originally formed as an air-taxi operator. Granted 9/1/92 an AOC for charter ope ...)
Aerosur in ARGENTINA (Originally formed as an air-taxi operator. Granted 9/1/92 an AOC for charter ope ...)
Aéro Trans Guinée in GUINEA ( ...)
AeroLatin in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Aerovalp Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Affretair in GABON (Formed as cover company for Rhodesia's Affretair. ...)
Air Atlantic Cargo in NIGERIA (Closed down when suspected of arms trafficking to both sides during Zaire civil ...)
Air Atlantic Nigeria in NIGERIA (Closed down when suspected of arms trafficking to both sides during Zaire civil ...)
Air Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed with help from Sabena to take over local operations of Sabena-Afrique. La ...)
Air Congo Brazzaville in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Nationalized 1965 and renamed Lina Congo in 8/65. ...)
Compagnie Congolaise de Transports Aériens in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Nationalized 1965 and renamed Lina Congo in 8/65. ...)
Air Holiday in USA.WISCONSIN ( ...)
Air Leap in SWEDEN (Formed in 6/18 by Ryggefjord AS (100%) using assets from Nextjet. Started operat ...)
Air Plus Argentina in ARGENTINA (Formed by Air Plus Comet, Spain. ...)
Air Victory Georgia in GEORGIA (Possibly associated with 1996-formed Victory Airline. ...)
AirDC in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 31/10/07 by Brussels Airlines (49%) with Hewa-Bora AW (51%) through Mauri ...)
Air DC in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 31/10/07 by Brussels Airlines (49%) with Hewa-Bora AW (51%) through Mauri ...)
American Air Ways Charters in USA.FLORIDA (Stopped operations on 16/4/82 at the request of the US Treasury Department as fo ...)
Ansett P&NG in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Dissolved when Air Niugini was formed on PNG's independence. ...)
Antares Airlines in ITALY (Formed 7/76. ...)
Antigua and Barbuda Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Arab Leasing International Finance in FRANCE (Formed by Dallah Abakara Group. ...)
Aral Airlines in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Jana-Arkia Airlines in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Arctic Aviation Assets in IRELAND (Formed on 9/8/13 by Norwegian Air Shuttle (100%) as subsidiary dedicated to leas ...)
Associated Products of America in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Atlantic Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed as Atlantique Airways by Air Atlantique for European freighter operations ...)
West Atlantic UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed as Atlantique Airways by Air Atlantique for European freighter operations ...)
Atlasjet Ukraine in UKRAINE (Formed 30/9/13 as a joint venture between Atlasjet (Turkey, 48%) and AIS Group U ...)
Atlasjet UA in UKRAINE (Formed 30/9/13 as a joint venture between Atlasjet (Turkey, 48%) and AIS Group U ...)
Awsaj Aviation Services in LIBYA (Formed as a ground handler operating occasional services under ACMI contracts. ...)
Baron Air Cargo in TURKEY (Formed by investors of the Turkish Kuzu Construction group of companies. Renamed ...)
Belle Air Europe in ITALY (Formed by Belle Air, Albania. Started ops on 4/8/10. Ceased services on 26/11/13 ...)
BerlinJet in GERMANY (Ceased ops after 10 days of activity. ...)
Blue Line in FRANCE (Formed by previous staff of Octavia-Occitania. 49% purchased on 20/5/10 by Verme ...)
Blue Star Aviation in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
BooneAir in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Bradley Air Services in CANADA (Formed as Bradley Flying School. Reorganized 1954. ...)
First Air in CANADA (Formed as Bradley Flying School. Reorganized 1954. ...)
Cal-Neva Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Calm Air International/Air Canada Regional in CANADA (Expected to be purchased in 3/09 by Exchange Industrial Income Fund. ...)
Calm Air International/Canadian Partner in CANADA (45% of stocks acquired 1987 by Canadian/PWA Corp. Traded shortly as Pacific West ...)
Cargo 360 in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed by ex-Delta pilots and Oak Hill Capital Partners. Merged into Southern Ai ...)
Cathay Pacific Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 24/9/46 by Sydney de Kantzow and Roy Farrell. Acquired in 1948 by the Swi ...)
Challenge Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
China Ocean Aviation Group in CHINA ( ...)
China Southern Airlines in CHINA (Formed 1/7/88 by CAAC from its Guangzhou Region, formally launching operations i ...)
Cimber Sterling in DENMARK (Formed by Cimber Air by purchasing trademark and AOC from defunct Sterling. Star ...)
Civil in MOLDOVA ( ...)
CLTM in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ( ...)
Caraibische Lucht Transport/Caribbean AT in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ( ...)
Compañia Brasileira de Servicos Aeronaúticos in BRAZIL ( ...)
COBRASA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Continental Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
Corporación Paraguaya de Aeronáutica in PARAGUAY (Initially formed in 2001. Expected to start operations in 5/08. ...)
CPAir in PARAGUAY (Initially formed in 2001. Expected to start operations in 5/08. ...)
Czech Air Force in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
VzS ACR/Vzdusne Sily Armady Ceske Republiky in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Dakota DownUnder in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Dexxair in FRANCE (Formed by former UTA staff. ...)
Diamond Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (First renamed before starting ops. Taken-over 1989 by Paramount AW. ...)
Direct-Avia in RUSSIA (Expects to obtain its AOC in mid-2016. ...)
Ecuatoriana in ECUADOR (Restarted ops after VASP took 100% stake in 1995 (other contenders were ACES Col ...)
Compañia Ecuatoriana de Aviación in ECUADOR (Restarted ops after VASP took 100% stake in 1995 (other contenders were ACES Col ...)
Electra Airlines in GREECE (Formed by Belgium's Skyjet. AOC revoked by Greek CAA 2/03. ...)
Elite in CANADA (Formed by Air Canada. ...)
Est Converttrade Avia in AZERBAIJAN (Restarted limited operations in 2001 ? ...)
ECT-Avia in AZERBAIJAN (Restarted limited operations in 2001 ? ...)
Executive Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
FAA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ( ...)
Federal Aviation Agency in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ( ...)
Financial Leasing Co in RUSSIA (Formed by Kazakhstan government (majority holding), Tatneft oil company, Solid i ...)
FLC in RUSSIA (Formed by Kazakhstan government (majority holding), Tatneft oil company, Solid i ...)
FlyBE. in UNITED KINGDOM (15% stake purchased by British AW in 3/07 as a result of BA Connect sale to FlyB ...)
Flying W Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by Mrs L.G.Whitesell. Created subsidiary Red Dodge Avn in 1969. ...)
Frigorifico Maniqui in BOLIVIA ( ...)
FSBU in USA.UTAH (Renamed 21/6/96 to FSB. ...)
First Security Bank of Utah in USA.UTAH (Renamed 21/6/96 to FSB. ...)
Fuga Air Charter in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Futura Gael in IRELAND (Formed 2/06 by Futura International (100%) to operate on Ireland to non-EU route ...)
Georgian Cargo Airlines Africa in SENEGAL ( ...)
GCAA in SENEGAL ( ...)
Globe Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
GoJet Airlines in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by Trans States Holdings (Trans States parent company). Started operation ...)
Golden Pacific Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Never received CAB authorization for flight operations. ...)
GP Aviation in BULGARIA (Originally formed on 17/3/16 by Swiss investors forming GP Aviation Switzerland ...)
GP Aviation Services in BULGARIA (Originally formed on 17/3/16 by Swiss investors forming GP Aviation Switzerland ...)
HNA Group in CHINA (Formed in 1/00 as parent company of Hainan Airlines. ...)
Honduras National Airlines in HONDURAS ( ...)
Imperial Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Bob Emmons, operating exclusively for CIA and other US government cont ...)
World Aviation Services in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Bob Emmons, operating exclusively for CIA and other US government cont ...)
Industrial Bank Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Inter Regional in GUATEMALA (Formed by Grupo TACA to take over local operations of Aviateca. Merged into Avia ...)
Transportes Aéreos Inter in GUATEMALA (Formed by Grupo TACA to take over local operations of Aviateca. Merged into Avia ...)
Interior Enterprises in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Intertrade Ltd in USA.IOWA (Formed by Rockwell Collins. ...)
Iran Asseman Airlines in IRAN (Renamed Iran Aseman Airlines in 1/2001. ...)
Islands in FRANCE.POLYNESIA (Formed by local interests including the former founder of Air Calin and Air Vanu ...)
Jupiter Airlines in GAMBIA (Originally formed at Sharjah in 1996 as a GSA and cargo broker. Moved main opera ...)
Kobair in UGANDA (Formed by Netherlands' Kay Aviation. ...)
Kyrgyz Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed in 5/13 with investment from Atlasjet. Business plan abandonned in 11/13 ...)
La Costeña in NICARAGUA (Became a feeder carrier of Grupo TACA in 1999. Suspended operations in 3/20 due ...)
Aerotaxi La Costeña in NICARAGUA (Became a feeder carrier of Grupo TACA in 1999. Suspended operations in 3/20 due ...)
Lao Central Airlines in LAOS (Formed in 5/10. Started operations in mid-2011. Shut down in early 2014. Purchas ...)
LCA in LAOS (Formed in 5/10. Started operations in mid-2011. Shut down in early 2014. Purchas ...)
Legacy Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Loch Ness in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Marian Mosquito Control in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Masaero in MALAYSIA (Formed by Aeroflot & Malaysia AL. ...)
Mediterranean Air Freight in GREECE (Formed by Swiftair with local interests (Galaxy Air Services Ltd). Started tradi ...)
Swiftair Hellas in GREECE (Formed by Swiftair with local interests (Galaxy Air Services Ltd). Started tradi ...)
Metro Manila Airways in PHILIPPINES (Reorganized 1991 as Metroair. ...)
Metrolina Air Service in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Mountain Air Services in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Mustang Airlines in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Myanma Airways in MYANMAR (Re-branded as Myanmar National Airways (announced 6/14), effective 8/12/14 as My ...)
Nalanda Airways in INDIA ( ...)
National Overseas Airline in EGYPT ( ...)
NOA in EGYPT ( ...)
Notombi International in SRI LANKA (Formed with help from Tropical Aircraft Leasing for the 1978 Hajj. ...)
Pacific Cargo in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Pan-African Airlines in MAURITIUS (Formed in 5/07 by Brussels Airlines in association with Hewa Bora AW to operate ...)
Qatar Air Cargo in QATAR (Formed by United Tours & Travels. ...)
QinetiQ in UNITED KINGDOM (Private company taking over role of DERA in 7/01 and doing test projects on beha ...)
RAE in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed 1/4/91 to DRA ...)
Royal Aircraft Establishment in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed 1/4/91 to DRA ...)
Regional International Air Services in RWANDA ( ...)
Roadway Global Air in USA.INDIANA (Formed by Roadway Services. ...)
RGA in USA.INDIANA (Formed by Roadway Services. ...)
Royal Air Maroc Express in MOROCCO (Initially code-named Atlas Inter. Formed 3/09 by Royal Air Maroc and local gover ...)
Sat Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Formed 22/12/04 as the private successor of Air Kazakhstan, under SAT & Co Holdi ...)
SEARCA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicio Aéreo de Capurgana in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Shanghai Airlines in CHINA (Formed 30/12/1985 as China's first licensed local airline. IPO on 11/10/02, rema ...)
Shennaio Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 1/17 by HNA Group (35%, with assistance from Lucky Air), Yunnan Xiangp ...)
Sirio in ITALY ( ...)
Skoda Air in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed by Skoda. ...)
Sky Air Corporation in TCHAD (Formed by the son of the countr'y's president, apparently taking over activities ...)
Skyward Express in KENYA (Formed by Skyward Int'l (qv) for scheduled services operations. ...)
Société de Transport Taxi Aérien in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
STTA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
South Arabian Air Force in YEMEN ( ...)
Sun Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Partially privatized in 1997, with Comair acquiring a 25% share (earlier attempt ...)
Southwestern Air Service in SOUTH AFRICA (Partially privatized in 1997, with Comair acquiring a 25% share (earlier attempt ...)
Sunways Intersun Havacilik in TURKEY ( ...)
Surinam Airways in SURINAME (Planned to be privatized (announced 12/15 by the government). Suspended operatio ...)
Surinamse Luchtvracht Maatschappij in SURINAME (Planned to be privatized (announced 12/15 by the government). Suspended operatio ...)
TAC in CHILE ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Coyhaique in CHILE ( ...)
TACA de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by TACA (47%). ...)
TACV Cabo Verde Airlines in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Reorganized in 1967 & 1975. Nationalized in 1983. To be 45% privatized in 2001. ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Cabo Verde in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Reorganized in 1967 & 1975. Nationalized in 1983. To be 45% privatized in 2001. ...)
TAM Mercosur in PARAGUAY (Formed by TAM buying 80% of LAPSA Air Paraguay. Gradually integrated into TAM du ...)
TAM Mercosul in PARAGUAY (Formed by TAM buying 80% of LAPSA Air Paraguay. Gradually integrated into TAM du ...)
TAR in BRAZIL ( ...)
Taxi Aérea Rondonia in BRAZIL ( ...)
Tatarstan/Nizhnekamsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Merged into Tatarstan Air. ...)
Nizhnekamskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Merged into Tatarstan Air. ...)
Thomsonfly in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Britannia AW as Budget Air low-cost division, using Britannia AOC. Mer ...)
Train Cargo Perú in PERU ( ...)
Trans African Airlines in SPAIN (Unconfirmed in Rio del Oro. ...)
Trans Caribbean Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Merged into American AL on 31/3/71. ...)
Transportation Corp of America in USA.NEW YORK (Merged into American AL on 31/3/71. ...)
Transavia France in FRANCE (Formed on 22/11/06 by Air France (60%) and Transavia (40%), originally code-name ...)
Transliz Aviation in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed 5/07 by Russian interests. Moved base to Uganda 2/09 following UAE ban on ...)
Tropic Air in BARBADOS (Acquired 1979 by Air Dale. ...)
Tropical Air Services in BARBADOS (Acquired 1979 by Air Dale. ...)
Union Southern Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
VARSA in MEXICO ( ...)
Vuelos Asesoria y Representaciones SA in MEXICO ( ...)
Vensecar Internacional in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Venezolana Servicios Expresos de Cargo in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Victoria Air in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
LAPSA in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Zambian Airways in ZAMBIA (Originally formed in 1948 by Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) as Northern ...)
Zambian Air Services in ZAMBIA (Originally formed in 1948 by Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) as Northern ...)
ZAS Airline of Egypt in EGYPT (Attempted take-over by Arkia failed in 1995 and ceased operations 4/4/95. ...)
Zarkani Aviation Services in EGYPT (Attempted take-over by Arkia failed in 1995 and ceased operations 4/4/95. ...)

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