AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 32 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 32 - 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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A&F Aviation in JAPAN (Formed 9/9/10 by ANA, First Eastern Investment Group, Hong Kong, and Innovation ...)
Aero InterContinental in ECUADOR ( ...)
ARICSA Jet Cargo in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aero Norte in PERU (Ceased ops 4/90 when aircraft impounded. ...)
Aeroel Airways in ISRAEL ( ...)
AeroLap in PARAGUAY (Formed in 8/13. Expected to start in 4/14, postponed to 12/14. ...)
Paraguay Airlines in PARAGUAY (Formed in 8/13. Expected to start in 4/14, postponed to 12/14. ...)
AeroRegional in PERU ( ...)
TAR Aeroregional/Transporte Aéreo Regional/TARSA in PERU ( ...)
AeroTour Dominicano Airlines in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Africair Rhodesia in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Air Borne Cargo Lines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Air Cargo Operations in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Int'l Aerodyne. ...)
Air Cargo Systems in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Air Foyle in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by AirFoyle Executive. Entered joint venture with HeavyLift in 2001, dba ...)
Air Maldives in MALDIVES (Formed with assistance from Sri Lanka AF. 49% stake taken in 1976 by Tri-9. Susp ...)
Air Service Ukraine in UKRAINE ( ...)
Air St.Petersburg in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot & Finnair. ...)
Air Taxi Company in IRAN (Formed by the Shah's family. ...)
Air Transat in CANADA (Formed by Trafic Voyages. Take-over attempt in 1995 by Royal Aviation failed. Mo ...)
AirAsia Korea in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 12/13. Launch undefinitely postponed in 5/14 after the Korean government ...)
Airkenya in KENYA ( ...)
Air Kenya Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Airlines of Papua New Guinea in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IPO in 6/08. Renamed PNG Air on 5/11/15. ...)
Airlines of PNG in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IPO in 6/08. Renamed PNG Air on 5/11/15. ...)
Airquarius Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Started trading brokerage activities as Branson Air in 2007. ...)
AirQuarius Air Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Started trading brokerage activities as Branson Air in 2007. ...)
Airwave Transport in CANADA (Entered bankrupcy in 1998. ...)
Alkair Flight Operations in DENMARK (Reorganized in 1978. Merged into Falck Air. ...)
Allegro Air in MEXICO (Most assets seized by Pegasus Avn in 10/03. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Allegro in MEXICO (Most assets seized by Pegasus Avn in 10/03. ...)
Analinda Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
Andalus Líneas Aéreas in SPAIN (Formed by former staff from Air Madrid. Plans to be announced 30/5/08, eventuall ...)
Animal Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Ansett-MAL in PAPUA NEW GUINEA ( ...)
Arik Air in NIGERIA (Formed in 3/4/06 by Sir Arumeni Ikhide (hence the name) through Ojemai Investmen ...)
ARIK Wings of Nigeria in NIGERIA (Formed in 3/4/06 by Sir Arumeni Ikhide (hence the name) through Ojemai Investmen ...)
ATI Aircompany in UKRAINE ( ...)
ATI Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Aurora in RUSSIA (Formed by Indigo Partners and TPG Aurora (eastern European division of Texas Pac ...)
AvCap Partners in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Avcon Jet Malta in MALTA (Formed by Avcon Jet, Austria. ...)
Aviation Sales Company in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired by Ryder Systems in 1982, later transferred to spin-off Aviall. 24% acq ...)
Aviation Sales Leasing Company in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired by Ryder Systems in 1982, later transferred to spin-off Aviall. 24% acq ...)
BAC Leasing and Sales in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by BAC Group as distinct leasing/brokerage subsidiary. ...)
Ban Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by former staff from Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation. Ceased operations in ...)
Bandundu Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by former staff from Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation. Ceased operations in ...)
Blue Wings in GERMANY (Formed by Joern Hellwig (74%) and NIL Investment (26%; Cyprus-based), using ACMI ...)
British World Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 1998 by Castle Mill International and became a subsidiary of BWA Gro ...)
BWA in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 1998 by Castle Mill International and became a subsidiary of BWA Gro ...)
Cam Air International in USA (GENERAL) (Reorganized in 1985 by IASCO and merged 15/8/86 into Spirit of America. ...)
Caribbean International Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Chernomor-Soyuz Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Cherlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
China Aerospace Leasing in CHINA (Name was first mentioned in 11/16 by COMAC, no further information. ...)
China Express Airlines in CHINA (Formed in late 2004 by Hongshang Industry Holding Company (40%), Beijing Longkai ...)
Huaxia Airlines in CHINA (Formed in late 2004 by Hongshang Industry Holding Company (40%), Beijing Longkai ...)
Chitreana de Aviación in PANAMA ( ...)
CINTA in CHILE ( ...)
Compañia Nacional de Turismo Aéreo/Chilean Airlines in CHILE ( ...)
Civil in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
CNAC-Zhejiang Airlines in CHINA (Reorganized in 1997 as a subsidiary of CNAC. Managed by Air China under "Group O ...)
Coleman Air Transport in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Command Airways in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Commercial Air Transport Sales in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Connect Air in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Contrails Capital in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Elevate Jet in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Euravia London in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Universal Sky Tours. Renamed 16/8/64 to Britannia Airways. ...)
Fairchild Dornier in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Finavion in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
First Flight Couriers in INDIA (Formed on 17/11/86 as a courier company. Started its air transport division in 2 ...)
Florida Caribbean Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Homer & Jean Rich. Ceased operations when they divorced (Jean Rich lat ...)
Fly Blue Crane in SOUTH AFRICA (Started operations on 1/9/15. Investment purchase project from Qatar Airways can ...)
Force Aérienne Guinéenne in GUINEA ( ...)
Freedom Air Guam in USA.GUAM (Originally formed by Joaquin Flores as Bicentennial, Aviation Services, Ltd. Ren ...)
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana in MEXICO (Originally formed 10/2/1915 as Arma de Aviación Militar. Renamed in 1944. ...)
FAM in MEXICO (Originally formed 10/2/1915 as Arma de Aviación Militar. Renamed in 1944. ...)
Gallad Air in SOMALIA ( ...)
Gallad Airlines in SOMALIA ( ...)
Global Air in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Global Air Travel Club in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Government of India in INDIA ( ...)
Grenada Airways in GRENADA ( ...)
Grivco Air in ROMANIA ( ...)
Grivco International in ROMANIA ( ...)
Grupo Touristico Magno in MEXICO ( ...)
GTM in MEXICO ( ...)
Heavylift Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Himalayan Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
HS Aviation in THAILAND ( ...)
Iberia in SPAIN (Formed 28/6/1927 by Horacio Echeberrieta and Deutsche Lufthansa, to take-over LA ...)
Lineas Aéreas de España in SPAIN (Formed 28/6/1927 by Horacio Echeberrieta and Deutsche Lufthansa, to take-over LA ...)
IFL Group in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Gulf & Caribbean Air in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Interflug in GERMANY (Originally formed in 1963 in East Germany, qv. Reorganized from 3/10/90 in reuni ...)
Istanbul Airlines in TURKEY (Acquired 1989 by LTU. Ceased operations on 25/8/00. ...)
Istanbul Hava Yollari in TURKEY (Acquired 1989 by LTU. Ceased operations on 25/8/00. ...)
Jambo Jet in KENYA (Formed by Kenya Airways as its LCC subsidiary. AOC granted on 12/10/12. Expected ...)
Jambojet in KENYA (Formed by Kenya Airways as its LCC subsidiary. AOC granted on 12/10/12. Expected ...)
Just Us Air in ROMANIA (AOC granted in 4/18. Started operations with commercial and operational support ...)
Khmer Hansa Airlines in CAMBODIA (Took-over most Khmer Akas operations in 1973, becoming United Khmer AL. ...)
United Khmer Airlines in CAMBODIA (Took-over most Khmer Akas operations in 1973, becoming United Khmer AL. ...)
Kish Air in IRAN (Intended to merge with Mahan Air in 2002, project abandonned. ...)
La Grande Air Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Lequios Airways in JAPAN ( ...)
LQS Airlines in JAPAN ( ...)
Liberty Aviation in LIBERIA ( ...)
Liza Transport International in BURKINA FASO (Formed on 1/2/17 by EBOMAF. ...)
LTI in BURKINA FASO (Formed on 1/2/17 by EBOMAF. ...)
Martin Company in USA.MARYLAND (Formed by Glenn L.Martin. Merged in 1961 with American-Marietta, forming Martin- ...)
MedOps in MALTA (Suspended operations on 18/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Mesaba Airlines/Delta Connection in USA.MINNESOTA (Operations moved 4/1/12 to Pinnacle Airlines. AOC surrendered to FAA on 31/7/12. ...)
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in UKRAINE ( ...)
Miravia in ROMANIA ( ...)
Mountain West/United Express in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Mesa Air Group. Reorganized in 1997 by Mesa AL, dba America West Expre ...)
Mountain West Airlines in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Mesa Air Group. Reorganized in 1997 by Mesa AL, dba America West Expre ...)
Nationair in CANADA ( ...)
Nolisair International in CANADA ( ...)
Near East Airline in $ FICTION ( ...)
Nor-Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Never received AOC. ...)
Nordair in CANADA (Attempted merger with Québecair failed 1982. Acquired in 1985 by Pacific Western ...)
Norskair in NORWAY (Acquired by Wideroe and later merged. ...)
Wideroe Norsk Air in NORWAY (Acquired by Wideroe and later merged. ...)
Pancarga Nacional in PANAMA ( ...)
Philip Morris Capital Corporation in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
PMCC Leasing Corporation in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Philippine International Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Pro-Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Professional Air Charter in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Relief Air Transport in KENYA (Possibly ceased ops in 1996 and aircraft fleets taken-over by unidentified conce ...)
Kate Freight and Travel in KENYA (Possibly ceased ops in 1996 and aircraft fleets taken-over by unidentified conce ...)
Resort Air/Trans World Express in USA.MISSOURI (Renamed 1/10/89 to Trans States AL. ...)
Rossiya SLO in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 8/08 as an internal division of Rossiya Russian Airlines fo ...)
Rossiya - Specialny Lyoutny Otryad in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 8/08 as an internal division of Rossiya Russian Airlines fo ...)
SA Airlink in SOUTH AFRICA (Acquired by SAA (10%). ...)
Airlink Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Acquired by SAA (10%). ...)
Safi Airways in AFGHANISTAN (Formed by the Safi family, Herat. Started operations in 8/07. Added on EU ban li ...)
Service Impérial des Liaisons Aériennes in VIETNAM (Formed by Vietnam government to carry paradrop operations for civil populations. ...)
SILA in VIETNAM (Formed by Vietnam government to carry paradrop operations for civil populations. ...)
Shetland Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Skyline in SWEDEN (Ceased operations on 29/4/78. ...)
Skyway Airlines/Midwest Express Connection in USA.WISCONSIN (Renamed when parent's Midwest Express was renamed. ...)
Astral Aviation in USA.WISCONSIN (Renamed when parent's Midwest Express was renamed. ...)
SLU in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Statni Letecky Utvar in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
SLU/Statni Letecky Utvar in CZECH REPUBLIC (VIP transportation missions replaced by UCL/Urad pro civilni letectvi. ...)
Czech Government Flying Service in CZECH REPUBLIC (VIP transportation missions replaced by UCL/Urad pro civilni letectvi. ...)
Soft Trans in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Solid AiR in NETHERLANDS (AOC suspended 28/9/11, revoked 28/12/11. ...)
Somalian Aeronautical Corps in SOMALIA ( ...)
Southern Provincial Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Star Air in JORDAN (Formed by Paddy McKay and Basem Mishal dba High Altitude AW/HA Airlines. Moved b ...)
Sunrise Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in 2010 by former CEO of Oasis Hong Kong. Launch date undefinitely postpo ...)
TAP Air Portugal in PORTUGAL (Suspended operations on 1/4/20 due to COVID-19. Resumed limited services shortly ...)
Tavina Colombia in COLOMBIA (Ceased operations on 15/9/86. ...)
Transportes Colombiana de Aviación in COLOMBIA (Ceased operations on 15/9/86. ...)
Teebah Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by private Iraqi interests. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent ...)
TMK Air Commuter in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Ceased ops 9/05. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates until 5/12/1 ...)
Société de Transports et Messageries au Kivu in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Ceased ops 9/05. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates until 5/12/1 ...)
Trans Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
Transaera Buana in INDONESIA ( ...)
Trans Oriental in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TransAer International Airlines in IRELAND ( ...)
TransLift Airways in IRELAND ( ...)
Tyrol Air Ambulance in AUSTRIA ( ...)
TAA in AUSTRIA ( ...)
U.S. Department of Energy in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Atomic Energy Commission in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Union of Burma Airways in MYANMAR (Formed 15/9/48 by government, starting operations in 10/48. Renamed 12/72 to Bur ...)
UBA in MYANMAR (Formed 15/9/48 by government, starting operations in 10/48. Renamed 12/72 to Bur ...)
Ural Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Sverdlovsk division. ...)
Uralskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Sverdlovsk division. ...)
USGlobal Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Certificate revoked in 1/18 due to dormancy. Registration cancelled by the US Se ...)
Baltia Air Lines in USA.NEW YORK (Certificate revoked in 1/18 due to dormancy. Registration cancelled by the US Se ...)
Vacances Air Columbus in CANADA ( ...)
Air Columbus Vacations in CANADA ( ...)
VASO Airlines in RUSSIA (Parent company Voronezh Aircraft Building Joint Stock Company to be merged into ...)
Vincent Aviation in NEW ZEALAND (Set up an Australian division based in Darwin which entered bankrupcy on 28/5/14 ...)
Virgin Australia in AUSTRALIA (4.99% purchased in 6/12 by Etihad Airways, increased to 6.1% in 7/12, to 9.5% in ...)
Yakutia Airlines in RUSSIA (Banned from operating into EU by Russian government over safety issues from 25/6 ...)
Sayany Airlines in RUSSIA (Banned from operating into EU by Russian government over safety issues from 25/6 ...)
Zhezair in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
Zhezkazgan Air/Zhezkazgan aue zholy in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)

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