AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 35 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 35 - 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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Aero Costa Nueva in MEXICO (Unconfirmed in Mexico. ...)
Aerocar Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aeronaves de México in MEXICO (Formed by Antonio Diaz Lombardo with Pan American assistance. Started services o ...)
Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela in VENEZUELA (Formed 7/1/97 as a reorganization of former Aeropostal's assets. Management tran ...)
Aerotabo in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Bolivar in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Africa Haul in IVORY COAST ( ...)
AIDA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Agencia Interamericana de Aviación in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Air Atlanta in USA.GEORGIA (Started operations 1/2/84, ceased 3/4/87. ...)
Air Charter International in FRANCE (Formed by Air France (100%). 20% stake taken in 1977 by Air Inter. Renamed in 2/ ...)
ACI/SAFA/Société Aérienne Française d'Affrêtement in FRANCE (Formed by Air France (100%). 20% stake taken in 1977 by Air Inter. Renamed in 2/ ...)
Air Dream in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Air Portland in USA.OREGON (Renamed The Coast Airlines in 1998. ...)
AIRPortland in USA.OREGON (Renamed The Coast Airlines in 1998. ...)
Air Seoul in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed in 7/15 by Asiana as its wholly owned LCC subsidiary. AOC granted on 29/1 ...)
Air Southwest in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Sutton Harbour Co (owner of Plymouth airport), originally as Mid South ...)
Airlinair in FRANCE (Started operations on 17/5/99. 19.5% purchased in 6/05 by Brit'Air, later increa ...)
AirMaxi in SERBIA (Formed by Aviogenex and Delta Holding. ...)
Air Maxi in SERBIA (Formed by Aviogenex and Delta Holding. ...)
Ajwa Aviation in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Ajwa Group for its internal requirements. ...)
Ajwa Alaman Aviation Services in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Ajwa Group for its internal requirements. ...)
Alfa Airlines in TURKEY ( ...)
Alfa Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
Alterna Capital Partners in USA.CONNECTICUT (Most aircraft managed by Arena Aviation Capital (qv). ...)
Alterna Aircraft/Alterna Aviation in USA.CONNECTICUT (Most aircraft managed by Arena Aviation Capital (qv). ...)
Alyemen Airlines of Yemen in YEMEN (Merged into Yemenia (formally on 11/2/96). ...)
AMSA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Aerolineas Mundo in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Asia Pacific Air Cargo in SINGAPORE ( ...)
APAC in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Asky in TOGO (Formed as a successor to Air Afrique, with initial projects initiated in 8/01. 2 ...)
Athens Airways in GREECE (Started operations on 31/1/09. Submitted bid (in partnership with SkyOne, USA) t ...)
Atyrau Airways in QAZAKSTAN (29.7% share to be auctioned by Kazakhstan government in late 2003. Added on EU b ...)
AAW/Atyrau Aue Zholy in QAZAKSTAN (29.7% share to be auctioned by Kazakhstan government in late 2003. Added on EU b ...)
Avialift in RUSSIA (Renamed 29/2/16 to Zodiac Group. ...)
BrasMex in BRAZIL ( ...)
Brasil Minas Express in BRAZIL ( ...)
Britannia Airways Scandinavia in SWEDEN (Renamed TUIfly Nordic AB on 1/5/06. ...)
Britannia Nordic in SWEDEN (Renamed TUIfly Nordic AB on 1/5/06. ...)
C.Itoh Air Transport in JAPAN ( ...)
Cal Sierra Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Ed Perry, an ex-Pan Am pilot. ...)
Camaero Inc in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Mexicana (CAM) to market its DC-7C. ...)
Cargo Charter Company in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
CityBird France in FRANCE (Ceased operations on 4/10/01. ...)
Civil in ETHIOPIA ( ...)
Civil Aeronautics Administration/Bureau of Air Transportation in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Air Transportation Office in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Co-Za Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Congo vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba (founder of SCIBE). Listed on E ...)
Colt Aviation in BRAZIL (Initially formed in 2003, using bizjet equipment. Started cargo services on 27/5 ...)
Colt Cargo in BRAZIL (Initially formed in 2003, using bizjet equipment. Started cargo services on 27/5 ...)
Comair in SOUTH AFRICA (16.1% sold to local Black investors (Thelo consortium owned by Ronnie Ntuli and ...)
Kulula.com in SOUTH AFRICA (16.1% sold to local Black investors (Thelo consortium owned by Ronnie Ntuli and ...)
Coulson Flying Tankers in CANADA ( ...)
Cramington Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed by Siberia Airlines to register its aircraft under the Bermudan flag. ...)
Cramington Services in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed by Siberia Airlines to register its aircraft under the Bermudan flag. ...)
CSA Czech Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed 26/3/95 following the split of Czechoslovakia (Czech Ministry of Finance, ...)
Dakota Air in FRANCE ( ...)
Flying Legend Organisation in FRANCE ( ...)
Eagles Global Express in TAJIKISTAN ( ...)
Eco Patrol Environmental in UKRAINE (Merged into Khors Aircompany. ...)
Ekopatrul' Maloe predpriatie in UKRAINE (Merged into Khors Aircompany. ...)
Ecuatorial Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by the government of Equatorial Guinea. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Elisra Airlines in SUDAN ( ...)
Equa2c in CAMEROON (Formed by local investor (51%) and Groupe Regourd, France. AOC granted in 8/14. ...)
Fly Caminter in CAMEROON (Formed by local investor (51%) and Groupe Regourd, France. AOC granted in 8/14. ...)
EuroMediterranean Airline in EGYPT (Formed 9/06 by Air Italy (75%) and Egyptian investors (25%). AOC received 4/07 a ...)
Explorair International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Expreso Aéreo in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Express Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 10/19 by Hunan Cargo Airlines Co Ltd (originally known as Northern Air ...)
Far East Aviation Services in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Farnair Germany in GERMANY (Reorganized in 2003 and renamed back to Express AW. ...)
Fars Air Qeshm in IRAN (Started operations on 6/7/06. Ceased operations in 2013. Re-started in 2017 oper ...)
FJM Aviation in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
FlyDubai in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 3/08 by Emirates through the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) as a s ...)
Força Aérea Brasileira in BRAZIL (Formed by the merger of 1918-formed Army Air Services (Arma de Aviaçao) and Nava ...)
FAB in BRAZIL (Formed by the merger of 1918-formed Army Air Services (Arma de Aviaçao) and Nava ...)
Four Star Aviation in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS (Started operations on 1/1/82. Ceased all services in 12/09. ...)
Four Star Air Cargo in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS (Started operations on 1/1/82. Ceased all services in 12/09. ...)
Gatari Air Service in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Gatari Hutama Airservice in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Global Crossing Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Expects to start with assistance from Smarlynx Airlines, Latvia. ...)
Government of Cameroon in CAMEROON ( ...)
GTLK State Transport Leasing in RUSSIA (Formed by the Russian state (100%). ...)
State Transport Leasing in RUSSIA (Formed by the Russian state (100%). ...)
Henan Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Cargolux (25%), Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co (HNCA ...)
HoganAir in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Iberworld Airlines in SPAIN (Formed by tour operator Grupo Viajes Iberia (later Grupo Iberostar) using assets ...)
ICON Capital in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
ImperialJet in LEBANON (Associated with Jetair Flug, Germany (qv). AOC revoked in 2011. ...)
Independent Air in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Inter-Air Cargo Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Intercontinental US in USA.NEW YORK (Became associated with Interocean AW. Formed subsidiary Trans State AL in 1963. ...)
Jazz Air in CANADA (Became a subsidiary of ACE Aviation Holdings following Air Canada's reorganizati ...)
Air Canada Jazz in CANADA (Became a subsidiary of ACE Aviation Holdings following Air Canada's reorganizati ...)
Jet America Charters in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Jota Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Kan Air in THAILAND (Formed by Kannithi Co (a debt collecting firm). Started operations in 2/11 with ...)
Kannithi Aviation in THAILAND (Formed by Kannithi Co (a debt collecting firm). Started operations in 2/11 with ...)
Kinair Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
KolymaAvia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kolima Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kyrgyzstan Aircompany in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 8/11/06. Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07, 4/7/07, 11/4/08, 24/7/08, ...)
Kyrgyzstan Altyn Air in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 8/11/06. Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07, 4/7/07, 11/4/08, 24/7/08, ...)
Lankair in SRI LANKA (Formed by Sri Lankan and Korean interests. ...)
LAP in PARAGUAY (Formed 18/3/1963 by government decree with assistance from Paraguayan AF. Starte ...)
Lineas Aéreas Paraguayas/Air Paraguay in PARAGUAY (Formed 18/3/1963 by government decree with assistance from Paraguayan AF. Starte ...)
Lasharela in GEORGIA ( ...)
Laurentian Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
Services Aériens Laurentiens in CANADA ( ...)
LV Air in USA.NEVADA (Announced plan to start services in 8/11 (probably using ACMI equipment as no AO ...)
Lyon Air in CHILE ( ...)
MADB Owner Ltd in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Madison Bancshares Group in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Mahan Air in IRAN (Formed by one of President Rafsandjani's son. Started ops in 1993. Intended to m ...)
Majestic Air Cargo in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Mint Airways in SPAIN (Formed by Grupo Inter-Flights (1994-formed charter brokerage agency). Started op ...)
MK Air Cargo d'Or in GHANA (Formed by Michael C.Kruger. Formed in Ghana. Stopped own operations in 1994, the ...)
Cargo d'Or Airlines in GHANA (Formed by Michael C.Kruger. Formed in Ghana. Stopped own operations in 1994, the ...)
Murray Air in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by 1985-born Murray Aviation (which started operations in 12/86 with smal ...)
Northland Outdoors Canada in CANADA (Merged with Ilford Riverton, forming Northern Air Manitoba. ...)
Orient Avia in RUSSIA (Ceased operations on 10/7/97. ...)
Papuan Air Transport in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Renamed when acquired by Ansett. ...)
Pelandok Airways in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Pennant Aviation in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Pioneer Air Lines in USA.TEXAS (Initially formed as Essair (acronym for "Efficiency, Safety and Speed by Air"). ...)
PME Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Ports of Call in USA.COLORADO (Formed as a FAR 123 travel club. Became a FAR 125 charter operator in 1981 when ...)
Denver Ports of Call in USA.COLORADO (Formed as a FAR 123 travel club. Became a FAR 125 charter operator in 1981 when ...)
Quest Cargo International in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Miami Air Int'l. ...)
RACSA in GUATEMALA (Originally named Representaciones Aeronauticas y Comunicaciones SA ? ...)
Rutas Aéreas Centro Americanas SA in GUATEMALA (Originally named Representaciones Aeronauticas y Comunicaciones SA ? ...)
Rajshahi Air in BANGLADESH (Cover company for imports of aircraft to Iran. ...)
Russian Air Force in RUSSIA ( ...)
SACOL Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Sociedad Aerocolombiana in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Saga Airlines in TURKEY ( ...)
San Air in COLOMBIA (Ceased operations shortly after startup when DEA seized their aircraft. ...)
SAR in FRANCE (Search-and-Rescue government organisation set up to satisfy ICAO regulations, re ...)
Service Aérien de Recherches in FRANCE (Search-and-Rescue government organisation set up to satisfy ICAO regulations, re ...)
SATT in FRANCE (Initially formed in 1933 as Société Algérienne des Transports Tropicaux which wa ...)
Société Africaine des Transports Tropicaux in FRANCE (Initially formed in 1933 as Société Algérienne des Transports Tropicaux which wa ...)
Servicios Aerolineas Méxicanas in MEXICO ( ...)
SAM in MEXICO ( ...)
Sharwoods Flying Services in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Shovkoviy Shlyah Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Silverbird Aviation in SEYCHELLES (Probably associated with Blenheim Avn. ...)
Sterling Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
Sun Pacific Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Swaziland Airlink in ESWATINI (Formed by the Swazi land government (60%) and SA Airlink (40%) using assets from ...)
Swaziland Express in ESWATINI (Formed by the Swazi land government (60%) and SA Airlink (40%) using assets from ...)
TAO in ECUADOR ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Orientales in ECUADOR ( ...)
TepAvia Trans in MOLDOVA (AOC apparently revoked early 2006. ...)
Toa Airways in JAPAN (Formed 30/11/53. Merged with JDA to form TDA on 15/5/71, forming Toa Domestic ...)
Trans Aéreos Cochabamba in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TAC in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trans Continent Air Express in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
Tropical Airlines in BRAZIL (Never started ops. ...)
TCA in BRAZIL (Never started ops. ...)
Turavia in ITALY (Ceased operations in 9/71. ...)
U.S. Army Air Force in USA (GENERAL) (Established 20/6/41 with the Air Corps and the G.H.Q. Air Force (renamed Air For ...)
USAAF in USA (GENERAL) (Established 20/6/41 with the Air Corps and the G.H.Q. Air Force (renamed Air For ...)
U.S. Marshals Service in USA (GENERAL) (Part of Department of Justice. Prisoner/alien transportation responsability tran ...)
Umeaflyg in SWEDEN ( ...)
UMPO in RUSSIA (Formed by Ufa Motors Production Association. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Ufimskoe motorstroitel'noe proizvodstvennoe ob'yedinenie in RUSSIA (Formed by Ufa Motors Production Association. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Universal Airlines in GUYANA (Ceased operations during autumn 2005. ...)
Uzbekistan Airways in UZBEKISTAN (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Uzbekistan directorate. Formed 28/1/92 as countr ...)
Uzbekistan Havo Jullary in UZBEKISTAN (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Uzbekistan directorate. Formed 28/1/92 as countr ...)
Vintage Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed with help from Virgin Atlantic. ...)
Dakota Aircraft/Virgin Air Tours in USA.FLORIDA (Formed with help from Virgin Atlantic. ...)
Voyager 1000 in USA.INDIANA (Formed in 9/64 as a travel club. Created a subsidiary Voyager 2000 when membersh ...)
WestCan International Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Weststar Aviation Services in MALAYSIA (Formed 4/03 as local distributor for Eurocopter. ...)
Zonic Airlines in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)

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