AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 37 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 37 - 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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AB Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Went into administration and ceased scheduled services in 1999. ...)
Advanced Air in USA.CALIFORNIA (Started operations in 2015, scheduled services in 1/19. ...)
Aero de Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Aero Feliz in MEXICO ( ...)
Aero Perú in PERU (Formed 22/5/73 using SATCO assets. Partially privatized during 1981 (government ...)
Empresa de Transporte Aéreo del Peru in PERU (Formed 22/5/73 using SATCO assets. Partially privatized during 1981 (government ...)
Aero-Dyne Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
AeroAmerica in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed on 10/8/73, initially using the dormant certificate of Standard Airways u ...)
Aerodynamics Malaga in SPAIN ( ...)
Aerolineas Argentinas in ARGENTINA (Formed 7/12/50 by the nationalization and merger of FAMA, Aeroposta, ALFA & ZOND ...)
Aerolineas Internacionales de Honduras in HONDURAS ( ...)
Aerovias Rojas in MEXICO (Taken over by Aeronaves de México. ...)
African International Airways in ESWATINI (Reorganized 1988 when partially acquired by Intavia, Ltd. Entered business allia ...)
AIA in ESWATINI (Reorganized 1988 when partially acquired by Intavia, Ltd. Entered business allia ...)
Air Finland in FINLAND (Formed in 1/02. 55% purchased 3/07 by Berling Capital Group, Finland (remaining ...)
Air Gemini in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequent dates. Entered financial difficulti ...)
Air Koryo in KOREA (NORTH) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 until 26/11/09; 31/3/10 (except Tu-204s) and subse ...)
Air Madagascar in MADAGASCAR (Formed on 1/1/62 with help from Air France (43.63% later reduced to 3.48%), Mada ...)
Société Nationale Malgache de Transports Aériens in MADAGASCAR (Formed on 1/1/62 with help from Air France (43.63% later reduced to 3.48%), Mada ...)
Air Miami in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Mike Express/Continental Express in USA.GUAM (Formed by Air Micronesia & Continental. ...)
Air Omni in USA.FLORIDA (Proposed merger of Florida AL and Marco Island AW, eventually cancelled. Two air ...)
Air Open Sky in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Perú International in PERU (AOC received 19/6/07. Started services 11/07 using ACMI equipment. ...)
Air Services International in SOMALIA (Unconfirmed in Somalia. ...)
Air Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Air Zarco in PORTUGAL (Renamed Euro Atlantic AW due to ATC problems. ...)
AirAsia China in CHINA (Formed in 5/17 by a MoU between AirAsia, Everbright Group and the local Henan go ...)
Aire Cardinal International in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Airline Tonga in TONGA (Formed in 11/2005 by Air Fiji following the government decision to end its one-a ...)
Airlink/QantasLink in AUSTRALIA (Renamed 1/5/01 exclusively as QantasLink. Suspended operations on 9/4/20 due to ...)
Alas del Sur in ARGENTINA (Launch postponed. Reportedly purchased in 6/18 by JetSmart, Chile (qv). ...)
American Jet in ARGENTINA (Originally formed as an air taxi company. ...)
Americana de Aviacion in ECUADOR (Formed by Pacific Air Transport (60%). ...)
Anglo Cargo in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Anglo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Aries del Sur in ARGENTINA (Acquired in 1995 by IEGSA/International Enterprise Group SA. ...)
Arma de Aeronáutica in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Associated Aviation in NIGERIA (Suspended charter operations in 11/12. AOC suspended on 5/10/13 following fatal ...)
Atlanta Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Caledonian AW parent company (Inspirations plc). ...)
Atlanta Icelandic Air Transport in ICELAND ( ...)
Tempair in ICELAND ( ...)
Atlantic Airlines Cargo in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Atlas Atlantique Airlines in FRANCE (Entered bankruptcy protection on 15/3/17. Suspended operations on 1/10/17 and AO ...)
Avex Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Taken-over in 1989 by Inter-Air, becoming a dormant carrier. ...)
Avia Trend in AZERBAIJAN (Formed by ECT/East Convert Trade ? Purchased by Leonid Minin and used as cover f ...)
Aviatrend in AZERBAIJAN (Formed by ECT/East Convert Trade ? Purchased by Leonid Minin and used as cover f ...)
Aviaflot-Lizing in RUSSIA ( ...)
Azimut in SPAIN ( ...)
Batik Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Lion Airlines as its ful-service and long-haul subsidiary. Started ope ...)
Batik Air Indonesia in INDONESIA (Formed by Lion Airlines as its ful-service and long-haul subsidiary. Started ope ...)
Blue Airlines in ITALY (Formed by Amedeo Savoia, Duke of Aosta. ...)
Blue Line in ITALY (Formed by Amedeo Savoia, Duke of Aosta. ...)
BonairExel in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Exel Group. Temporarily suspended operations on 2/3/05 and immediately ...)
Dutch Eagle Express in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Exel Group. Temporarily suspended operations on 2/3/05 and immediately ...)
British Mediterranean Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Became a British AW franchisee in 1997. Changed trademark to BMed in 12/2004. ...)
Canarias Regional Air in SPAIN ( ...)
Centennial Express Airlines in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Centrafrique Air Express in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Formed 4/7/06. Started operations 10/11/06 using a leased SAAB 340. Introduced j ...)
Central Asian Aviation Services in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 9/7/09. Possibly never started revenue operations. ...)
CAAS in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 9/7/09. Possibly never started revenue operations. ...)
Chicago Midway Travel in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
China Air Cargo in CHINA (AOC granted in 11/16. ...)
China World Aviation Leasing in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed as a joint venture between EADS and D&A Global Investment. Assets managed ...)
CWAL in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed as a joint venture between EADS and D&A Global Investment. Assets managed ...)
Civil in CANADA ( ...)
Compañia Interamericana Export-Import in PANAMA (Formed by George Batchelor and associated with IAL, Miami. ...)
Con-Av Corp in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Conair Deutschland in GERMANY (Formed by Conair. ...)
Confort Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
Cork Air Carriers in IRELAND ( ...)
COSTA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Compañia Sinuana de Transporte Aéreo Costa in COLOMBIA ( ...)
DC Air in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ( ...)
Diwan in FRANCE (Formed by CPP/Compagnie Provençale de Participations (which also owns Air Proven ...)
Dubai Air Wing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
East West Airline in SYRIA (Formed on 2/12/17. Expected to start in 2019, postponed to 2021. ...)
Egretta BMI in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed using 66% of Bemoair assets. Renamed simply Egretta in 1997. ...)
Flugbereitschaft in GERMANY ( ...)
Fly Yang Yang in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed on 12/4/16. Initial AOC application turned down in 2/17, re-submitted. Re ...)
Fracht in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviationno-kommercheskoe predpriatie Fracht in RUSSIA ( ...)
Fresh Air in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea de Liberación in CUBA (Formed by the CIA as attack forces for operation Bay of Pigs. ...)
FAL in CUBA (Formed by the CIA as attack forces for operation Bay of Pigs. ...)
GA-Finance in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
General Asset-Finance Capital in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Global Spirit Airlines in PAKISTAN (Formed by UK's T&M International Group, later Jeffrey Int'l Group Ltd. Expects s ...)
Government of Angola in ANGOLA ( ...)
Government of Mexico in MEXICO ( ...)
Government of Spain in SPAIN ( ...)
Hunting Air Cargo in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired by Safair and Compagnie Maritime Belge in 1998. ...)
Hunting Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired by Safair and Compagnie Maritime Belge in 1998. ...)
Hunting Surveys Zambia in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Imperial Cargo Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
Imperial Japan Air Force in JAPAN ( ...)
Intercontinental Aero Leasing in ESWATINI ( ...)
Interjet in MEXICO (Started services 12/05. Plan for IPO announced 26/5/11, repeatedly postponed unt ...)
ABC Aerolineas in MEXICO (Started services 12/05. Plan for IPO announced 26/5/11, repeatedly postponed unt ...)
Jetscape Aviation Group in USA.FLORIDA (Merged in 1/11 with M1 Commercial Jets (with M1 Leasing owning 57% of the new gr ...)
KNG Transavia Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Russia's KNG Transavia. Listed in 2005 by the US government as a Bout' ...)
KSR Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
LASER Aéro Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras in BRAZIL ( ...)
Luft Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Possibly reorganized by 2004 in Goma, DR Congo, by Simeron Enterprises, Armenia. ...)
MBB in GERMANY (Formed in 5/69 when Messerschmitt-Bölkow (founded 6/6/68 by merging Messerschmit ...)
Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm in GERMANY (Formed in 5/69 when Messerschmitt-Bölkow (founded 6/6/68 by merging Messerschmit ...)
Miami Valley Aviation in USA.OHIO (Ceased operations late 5/2004. ...)
MVA in USA.OHIO (Ceased operations late 5/2004. ...)
Midair Inc in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Midwest Connect in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed by Midwest Airlines. ...)
Namibian Air Force in NAMIBIA ( ...)
Northwest Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Shaanxi Provincial Communication Construction Group (50%), YTO Cargo A ...)
China Northwest International Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Shaanxi Provincial Communication Construction Group (50%), YTO Cargo A ...)
Nortjet in SPAIN (Formed with help from Air Charter. ...)
EuskalAir in SPAIN (Formed with help from Air Charter. ...)
Octavian Airways in LAOS ( ...)
Olympic Aviation in GREECE (Formed by Olympic AW (100%). Nationalized in 1975, partially privatized in 1993. ...)
Pacific Coast Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Unconfirmed in California. ...)
Peace Air Togo in TOGO (Formed with help from Air Ivoire. Planned to be merged in 1996 with Air Niger an ...)
Pearl Air in GRENADA (Formed by Captain Gerhardt, operating to supply arms to UNITA forces in Angola. ...)
Penza Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Penza division. ...)
Penzenskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Penza division. ...)
Perm Airlines in RUSSIA (Reportedly announced on 19/10/07 that carrier will be split in two components. G ...)
Permskie Avialinii/PAL in RUSSIA (Reportedly announced on 19/10/07 that carrier will be split in two components. G ...)
PM International Charter & Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Point-Afrique in NIGER (Formed along with PointAir Burkina by 1996-founded Point-Afrique Voyages, a Fren ...)
Puerto Rican Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
S Group International in KYRGYZSTAN (Operations suspended by 1/16. ...)
SAS in SWEDEN (Formed by integration of Sweden's ABA, Norway's DNL and Denmark's DDL, in ratio ...)
Scandinavian Airlines System in SWEDEN (Formed by integration of Sweden's ABA, Norway's DNL and Denmark's DDL, in ratio ...)
SAVA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos del Valle in COLOMBIA ( ...)
SEC Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicio Especializado de Carga Aérea in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicio Aéreo Panini in MEXICO (Originally formed in 1932 by Italian national Carlos Panini, formally launched o ...)
SETCO Air Lines in HONDURAS (Operated cocaine shipments on behalf of the Nicaragua Contras with the approval ...)
Servicios Ejecutivos Turisticos Commander in HONDURAS (Operated cocaine shipments on behalf of the Nicaragua Contras with the approval ...)
Shaheen Air International in PAKISTAN (Formed 12/93 by Pakistan Air Force. Ceased ops between 1996 and 2001 when reorga ...)
Shaheen International in PAKISTAN (Formed 12/93 by Pakistan Air Force. Ceased ops between 1996 and 2001 when reorga ...)
Shanghai Aircraft Factory in CHINA (Reorganized into AVIC II. ...)
Skyway Cargo in KYRGYZSTAN (Associated with Star African Air Company and TRAST Aero. Listed on EU ban list 5 ...)
Sky Way Air in KYRGYZSTAN (Associated with Star African Air Company and TRAST Aero. Listed on EU ban list 5 ...)
St.Lucia International Imports in SAINT LUCIA ( ...)
Starbow Airlines in GHANA (Originally formed in 2007 as Aero Surveys Ghana, later renamed to Air Shuttle, u ...)
State Flight Academy of Ukraine in UKRAINE ( ...)
Derzhavna lyotna akademia Ukrainy in UKRAINE ( ...)
Sun Land Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Tiger Airways Incheon in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 11/07 as a joint venture between Singapore's Tiger Airways (49%) and the ...)
Incheon Tiger Airways in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 11/07 as a joint venture between Singapore's Tiger Airways (49%) and the ...)
Trans Cair in BELGIUM ( ...)
Trans-Attico in SUDAN (Formed by Attibco FZE trading group. Organised in 10/03 as a member of the JAMA ...)
TransNusa Air Services in INDONESIA (Started operations on 4/8/05 using ACMI aircraft only, wet-leased from other car ...)
TransNusa Mandiri in INDONESIA (Started operations on 4/8/05 using ACMI aircraft only, wet-leased from other car ...)
Transpaís Aéreo in MEXICO (Initially formed as an air taxi company. ...)
TPA in MEXICO (Initially formed as an air taxi company. ...)
Transporte Aéreo del Pacifico Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed out of former TAP Colombia ? ...)
TAP Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed out of former TAP Colombia ? ...)
Transportes Aéreos Acre in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transwede Airways in SWEDEN (33% of stocks acquired in 1991 by Sterling. 50% stake acquired in 1996 by Braath ...)
Aerocenter Trafikflyg in SWEDEN (33% of stocks acquired in 1991 by Sterling. 50% stake acquired in 1996 by Braath ...)
Ukrtranslizing in UKRAINE ( ...)
United Air Lines in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by the merger of Boeing Air Transport (originally United Aircraft and Tra ...)
UAL in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by the merger of Boeing Air Transport (originally United Aircraft and Tra ...)
US Aviation Corporation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Equatorial Guinean interests. ...)
Vansco Air Freight in IVORY COAST ( ...)
VASD in BRAZIL (Taken-over by Nacional. ...)
Viaçao Aérea Santos Dumont SA in BRAZIL (Taken-over by Nacional. ...)
Victoria Airlines in ITALY ( ...)
VLM in BELGIUM (Started services on 15/5/93. Plan to become a Team Lufthansa franchisee dropped ...)
Vlaamse Luchttransportmaatschappij in BELGIUM (Started services on 15/5/93. Plan to become a Team Lufthansa franchisee dropped ...)
Volotea in SPAIN (Formed by Alaeo SL (Carlos Muñoz, co-founder of Vueling), and former management ...)
Zamboanga Air Services in PHILIPPINES ( ...)

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