AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 38 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 38 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 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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ACS in BELGIUM (Formed as a branch of UK's Air Charter Service. Became a chartering company only ...)
Air Charter Service in BELGIUM (Formed as a branch of UK's Air Charter Service. Became a chartering company only ...)
ACS Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aero Gaucho in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aerocaribe de Honduras in HONDURAS ( ...)
Honduras Air in HONDURAS ( ...)
Aerolineas León in MEXICO (Taken-over by Aero Feliz. Renamed Aerorepublica after the loss of Convair. ...)
Aerovias Pancontinental in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Afra Airways in BURUNDI (AOC granted on 15/4/16. ...)
Africa World Airlines in GHANA (Formed 11/10 by local (SAS Finance Group, 30%) and Chinese (70%) interests. AOC ...)
AWAL in GHANA (Formed 11/10 by local (SAS Finance Group, 30%) and Chinese (70%) interests. AOC ...)
Air Armenia in ARMENIA (Formed 2/5/03 using assets from Armenian AL in association with Globe Travel. Su ...)
Air Cess in LIBERIA (Formed by Victor Bout's brother Serguei Bout, originally at Ostend, Belgium dba ...)
Air Eagle in PAKISTAN (Formed by the Pakistan Air Force as a successor to Shaheen Air Cargo (qv). Cease ...)
Air Grand Lucs in ESWATINI (Formed by Interflight Airline Marketing. ...)
AGL in ESWATINI (Formed by Interflight Airline Marketing. ...)
Air Nevada in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Nippon Kabushiki-Gaisha in JAPAN ( ...)
ANK in JAPAN ( ...)
Air Poitou-Charentes in FRANCE ( ...)
CAPC/Compagnie Aérienne Poitou-Charentes in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Troika in RUSSIA ( ...)
Airborne Support in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
ASI in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Aircom in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Airlift International of Ghana in GHANA (Formed by Farzin Azima (brother of Farhad Azima). Associated with NexGen Aviatio ...)
AirOnix in UKRAINE (Originally formed in 2007. AOC granted 16/10/09. Started in 5/12. Suspended oper ...)
Air Onix in UKRAINE (Originally formed in 2007. AOC granted 16/10/09. Started in 5/12. Suspended oper ...)
Airtrust Singapore in SINGAPORE (Formed by Johnny Fong. ...)
Orient Pacific Airways in SINGAPORE (Formed by Johnny Fong. ...)
Airways International in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed by Brazil's Mark Up Air. ...)
Al-Atheer Aviation in SAUDI ARABIA (Believed to be a joint Saudi/US para-military organization. ...)
Al-Atheer Establishment in SAUDI ARABIA (Believed to be a joint Saudi/US para-military organization. ...)
Aria Air Lines in IRAN (AOC suspended 24/7/09 following loss of Il-62, later resumed. Ceased operations ...)
Aria Tours in IRAN (AOC suspended 24/7/09 following loss of Il-62, later resumed. Ceased operations ...)
Australian Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Qantas (100%) to operate low yields routes. Merged into Qantas with la ...)
Avensa in VENEZUELA (Formed by Pan American (30%, later increased to 37%). Int'l routes transferred i ...)
Aerovias Venezolanas SA in VENEZUELA (Formed by Pan American (30%, later increased to 37%). Int'l routes transferred i ...)
Avequis in FRANCE (Formed as a joint venture between Crédit Agricole and some private investors. ...)
Azerbaijan Air Force in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
Bénin Inter Regional in BENIN ( ...)
Berkut Air Services in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and subsequent dates. Renamed late 2011 to Bek Air ...)
Best Aviation in BANGLADESH (Originally formed as a helicopter operator. Airline AOC granted in 2006. 49% pur ...)
Best Air in BANGLADESH (Originally formed as a helicopter operator. Airline AOC granted in 2006. 49% pur ...)
Big Sky Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Bixby Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Blue Bird Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
BlueSky Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS (Formed in 11/13. Expected to start in mid-2014. ...)
Business Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Biznes Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Cardinal Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Cargo Lion in LUXEMBOURG (Originally formed in 1991 in Guernsey as Cargo Lion Ltd by Bertram Pohl. Started ...)
Caribbean Island Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Cirrus Luftfahrt in GERMANY (Started ops in 1991. Renamed Cirrus Airlines when reorganized by Saarbrücken air ...)
Cirrus Air in GERMANY (Started ops in 1991. Renamed Cirrus Airlines when reorganized by Saarbrücken air ...)
City Air in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Club International in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed in 6/71 by Joel and June Eisenberg. Later merged into AeroAmerica activit ...)
Aeroclub International in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed in 6/71 by Joel and June Eisenberg. Later merged into AeroAmerica activit ...)
Condor in GERMANY (50% acquired from Lufthansa by Neckermann Reisen in 2000 (part of KarstadtQuelle ...)
Condor Flugdienst in GERMANY (50% acquired from Lufthansa by Neckermann Reisen in 2000 (part of KarstadtQuelle ...)
Dahla Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Became a handling company. Reorganized in DR Congo as Dahla Airlines (IATA DHA, ...)
debis AirFinance in NETHERLANDS (Formed 20/11/95 by DaimlerChrysler and European banks. Includes AerCo Group (for ...)
AerCo Ireland/AerCo Group in NETHERLANDS (Formed 20/11/95 by DaimlerChrysler and European banks. Includes AerCo Group (for ...)
DHL Airways in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed as airline subsidiary in the US for Redwood City, CA DHL Corp formed in ...)
DHL Worldwide Express Courier in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed as airline subsidiary in the US for Redwood City, CA DHL Corp formed in ...)
Diamond Sakha Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Nyerungri Sakha Avia. Became a leasing company. Integrated into SakhaA ...)
Almas Sakha Avia in RUSSIA (Formed by Nyerungri Sakha Avia. Became a leasing company. Integrated into SakhaA ...)
Dubai Defense Force Wing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formally absorbed in 12/97 into UAE Air Force. ...)
DutchCaribbeanExel in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Exel Group. ...)
Eagle Air in INDONESIA (Formed by PT Global Transport Service (owner of Indonesia Air Transport, 50% co- ...)
Star Eagle in INDONESIA (Formed by PT Global Transport Service (owner of Indonesia Air Transport, 50% co- ...)
Executive Air in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Exec-Air/Skyline Charters in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Facilities Management Corporation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Falcon Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 12/58. Started operations in 3/59. Ceased services on 21/9/61 when its ...)
Fireball Air Express in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Stan Weiss and Col Charles Sherman. Renamed to Standard AL before obta ...)
FlightStar Group in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Auxer/Viva Group through Tristar Capital and Northeast Airlines. ...)
FlightStar Trading in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Auxer/Viva Group through Tristar Capital and Northeast Airlines. ...)
Fly Go-Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed early 2010. Expects to start operations on 26/11/12 with CRJ, postponed t ...)
Fly One Airlines in ROMANIA (Formed on 21/8/18 by Fly One, Moldova. AOC granted in early 2020. ...)
FlyAnt in SPAIN (Formed by Futura Int'l as freighter subsidiary. Started ops 7/06. Ceased operati ...)
Flyforbeans in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by SkyMerlin consultancy group. ...)
FlyGR8 in GREECE (Originally formed in 2018 as Apollon Hellenic Jet SA by former executives of Hel ...)
Foshing Airlines Air Transport in TAIWAN (Renamed TransAsia on 1/1/92. ...)
Frigorifico Santa Rita in BOLIVIA ( ...)
FSR/Empresa Aérea Frigorifico Santa Rita in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Gemini Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
Genavco Air Cargo in USA.HAWAII (Possibly formed as early as 1970 with unidentified C-46s. ...)
Gideon Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Global Supply Systems in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Atlas Air (49%) and British Airways; all aircraft operated for BA in B ...)
GSS in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Atlas Air (49%) and British Airways; all aircraft operated for BA in B ...)
GoodFly in SPAIN (Originally formed as an aviation school. ...)
Government of Eritrea in ERITREA ( ...)
Greenlandair in DENMARK.GREENLAND (Formed by SAS (25% later 33% then 37.5%). ...)
Gronlandsfly in DENMARK.GREENLAND (Formed by SAS (25% later 33% then 37.5%). ...)
Gwadar Air in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Hawaii Pacific Air in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Air Cargo Hawaii in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Helios Airways in CYPRUS (Formed with help from TEA Switzerland. Purchased in 11/2004 by Libra Holidays Gr ...)
Hispaniola Airways in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Imair in AZERBAIJAN (Reorganized 1995 as a division of Improtex. ...)
Improtex in AZERBAIJAN (Reorganized 1995 as a division of Improtex. ...)
Jetaway Air Travel in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Joy Air Cargo in POLAND (Unconfirmed as formed as Target Freight. ...)
Joy Przedsiebiorstow in POLAND (Unconfirmed as formed as Target Freight. ...)
Kazaviaspas in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by MNS Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan Emercom). Added on EU ban list 14/7/09, 26/ ...)
MNS Kazakhstan in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by MNS Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan Emercom). Added on EU ban list 14/7/09, 26/ ...)
Kosmos Airlines in RUSSIA (100% purchased in 4/16 by Roscosmos State Corporation. Expected to release its A ...)
Leonardo in ITALY ( ...)
Ligne Aérienne Colombe in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (AOC revoked on 15/10/09. ...)
LSSNB in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Madair in MADAGASCAR (Reorganized on 13/11/61 by Air France (44%), TAI (36%) and the Madagascar govern ...)
Société Nationale Malgache de Tranpsorts Aériens in MADAGASCAR (Reorganized on 13/11/61 by Air France (44%), TAI (36%) and the Madagascar govern ...)
Ministry of Agriculture in RUSSIA ( ...)
MJ Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Chinese investors. Expected to start on 29/1/19. Business plan abandon ...)
Musterprüfstelle der Bundeswehr für Luftfahrtgerät in GERMANY (Flight test unit of the (West) German government. ...)
MBL in GERMANY (Flight test unit of the (West) German government. ...)
MyJet Asia in SINGAPORE ( ...)
National Paints in KYRGYZSTAN (Textile company initially formed in 1969 in Amman, Jordan. Set up a network of p ...)
Naturelink Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (60% acquired by Safair in mid-2004 (through Imperial Holdings Limited). Fully pu ...)
NEBO Aircompany in RUSSIA (Ceased own operations during 1995. ...)
Aviakompania NEBO in RUSSIA (Ceased own operations during 1995. ...)
Northern Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
OneSky in CHILE ( ...)
Outsize Air Cargo in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Clark Aircraft in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Panaircraft in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Pennair in GERMANY ( ...)
PeoplExpress in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by Donald Burr (ex-CEO of Texas Air), all employees required to buy stock ...)
People Express Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by Donald Burr (ex-CEO of Texas Air), all employees required to buy stock ...)
PointAir Burkina in BURKINA FASO (Formed along with Point-Afrique by 1996-founded Point-Afrique Voyages, a French ...)
Prince in $ FICTION ( ...)
Providence Airlines in USA.INDIANA (Ceased ops between 1979 and 1984. ...)
Providence Air Charter in USA.INDIANA (Ceased ops between 1979 and 1984. ...)
Red Wings in MEXICO ( ...)
RedWings in MEXICO ( ...)
Sant'Air Cargo in GUINEA ( ...)
Santa Fe Skyway in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Santa Fe Railways. ...)
SAS Braathens in NORWAY (Renamed SAS Norge effective 1/6/07. ...)
Sharjah Ruler's Flight in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Sirocco Aerospace International in EGYPT (Formed by Kato Aromatic. Company has exlusive rights to market internationally T ...)
Kato Group in EGYPT (Formed by Kato Aromatic. Company has exlusive rights to market internationally T ...)
SkyLink Airways in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Slovakian Airlines in SLOVAKIA (Formed 2/11, originally as Bratavia. Expected to start operations on 15/12/11. ...)
Strategic Airlines Luxembourg in LUXEMBOURG (Formed 2/10 as European division of Australia's Strategic Airlines. AOC granted ...)
Sun d'Or International Airlines in ISRAEL (Formed by El Al (100%) as El Al Charter Services. Renamed 1978 before starting o ...)
Surveillance Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by National Jet Systems (100%) to operate Customs Coastwatch. ...)
National Air Support in AUSTRALIA (Formed by National Jet Systems (100%) to operate Customs Coastwatch. ...)
Sutra Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed by the local government of northern Sumatra. Reportedly started operation ...)
Swoop in CANADA (Formed in 4/17 by WestJet as its ultra-LCC subsidiary. Name Swoop selected in 9/ ...)
Tailwind Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by the Turkish owner of AMAC Aerospace. AOC obtained 14/11/08. Started op ...)
Tailwind Hava Yollari in TURKEY (Formed by the Turkish owner of AMAC Aerospace. AOC obtained 14/11/08. Started op ...)
TAR in FRANCE ( ...)
Transports Aériens Réunis in FRANCE ( ...)
Taxader in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Tchad Airways in TCHAD ( ...)
Tikal Jets Airlines in GUATEMALA (Started operations in 1994. Ceased ops 2/2/98 until late 1998. Ceased all ops 1/ ...)
Tramson Airlines in SUDAN ( ...)
Trans Union Leasing in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Trans Union Asset Management/Trans Union Aircraft Leasing Corp in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
TRUVA in TURKEY ( ...)
United Arabian Airlines in SUDAN ( ...)
United Europe Airways in DENMARK ( ...)
United European Airways in ROMANIA (Business plan re-launched in 2013 as United European Airlines ? ...)
UTair Ukraine in UKRAINE (Formed by UTair Aviation. AOC granted 23/9/09. Started operations on 11/12/09. A ...)
Vacation Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Western Pacific Airlines in USA.COLORADO (Started services on 28/4/95. Merger plan with Frontier announced 1/8/97, to be e ...)
Yildizlar Aviation in TURKEY (Company specialized in part-out projects. ...)
Zest Airways in PHILIPPINES (Added on EU ban list 30/3/10 and subsequent dates. Minority interest purchased 3 ...)
Asiawide Airways in PHILIPPINES (Added on EU ban list 30/3/10 and subsequent dates. Minority interest purchased 3 ...)

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