AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 39 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 39 - 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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ABA in SWEDEN (Formed by the Swedish government with technical assistance from SILA/Svensk Inte ...)
Aktiebolaget Aerotransport/AB Aerotransport/Swedish Air Lines in SWEDEN (Formed by the Swedish government with technical assistance from SILA/Svensk Inte ...)
ADES Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas del Este in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aegean Airlines in GREECE (Formed by Theodore Vassilakis and Laskaridis groups of companies, businessmen Ge ...)
Aeroporia Aigaiou in GREECE (Formed by Theodore Vassilakis and Laskaridis groups of companies, businessmen Ge ...)
Aerial Applicators in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Trans-West Air Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Aero Freight Partner in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Aerochago Airlines in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Aerokuzbass in RUSSIA (Became a helicopter-only operator. ...)
Aeronaves Borinquena in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Aerovias DAP in CHILE (Formed by DAP Helicopteros, originally by Domingo Andrés Pivcevic (DAP). Started ...)
Air Cargo Support in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Rick B.Bergstresser. ...)
Diablo Enterprises in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Rick B.Bergstresser. ...)
Air Charter Cargo in NICARAGUA (Apparently formed as a cover company from the Nicaragua government with no opera ...)
Aerocharter Airlines of Nicaragua in NICARAGUA (Apparently formed as a cover company from the Nicaragua government with no opera ...)
Air Dauphiné in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Kenya in KENYA ( ...)
Air Kenya Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Air Lib in FRANCE (Used trademark Air Lib Express from 2002 to operate MD-80s. Acquisition plan by ...)
Air Madagascar in MADAGASCAR (Formed in 3/47 by TAI. Renamed in 4/61 (official decree on 23/8/61). ...)
Air Malta in MALTA (Formed in 1947 out of British Aviation Services (Malta), Instone Air Lines 1946 ...)
Air Max Africa in GABON ( ...)
Air Midwest in NIGERIA (Originally formed in 2002 as a charter broker. Re-launched by the Governor of Im ...)
Air Nigeria in NIGERIA (Formed as joint venture between Nigeria AW/Nigerian government (51%) and AAL/Air ...)
Air Niugini in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Formed 11/73 to take-over all domestic services operated by Ansett & TAA, owned ...)
Air Nove in BULGARIA ( ...)
Air Premia in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed in 5/18. Expected to start long-haul LCC operations on 12/9/20, postponed ...)
Air Tejas in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Tejas Avionics. ...)
Air Vientiane in LAOS ( ...)
Air Zambezi in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Airest in ESTONIA (AOC received in 11/01 and started scheduled services in 1/02. ...)
AirTanker in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 3/08 as a joint venture of Babcock, Cobham, EADS, Rolls-Royce and Thales ...)
Al-Anwa Establishment in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Alheri Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
Allen Aircraft Corp in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Amiri Flight in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as government-owned provider of air transportation. Reorganized by decree ...)
ASA in RUSSIA ( ...)
American St.Petersburg Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
ATA Airlines in USA.INDIANA (Entered Chapter 11 on 26/10/2004. 27.5% stake acquired 12/04 by Southwest. Exite ...)
Australian Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Aviaexport Airways in GEORGIA (Started its own operations in early 2014. ...)
Aviamost in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatrans Cargo Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed within Aeroflot in 1942 (then used 26 Li-2, 1 C-47, 16 Il-14). ...)
Transport Aviation Avia Trans in RUSSIA (Originally formed within Aeroflot in 1942 (then used 26 Li-2, 1 C-47, 16 Il-14). ...)
B&K Aero KZ in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
BAL Bashkirskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Formally formed 30/6/94 out of Aeroflot's Privolzsk division. Privatization plan ...)
Bashkirian Airlines in RUSSIA (Formally formed 30/6/94 out of Aeroflot's Privolzsk division. Privatization plan ...)
Bangkok Helicopter Services in THAILAND ( ...)
Sky I.C.U. in THAILAND ( ...)
Botswana Desert Airways in BOTSWANA ( ...)
Brooks Aviation in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Brooks Auto Parts in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Carib Express in BARBADOS (Formed by British AW (19.9%) and governments of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. ...)
Caribair in BARBADOS (Formed by British AW (19.9%) and governments of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. ...)
Caspair in KENYA ( ...)
Caspar Air Charters in KENYA ( ...)
Cayman Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS (Nationalized 1977. ...)
CEAM in FRANCE (Test center of the French military command. ...)
Centre d'Expérimentations Aériennes Militaires in FRANCE (Test center of the French military command. ...)
Celtic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Celtic International in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Charter Canarias Airways in SPAIN (Formed 5/09, expecting to be fully funded in late 2009 and start services in 201 ...)
Charter-Leisure in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair/SAirGroup to operate long-haul charters, dba Balair/CTA. ...)
Civil in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
CLA Air Transport in PHILIPPINES (Formed by Philippine Aerospace Development Corp (51%). ...)
Condor Luftreederei in GERMANY (Renamed when merged with Lufthansa-owned Deutsche Flugdienst, becoming a 100% Lu ...)
Congofrigo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Connie Air Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Int'l Aerodyne ? ...)
Connie Rentals in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Int'l Aerodyne ? ...)
Corendon Airlines Europe Gemini in MALTA (Formed by Corendon Air, Turkey. ...)
Costa Airlines in VENEZUELA (Formed 3/12. Started operations on 9/10/13. ...)
Department of Foreign Affairs in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Desert Air Safaris in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Dick Lang. ...)
Dick Langs Desert-Air Safaris in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Dick Lang. ...)
DFD in GERMANY (Formed by Condor. ...)
Deutsche Ferienflugdienste in GERMANY (Formed by Condor. ...)
Druk Air in BHUTAN (Formed 5/4/81. Started ops 14/1/83. ...)
Royal Bhutan Airlines in BHUTAN (Formed 5/4/81. Started ops 14/1/83. ...)
Ernest Airways in ITALY (Formed 16/10/15. Expected to start in 3/17 using AOC from Mistral Air; cancelled ...)
Espe Air in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
EU Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the original owner of Transaer. ...)
Euroscot Express Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Happyjet in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
ExcelAire Services in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by the Nakash family (Jordache Enterprises). ...)
Express America Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Flugtransport in GERMANY (Formed by Hank Wharton & Gerhard Krautheim. ...)
Flywho in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Blue Arrow Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Fu Shing Aviation in TAIWAN ( ...)
Geminair in GHANA ( ...)
Gemini Air Transport in GHANA ( ...)
Global Airlines in TAIWAN (Only information known is the ATR order. ...)
Gorizont in RUSSIA ( ...)
Horizont in RUSSIA ( ...)
GosNii GVF in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Government of Iraq in IRAQ ( ...)
Government of Tchad in TCHAD ( ...)
Hawthorne Nevada Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Renamed 16/3/69 to Air Nevada. ...)
Mineral County Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Renamed 16/3/69 to Air Nevada. ...)
Holidair Airways in CANADA ( ...)
Imperial Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA ( ...)
Interocean Airways in MOZAMBIQUE (Formed in South Africa. Reorganized 1985 in Mozambique using assets from African ...)
Flying Enterprise in MOZAMBIQUE (Formed in South Africa. Reorganized 1985 in Mozambique using assets from African ...)
Izhavia in RUSSIA (Renamed when became national airline of the republic. To be legally split in 201 ...)
Izhevskie avialinii/Izhevsk Airlines in RUSSIA (Renamed when became national airline of the republic. To be legally split in 201 ...)
Javelin Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Kisangani Air Lift in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
KAL in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
KM Airlines in BURUNDI ( ...)
KomiAviatrans in RUSSIA (Ceased operations in 2018, re-starting in 8/20. ...)
Kuzu Airlines Cargo in TURKEY (AOC granted 14/6/04. Started trading as ULS-Global in 11/08. Renamed 3/7/09 to U ...)
LAPE Nacionalista in SPAIN (Assets later taken-over by Iberia. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Postales Españolas in SPAIN (Assets later taken-over by Iberia. ...)
Lloyd International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations on 16/6/72. ...)
LSFMV in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Letecka Sprava Federal Ministry Vnitra in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Luft Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Lufthansa Cargo Airlines in GERMANY (Became an independent subsidiary in 1995. Formed WOW alliance with Singapore AL ...)
Mannion Air Charter in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Marsland Aviation in SUDAN (Ceased ops between 2001 and 2003. Organised in 10/03 as a member of the JAMA Gro ...)
My Jet Xpress Airlines in MALAYSIA (Formed by My Indo Airlines using assets from Neptune Air. ...)
Natar in RWANDA ( ...)
Nesma Airlines in EGYPT (Formed in 2/10 by Nesma Group, Saudi Arabia to operate Hajj/Umrah flights to Sau ...)
Nevada Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Stanley Booker. AOC revoked 4/6/80 by the FAA due to safety violations ...)
NKA in JAPAN (Formed by JAL, ANA & TDA. Taken-over by ANA to operate into Taiwan. ...)
Nihon Kinkyori Airways in JAPAN (Formed by JAL, ANA & TDA. Taken-over by ANA to operate into Taiwan. ...)
Northern Lakes Financial in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Northern Lakes Equity Corporation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Olympus Airways in GREECE (Ceased services on 19/2/20 due to COVID-19. Restarted operations on 16/5/20. ...)
Osh Avia in KYRGYZSTAN (Added on EU ban list 4/7/07, 11/4/08, 24/7/08. ...)
Oxnard Air Freight in USA.CALIFORNIA (Taken-over by Corporate Air. ...)
Pacific Airways in USA.HAWAII (Unconfirmed in Hawaii. ...)
Pan West in $ FICTION ( ...)
Pushpaka Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
Qingdao Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 6/13 by Nanshan Group (25%), Qingdao Municipal Transport Development G ...)
Rorosfly Cargo Norway in NORWAY ( ...)
Royal Express in CANADA (Formed by Royal Aviation. 2 737-200Fs dba Royal Cargo to be transferred to Canad ...)
Royal Phnom Penh Airways in CAMBODIA (Ceased ops late 2004, with possible ongoing limited activity. ...)
Phnom Penh Airways in CAMBODIA (Ceased ops late 2004, with possible ongoing limited activity. ...)
Russ Air Transport Company in RUSSIA (AOC revoked following loss of Il-76. ...)
Rus in RUSSIA (AOC revoked following loss of Il-76. ...)
Sabah Air in MALAYSIA (Formed by the State Government of Sabah. ...)
Penerbagen Sabah in MALAYSIA (Formed by the State Government of Sabah. ...)
Sabeni in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Sociedad Beniana in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Sahel Airlines in NIGER (Originally formed in 1997 but remained dormant until 2006. ...)
Nigel Sahel Airlines in NIGER (Originally formed in 1997 but remained dormant until 2006. ...)
San Marino Executive Aviation in SAN MARINO (Started in 5/18 with biz-jet equipment. ...)
SEMAF in FRANCE (Formed by French government to operate cargo flights with Latécoère 631s. ...)
Société d'Exploitation du Matériel Aérien Français in FRANCE (Formed by French government to operate cargo flights with Latécoère 631s. ...)
Setair in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Scientific and Educational Tours in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Sevrypolska Murmansk in RUSSIA ( ...)
SH Bellawings Airlines in CHINA (Formed by HK Bellawings Jet. ...)
Silver City Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air Holdings. ...)
Sky Field Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Skyfield Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sonata Air Cargo in SUDAN ( ...)
South African Historic Flight in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as an internal division (profit center) within SAA dba SAA His ...)
Southern Caribbean Airways in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ( ...)
Southern Cross Airlines in JAPAN ( ...)
SPAK Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
SPAC Aircompany in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sunny Airways in THAILAND (AOC granted 19/10/10. Started operations on 18/1/12. Ceased operations in 7/12. ...)
Supair in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
SSW Inc in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
TAISA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Integracion SA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
TAP Express in PORTUGAL ( ...)
TAR Aerolineas in MEXICO (Formed 18/10/11 by Grupo Mafra (a property development group). Started operation ...)
Transportes Aéreos Regionales in MEXICO (Formed 18/10/11 by Grupo Mafra (a property development group). Started operation ...)
Taxi Aéreo de Santander in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Tecnofly in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Thai Tiger Airways in THAILAND (Formed 2/8/10 by Thai AW (51%) and Tiger AW, Singapore. Shareholding distributed ...)
ThaiTiger Airways in THAILAND (Formed 2/8/10 by Thai AW (51%) and Tiger AW, Singapore. Shareholding distributed ...)
Trans Aéreos Luwior in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TAL in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trans Global Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
TGA in $ FICTION ( ...)
Trans-Air Hawaii in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
U.S. Department of the Interior in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Uhuru Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by unidentified Asian businessman. AOC revoked 9/05 by Congolese CAA. Lis ...)
United Air Express in NIGERIA ( ...)
ValuAir in SINGAPORE (Formed by ex-Singapore AL management staff and Asiatravel.com. 20% acquired in 1 ...)
Waites Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Werner Aero Services in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Wheelair in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Wings Air Company in BELARUS ( ...)

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Generated: 22/10/2020 05:00:03

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