AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 40 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 40 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 13/08/2020 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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7th Sky in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by Aviasta KZ. ...)
Abakan Air Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Khakasia Airlines/Abakanskoe Aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aero Svit Airlines in UKRAINE (Reorganized with Ukraine government (22%), CJS (40%, Agency of Air Communication ...)
AeroSvit in UKRAINE (Reorganized with Ukraine government (22%), CJS (40%, Agency of Air Communication ...)
Aerosierra de Durango in MEXICO ( ...)
Aero Sierra de Durango in MEXICO ( ...)
Afrinat International in GHANA (Formed by Afrinat Group. AOC granted in early 2014; expected to start services o ...)
Air BC in CANADA ( ...)
Air Colombia in COLOMBIA (Started ops in 1987. Suspended briefly operations in 1995 when suspected to be a ...)
Air Holdings in UNITED KINGDOM (Possibly set up in 1961 as the parent company of British United Airways. ...)
Air Korea in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed in 1961 by Han Jin Transportation Co Ltd, a truck/bus operator (owned by ...)
Air Plus Comet in SPAIN (Formed by ex-Oasis Int'l staff (Mata, Pascual and Díaz, hence the MPD code). Ful ...)
Airline Capital Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Simkair in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Al Rais Cargo Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed in 1983 as a freight forwarder, started own airline operations in 2004. C ...)
Rais Air Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed in 1983 as a freight forwarder, started own airline operations in 2004. C ...)
Alberta Northern Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Amed Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
AmedAir in NIGERIA ( ...)
America International Aviation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
ARM Palfe in SPAIN ( ...)
Asia Pacific Airways in INDIA ( ...)
ASL Airlines Belgium in BELGIUM ( ...)
Assofly Airlines in ITALY ( ...)
Auto 500 in USA.FLORIDA (Formed as a joint venture between Automatic Leasing and Aerodirect. ...)
AVA Airline in THAILAND (Formed 10/10. Expected to obtain its AOC in 2011. ...)
Asia Valued Airlines in THAILAND (Formed 10/10. Expected to obtain its AOC in 2011. ...)
Avion Express Malta in MALTA (Formed by Avion Express, Lithuania. Suspended operations on 11/3/20 due to COVID ...)
ALH Airlines in MALTA (Formed by Avion Express, Lithuania. Suspended operations on 11/3/20 due to COVID ...)
Bahrain Defence Force Air Wing in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Baltia Air Lines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed 24/8/89. Has been announcing future acquisitions and "imminent" start of ...)
Beaver Enterprises in CANADA ( ...)
Berezniki Municipal Air Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Bereznikovskoe munitsipalnoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA ( ...)
Bolivian Air System in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Britavia in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 11/45 as a consultany company for the aviation insurers, initially ope ...)
British Aviation Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 11/45 as a consultany company for the aviation insurers, initially ope ...)
British South American Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed as BLAIR/British Latin American Air Lines and nationalized bef ...)
BSAA in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed as BLAIR/British Latin American Air Lines and nationalized bef ...)
BTA Cargo in CANADA ( ...)
BTA Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Business Air in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Butler Aviation in USA.OREGON (Started operating for USDA in 1981. Merged in 1992 with Page Avjet. Acquired by ...)
Butler Aircraft Company in USA.OREGON (Started operating for USDA in 1981. Merged in 1992 with Page Avjet. Acquired by ...)
Catalina Air in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Cayman Brac Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS ( ...)
Centurion Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased by AMC. Ceeased operations in 3/17 and surrendered its AOC in 8/18. ...)
China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology in CHINA (Formed by CAAC. ...)
CASTC in CHINA (Formed by CAAC. ...)
CIACA Airlines in VENEZUELA (Formed by Centro Industrial Aeronautico CA. ...)
Cielos del Perú in PERU (Reorganized in 1998 as a subsidiary of STAF, taking assets from Export Air Cargo ...)
Coastal Airways in UGANDA ( ...)
Contract Air Cargo in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by IFL Group. Took-over large aircraft operations from Corporate Express ...)
IFL Group in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by IFL Group. Took-over large aircraft operations from Corporate Express ...)
Cosmos Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Cruz Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Deer Air in CHINA (30% purchased by Beijing Tourism Group and renamed 1/4/10 to Beijing Capital Air ...)
Deer Jet Airlines in CHINA (30% purchased by Beijing Tourism Group and renamed 1/4/10 to Beijing Capital Air ...)
DNL in NORWAY (Operations integrated into SAS in 1946. Renamed SAS Norge in 1997. ...)
Det Norske Luftfartselskap/Norwegian Airlines in NORWAY (Operations integrated into SAS in 1946. Renamed SAS Norge in 1997. ...)
Dormacken in IRELAND (Formed by Polaris and GECAS. ...)
Eastern Congo Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Fairchild Hiller in USA (GENERAL) (Renamed when purchased Hiller Corp. Acquired Republic Aviation. ...)
Fenix Aviación in CHILE ( ...)
Florida Commuter Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Red Baron Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Fly Mid Africa in GAMBIA (Started services on 15/5/17. ...)
Fly Sky Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed in 6/19. ...)
Fly Tanzania in TANZANIA ( ...)
FlyNonstop in NORWAY (Started commercial services on 25/4/13. Entered bankrupcy on 29/10/13, ceasing o ...)
Fly NonStop in NORWAY (Started commercial services on 25/4/13. Entered bankrupcy on 29/10/13, ceasing o ...)
G&B Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Gorny Altay Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Gorno-Altaysk division. ...)
Government of Germany in GERMANY ( ...)
Hindustan Aeronautics in INDIA (Originally formed as Hindustan Aircraft Co. by Walchand Hirachand. Nationalized ...)
HAL in INDIA (Originally formed as Hindustan Aircraft Co. by Walchand Hirachand. Nationalized ...)
Hong Kong Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed with help from BOAC. Awarded routes north of Hong Kong in 1949 (along wit ...)
ILFC in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in 1973 by Steven Udvar-Hazy and two associated father and son Hungarians ...)
International Lease Finance Corporation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in 1973 by Steven Udvar-Hazy and two associated father and son Hungarians ...)
Infinity Asia Airlines in THAILAND (AOC granted on 25/8/11. Expected to start at a later date. ...)
Inter Sky Airline in BURUNDI (Operator only mentioned in ICAO document as formed by South African interests. ...)
International Aircraft Investors in USA.NEVADA (Formed in Torrance, California. Merged 27/12/02 into Jetscape Aviation Group, wi ...)
IAI in USA.NEVADA (Formed in Torrance, California. Merged 27/12/02 into Jetscape Aviation Group, wi ...)
JBM & Sons International Freight in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Juan B Millon along with related Assw JBM & Sons (later Juan B Millon ...)
JetEx in AUSTRALIA (Formed by National Jet Systems (100%) to operate freighter services. ...)
National Jet Express in AUSTRALIA (Formed by National Jet Systems (100%) to operate freighter services. ...)
Kaz Air Jet in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
LAPE Zona Rojas in SPAIN ( ...)
Latécoère in FRANCE (Formed by Pierre-Georges Latécoère. After WW2 and the Laté 631 program, became a ...)
SIAL/Société Industrielle d'Aviation Latécoère in FRANCE (Formed by Pierre-Georges Latécoère. After WW2 and the Laté 631 program, became a ...)
LRI Air Traffic & Airport Administration in HUNGARY ( ...)
Lusair International in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
MAIS Mozambican Airlines in MOZAMBIQUE (Formed in 7/13. Approved in 5/15 by the Mozambique CAA. Expects to start in mid- ...)
Mozambique Air Services in MOZAMBIQUE (Formed in 7/13. Approved in 5/15 by the Mozambique CAA. Expects to start in mid- ...)
Malta Medair in MALTA (Suspended operations on 20/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Marshall Airways in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Syd Marshall. ...)
Megantara Air in INDONESIA (Originally formed as a freight forwarder. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and sub ...)
Mid Airlines in SUDAN (Formed by K-Air (Netherlands), Tadamon Bank (Yemen) and Sudanese investors. Star ...)
Mt McKinley Air Freight in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
MKA in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Noman in ITALY (Taken-over by AirOne. ...)
Nord-Sud Bénin in BENIN ( ...)
Northwind Air Service in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Bishop Brothers in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Ontario Express/Canadian Partner in CANADA (Formed by PWA Corp (46%), stake increased to 90% then 100% in 1991. Integrated i ...)
Orient Thai Airlines in THAILAND (Started ops in 1997, operating for Kampuchea AL from 1998. Started low-cost oper ...)
Oriental Thai Airlines in THAILAND (Started ops in 1997, operating for Kampuchea AL from 1998. Started low-cost oper ...)
Orion Jet Sales in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Pacific Courier Freight in $ FICTION ( ...)
Pakistan Army in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Paranair in PARAGUAY (Suspended operations on 16/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Phetchabun Airlines in THAILAND ( ...)
Phoenix Avia in ARMENIA (Reorganized in 2002 as a division of Phoenix Avia Gulf Ltd offering lease servic ...)
RegionAir in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Region Air in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Rio-Sul Servicios Aéreos Regionais in BRAZIL (Formed by Varig. Renamed 15/6/01. ...)
Rokel Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by Air Afrique. Never started ops. ...)
Royal Australian Navy in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
RAN in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Royale in KENYA (Unconfirmed in Kenya. ...)
Rus Aviation in ARMENIA (Initially formed in 1999 as a service provider. Started its own operations in 20 ...)
Reliable Unique Services Aviation in ARMENIA (Initially formed in 1999 as a service provider. Started its own operations in 20 ...)
SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Selcon International in NIGERIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Rio Negro in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Charter SCA in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Sierra Aircraft Leasing in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Silk Road Cargo Business in UZBEKISTAN (AOC granted on 11/7/11. ...)
Sky Van Airways in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Snowflake in SWEDEN (Formed by SAS as low-cost subsidiary, initially code-named Scandinavian Lite. Re ...)
South-East European Airlines in GEORGIA ( ...)
Springbok Classic Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Springbok Flying Safaris in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Sri Lanka Air Force in SRI LANKA (Formed 11/1951. ...)
Star Airlines in FRANCE (Major shareholder Look Voyages acquired (99%) in 1997 by Canada's Transat AT (al ...)
Starflite in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Stars Away Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by ex-staff of Cape Aero Services. Shut down operations circa 9/12. ...)
Stellar Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Services Air. Added on EU black list 21/11/11. Apparently never perfor ...)
Strelets in RUSSIA ( ...)
Styron Trading Inc in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Ukrainian interests. ...)
Sundance International in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
TAL in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trans-Aéreos Lobiar in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Tatneftaero in RUSSIA (Ceased operations between 2002 and 2004. ...)
TatNeftAero in RUSSIA (Ceased operations between 2002 and 2004. ...)
Taxi Aéreo Lider in BRAZIL ( ...)
Tenir Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2009. ...)
Tepper Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by CIA to supply Angola's Unita. Later redeployed to other worldwide thea ...)
Timm Aircraft Corp in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
TOJ-Airlines in TAJIKISTAN ( ...)
Tradewinds Charter in SINGAPORE (Formed by Singapore AL (100%) as charter division. Reorganized as a separate sub ...)
Trans National Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Operations merged by 1949 with Standard AL (qv), remaining legally independently ...)
Trans Service Airlift in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Transaero Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Soviet (later Russian) government as an alternate to Aeroflot. 15-18% ...)
Transportes Aéreos Cielos Andinos in PERU (Formed in 2006 with assistance from Peruvian Navy. Received its AOC and started ...)
Cielos Andinos in PERU (Formed in 2006 with assistance from Peruvian Navy. Received its AOC and started ...)
Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot's Ulyanovsk Training School. Started trading as Uvauga circa ...)
UVauGA/Ulyanovskoe vysshee aviatsionnoe uchilische GA in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot's Ulyanovsk Training School. Started trading as Uvauga circa ...)
United Express in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by United Airlines. ...)
Virgin Blue Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Belgium's Virgin Express (member of Virgin Group), originally planned ...)
Vision Air in USA.NEVADA (Formed with financial assistance from Comtran International. Operates contracted ...)
Aviation Ventures in USA.NEVADA (Formed with financial assistance from Comtran International. Operates contracted ...)
Wimbi Dira Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Joseph Kabila Jr (President of D R Congo, after his father, owner of H ...)
WDA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Joseph Kabila Jr (President of D R Congo, after his father, owner of H ...)
Winair in USA.UTAH (Ceased operations on 6/7/99. ...)
WinAir Airlines in USA.UTAH (Ceased operations on 6/7/99. ...)
World Wings in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Yemen Arab Republic Air Force in YEMEN ( ...)
Yuzhnaya Aircompany in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)

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Generated: 13/08/2020 05:00:02

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