AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 41 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 41 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 25/05/2020 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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Adastra Aerial Surveys in AUSTRALIA (Taken-over by East-West. ...)
Aero Amazonas Linhas Aereas in BRAZIL ( ...)
Aero Majestic Airways in PHILIPPINES (AOC granted on 24/8/11. Added on EU black list 21/11/11. Possibly ceased operati ...)
Aerofan in SPAIN (Originally formed as a flight school with light aircraft. Announced 2/09 that it ...)
AeroLicht in RUSSIA (Formed by Israeli company in Liechtenstein with help from Aeroflot Domodevo. ...)
Aerolicht in RUSSIA (Formed by Israeli company in Liechtenstein with help from Aeroflot Domodevo. ...)
Aerolimousine in RUSSIA (Possibly formed by or associated with AvCom. Started its own services in 2006. ...)
Aerolimuzin in RUSSIA (Possibly formed by or associated with AvCom. Started its own services in 2006. ...)
Aerovias Darientas in PANAMA ( ...)
African Air Lines in MALI ( ...)
Air Sankore in MALI ( ...)
African Cargo Services in KENYA (Formed by Lufthansa Cargo using assets from Air East Africa. ...)
Air Atlas Express in MOROCCO ( ...)
Air Bas in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
AirBas Transportation in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Air Bikini in MARSHALL ISLANDS (Formed by the government of Kili-Bikini-Ejit. ...)
Air Corsica in FRANCE ( ...)
CCM Airlines in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Foyle Passenger Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Iceland Connect in ICELAND (To be integrated into Icelandair but will keep its own AOC (announced 31/3/20). ...)
Flugfélag Islands in ICELAND (To be integrated into Icelandair but will keep its own AOC (announced 31/3/20). ...)
Air Ontario/Air Canada Connector in CANADA (Intended to be merged in 1992 with Time Air & Inter-Canadian, forming Canadian R ...)
Air Rouergue in FRANCE ( ...)
UAR/Uni Air Rouergue in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Tourisme Alpin in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Air Trader in SWEDEN (Formed by Air Holdings. ...)
Air Travelers Club in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air West in CANADA (Renamed 1980 when took-over Trans Provincial. ...)
Aircraft Investors Retaining Corp in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Airways International in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
YAC Aircraft in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
All European in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 11/08, expecting to start in 2009Q2. Business plan believed to have been ...)
AMS Aircraft Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Ansett Express in AUSTRALIA (Integrated into Ansett Australia on 1/12/93. ...)
Asia Wings in QAZAKSTAN (Formed using former assets of Sayakhat. Added on EU ban list 26/11/09 and subseq ...)
ASL Airlines Spain in SPAIN (Operations progressively taken over by ASL Airlines Ireland in 2018/2019 (announ ...)
Atom Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Expected to start services in 10/12, operating mostly for US DoD and government ...)
Austria-Flugdienst in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Avial Aviation Company in RUSSIA (Reorganized from Avial Russia to Avial NV in 2000. AOC revoked on 15/7/11. ...)
Avial-NV in RUSSIA (Reorganized from Avial Russia to Avial NV in 2000. AOC revoked on 15/7/11. ...)
Aviant-Kiev Aviation Plant in UKRAINE (Put into Antonov control in early 2009. ...)
Kievski aviatsionny zavod Aviant in UKRAINE (Put into Antonov control in early 2009. ...)
Aviation Equipment Spares & Service in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Avioligure in ITALY ( ...)
Azteca Airlines in MEXICO (Formed with help from America West. Started services 2/7/01. AOC suspended 26/3/ ...)
Lineas Aéreas Azteca in MEXICO (Formed with help from America West. Started services 2/7/01. AOC suspended 26/3/ ...)
Binter Canarias in SPAIN (Formed by Iberia (100%). Sold to private Canary Islands investors (Hesperia Inve ...)
Compañia de Aviación Regional para Canarias in SPAIN (Formed by Iberia (100%). Sold to private Canary Islands investors (Hesperia Inve ...)
Blue Dart Aviation in INDIA (Formed by Blue Dart Express. Signed association agreement with Federal Express i ...)
Brooks Air Fuel in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Roger W.Brooks. Sister division Brooks Air Transport formed in 1995. C ...)
Brooks Air Transport in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Roger W.Brooks. Sister division Brooks Air Transport formed in 1995. C ...)
Burundai Avia in QAZAKSTAN (Formed using assets from Kazakstan AL. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subseque ...)
Burunday Avia in QAZAKSTAN (Formed using assets from Kazakstan AL. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subseque ...)
Butler Aircraft Company in USA.OREGON (Acquired in 1972 by TBM, Inc. ...)
Cabot Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Purchased in 5/15 by Air Partner. Renamed 16/2/17. ...)
Canair in SPAIN (Formed on 10/5/05 to operate part of Binter Canarias fleet and network. Started ...)
Canarias Airlines in SPAIN (Formed on 10/5/05 to operate part of Binter Canarias fleet and network. Started ...)
Cargair International in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
CargoItalia in ITALY (Formed by Air Logistic Holding (95%, owned by Syntek Capital AG investment fund) ...)
Cargoitalia in ITALY (Formed by Air Logistic Holding (95%, owned by Syntek Capital AG investment fund) ...)
Caribair in USA.PUERTO RICO (Taken-over by Eastern. ...)
Caribbean-Atlantic Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO (Taken-over by Eastern. ...)
Carline Airlines in PERU ( ...)
Catalina Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Caucasus Aeroservice in GEORGIA ( ...)
Kavkasus Earveisi in GEORGIA ( ...)
Cayman Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS (Formed by LACSA. ...)
Cheyenne Airways in USA.WYOMING ( ...)
Chongqing Airlines in CHINA (Formed by George Soros and Hainan AL (75%) in 12/2005 as a joint venture with Ch ...)
Citilink Express in INDONESIA (Formed by Garuda (100%) as a low-cost subsidiary using its parent's AOC. Obtaine ...)
Civil in MYANMAR ( ...)
Civil in SUDAN ( ...)
Combs Freightair in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Terry Combs. ...)
Combs Airways in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Terry Combs. ...)
Connecticut National Bank Trustee in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Contract Cargo Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Traffic Management Corp. ...)
Custom Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in Sherman,TX. Reorganized in 1995, moving to Ft Lauderdale,FL and creati ...)
Charter America in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in Sherman,TX. Reorganized in 1995, moving to Ft Lauderdale,FL and creati ...)
Cyprus Turkish Airlines in TURKEY.NORTHERN CYPRUS (Formed by THY (50%). AOC suspended 21/6/10 over maintenance concerns and financi ...)
KTHY/Kibris Türk Hava Yollari in TURKEY.NORTHERN CYPRUS (Formed by THY (50%). AOC suspended 21/6/10 over maintenance concerns and financi ...)
DDL in DENMARK (Operations integrated into SAS in 1946. Renamed SAS Danmark in 1997. ...)
Det Danske Luftfartselskap/Danish Airlines in DENMARK (Operations integrated into SAS in 1946. Renamed SAS Danmark in 1997. ...)
Defence Research Agency in UNITED KINGDOM (Flight Transport Unit disbanded on 1/4/93. Was to be reorganized in 1995 into ST ...)
DRA in UNITED KINGDOM (Flight Transport Unit disbanded on 1/4/93. Was to be reorganized in 1995 into ST ...)
Delta Connection in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Delta. ...)
Empire Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
Envoy Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Euroquest Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Euro-Quest Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
FANSA in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Flota Aérea Nicaraguense in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Flight Lines Services in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Regional Aviation Group (also owner of Regional Pacific Airlines) as i ...)
Fly Jamaica Airways in JAMAICA (Formed by Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School, Jamaica. AOC application ...)
Fretair in FRANCE ( ...)
Global Aviation Services FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Great Plains Airlines in USA.OKLAHOMA (Moved from Columbia,MO to Tulsa,OK in 2002, starting operations. Entered Chapter ...)
Ozark Airlines in USA.OKLAHOMA (Moved from Columbia,MO to Tulsa,OK in 2002, starting operations. Entered Chapter ...)
Greyhound Financial in USA.ARIZONA (Renamed 25/1/95 to Finova. ...)
Greyhound Equipment Finance in USA.ARIZONA (Renamed 25/1/95 to Finova. ...)
Interamericana Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Interamericana de Aviación in COLOMBIA ( ...)
International Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
International Aviation Investments Trading in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Interstate Airlines Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Ivolga Airlines in RUSSIA (Shut down all operations on 30/5/18. ...)
Japan Asia Airways in JAPAN (Formed 8/8/75 by JAL to operate flights to Taiwan, started services 15/9/75 (res ...)
JAA/Nihon Asia Koku in JAPAN (Formed 8/8/75 by JAL to operate flights to Taiwan, started services 15/9/75 (res ...)
Jersey Shore Air Freight in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Jet Express in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Jet Global in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed as a joint venture between BCI Aircraft Leasing (70%) and Global Aircraft ...)
JetGlobal in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed as a joint venture between BCI Aircraft Leasing (70%) and Global Aircraft ...)
Jet Wing Airlines in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Kampuchea Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Oriental Thai AL and the Cambodian government. Suspended ops in 2004. ...)
Kaz Air Trans in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. Ceased operatio ...)
Kaz TransAir in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. Ceased operatio ...)
King Solomon Airlines in SOLOMON ISLANDS ( ...)
KNG Transavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
CNG Transavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kyrgyz Airways in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by Kyrgyzstan Airlines. ...)
Lao Air Force in LAOS ( ...)
LAPE in SPAIN (Split into LAPE Nacionalista & LAPE Zona Rojas at the outbreak of the civil war. ...)
Linéas Aéreas Postales Espanolas in SPAIN (Split into LAPE Nacionalista & LAPE Zona Rojas at the outbreak of the civil war. ...)
Las Vegas Express in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Libyan Republic Air Force in LIBYA ( ...)
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Arabiya al-Libyya in LIBYA ( ...)
LTE International Airways in SPAIN (Suspended scheduled and charter services on 17/10/08, continuing with ACMI-only ...)
Mandala Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed by Yayasan Dharma Putra Kostrad and PT Dharma Kencana Sakti, both linked ...)
Mid Airlines in ZIMBABWE (Formed by former manager of Zimbabwe Express AL. ...)
Mid America Airlines in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Mid-America Aviation in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Midwest Airlines in USA.WISCONSIN (Parent company Midwest Express Holdings renamed Midwest Air Group effective 1/1/ ...)
MK Flugfelagid in ICELAND ( ...)
Mongolian Airlines in MONGOLIA (Formed by Bodi Group. Started services on 2/12/11. Renamed in 4/13 to Hunnu Air ...)
Norfolk Jet Express in AUSTRALIA.NORFOLK ISLAND (Entered receivership 7/6/05 and ceased operations shortly thereafter. ...)
Northward Airlines in CANADA (Originally formed as Northward Aviation. Attempted merger with Great Northern AW ...)
Nova Air in MEXICO (AOC suspended 4/8/08 over unpaid ATC charges, later reinstated following legal a ...)
Polar Airlines in MEXICO (AOC suspended 4/8/08 over unpaid ATC charges, later reinstated following legal a ...)
NYRBA in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Ralph O'Neill. Formed subsidiary NYRBA do Brasil (to become Panair do ...)
New York, Rio and Buenos Aires Line in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Ralph O'Neill. Formed subsidiary NYRBA do Brasil (to become Panair do ...)
Pacific Northern Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed as Woodley AW. Taken-over by Western and merged 5/6/67. ...)
PNA in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed as Woodley AW. Taken-over by Western and merged 5/6/67. ...)
Par Air in TAJIKISTAN ( ...)
Paradise Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired by Gulfstream in 1998 and merged into Gulfstream Int'l. ...)
Phoenix Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as Letaba AW & Giyani AW. ...)
PIA in PAKISTAN (Formed by the government, starting trading as PIA in 1954. Absorbed Orient Airwa ...)
Pakistan International Airlines in PAKISTAN (Formed by the government, starting trading as PIA in 1954. Absorbed Orient Airwa ...)
Plymouth Leasing in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Dave Clark. ...)
Pompano Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pride African International in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Quality Airways in THAILAND (AOC granted 30/8/10. ...)
RAPSA in PANAMA (Formed by APASA/Aerovias Panama SA, starting operations in 9/58. ...)
Rutas Aéreas Panameñas SA in PANAMA (Formed by APASA/Aerovias Panama SA, starting operations in 9/58. ...)
Remmert Werner Corp in USA.MISSOURI (Specialist OEM in VIP configuration of airliners. ...)
Remmert Werner Export Inc in USA.MISSOURI (Specialist OEM in VIP configuration of airliners. ...)
Renan Air in MOLDOVA (Acquired by Chechenya's Mutaliev Brothers through UK's Balcombe Investments Ltd. ...)
Renown Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Became associated with JBQ Avn circa 1994. ...)
Royal Air Lao in LAOS ( ...)
Royal Saudi Air Force in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
RSAF in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
SAE in MEXICO ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Ejecutivos in MEXICO ( ...)
Sakartvelos Aviakhazebi in GEORGIA ( ...)
Salert Air in KENYA ( ...)
Salert Air Charter and Relief Services in KENYA ( ...)
Shantou Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Southern Airlines Group (60%, parent company of China Southern AL). St ...)
Shenzhen Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
SFLC in CHINA ( ...)
Société Transafricaine d'Aviation in ALGERIA ( ...)
South Sudan Air Force in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Strategic Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed 9/08 as a spin-off of Strategic Aviation Group (specialized in chartering ...)
Sudair in CANADA (Formed by Quebecair. ...)
SVB ALOP Avikompania in RUSSIA (North-East base for forest protection. ...)
Severo-vostochnaya baza aviatsionnoi okhrany lesov i olen'ikh pastvishch in RUSSIA (North-East base for forest protection. ...)
TACA de Honduras in HONDURAS (Formed by Lowell Yerex. 40% stake taken in 1947 by Pan American. Merged into SAH ...)
Tellair in SWITZERLAND (Formed with commercial help from Eureka. ...)
The Gulliver Society in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
TNI-AU in INDONESIA ( ...)
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara/Indonesian Air Force in INDONESIA ( ...)
Tradewinds Cargo in USA.FLORIDA (Probably a CIA proprietary company affiliated with Intermountain. ...)
Trans American Airlines in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Certificates revoked on 1/7/55 by the CAB over improper use of former parent com ...)
Trans Fair in CANADA ( ...)
Transfair in CANADA ( ...)
Trans-Kiev Airlines in UKRAINE (Probably formed by Aviatrans K. ...)
Transa Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Translankan Airlines in SRI LANKA (Formed by South African interests. ...)
Tyr Aviation Services in CANADA ( ...)
Ulan-Ude Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ulan-Ude division. ...)
Ulan-Udenskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ulan-Ude division. ...)
Unifly Express in ITALY (Merged with Alinord, forming Las Alinord. ...)
United Feeder Service/United Express in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed to take-over Air Wisconsin's BAe ATP operations with assistance from Tran ...)
UFS in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed to take-over Air Wisconsin's BAe ATP operations with assistance from Tran ...)
Volvo Aero Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Volvo Aero Corporation. Entered partnership with Republic Financial in ...)
Volvo Aero Services in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Volvo Aero Corporation. Entered partnership with Republic Financial in ...)
Wan Air in FRANCE.POLYNESIA ( ...)
Wanair in FRANCE.POLYNESIA ( ...)
Westair Cargo in IRELAND ( ...)
Leoni Aviation in IRELAND ( ...)
Western Aircraft Salvage in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Willis Lease Finance in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Charles F.Willis. ...)
Win Win Services in USA (GENERAL) (Contractor company operating exclusively for the US government on foreign contra ...)
Yokohama International Airlines in JAPAN ( ...)

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