AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 42 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 42 - 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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ACS in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Air Cargo Service in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Aer Leisure in IRELAND ( ...)
Aero Servicios in HONDURAS ( ...)
Aeroservicios Trans Caribbean Airlines in HONDURAS ( ...)
Aero Tropical in MEXICO (Formed by ex-SARO management team. Expected to start operations 9/05, indefinite ...)
Tropical in MEXICO (Formed by ex-SARO management team. Expected to start operations 9/05, indefinite ...)
AeroBratsk in RUSSIA (Acquired in 2004 by Centre Capital (parent of VIM Airlines). ...)
Aeroflot Russian International Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's International directorate. Became a joint-stock ...)
Air Condal in SPAIN ( ...)
Air East Asia in $ FICTION ( ...)
Air Europe International in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Air Freight in USA.KENTUCKY ( ...)
Air Gregory in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Laos Transport Aériens in LAOS (Formed by Air France (20%) and Aigle-Azur (30%). Started ops in 1957 until mid-1 ...)
Air Memphis in EGYPT (Formed 10/10/95. Started operations in 3/1996. Suspended operations in late 2012 ...)
Air Ontario in CANADA (75% stake acquired by Air Canada. Merged 1988 with Austin AW. ...)
Air Thanlwin in MYANMAR (Suspended operations on 10/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Air Ticino in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Generalavia, Italy. ...)
Air Transport International in USA.ARKANSAS (Entered Chapter 11 following termination of UPS contract. Acquired by BAX Global ...)
ATI in USA.ARKANSAS (Entered Chapter 11 following termination of UPS contract. Acquired by BAX Global ...)
Air41 in USA.TEXAS (Formed by IASG and Aircorp Inc to remarket SAS DC-9-41s. ...)
Airline Components in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
ALA in ARGENTINA (Stake by Pan American. Acquired 1965 by Austral (30%), then merged. ...)
Aerotransportes Litoral Argentino in ARGENTINA (Stake by Pan American. Acquired 1965 by Austral (30%), then merged. ...)
All American Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
American Eagle in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by American as trademark for its feeder operations. ...)
Atlantic Airways in DENMARK.FAROE ISLANDS (Started operations on 8/4/88. IPO of 33% of stocks completed 10/12/07 at Iceland ...)
Atran in RUSSIA (Associated with Sakhaviatrans. Became part of Volga Dnepr Group. Re-branded as A ...)
Aviatrans Cargo Airlines in RUSSIA (Associated with Sakhaviatrans. Became part of Volga Dnepr Group. Re-branded as A ...)
AURI in INDONESIA (Formed 9/4/1946, ahead of Indonesia independence in 1949. ...)
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia in INDONESIA (Formed 9/4/1946, ahead of Indonesia independence in 1949. ...)
Australian Regional Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian AL (100%). Merged into Sunstate AL. ...)
Avalon Air Transport in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Wilton Probert. ...)
BBA Air Cargo in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
BBAM in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Babcock & Brown, a global investment firm based in Sydney, Australia. ...)
Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Babcock & Brown, a global investment firm based in Sydney, Australia. ...)
BlueSky Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS (Formed in 10/13. Expected to start in mid-2015. ...)
Burns Aviation in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Intex in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Bush Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Canarias Airways in SPAIN ( ...)
Caribe Air in USA.ALABAMA ( ...)
CarribaAir in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Casino Express in USA.NEVADA (Management buyout and 19% acquired in 7/05 by Avion Group (parent company of Air ...)
TEM Enterprises in USA.NEVADA (Management buyout and 19% acquired in 7/05 by Avion Group (parent company of Air ...)
Champlain Air in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by one of three Commutair owner dba Champlain Enterprises. Formed subsidi ...)
Chautauqua Airlines in USA.INDIANA (Formed in Jamestown, NY as an Allegheny (later USAir and USAirways) feeder carri ...)
Chelyabinsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Taken over by Enkor. ...)
Chelyabinsk avialinii in RUSSIA (Taken over by Enkor. ...)
China Xinjiang Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 7/88 by CAAC (50%) as Xinjiang Region. Managed by China Southern under ...)
Xinjiang Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 7/88 by CAAC (50%) as Xinjiang Region. Managed by China Southern under ...)
Ciaofly in ITALY (Formed by Il Ciocco International Travel Service. Ceased operations on 19/8/02. ...)
CIET in FRANCE ( ...)
CLASSA in SPAIN ( ...)
Comecon Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
Compass in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Concare Aircraft Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by the Boy Brothers. ...)
Congo Air Force in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Continental Express in USA.TEXAS (Formed by consolidation of Britt AW, Rocky Mountain & Bar Harbor, initially atte ...)
COPA Panama in PANAMA (Formed by Pan American (40%, later 33%). Acquired by the Motta family. Stake tak ...)
Compañia Panameña de Aviación in PANAMA (Formed by Pan American (40%, later 33%). Acquired by the Motta family. Stake tak ...)
Desert Air Alaska in USA.ALASKA (Moved in 2001 from Salt Lake City,UT to Alaska. ...)
Desert Air Transport in USA.ALASKA (Moved in 2001 from Salt Lake City,UT to Alaska. ...)
Dixie Aircharter in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Dodita Air Cargo in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed by Tol-Air. ...)
Elk Airways in ESTONIA (Ceased operations shortly after the husband and wife couple owning the company e ...)
Estonian Aviation Company/Eesti Lennukompanii in ESTONIA (Ceased operations shortly after the husband and wife couple owning the company e ...)
ExecuJet Europe in GERMANY (Formed by Switzerland-based ExecuJet Aviation Group. Parent company purchased (5 ...)
Falcon Airways in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Faraz Qeshm AirService Company in IRAN ( ...)
Federal Border Guards Aviation Command in RUSSIA (Division of the Ministry of Interior. Integrated in 2003 into the FSB. ...)
FPS in RUSSIA (Division of the Ministry of Interior. Integrated in 2003 into the FSB. ...)
Finrep Leasing in AUSTRIA ( ...)
First Greenwich Kahala Airlease in USA.NEW JERSEY (Associated with MDT First Greenwich Kahala (qv). IPO of up to $200m+ planned for ...)
Greenwich Kahala Airlease in USA.NEW JERSEY (Associated with MDT First Greenwich Kahala (qv). IPO of up to $200m+ planned for ...)
Flight Research Institute in RUSSIA (Originally formed as MAP LII Zhukovsky. ...)
LII Gromov/Letno-issledovatel'ski institut im.M.M.Gromova in RUSSIA (Originally formed as MAP LII Zhukovsky. ...)
Flitestar in SOUTH AFRICA (Ceased operations on 11/4/94 at the request of SAA. ...)
Freedom Air Services in NIGERIA (Started ops in 2001. ...)
Frefag Airlines in BELGIUM ( ...)
Global Aircargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Unconfirmed in UAE. ...)
Global Jet in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Global-Jet Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Golis Airlines in ARMENIA ( ...)
GosNii AS in RUSSIA (State Scientific & Research Institute of Aviation Systems. Merged into Gromov Ai ...)
Gosudarstvenny nauchno issledovatelny institut aviatsionnykh sistem in RUSSIA (State Scientific & Research Institute of Aviation Systems. Merged into Gromov Ai ...)
Government of Switzerland in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Gray Line Air in USA.NEW YORK (Formed using assets from Westates AL, operating between Niagara Falls and Newark ...)
FC Services in USA.NEW YORK (Formed using assets from Westates AL, operating between Niagara Falls and Newark ...)
Grizodubova Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Hala Air in SUDAN (Formed by Hamra Air. ...)
Hala Airways Service in SUDAN (Formed by Hamra Air. ...)
Hamburg Luftreederei in GERMANY (Never started ops because owners were not German. ...)
Hapag-Lloyd Belgium in BELGIUM (Formed by Hapag-Lloyd (50%) to operate for tour-operator Jetair. ...)
Hooters Air in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA (Formed by Pace AL, starting operations 6/3/03 using AOC from Pace Airlines. Ceas ...)
HSBC in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Huns Air in INDIA ( ...)
Hunting-Clan African Airways in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Hunting-Clan. ...)
Indonesian Police in INDONESIA ( ...)
Indonesia Polisi Udara in INDONESIA ( ...)
Jetline International in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Initially formed as a broker in 1997. Reorganized in 1999 as a private carrier o ...)
Sin-Sad Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Initially formed as a broker in 1997. Reorganized in 1999 as a private carrier o ...)
JUSTA in YUGOSLAVIA (Formed by Yugoslavia & USSR. Merged into JAT. ...)
Jugoslovenske Sovjet Transport Aviacija in YUGOSLAVIA (Formed by Yugoslavia & USSR. Merged into JAT. ...)
Karthago Airlines in TUNISIA (Merged with Nouvelair (originally announced in 3/07), effective 1/11/09. ...)
Kit-Kosmos Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kit-Kosmos Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kwacha Airlines in MALAWI (Licence granted in 4/18. Expected to start services on 1/9/18. ...)
Kyrnair in FRANCE ( ...)
Lauda Air in AUSTRIA (Formed by Niki Lauda. 26.5% stake taken 1992 by Condor/Lufthansa, increased to 3 ...)
Lebanon Sky Aviation in LEBANON (Started services on 15/11/16. Suspended all services on 28/11/16. ...)
Malitas in MALI ( ...)
Mali-Tinbouctou Air Service in MALI ( ...)
Mellon Financial Corporation in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Merged with Bank of New York, forming Bank of New York Mellon. ...)
Meta Aviotransport Macedonia Air Company in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
MK Airlines in GHANA (Moved to Nigeria in 1995 until 1996. Received an additional UK AOC in 9/06. To b ...)
Montana Aircraft Co in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Montrose Global Capital in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Bank of America Leaisng & Capital Group. ...)
MyWings in GERMANY ( ...)
New Air in SENEGAL ( ...)
Nord-Sud Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Possibly re-launched in DR Congo in 2006. ...)
Novel Leasing in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by GPA Group. ...)
NovoAir in BANGLADESH (Started operations on 9/1/13. Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
DhakaAir in BANGLADESH (Started operations on 9/1/13. Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
OIA in BAHAMAS (Nationalized and merged into Bahamasair. ...)
Out Island Airways in BAHAMAS (Nationalized and merged into Bahamasair. ...)
Omni Air International in USA.OKLAHOMA (Purchased by ATSG/Air Transport Services Group for $845m (announced 2/10/18, clo ...)
OAI in USA.OKLAHOMA (Purchased by ATSG/Air Transport Services Group for $845m (announced 2/10/18, clo ...)
Pamir Airways in AFGHANISTAN (Purchased in 2008 by local investors led by Sherkhan Farnood, chairman of Kabul ...)
Pamir Air in AFGHANISTAN (Purchased in 2008 by local investors led by Sherkhan Farnood, chairman of Kabul ...)
Pan African Air Carrier in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by William Dempster. Possibly cover airline supplying Israel. ...)
Pan American World Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Took-over American Overseas in 1950. ...)
Pan Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Became a brokerage-only firm in 1992. ...)
Peruvian International Airways in PERU ( ...)
PIA in PERU ( ...)
Peter Airlines in SYRIA (Formed by investors Mark Khalil Obeid (95%) and Kinda Rabie (5%). Equipment TBD. ...)
PGA Portugália Airlines in PORTUGAL (42% stake acquired in 1999 by Swissair, and became member of Qualiflyer group. S ...)
Portugália in PORTUGAL (42% stake acquired in 1999 by Swissair, and became member of Qualiflyer group. S ...)
Ratioflug Luftfahrtunternehmen in GERMANY (Ceased operations on 19/12/97. ...)
Royal Libyan Air Force in LIBYA ( ...)
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Libiyya in LIBYA ( ...)
Rwanda Airlines in RWANDA (Formed in 1/1998. ...)
SA Alliance Air Express in RWANDA ( ...)
Air Rwanda in RWANDA ( ...)
Scandinavian Airways AB in SWEDEN (Taken-over by SILA immediately prior to merger into SAS. ...)
Scandinavian Aero AB in SWEDEN (Taken-over by SILA immediately prior to merger into SAS. ...)
Seaplane Global Air Services in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed on 7/4/16. Expects to start in 2020 as a firefigting operator. ...)
Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público in MEXICO ( ...)
Services et Transports in FRANCE ( ...)
Shiv Air in UGANDA ( ...)
Silver Sky Airlines in ARGENTINA (Expected to start services in 6/07, postponed to 1/4/08 then again to undetermin ...)
SKOGA in CHINA (Formed jointly by China & USSR on 27/3/50. Taken over by CAAC on 1/1/55. ...)
People's Aviation Corp of China in CHINA (Formed jointly by China & USSR on 27/3/50. Taken over by CAAC on 1/1/55. ...)
Sky Leasing in IRELAND (Formed on 15/10/15 by ATL Partners and PSP Investments (Canada). Acquired some a ...)
Sky Aviation Leasing International in IRELAND (Formed on 15/10/15 by ATL Partners and PSP Investments (Canada). Acquired some a ...)
Southwest Aviation in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
South West Aviation in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
Star Airlines in NORTH MACEDONIA (Formed 4/08 by Macedonian interests (49%) and Orex Airlines, Turkey. Started ope ...)
Sterling Airways Sweden in SWEDEN (Formed by Sterling (100%). ...)
Swedish Moose Airlines in SWEDEN (Formed 31/5/10 by former staff of Air Sweden, originally as Goldcup 5680 AB. AOC ...)
Tahoe Air in USA.NEVADA (Formed by TEM Enterprises. ...)
Tennessee Aviation in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Texoma Airways in USA.OKLAHOMA (Renamed 6/67. ...)
Trans Polar in NORWAY (Ceased ops 18/5/71. ...)
Trans Sahel Airlines in LIBERIA (Incorporated in Guernsey by Nigeria nationals. ...)
Transport Aérien Sept-Iles in CANADA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos America in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Empresa de Transportes Aéreos America in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TRB Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Tretyakovo Air Transport Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatransportnaya kompania Tretyakovo in RUSSIA ( ...)
Twentieth Century Aircraft in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by 20th Century Airlines following revokation of route authorities of Tra ...)
20th Century Aircraft in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by 20th Century Airlines following revokation of route authorities of Tra ...)
U.S. Postal Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
USPS in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Unique Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Rus Aviation in association with Global Jet. ...)
United Aircraft Corporation in RUSSIA (Formed in 2/06 as United Aircraft Building Coprp by presidential decree to inclu ...)
UAC in RUSSIA (Formed in 2/06 as United Aircraft Building Coprp by presidential decree to inclu ...)
United Aircraft Leasing Corp in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
UALC in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Vega Air Company in UKRAINE ( ...)
Vietnamese Air Transport in VIETNAM (Formed by the CIA and the South Vietnam government for covert operations in Nort ...)
Viking International Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (Took-over Meridian Air Cargo in 1978. ...)
VIA/Corporate Air in USA.MINNESOTA (Took-over Meridian Air Cargo in 1978. ...)
Wirakris Udara in MALAYSIA ( ...)

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