AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 44 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 44 - 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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ACI-Africa in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Adalbanair in ALBANIA (Formed with help from Air Littoral. ...)
Aden Airways in YEMEN (Formed 7/3/49 as a fully-owned BOAC subsidiary, starting operations 10/10/49. Ow ...)
Aero-Charter Ukraine in UKRAINE ( ...)
ACR in UKRAINE ( ...)
AerOasis in COLOMBIA (Formed 2/06 by Grupo CORSO, expecting to start operations in 11/06. AOC requeste ...)
Aerollano Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerovias del Llano in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerospatiale in FRANCE (20% stake taken 1992 by government controlled-Crédit Lyonnais. Was to be merged ...)
Aerotécnicos Asociados de México in MEXICO ( ...)
Africa Airlines in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Believed formed using assets of EC Air. ...)
Aigle-Azur in FRANCE (Formed by Sylvain Floirat (industrialist, later owner of Matra). Taken-over by U ...)
Air 2000 Canada in CANADA (Formed with help from UK's Air 2000. Renamed when stake taken by Deluce family ( ...)
Air Central in $ FICTION ( ...)
Air Djibouti in DJIBOUTI (Formed by Air France (50.72%). ...)
Red Sea Airlines in DJIBOUTI (Formed by Air France (50.72%). ...)
Air Ecuador in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aero Ecuador in ECUADOR ( ...)
Air Express in KENYA ( ...)
Air Express Tanzania in TANZANIA ( ...)
Air Express Zanzibar in TANZANIA ( ...)
Air Gabon International in GABON (Formed by Royal Air Maroc (51%) and local interests. Project became dormant in l ...)
Air Madeira in PORTUGAL (Renamed Air Zarco on 22/11/99 when it received its own AOC. ...)
Air Philippines in PHILIPPINES (Formed by TNT, Philippine Aerospace Development Corp & Aerolift Philippines. ...)
Air Sial in PAKISTAN (Formed on 7/8/15 by local investors including the Sialkot airport administration ...)
AirInter1 in TCHAD (Formed by taking over the AOC of defunct Sahara Aero Services (qv). AOC suspende ...)
ALAK Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aktsionernaya Lizingoyava Aviakompania/Joint-Stock Leasing Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Amelia in FRANCE ( ...)
Aruba Express in ARUBA ( ...)
Asmara Air Services in MALAYSIA (Formed 9/12/03. Expects to receive its AOC during 2006Q4. ...)
Associated Aerospace in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Astoria Air in CANADA ( ...)
Titan Charter Aviation/Transports Aériens Astoria in CANADA ( ...)
Atlantic Gulf Air in USA.FLORIDA (Acquired Air Illinois in 1984. ...)
Atlantic Island Airways in CANADA ( ...)
Automatic Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Airtrust Capital Corp ? Formed joint-venture Classic 500 with Ae ...)
Autodirect Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Airtrust Capital Corp ? Formed joint-venture Classic 500 with Ae ...)
Avianca Argentina in ARGENTINA (Formed by Efromovich (Avianca) by taking over dormant assets from Macair Jet (qv ...)
Avian Líneas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (Formed by Efromovich (Avianca) by taking over dormant assets from Macair Jet (qv ...)
Aviation Capital Services in RUSSIA (Formed 16/2/11 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rostechnology (qv) to handle asse ...)
Avia Capital Leasing/Aviakapital-Servis in RUSSIA (Formed 16/2/11 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rostechnology (qv) to handle asse ...)
Avient Aviation in ZIMBABWE (Initially formed in 1993 as a GSA using AntonAir for covert operations in DR Con ...)
Aviodetachment 28 in BULGARIA ( ...)
Pravitelstven Aviootryad 28 in BULGARIA ( ...)
Bavaria Fluggesellschaft in GERMANY (Became part of the Schörghuber Corporate Group. Started trading as Bavaria Inter ...)
Bavaria International Aircraft Leasing in GERMANY (Became part of the Schörghuber Corporate Group. Started trading as Bavaria Inter ...)
Bill Murphy Buick Inc in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Birdy Airlines in BELGIUM (Formed by ex-TEA/CityBird executives to operate to Africa for SN Brussels Airlin ...)
BizCharters in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Bravia in RUSSIA (Suspended services in 12/05. ...)
Bryansk Avia in RUSSIA (Suspended services in 12/05. ...)
Britannia Airways Deutschland in GERMANY (Formed by Britannia AW (43%). ...)
Burundi BCR Charter in BURUNDI ( ...)
Burundi Charter & Cargo in BURUNDI ( ...)
C&J Aircraft Leasing Corporation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Carolina Aircraft Corp in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by James & Carl Boy brothers. Merged into Florida Aircraft Leasing. ...)
Carpathian Air in HUNGARY ( ...)
CAT/Carpatian Air Transport Hungary in HUNGARY ( ...)
Chukotavia in RUSSIA (Formed by the merger of Anadyr, Chaunsk, Keperveyem and Mys Shmidta Air Enterpri ...)
Civil in AFGHANISTAN ( ...)
Club Airways in SWITZERLAND (Operates using AOC from contracted companies. Acquired 10/04 by Club328, UK. Ent ...)
Coptrade Air Transport in SUDAN ( ...)
DAS Air Cargo in UGANDA (Reorganized in 1986. Listed on EU ban list 10/06 (but can use chartered aircraft ...)
Dairo Air Services in UGANDA (Reorganized in 1986. Listed on EU ban list 10/06 (but can use chartered aircraft ...)
DBA Deutsche BA in GERMANY (EasyJet declined to purchase carrier in 2003. Acquired in 2003 by Nuremberg-base ...)
Delta Air in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
DETA Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique in MOZAMBIQUE (Renamed to LAM by decree on 19/11/80. ...)
Direccao de Exploracao dos Transp.Aéreos in MOZAMBIQUE (Renamed to LAM by decree on 19/11/80. ...)
Donbassaero in UKRAINE (Formed alliance with Aero Svit starting 1/3/07, named Ukrainian Aviation Group. ...)
Eagle Aviation Europe in FRANCE (Ceased operations in 1/10 after very limited number of services flown. Entered b ...)
Noor Airways in FRANCE (Ceased operations in 1/10 after very limited number of services flown. Entered b ...)
Earth Airlines Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
East African Airlines in UGANDA (Formed by FIN Investments Ltd (50%), Benedict Mutyaba (40%) and Patrick Kabunaka ...)
EAA in UGANDA (Formed by FIN Investments Ltd (50%), Benedict Mutyaba (40%) and Patrick Kabunaka ...)
East-West Airlines in INDIA (Grounded by Indian CAA following assasination of company owner. Expects to resum ...)
Eastok Avia in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 28/2/07. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates. Sta ...)
EasyFly in LEBANON ( ...)
Emerald Jets in LEBANON ( ...)
Easyfreight in ARMENIA ( ...)
Elbee Airlines in INDIA (Stake acquired by C-S Aviation Services. ...)
Elbee Courier Service in INDIA (Stake acquired by C-S Aviation Services. ...)
Erickson Air-Crane in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Erickson Aviation in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Falcon Air Express in USA.FLORIDA (Entered Chapter 11 on 13/5/06 and offered for sale by bankrupcy trustee in 8/06. ...)
Flight Test Consultants in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Florida National Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
FNA in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Fly Aruba in ARUBA (Formed by Arevenca (oil refinery). Project cancelled in 5/12 and aircraft reposs ...)
FlyAruba in ARUBA (Formed by Arevenca (oil refinery). Project cancelled in 5/12 and aircraft reposs ...)
French Atlantic Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
FTG in GERMANY ( ...)
Air Service Flugcharter in GERMANY ( ...)
General Dynamics in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in 1952 with the purchase by the Electric Boat Company of Convair and Can ...)
Golden Airways in GHANA ( ...)
HUK Hungarian-Ukrainian Airlines in HUNGARY ( ...)
Ibesco Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Ivanovo Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ivanovo division and part of Central Districts A ...)
IGAP/Ivanovoskoe gosudarstvennoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Ivanovo division and part of Central Districts A ...)
Jersey Air Ferries in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY (Formed by BAF. ...)
Kalair in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Khalid bin Sultan. ...)
Khmer Airlines in CAMBODIA (Renamed when authorized to operate international flights under Air Cambodge desi ...)
KK Aviation in PAKISTAN (Initially formed as flight school. ...)
Kolpashevo Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Merged into Tomskavia. ...)
Kolpashevskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Merged into Tomskavia. ...)
Kosmas Air in SERBIA (Formed in 5/03 by Russian interests and UK-based Mildstream Ltd. Started operati ...)
LAER in ARGENTINA (Originally formed in 1967 as SAPER/Servicio Aéreo de la Provincia de Entre Rios. ...)
Legend Airways of Colorado in USA.COLORADO (Moved from Nashua,NH in 2000. ...)
Libiavia in LIBYA (Formed by a travel agency with the same name, taking over the remaining assets o ...)
Lithuanian Air Force in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Karinés Oro Pajégos in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Maandeeq Air Jubaland in SOMALIA (Started services on 4/5/18. Also d/b/a Salaam Air Express ? ...)
Maandeeq Air Logistics in SOMALIA (Started services on 4/5/18. Also d/b/a Salaam Air Express ? ...)
Macair Jet in ARGENTINA (Formed by the Macri family. Purchased 21/3/16 by Avianca for $10m, expecting to ...)
Madagasikara Airways in MADAGASCAR (AOC granted in 1/16. ...)
Magic Airlines in SPAIN ( ...)
Magna Air Luftfahrt in AUSTRIA (Renamed JetAlliance in 2001. ...)
Majestic Executive Aviation & Luxury Travel in AUSTRIA (Formed 4/06 in Dubai. Merged with Austrian Aircraft Operator, Vienna in 1/08 and ...)
Malév in HUNGARY (Attempted stake by KLM failed in 1992. 30% stake acquired in 1992 by Alitalia, b ...)
Magyar Légiközlekedési Vallalat in HUNGARY (Attempted stake by KLM failed in 1992. 30% stake acquired in 1992 by Alitalia, b ...)
Masling Commuter Services in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
May Air Express in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
May Air X-Press in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Meelad Air in JORDAN (Initilly formed in 2006 by Royal Wings. Expected to start operations in mid-2008 ...)
Al Mellad Air in JORDAN (Initilly formed in 2006 by Royal Wings. Expected to start operations in mid-2008 ...)
Metro International Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Tiger Air's subsidiary Flying Tigers. Assets acquired by Tower Travel ...)
Montana West Airlines in USA.MONTANA (Formed 8/7/97 by Patrick L Weil. Dissolved 1/12/00 without starting operations. ...)
Mountain Pacific Airways in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
MyCargo Airlines in TURKEY ( ...)
ACT Airlines in TURKEY ( ...)
North Atlantic Airways in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
NAA in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
North-South Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pacific Alaska Air Express in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Ralco in USA.WYOMING ( ...)
REDjet in BARBADOS (Start operations on 10/5/11. Suspended all operations indefinitely on 16/3/12. ...)
RedJet in BARBADOS (Start operations on 10/5/11. Suspended all operations indefinitely on 16/3/12. ...)
Rigel Airways in CANADA (Formed by Panartic Oil. Reintegrated into Panartic Oil. ...)
Rotana Jet Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AOC granted 4/4/11. Moved to Dubai-Al Maktoum effective 26/10/14. Ceased service ...)
Rotterdam Airlines in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Rudad International Aviation Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by interests in Kenya. ...)
Rudad International Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by interests in Kenya. ...)
Ryazanaviatrans in RUSSIA ( ...)
Safari Airways in INDIA ( ...)
SAFT Gabon in GABON ( ...)
Société Anonyme de Frêt et de Transport in GABON ( ...)
SAISA in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Integrados SA in GUATEMALA ( ...)
San Francisco Servicios Aéreos in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Santa Isabel in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Sierra Leone Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by BCAL. Assisted by Alia since 1982. ...)
SLA in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by BCAL. Assisted by Alia since 1982. ...)
Simon Air in LIBERIA (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Sky Airlines in CYPRUS (Formed with help from UK's Libra Aviation. ...)
Solinair in SLOVENIA ( ...)
Solomon Islands Airlines in SOLOMON ISLANDS (Formed 6/68 as Solair following the take-over of Megapode Airways by PNG-based M ...)
Solomon Airlines in SOLOMON ISLANDS (Formed 6/68 as Solair following the take-over of Megapode Airways by PNG-based M ...)
Som-Air in SOMALIA (Formed by local investors. Started operations on 4/9/14. ...)
Sotexki Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Société Textile de Kisangani. ...)
Southern Cross Malaysian Airways in MALAYSIA ( ...)
STAB in BURUNDI ( ...)
Société de Transports Aériens du Burundi in BURUNDI ( ...)
Timor Air in TIMOR (EAST) (Formed 27/11/08 by private investor with local government (10%). Expected to sta ...)
TMC Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Traffic Management Corporation in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Toros Airways System Trade in TURKEY ( ...)
Toros Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
Transair in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Transbrasil in BRAZIL (Failed to merge with Varig in 1975. Acquired by Dilson Prado da Fonseca (former ...)
TransBrasil in BRAZIL (Failed to merge with Varig in 1975. Acquired by Dilson Prado da Fonseca (former ...)
TVPX ARS in USA.UTAH (Company specialized in trust and registry services for alien aircraft owners. ...)
TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee in USA.UTAH (Company specialized in trust and registry services for alien aircraft owners. ...)
U.S. War Department in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ukraine Airservice Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Veteran Airline in ARMENIA (Formed by Armenian (52%) and Russian (48%) investors. ...)
Veteran Avia in ARMENIA (Formed by Armenian (52%) and Russian (48%) investors. ...)
VIP Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed with backing from GST International. ...)
VIP-Airlines Club in UKRAINE (Formed with backing from GST International. ...)
Vistara in INDIA (AOC granted on 15/12/14. Started services on 9/1/15. Suspended operations on 25/ ...)
Viva Colombia in COLOMBIA (Originally founded 16/9/09 as La Nueva Aerolinea (LNA) by former Avianca preside ...)
VivaColombia in COLOMBIA (Originally founded 16/9/09 as La Nueva Aerolinea (LNA) by former Avianca preside ...)
Westair International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
WikiFly in ITALY (Formed as a successor to Eagle Airlines. Expected to start in mid-2012. ...)
Willair International in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
World Aviation Maintenance in USA (GENERAL) (Company's existence only mentioned during LoI at MAKS 2009; no further evidence ...)
Zimmerly Air Lines in USA (GENERAL) (Taken-over by West Coast AL. ...)

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