AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 45 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 45 - 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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Aaxico Aircraft Sales in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
ACS of Canada in CANADA (Initially formed to operate Canadian flights for Emery Worldwide. ...)
Air Charter Systems/World Wide Air Charter Transport Systems in CANADA (Initially formed to operate Canadian flights for Emery Worldwide. ...)
ADCO Airlines/Air Mannia in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Dick Wellman. Later reorganized as IASG. ...)
Air Management Corp in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Dick Wellman. Later reorganized as IASG. ...)
AeBal in SPAIN (Formed by Spanair (35%). Ceased operations on 15/9/08 following financial diffic ...)
Aerolineas Baleares Blue Star/AB Blue Star in SPAIN (Formed by Spanair (35%). Ceased operations on 15/9/08 following financial diffic ...)
Aero Nais in SERBIA ( ...)
Nis Air in SERBIA ( ...)
Aero North International in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
ANI Group in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
AerOasis in COLOMBIA (Formed 5/10 by LAN Airlines with local investors (Grupo Corso investment fund), ...)
Aerocarga Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerosur Patagonia in ARGENTINA ( ...)
AeroSur Patagonia/ASP in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aerovias Internacional Balboa SA in PANAMA ( ...)
AeroVip in ARGENTINA (Formed 15/3/99, starting operations on 23/6/99 with small commuter equipment. Ch ...)
Aerovip in ARGENTINA (Formed 15/3/99, starting operations on 23/6/99 with small commuter equipment. Ch ...)
Air Baraka in RWANDA (AOC revoked on 7/3/14. ...)
Air Canada in CANADA (Became a separate Crown Corporation in 1977. Privatized in 1989. Entered Star A ...)
Air Chayka International in UKRAINE ( ...)
Chaika in UKRAINE ( ...)
Air Comores in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by Yves Lebret. Reorganized in 1975 as owned jointly by Air France and th ...)
Société Nationale des Transports Aériens in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by Yves Lebret. Reorganized in 1975 as owned jointly by Air France and th ...)
Air Continental in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Air Gulf Falcon in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Qatar's Gulf Falcon Group (Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Jabor Al Thani, founde ...)
Gulf Falcon in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Qatar's Gulf Falcon Group (Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Jabor Al Thani, founde ...)
Air Laos in LAOS ( ...)
Air Nigeria in NIGERIA (Domestic services grounded 18/6/12 by Nigeria government over alleged tax violat ...)
Air Somali in DJIBOUTI (Started trading as Air Djibouti mid-1960's. Acquired in 1971 by Air France. Rena ...)
Compagnie Territoriale de Transports Aériens de la Côte Française des Somalis in DJIBOUTI (Started trading as Air Djibouti mid-1960's. Acquired in 1971 by Air France. Rena ...)
Air Zurich in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Zürichair in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Airworks India in INDIA (Formed by the Menon family. Ceased operations between 1979 and 2001 when restart ...)
Air Works India in INDIA (Formed by the Menon family. Ceased operations between 1979 and 2001 when restart ...)
Alliance Air in UGANDA (Formed by SAA (40%), Air Tanzania (30%) and Uganda AL (30%). ...)
African Joint Air Service in UGANDA (Formed by SAA (40%), Air Tanzania (30%) and Uganda AL (30%). ...)
Anda in ECUADOR ( ...)
Anglo-American Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
ANZAM in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Australian and New Zealand Air Marketing Corp in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Astro Air Philippines in PHILIPPINES (Ceased operations in 1998. Re-started briefly in 2004. Re-launched in summer 201 ...)
Philippine Astra Air in PHILIPPINES (Ceased operations in 1998. Re-started briefly in 2004. Re-launched in summer 201 ...)
Atlantic Airlines in GERMANY (First attempt not started. Reorganized as a leasing company. ...)
Aviacor in RUSSIA (Formed by Aviacor Aircraft Corp. Bankrupcy in 1995. ...)
Aviakor-PKAT firma in RUSSIA (Formed by Aviacor Aircraft Corp. Bankrupcy in 1995. ...)
Aviation Hire and Traders in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Protea AW. ...)
Aviation Link Co in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Aviation Services in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Azul in BRAZIL (Formed 5/5/08 by David Neeleman, chairman of JetBlue and Brazilian national, as ...)
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras/Azul Brazilian Airlines in BRAZIL (Formed 5/5/08 by David Neeleman, chairman of JetBlue and Brazilian national, as ...)
Bird Air in SINGAPORE (Formed by William H.Bird as a CIA proprietary company. Ceased ops in 1965 to for ...)
Bird & Sons in SINGAPORE (Formed by William H.Bird as a CIA proprietary company. Ceased ops in 1965 to for ...)
Blue Hawaii in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Bon Air in IRAN (Formed by Bonyad Mostazafan. Started ops in 1997. ...)
Bonyad Airlines in IRAN (Formed by Bonyad Mostazafan. Started ops in 1997. ...)
Calafia Airlines in MEXICO ( ...)
Camus Airways in IRELAND ( ...)
Cargo B Airlines in BELGIUM (Formed 2/07. Started operations on 14/10/07. Planned to move operating base from ...)
Color Air in NORWAY (Formed by Nils Olav Sunde, previous founder of Norway Airlines with financial ba ...)
Comlux Aviation Malta in MALTA (Formed 20/5/08 by Comlux Aviation. ...)
Congo Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 1/12/00 to Hewa Bora. ...)
CAL in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 1/12/00 to Hewa Bora. ...)
Congo Express in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed 2/12/09 by SA Express (49%) and local investor (BizAfrika Congo). Expecte ...)
Conquest Sun Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Texas's Conquest AL. Acquired 1994 by AirTran (Mesaba's owner). ...)
Continent in RUSSIA (Formed 9/09. Reorganized in late 2010 by bankrupt Zapolarye Airlines. AOC revoke ...)
Air Company Continent in RUSSIA (Formed 9/09. Reorganized in late 2010 by bankrupt Zapolarye Airlines. AOC revoke ...)
COPROSA in PERU ( ...)
Danube Wings in SLOVAKIA (Formed by VIP Air. Suspended operations undefinitely on 20/11/13. ...)
VIP Wings in SLOVAKIA (Formed by VIP Air. Suspended operations undefinitely on 20/11/13. ...)
Deer Jet Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Hainan Aviation Holding (HNA Group). Transport division renamed Deer A ...)
Jinlu Service Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Hainan Aviation Holding (HNA Group). Transport division renamed Deer A ...)
Delux Public Charter in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by JetSuiteX as a wholly-owned subsidiary. ...)
Deutsche Lufttransport in GERMANY ( ...)
Dobrolet Airlines in RUSSIA (Ceased ops between 1997 and 2000. ...)
DTIA in FRANCE (Earlier named DTA. Branch of Ministry of Armies (Secrétariat d'Etat aux Forces A ...)
Direction Technique et Industrielle de l'Aéronautique in FRANCE (Earlier named DTA. Branch of Ministry of Armies (Secrétariat d'Etat aux Forces A ...)
East Clipper in UKRAINE ( ...)
Edwin Air Cargo in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN (Formed 20/3/18. Started operations in 8/18. ...)
EFS European Flight Service in SWEDEN (Originally formed as IFS (International Flight Service). ...)
Egyptian-Kuwait Air Services Company in EGYPT (Formed by EgyptAir (51%) & Kuwait AW (49%). ...)
Esam Airlines in INDIA ( ...)
Eteleair Air Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Executive Airlines/American Eagle in USA.PUERTO RICO (Ceased ops between 1992 and 1994 when integrated into AMR Eagle, becoming an ope ...)
Fly Marianas in USA.NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (Formed by management of Fly Guam. ...)
Flying Tankers in CANADA (Purchased 4/07 by Coulson Group of Companies and renamed. ...)
Galex Guinée Air in GUINEA (Possibly assocaited with BlueSky Aviation in Lebanon. AOC reportedly revoked 6/1 ...)
German Cargo Services in GERMANY (Formed by Lufthansa (100%). ...)
Glenn Aire in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Globe Mediterranean in UNITED KINGDOM (Started ops 6/91. Licence revoked by CAA after 1 week. ...)
Gomelavia in BELARUS (Originally formed as part of Belavia. Reorganized as a division of Gomelavia Air ...)
Gomel Airlines in BELARUS (Originally formed as part of Belavia. Reorganized as a division of Gomelavia Air ...)
Government of Morocco in MOROCCO ( ...)
Hawker Pacific in AUSTRALIA (Purchased in 4/18 by Jet Aviation, Switzerland for US$250m. ...)
Hellier International in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Unconfirmed in Congo. Moved to Angola ? ...)
Hermes in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by, or affiliated with, the Congolese Ministry of Defense. ...)
HM Airways in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequent dates. AOC temporarily suspended in ...)
Heli Malongo in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequent dates. AOC temporarily suspended in ...)
Hydro Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Hydro Holdings Corporate Group. Entered administration in 2003 followi ...)
FJC Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Hydro Holdings Corporate Group. Entered administration in 2003 followi ...)
I-Fly in RUSSIA (Formed 6/09 by tour operator TEZ Tour. Expects to start operations in 10/09, ini ...)
I Fly in RUSSIA (Formed 6/09 by tour operator TEZ Tour. Expects to start operations in 10/09, ini ...)
Igarka Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Igarka division. Merged into Yeniseisky Meridian ...)
Igarskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Igarka division. Merged into Yeniseisky Meridian ...)
ILPO Cargo Airlines in ARUBA ( ...)
Inkom Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Inter Charters in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Transporte Aéreo nao Regular in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Interandes Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Compañia Interandina de Aviación in COLOMBIA ( ...)
International Air Freight in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Jet International in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
Jiangxi Airlines in CHINA (Formed 1/14 by Xiamen Airlines (60%) along Jiangxi Provincial Investment Group, ...)
Jonio Air Lines in ITALY (Ceased ops 7/9/06. ...)
Kalahari Air Services & Charter in BOTSWANA ( ...)
Air Charter Botswana in BOTSWANA ( ...)
Khatlon Air in TAJIKISTAN ( ...)
Kiwis International in USA (GENERAL) (Unconfirmed in USA. ...)
Kras Air in RUSSIA (Formed AirBridge alliance team in late 2004 with Omskavia, Sibaviatrans, Samara ...)
Krasnoyarsk Airlines/Krasnoyarskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Formed AirBridge alliance team in late 2004 with Omskavia, Sibaviatrans, Samara ...)
Kuban Airlines in RUSSIA (Privatized by the Krasnodar local government in 2004, with 51% sold to BasEl inv ...)
ALK/Avialinii Kubani in RUSSIA (Privatized by the Krasnodar local government in 2004, with 51% sold to BasEl inv ...)
La Compagnie in FRANCE (Formed by previous management of OpenSkies. Started services on 21/7/14. Purchas ...)
Dreamjet in FRANCE (Formed by previous management of OpenSkies. Started services on 21/7/14. Purchas ...)
LAMIA in VENEZUELA (Formed 5/10 by local Merida government, Japanese and local interests. AOC refuse ...)
Linea Aérea Merideña Internacional de Aviación in VENEZUELA (Formed 5/10 by local Merida government, Japanese and local interests. AOC refuse ...)
LAN Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by LAN Chile. ...)
Lineas Aéreas de Navegacion Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by LAN Chile. ...)
Leasexpress Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Lignes Aériennes Félou in MALI ( ...)
Luke Air in ITALY ( ...)
Lyca Cargo in IVORY COAST ( ...)
M@jet in MOROCCO (Formed by Royal Air Maroc (50%) for charter and low-cost operations. ...)
Majet in MOROCCO (Formed by Royal Air Maroc (50%) for charter and low-cost operations. ...)
Majestic Airways in AUSTRALIA (Ceased scheduled services 11/1995. ...)
Master Aerotaxi in BRAZIL ( ...)
Maszovlet in HUNGARY (Became Malév on 1/10/54 when 50% Soviet holding reverted to Hungary. ...)
Magyar-Szovjet Polgari Legiformgalini Tarsasag in HUNGARY (Became Malév on 1/10/54 when 50% Soviet holding reverted to Hungary. ...)
Meteor Air Transport in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Monarch Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Monarch Air Group. ...)
Monarch Air Group in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Monarch Air Group. ...)
MRP Zhukovsky in RUSSIA ( ...)
MRP Ramenskoye in RUSSIA ( ...)
Naval Arctic Research Laboratory in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
NetJets in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Nord Aviation in USA.NEW MEXICO (Formed divisions Nord Star AL and World Aviation Inc in 1986. ...)
Nord Star Airlines in USA.NEW MEXICO (Formed divisions Nord Star AL and World Aviation Inc in 1986. ...)
Nordic Global Airlines in FINLAND (Formed 30/3/11 by Neff Capital Management, with Finnair and Ilamiren Mutual Pens ...)
NovaJet in CANADA (Formed in 9/06. AOC granted on 11/12/06 and started with small executive equipme ...)
Oasis International Airlines in SPAIN (Formed by Oasis Int'l Group (Spanish investment company which collapsed in 1996) ...)
Oceanic in $ FICTION ( ...)
OA in $ FICTION ( ...)
Pal-Air in GREECE ( ...)
Palau Trans Pacific Airlines in PALAU (Formed by Taiwainese interests. ...)
Phoenix Airlines in INDIA ( ...)
Pinnair in ITALY ( ...)
Reliant Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Rossiya Airlines in RUSSIA (Majority share purchased by Rostechnology, transferred in 11/11 to Aeroflot. Wil ...)
Russian Space Forces in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sadia Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Formed by Omar Fontana. Acquired 1957 by REAL, 1961 by Varig, purchased back by ...)
Scoot in SINGAPORE (Formed 5/11 by Singapore Airlines (initially code-named New Aviation; name Scoot ...)
Seagreen Air Transport in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed in 1964 by Seymour Green. Avquired in 1973 by Charlie Paterson (founder o ...)
Trans Caribbean Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed in 1964 by Seymour Green. Avquired in 1973 by Charlie Paterson (founder o ...)
SNCASE in FRANCE (Formed by the nationalization of CAMS, Potez (nationalized 1/2/37, based at Berr ...)
Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Est in FRANCE (Formed by the nationalization of CAMS, Potez (nationalized 1/2/37, based at Berr ...)
South Coast Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 2000 by Tony Holden (owner of DC-3 N47FK). ...)
SCA in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 2000 by Tony Holden (owner of DC-3 N47FK). ...)
Specialized Aviation Comapny in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Sterling One in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Strezhevoy Air Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sun Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Million Air Charter and AirQuarius. Million's shares sold in 2003 to C ...)
TACATA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Taxi Aéreo de Caqueta in COLOMBIA ( ...)
TAG in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. ...)
Teuto Aviation Group in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. ...)
Target Freight in POLAND (Unconfirmed in Poland. Unconfirmed it became Joy Air Cargo. ...)
Tell Air in SWITZERLAND (Reorganized from Portugal's ACEF Cargo. ...)
Thai AirAsia in THAILAND (Formed by Malaysia's AirAsia (49%) and Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s ...)
AirAsia Aviation in THAILAND (Formed by Malaysia's AirAsia (49%) and Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s ...)
Ticos Air in COSTA RICA (Formed in 12/12 by un-named Costa Rican investors. Expected to start operations ...)
Trans Air Cargo Services in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 (as Trans Air Congo Services), 5/3/07 and subseque ...)
Transair Cargo Service in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 (as Trans Air Congo Services), 5/3/07 and subseque ...)
TransGeAero in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
United States Airways in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Lucien Pickett, originally trading as Van Nuys Skyways. Dissolved beca ...)
US Air in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Lucien Pickett, originally trading as Van Nuys Skyways. Dissolved beca ...)
US Airways Express in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
VASP in BRAZIL (Majority stake acquired by Sao Paulo government in 1935. Acquired Loide & NAB in ...)
Viaçao Aérea Sao Paulo in BRAZIL (Majority stake acquired by Sao Paulo government in 1935. Acquired Loide & NAB in ...)
Waltair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (AOC revoked by Congolese CAA in 9/05. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
WNG Capital in USA.TEXAS (Formed in 2/09. Operates mostly as asset manager for Genesis Lease. ...)
Yangon Airways in MYANMAR (Formed as a joint venture between Myama Airways and Krong-Sombat Co, Thailand. L ...)

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