AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 46 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 46 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/07/2020 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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Aero Club Libya in LIBYA (Reorganized 1991 as Light Air Transport & Technical Services. ...)
Aero Libertad in MEXICO (Acquired 1991 by Mexicana. ...)
Aero-Flite in USA.OREGON (Halted piston operations following USFS termination of firebombers contracts in ...)
Aerodyn in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Aerostar Leasing in SINGAPORE (Formed by RegionAir. Possibly associated with GATX. ...)
AeroVista in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by AeroVista Airlines as fully-owned subsidiary to operate 737 equipment ...)
AeroVista Gulf Express in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by AeroVista Airlines as fully-owned subsidiary to operate 737 equipment ...)
Africa One Zambia in ZAMBIA (Formed by Africa One. ...)
Air Atlantis in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Air Europa in SPAIN (Formed by Banco de Bilbao with assistance from ILG/Air Europe. Acquired in 1991 ...)
Air España in SPAIN (Formed by Banco de Bilbao with assistance from ILG/Air Europe. Acquired in 1991 ...)
Air Evasion in FRANCE (Formed by ex-Minerve staff. ...)
Aire d'Evasions in FRANCE (Formed by ex-Minerve staff. ...)
Air Express Cuba in CUBA ( ...)
Air Glona in SINGAPORE (Associated with Navigator Airlines. ...)
Air International Charter Company in UNITED KINGDOM.GIBRALTAR (AOC granted on 1/9/71. Started services on 4/9/71. ...)
Air North America in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
ANA in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Pohang in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed on 25/1/17 by Donghwa Electronics Co. Started services on 7/2/18. Halted ...)
Air Salone in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Air Service Plus in ITALY ( ...)
Air Services Cargo in PANAMA ( ...)
Air Tasmania in AUSTRALIA (Originally formed as Aerial Surveys of Tasmania, renamed in 1973. ...)
Airborne India in INDIA ( ...)
Aircalin in FRANCE.NEW CALEDONIA ( ...)
Air Calédonie International in FRANCE.NEW CALEDONIA ( ...)
AIRES Colombia in COLOMBIA (Expected to form a Aruba-based subsidiary with DHC-8 in late 2007, plan abandonn ...)
Aerovias de Integracion Regional in COLOMBIA (Expected to form a Aruba-based subsidiary with DHC-8 in late 2007, plan abandonn ...)
Airship Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
ALI in ITALY (Taken-over by Italian AF, later merged to form new LAI on 25/9/52. ...)
Avio Linee Italiane - Flotte Riunite in ITALY (Taken-over by Italian AF, later merged to form new LAI on 25/9/52. ...)
All Trans Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Allegiance Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Split in 2008 into 3 different companies, all initially keeping the Allegiance t ...)
Altas Modas in NICARAGUA (Believed by some drug cartel. ...)
American Overseas Airways in USA (GENERAL) (Entered bankrupcy on 7/4/83. ...)
Andalusair in SPAIN ( ...)
Andalucian International Airways in SPAIN ( ...)
Angkor Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Phuket Air. ...)
ANHSA in HONDURAS (84% stake acquired 1957 by SAHSA. ...)
Aerovias Nacionales de Honduras SA in HONDURAS (84% stake acquired 1957 by SAHSA. ...)
Antigua International Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed by Metropolitan Aviation, Switzerland. ...)
Grand Atlantic Antigua in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed by Metropolitan Aviation, Switzerland. ...)
Antillana de Navigacion Aérea in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Spain's Sun Airways de España. ...)
Sun Airways in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Spain's Sun Airways de España. ...)
Associated Airmotive in USA (GENERAL) (Possibly formed by California Airmotive. ...)
Austrian Airlines in AUSTRIA (Formed 30/9/57 by the merger of Air Austria & Austrian AW. Started services on 1 ...)
AUA/Oesterreichische Luftverkehrs in AUSTRIA (Formed 30/9/57 by the merger of Air Austria & Austrian AW. Started services on 1 ...)
Aviacor Aircraft Corp in RUSSIA (Planned assembly of An-70 in Samara, cancelled. Member of International Aviation ...)
Aviaross Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Baltija Airlines in LATVIA ( ...)
Barkol Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Bellinger Asset Management in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Bellinger AM in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Bluebird Airways in GREECE (Originally formed in 2008 with a single Piper aircraft. Obtained its AOC and sta ...)
Blue Bird Airways in GREECE (Originally formed in 2008 with a single Piper aircraft. Obtained its AOC and sta ...)
Bolivian Air Tourmen in BOLIVIA ( ...)
British Island Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
BIA in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Buddha Air in NEPAL (Started operations 10/97 with small equipment. Added on EU ban list on 5/12/13. ...)
Bukovyna Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Formed by same owners as UM Air to operate aircraft on behalf of embargoed Irani ...)
Business Flight Services in DENMARK ( ...)
CAL in FRANCE (Taken-over by Air Littoral and merged 1/4/88. ...)
Compagnie Aérienne du Languedoc in FRANCE (Taken-over by Air Littoral and merged 1/4/88. ...)
Canada 3000 in CANADA (Formed by ex-Canada 3000 staff with no financial link with the previous airline ...)
Canada West Airlines in CANADA (Formed by ex-Canada 3000 staff, along with tour operator Canada West Holidays. M ...)
Canadian Western Airlines in CANADA (Formed by ex-Canada 3000 staff, along with tour operator Canada West Holidays. M ...)
Cargolux in LUXEMBOURG (Originally formed as Salloft by Loftleidir and Sweden's Salén Shipping company ( ...)
Cargolux Airlines International in LUXEMBOURG (Originally formed as Salloft by Loftleidir and Sweden's Salén Shipping company ( ...)
Central African Cargo in RWANDA (Possibly associated with Victor Bout's Rwanda company Central African Airways an ...)
CAC in RWANDA (Possibly associated with Victor Bout's Rwanda company Central African Airways an ...)
Ciao Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Plans reactivated in 2004 ? ...)
Civil in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Classic Airlines in CANADA (Originally formed as Collingwood Aviation Centre. ...)
Collingwood Air in CANADA (Originally formed as Collingwood Aviation Centre. ...)
Club USA International in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Coastal Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Commuter Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Broome County Aviation. Dissolved into Freedom AL. ...)
Conifair Aviation in CANADA (Became a maintenance-only company in 1997. ...)
Cronos Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 11/4/08 and subsequent dates. ...)
CTA in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair to take-over SATA. Merged 1993 with Balair, forming Balair CT ...)
Compagnie de Transport Aérien in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair to take-over SATA. Merged 1993 with Balair, forming Balair CT ...)
DAT LT in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Dornier in GERMANY (Formed by Claudius Dornier. Taken-over in 1996 by Fairchild Aerospace, forming F ...)
Dothan Aviation in USA.ALABAMA (Formed in Georgia. Moved 1977 to Alabama. ...)
DV Air Freight Service in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
EasyFly in COLOMBIA (Majority share purchased in 1/18 by businessman Henry Cubides (raising his inves ...)
Elitávia Portugal in PORTUGAL (AOC granted 29/9/09. ...)
Lisbon in PORTUGAL (AOC granted 29/9/09. ...)
Elkivu in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Symetain in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Euro Mediterranean Airways in GREECE ( ...)
Mediterranean Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Euro West Airlines in IRELAND ( ...)
Faucett Perú in PERU (Formed by Elmer J. Faucett. 19% stake taken by Braniff. 59% stake taken 1982 by ...)
Compañia de Aviación Faucett in PERU (Formed by Elmer J. Faucett. 19% stake taken by Braniff. 59% stake taken 1982 by ...)
Flash Airlines in EGYPT (Ceased ops over safety concerns following the 1/2004 accident. Intends to restar ...)
Fly Eurofly in FRANCE ( ...)
Fly Hornbill in INDIA ( ...)
Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres in FRANCE (Set up by Charles de Gaulle using remnants of Air France and former French AF eq ...)
Frigorificos Ballivian in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Goldstar Airlines in GHANA (Initially expected to start on 13/6/14. Project re-launched in 11/16, AOC grante ...)
Guyana Airways in GUYANA (Attempted 51% take-over by BWIA or Air Caribbean failed in 1999. ...)
Hefei Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 20/1/13 by China Eastern Airlines, AVIC through its subsidiary Joy Air ...)
Hewa Bora Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Laurent-Désiré Kabila (president of DR Congo), "Hewa Bora" is swahili ...)
HBA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Laurent-Désiré Kabila (president of DR Congo), "Hewa Bora" is swahili ...)
Hibernian Airlines in IRELAND (Formed on 6/4/17 by Air Nostrum as its ACMI subsidiary. AOC granted in 1/19. Sus ...)
IFA in BELGIUM ( ...)
International Freight Airways in BELGIUM ( ...)
International Parcel Express in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by UPS & merged into UPS. ...)
IPX in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by UPS & merged into UPS. ...)
Island Airlines Massachussetts in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Formed by B&K Leasing and DC-3 Inc. Shut down on 11/12/15. ...)
Israel Defence Force - Air Force in ISRAEL (Originally formed in 1947 as Sherut Avir until renamed at independence time. Ren ...)
IDFAF/Tsvah Haganah Le Israeli - Hey'l Ha'avir in ISRAEL (Originally formed in 1947 as Sherut Avir until renamed at independence time. Ren ...)
Jav Avia in GEORGIA ( ...)
Jav-Avia in GEORGIA ( ...)
Jordan International Air Cargo in JORDAN (Formed 10/04 by RJAF (100%) and obtained its AOC in 4/05. ...)
JIAC in JORDAN (Formed 10/04 by RJAF (100%) and obtained its AOC in 4/05. ...)
JRW Aviation in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Aircorp Inc in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Jupiter in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
KADVI in RUSSIA (Formed by Kaluga Motors Aviation Complex. Member of MAP Group. Merged into Impul ...)
Kaluzhskie dvigateli aviatsionny kompleks in RUSSIA (Formed by Kaluga Motors Aviation Complex. Member of MAP Group. Merged into Impul ...)
Kalahari Airways in BOTSWANA (Formed in 8/13. Ambitious start-up plan depended on the succesful outcome of the ...)
Kalahari Express Airlines in NAMIBIA (Formed by Air Namibia. Merged into Air Namibia. ...)
Kampuch Airways in CAMBODIA ( ...)
KAW in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Khortitsa-Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Kiwi Travel International Airlines in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Krylo Aviakompanija in RUSSIA ( ...)
Wing Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kunpeng Airlines in CHINA (Formed 3/7/06 as a joint venture of Shenzhen AL (51%), Wilmington Trust and Mesa ...)
Kun Peng Airlines in CHINA (Formed 3/7/06 as a joint venture of Shenzhen AL (51%), Wilmington Trust and Mesa ...)
LADECA in NICARAGUA ( ...)
LaTur in MEXICO (Formed by ASPA. Ceased operations 18/12/91. ...)
Linea Aérea Turistica in MEXICO (Formed by ASPA. Ceased operations 18/12/91. ...)
Layonair in SPAIN (Formed 27/4/10, started ACMI operations in 4/11. ...)
Layônair in SPAIN (Formed 27/4/10, started ACMI operations in 4/11. ...)
Luk Aero in QAZAKSTAN (AOC revoked on 22/4/14. ...)
Makung International Airlines in TAIWAN (32% stake taken 1995 by Eva AW. Renamed Uni Air 12/3/96. ...)
MD Airlines in ICELAND (Ceased most operations in 2002 when tour operator Traffic Europa/Destination Eur ...)
Icelandic MD Airlines in ICELAND (Ceased most operations in 2002 when tour operator Traffic Europa/Destination Eur ...)
Mega Global Airways in CHINA ( ...)
Methow Aviation in USA.WASHINGTON (Associated with Alaska's Cascade Air. ...)
Miami Air Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Mikma in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Minerve in FRANCE (Formed by René Fernand Meyer. 50% stake taken in 1990 by Club Méditerranée. Merg ...)
Compagnie Française de Transports Aériens in FRANCE (Formed by René Fernand Meyer. 50% stake taken in 1990 by Club Méditerranée. Merg ...)
MyTravel Airways (Denmark) in DENMARK (Renamed to Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia in 4/08. ...)
National Agricultural Organisation of Sudan in SUDAN (Operated by Air Taxi. ...)
National Air Charters in ZAMBIA (Formed by Zambia AW. ...)
NAC in ZAMBIA (Formed by Zambia AW. ...)
New Axis Airways in FRANCE (Entered bankrupcy proceedings on 16/11/09 and ceased operations on 30/11/09. Liq ...)
Nile Valley Aviation in EGYPT (Started operations in 1977. Became a ground handling company. ...)
NIVA in EGYPT (Started operations in 1977. Became a ground handling company. ...)
Norfolk Air in AUSTRALIA.NORFOLK ISLAND (Formed by the government of Norfolk Air, operating services using AOC of OzJet a ...)
Northern Pacific Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ocean Airlines in SOMALIA (Started services with small commuter equipment (EMB-120). Began trading as Blue ...)
Pacific Aero in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Palair Macedonian in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
Palau Pacific Airways in PALAU (Formed in 7/14. Start services on 11/11/14 using ACMI equipment. ...)
Persian Air Services in IRAN (Formed by Ahmad Shafigh, with technical support from Skyways, UK. Merged into Un ...)
PAS in IRAN (Formed by Ahmad Shafigh, with technical support from Skyways, UK. Merged into Un ...)
PrivateJet-International in GERMANY ( ...)
Prudential Financial in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Puerto Rico Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Republic Airways in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Republic of Korea Navy in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
RoKN in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
Seagreen Caribbean in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Serb Air in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA.SRPSKA ( ...)
Site Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
SkyBird Air in NIGERIA (Formed by Ali Modu Sheriff (foemer governor of Borno State, suspected to be link ...)
Skyjet in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Skyway in GEORGIA (Formed by Eastern Express, Kazakhstan. Also trades as Skyway according to Georgi ...)
Eastern Express Georgia in GEORGIA (Formed by Eastern Express, Kazakhstan. Also trades as Skyway according to Georgi ...)
SNCASO in FRANCE (Formed on by the nationalization of Blériot/Spad (based Suresnes), Marcel Bloch ...)
Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest in FRANCE (Formed on by the nationalization of Blériot/Spad (based Suresnes), Marcel Bloch ...)
SNTTA in ALGERIA ( ...)
Société Nationale de Transport et Travail Aérien in ALGERIA ( ...)
Sojitz Aircraft Leasing in JAPAN ( ...)
Sojitz Aircraft Management in JAPAN ( ...)
Solenta Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Star Asia Airlines in PHILIPPINES (Attempted merger with Seair, initiated in 1995, failed in 1996. ...)
Star Asia Airways in PHILIPPINES (Attempted merger with Seair, initiated in 1995, failed in 1996. ...)
Stela in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sukhumi Airlines in GEORGIA ( ...)
Swift Air Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Affiliated with Golden Gate. ...)
Swift Aire in USA.CALIFORNIA (Affiliated with Golden Gate. ...)
TANSA in COSTA RICA (Formed by C.N.Shelton. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Nacionales SA in COSTA RICA (Formed by C.N.Shelton. ...)
TBN Aircraft Corporation in ARUBA ( ...)
The Lord's Airline in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Tianjin Airlines in CHINA (21.74% purchased by Hainan AL (announced 10/11), increased to 44.65% in 10/13, t ...)
Tianjin Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 27/4/16 as a joint venture between HNA Group and Tianjin Port Free Tra ...)
Tianjin Air Cargo in CHINA (Formed on 27/4/16 as a joint venture between HNA Group and Tianjin Port Free Tra ...)
Trans-Canada Airlines in CANADA (Formed 10/4/1937 by Canadian government and incorporated into Canadian National ...)
TCAL in CANADA (Formed 10/4/1937 by Canadian government and incorporated into Canadian National ...)
Transandina Ecuador in ECUADOR ( ...)
Transmile Air Services in MALAYSIA (Originally formed as Pelangi Mahjana. Acquired in 11/93 by Transmile Group (form ...)
Transportes Aéreos Bolivar in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Tus Airways in CYPRUS (AOC granted in 10/15. Expected to be renamed to Ela Airways (announced 10/19), t ...)
Val Air in CANADA ( ...)
Vietstar Airlines in VIETNAM (Formed by the Vietnamese Air Force. AOC applied in 2016, eventually granted on 2 ...)
West Air Sweden in SWEDEN (Originally formed as Air Sweden Executive and Abal Air. Moved to Lidköping in 19 ...)

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