AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 47 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 47 - 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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Adala Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Advance Airlines in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Advance Aviation in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Aegean Aviation in GREECE (Formed by Antonis & Nikolaos Simigdalas. Acquired in 1994 by Vassilakis Group of ...)
Aeroporia Aigaiou in GREECE (Formed by Antonis & Nikolaos Simigdalas. Acquired in 1994 by Vassilakis Group of ...)
Aerolineas Llaneras Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Arall in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Regionales Uruguayas in URUGUAY ( ...)
ARUSA in URUGUAY ( ...)
Aeroservice-Cargo in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Aerotax Monse in MEXICO ( ...)
Aliendros de la Cruz in MEXICO ( ...)
Air Cairo in EGYPT (Associated with Kato Aromatic Group (Dr. Ibrahim Kamel). 40% (later 100%) acquir ...)
Air Crimea in UKRAINE.CRIMEA (Formed in 3/15 by the local Russian government. Final trade name to be decided a ...)
Air Dabia in GAMBIA ( ...)
Air Engiadina in SWITZERLAND (Renamed to Swisswings Airlines on 30/5/01. ...)
Air Espace in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Air Leone in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by Paddy McKay. AOC cancelled by Sierra Leone in 9/04. Ceased ops in 12/0 ...)
Air Next in JAPAN (Formed by Air Nippon (100%) as low-cost subsidiary. Started ops 1/6/05 using NH ...)
Air Pavelonik in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. ...)
Air Safa in INDIA (Formed on 6/3/19. ...)
Air Tribe in MEXICO (Formed 23/9/11 by USMX AirLink. AOC received in 10/11. ...)
Air Venturers in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
AirCal in USA.CALIFORNIA (Acquired in 1986 by American and merged on 1/7/87. ...)
Airtrain in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Air Train in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Amako Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
American Aviation Services in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed by Joel and June Eisenberg (also owner of Club International). Obtained i ...)
Amora Flight Charter Services in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Angkor Airways in CAMBODIA (Formed by Far Eastern Air Transport, Taiwan. Ran into financial difficulties in ...)
Antillas Air in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Acquired in 2003 by Amerijet and merged. ...)
Armada Española in SPAIN ( ...)
Armée de l'Air du Cameroun in CAMEROON ( ...)
Cameroon Air Force in CAMEROON ( ...)
Atlant-Hungary Airlines in HUNGARY ( ...)
Atlantic Express Airlines in GAMBIA (Ceased ops in 2005. Expects to restart in late 2008. ...)
AVE.com in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as wholly-owned subsidiary of Phoenix Aviation, Kyrgyzstan through AVE FZ ...)
AVi8 Air Capital in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aviakompania Transavia in UKRAINE ( ...)
AT/Transavia Air Company in UKRAINE ( ...)
Aviast in RUSSIA ( ...)
Avion Express in MALI (Reorganized in 2005 as Mali Air Express using smaller equipment. ...)
SAE in MALI (Reorganized in 2005 as Mali Air Express using smaller equipment. ...)
Avions Marcel Dassault in FRANCE (Formed by Marcel Dassault (whose initial company - Marcel Bloch - founded in 192 ...)
Ayk Avia in ARMENIA (Originally formed as a tour operator and 1-passenger light aircraft airline. Upg ...)
Hayk Avia in ARMENIA (Originally formed as a tour operator and 1-passenger light aircraft airline. Upg ...)
Bahamas Airways in BAHAMAS (45% stake taken 1943 by Pan American. Acquired 1949 by BSAAC (later BOAC), 1958 ...)
Belogorye in RUSSIA (Formed as the transport division of Belogorie football club. AOC granted on 21/1 ...)
Belogorie in RUSSIA (Formed as the transport division of Belogorie football club. AOC granted on 21/1 ...)
Blue Fox Executive Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Blue Star Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Bonjad Air in IRAN ( ...)
Britair East Africa in KENYA (Formed by ex-Falcon AW owner ...)
British Guiana Airways in GUYANA (Nationalized 1955. Reorganized 1963. ...)
BGA in GUYANA (Nationalized 1955. Reorganized 1963. ...)
British Gulf International Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed out of Sao Tome-HQ'ed company of same name, using same office and staff. ...)
Budget Airline in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot. Renamed Pobeda (Victory) on 28/10/14. ...)
Byudzetniy Perevozchik in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot. Renamed Pobeda (Victory) on 28/10/14. ...)
Cambodair in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Casair in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Charters International in $ FICTION ( ...)
China Free Sky Aviation in CHINA (Originally formed as Huantian General Aviation Co, Ltd. ...)
CFSA in CHINA (Originally formed as Huantian General Aviation Co, Ltd. ...)
Civil in GHANA ( ...)
Civil in LATVIA ( ...)
Columbia in ITALY ( ...)
Contrail Aviation Support in USA.WISCONSIN (Purchased in 7/16 by Air T Inc. ...)
Cronus Airlines in GREECE (Acquired by Aegean AL in 2001, temporarily dba Aegean Cronus AL, then merged. ...)
Debon-Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Debon-Air Tours in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Dolphin Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Started operations in 12/81. Re-branded as Dolphin Airlines in 1983 but abruptly ...)
Doric Asset Finance in GERMANY (Re-branded simply as "Doric" effective 8/10/12. Formed subsidiary Doric Lease Co ...)
East African Airways in KENYA (Formed 1945 as national airline of British Africa's Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika &Z ...)
EAAC in KENYA (Formed 1945 as national airline of British Africa's Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika &Z ...)
Enter Air in POLAND (Formed 15/11/09. Started operations in 3/10. IPO in 6/15 suspended due to low ma ...)
EP Aviation in USA.VIRGINIA (Formed as a division of Blackwater USA, similar to Presidential Airways, operati ...)
Ermolino Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by MRP NPO Vzylot. ...)
Ermolinskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Formed by MRP NPO Vzylot. ...)
European Airlines in BELGIUM (Formed by ex-TEA staff & ING Bank. ...)
Expo Aviation in SRI LANKA (Formed by Expo Lanka Group. Renamed 5/13 when kept separate from its parent comp ...)
ExpoAir in SRI LANKA (Formed by Expo Lanka Group. Renamed 5/13 when kept separate from its parent comp ...)
Five Star Air in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Reorganized in 1989 as a brokerage-only company. Ceased all activities in 2002. ...)
FSA in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Reorganized in 1989 as a brokerage-only company. Ceased all activities in 2002. ...)
Flughjalp in BIAFRA (All aircraft used in Biafra. ...)
Aid by Air in BIAFRA (All aircraft used in Biafra. ...)
Fly Adjara in GEORGIA ( ...)
Fly Guam in USA.GUAM (Formed 7/10 by World Aviation Inc, Hong Kong and local airline Freedom Air. Star ...)
Fly Independence in GERMANY (Originally formed in 2008 as a flight aviation school. ...)
FlyVista in GEORGIA (Formed by Vista Georgia (qv). Officially ceased commercial operations in 2015. ...)
Fly Vista in GEORGIA (Formed by Vista Georgia (qv). Officially ceased commercial operations in 2015. ...)
FPG Amentum in IRELAND (Minority interest purchased 11/16 by Nord LB. ...)
Amentum Capital in IRELAND (Minority interest purchased 11/16 by Nord LB. ...)
Friendship Air Alaska in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Georgian Cargo Airlines in GEORGIA ( ...)
Georgian Express in GEORGIA ( ...)
GetJet Airlines in LITHUANIA (Originally formed as ORO Taksi, UAB. ...)
Ghana Airways in GHANA (Formed 5/7/58 by the Ghana government (60%) and BOAC Associated Companies (40%) ...)
Guinée Air Cargo in GUINEA (AOC cancelled in 2015 (but had ceased operations much earlier). ...)
Guy-American Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Guyana-America Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Han Air in TURKEY ( ...)
Han Hava Taksi in TURKEY ( ...)
Hollinger Ungava Transport in CANADA ( ...)
Independence Air in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Started operations on 16/6/04. Parent company renamed FLYi on 16/6/2004. Severed ...)
Flyi in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Started operations on 16/6/04. Parent company renamed FLYi on 16/6/2004. Severed ...)
Innotech Aviation in CANADA (Acquired by IMP Group, becoming in 1997 a maintenance company under Innotech-Ex ...)
Investec Aviation Finance in SOUTH AFRICA (Includes IGAF (Investec Global Aircraft Funds) and IASL (Investec Aircraft Sylnd ...)
Island Airlines Hawaii in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Swift Delivery Air Freight in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Islas Airways in SPAIN (Formed by Don Francisco González Yanes (89%). Reorganized early 2006 as main sub ...)
Johns Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Kamchatka in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Kamchatka in RUSSIA ( ...)
LANSA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales SA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Lennox Airlines in KENYA (Ceased own ops in 1998. ...)
Liberty Airlines in USA.OHIO (Formed with help from Key AL. ...)
Linea Aérea Puertorriqueña in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formally incorporated on 3/4/01 in Puerto Rico. AOC revoked in 2009 due to multi ...)
LAP in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formally incorporated on 3/4/01 in Puerto Rico. AOC revoked in 2009 due to multi ...)
Lone Star Cargo Lines in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Lone Star Air Cargo in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Lorena Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Lorena bus company with assistance from Futura International, Spain. ...)
Mark Air Transport in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
MC Aircraft Management in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Mitsubishi Corp. Formed joint venture Vermillion Aviation Holdings wit ...)
MCAP/MC Aviation Partners in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Mitsubishi Corp. Formed joint venture Vermillion Aviation Holdings wit ...)
Medallion Air in ROMANIA (Formed by MDJ Aviation Consulting (99%, headed by former deputy director general ...)
Mediterranean Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Assets taken-over by TEA, forming TEA UK. ...)
Mega Global Air Services in MALDIVES (Formed in 3/10. AOC granted in 12/10 and started operations in 1/11. Ceased all ...)
MG Charter in MALDIVES (Formed in 3/10. AOC granted in 12/10 and started operations in 1/11. Ceased all ...)
Meridian Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Meridian in RUSSIA ( ...)
Meridian Airways in GHANA (Banned from UK on 23/7/10, from Belgium from 28/7/10, over safety issues. Added ...)
Mineralnye Vody Civil Aviation Production Organisation in RUSSIA ( ...)
Mineralnevodskoe Proizvodstvennoe Obyedinenie in RUSSIA ( ...)
Neptune Aviation Services in USA.MONTANA ( ...)
New Age Air Services in GUYANA ( ...)
NAAS in GUYANA ( ...)
Oceanair Line in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Pacific Arrow in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pathet Lao Air Force in LAOS ( ...)
Payloads Charter in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pico Airways in PORTUGAL ( ...)
REAL Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Merged 8/61 into Varig. ...)
Real Aerovias Brasil in BRAZIL (Merged 8/61 into Varig. ...)
Regal Air in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS (Formed by Fernando Banderas. ...)
Regal Air Freight Services in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS (Formed by Fernando Banderas. ...)
Regional 1 Airlines in CANADA (Formed by Avmax Group with assistance from Westpoint AL. Ceased scheduled servic ...)
Reno Air in USA.NEVADA (Formed 6/90, starting operations on 1/7/92. Acquired in 2/99 by American Airline ...)
Rex in AUSTRALIA (Started operations with small commuter equipment (SAAB 340). ...)
Riverhorse Investments in USA.UTAH ( ...)
Riverhorse Aviation Group in USA.UTAH ( ...)
SATT in ITALY ( ...)
Silangan Airways in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Air Southeast in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Silk Way Business Aviation in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
Simeron Enterprises in ARMENIA (Obtained its AOC circa 2005. ...)
SISA in ITALY (Started operations in 4/47. Dissolved into ALI-Flotte Reunite on 12/9/49. Not to ...)
Società Italiane Servizi Aerei in ITALY (Started operations in 4/47. Dissolved into ALI-Flotte Reunite on 12/9/49. Not to ...)
Sky Capital Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed by Sky Group of Companies, Bangladesh. Renamed in 2012 to SkyAir. ...)
Solaseed Air in JAPAN ( ...)
Space Coast Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
STA in FRANCE (Renamed in 11/52. ...)
Société Transatlantique Aérienne in FRANCE (Renamed in 11/52. ...)
Stuttgarter Flugdienst in GERMANY ( ...)
SFD in GERMANY ( ...)
TACA de Nicaragua in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Taiwan Airways in TAIWAN (Merged into Uni Air. ...)
Tennessee Air Cargo in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Tiger Contract Cargo in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Tejas Avionics. ...)
Tsaradia in MADAGASCAR (Formed in 12/17 by Air Madagascar as its domestic operations subsidiary (name me ...)
Tulip Air in NETHERLANDS (Freighter F27 services merged into Farnair Europe. ...)
U.S. Department of Defence in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Universal Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Reorganized 1989 when moved to Florida. ...)
USAir Shuttle in USA.NEW YORK (Managed separately from USAir. Renamed 27/2/97 to US Airways Shuttle. ...)
Shuttle Inc in USA.NEW YORK (Managed separately from USAir. Renamed 27/2/97 to US Airways Shuttle. ...)
Vardar Bosna Air in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
VB Air in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
VG Airlines in BELGIUM (Formed by Freddy Van Gaever (founder of DAT then VLM). Sold out in 2002 and rena ...)
Virgin Express in BELGIUM (5% stake kept by City Hotels Group sold in 1997 to Virgin Group. Virgin Group sh ...)
Voyager Aviation Holdings in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Westernair in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
Easternair in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
Yeti Airlines International in NEPAL (Formed as a joint venture between Yeti Airlines (qv) and Air Arabia. Started ope ...)
FlyYeti.com in NEPAL (Formed as a joint venture between Yeti Airlines (qv) and Air Arabia. Started ope ...)
Zambian Air Wing in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Zenith International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Zhejiang Airlines in CHINA (Formed with assistance from CAAC/China Eastern. Reorganized as a member of China ...)
China Zhejiang Airlines in CHINA (Formed with assistance from CAAC/China Eastern. Reorganized as a member of China ...)

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