AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 5 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 5 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/06/2020 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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9 Air in CHINA (Formed by Juneyao Airlines as its LCC subsidiary. AOC granted on 28/10/14. Start ...)
Jiu Yuan Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Juneyao Airlines as its LCC subsidiary. AOC granted on 28/10/14. Start ...)
Accelerated Charter Express in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Aero Airlines in ESTONIA (Formed by Finnair. Shut down 6/1/08 as operations were taken over by Finncomm Ai ...)
Aero Continente Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Peru's Aero Continente. Plans for acquisition in 2003 by Viva AL/Auxer ...)
Aerocar Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Cargueras in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerocoop in PERU ( ...)
Aerolineas Borges in MEXICO (Formed by Sacramento-based Borges Tillotson A/c Corp. ...)
Accesorios Aeronauticos in MEXICO (Formed by Sacramento-based Borges Tillotson A/c Corp. ...)
Aéropostale in FRANCE (Formed by Air France (20%), Air Inter (20%), French Postal Administration (40%) ...)
L'Aéropostale in FRANCE (Formed by Air France (20%), Air Inter (20%), French Postal Administration (40%) ...)
AeroTransporte Turisticos in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerotur in MEXICO ( ...)
Afrique Cargo Services in SENEGAL ( ...)
Air Club International in CANADA (Originally formed in UK (Gatwick/Glasgow). Moved to Canada before starting ops. ...)
Lignes Aériennes Globe Azur/Globe Azur Airline in CANADA (Originally formed in UK (Gatwick/Glasgow). Moved to Canada before starting ops. ...)
Air Condor in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Lithuania in LITHUANIA (Acquired in 1997 by Lithuanian AL. Acquired in 2004 by Arijus freight forwarding ...)
Aviakompanija Lietuva in LITHUANIA (Acquired in 1997 by Lithuanian AL. Acquired in 2004 by Arijus freight forwarding ...)
Air New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND (Absorbed NAC in 1978. Privatized in 1989 when 19.9%, 7.5%, 7.5% of stocks acquir ...)
Air Papaya in USA.NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (Formed 11/12 by JMSH (local hotels) and the CNMI government body. Expects to sta ...)
Air Philippines in PHILIPPINES (Intended to merge into Philippine AL in 2004, plan postponed until 31/8/09 when ...)
Air Santo Domingo in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Air Taos in USA.NEW MEXICO ( ...)
Airlines 400 in RUSSIA (Formed by Aircraft Repair Plant No.400 (VARZ-400, renamed Aviaremont 400 in 2001 ...)
Avialinii 400 in RUSSIA (Formed by Aircraft Repair Plant No.400 (VARZ-400, renamed Aviaremont 400 in 2001 ...)
Airtransservice in RUSSIA ( ...)
ATS/Aviatransservice in RUSSIA ( ...)
Akron-Canton Airlines in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Alpi Eagles in ITALY (Formed as an aerobatic team. Reorganized by Ithifly SpA (43.9%, owned by Giusepp ...)
Asia Atlantic Airlines in THAILAND (Formed by HIS Group, Japan (tour operator) and Baiyoke Group, Thailand (hotels). ...)
ASL Aviation Holdings in IRELAND (Fully purchased by Star Capital Partnership, UK in 2/19. ...)
ATC Inc in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Aviation Business Group in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
ABG in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Avionco Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Belavia Belarusian Airlines in BELARUS (Formed from Aeroflot's Belarus directorate. Reorganized 5/3/96 as the national c ...)
Air Belorussia in BELARUS (Formed from Aeroflot's Belarus directorate. Reorganized 5/3/96 as the national c ...)
Benedar Air in IRELAND ( ...)
Blue Air Leasing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as a successor of Sky Aviation. Possibly later reorganized as Sky Star FZ ...)
Blue Air Moravia in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed in 12/17 by Blue Air, Romania and the South Moravian Development Company. ...)
Blue Scandinavia in SWEDEN (Parent company Fritdsresor Group acquired in 1997 by Thomson Travel Group, Brita ...)
Boullioun Aviation Services in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed in association with Singapore AL by EH "Tex" Boullioun, former president ...)
Boullioun Aircraft Services/Boullioun Aircraft Holding Co in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed in association with Singapore AL by EH "Tex" Boullioun, former president ...)
British Oriental Air Charter in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
BOAC in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
CCB Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
China Construction Bank in CHINA ( ...)
CCI in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Charter Airlines/VIP Executive Tours in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Challenge Aero in UKRAINE (Formed with agreement with Aviant initially using AOC of South Airlines. ...)
Charter Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Charter Way in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
China Aircraft Disassembly Centre in CHINA (Formed in 9/14 by China Everbright, CALC, Friedmann Pacific Asset Management and ...)
Aircraft Recycling International in CHINA (Formed in 9/14 by China Everbright, CALC, Friedmann Pacific Asset Management and ...)
Cimber in DENMARK (Was expected to be shut down in 4/15 after termination of the SAS contract (anno ...)
Cirrus Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Strathair in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Civil in LAOS ( ...)
Cordova Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Merged into Alaska AL. ...)
Cypress Leasing in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Dash Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
East Anglian Flying Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 1/46 when Southend airfield was de-requisitioned. Renamed 29/10/62 to Cha ...)
EDC Lease Finance in USA.DELAWARE (Finance trust set up by Bombardier for US operations. ...)
Emirates International Air Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Empresa Guatemalteca de Aviación in GUATEMALA (Formed 14/3/45. ...)
EuroGuineana de Aviación y Transportes in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Originally formed as Air Maken. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dat ...)
Farnair Europe in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Great Dane Airlines in DENMARK (Formed by Thomas Hugo Møller and Huy Duc Nguyen. Started services on 14/6/19. En ...)
GreenJet Airlines in GREECE (Formed by former staff of Viking Hellas Airlines. Expected to start operations o ...)
Greenjet Airlines in GREECE (Formed by former staff of Viking Hellas Airlines. Expected to start operations o ...)
Groupe Litho Moboti Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Grumman Aerospace in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Gubernskie Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed in 6/08 by TOAP (Toplivnoe trading house). ...)
Gulf & Caribbean Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Gulf & Caribbean Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Hamburg International in GERMANY (Appointed as national airline of Kosovo in 2003. Suspended operations on 19/10/1 ...)
Hellenic Airlines in GREECE (Formed by Scottish AL. Merged with Hellenic Air Transport & TAE. ...)
Hellas in GREECE (Formed by Scottish AL. Merged with Hellenic Air Transport & TAE. ...)
HiSky in MOLDOVA (Formed by the former CEO of Air Moldova with assistance from Cobrex, Romania. In ...)
Humber Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Instytut Lotnictwa in POLAND ( ...)
Institute of Aviation in POLAND ( ...)
Interstate Air Service in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
JAL in JAPAN (Formed 8/51 as a private company using assets of pre-war Dai Nihon Koku, with as ...)
Japanese Air Lines in JAPAN (Formed 8/51 as a private company using assets of pre-war Dai Nihon Koku, with as ...)
Jet Test & Transport in USA.NEVADA (Operator specialized in worldwide ferry of transport aircraft. ...)
JetTest in USA.NEVADA (Operator specialized in worldwide ferry of transport aircraft. ...)
Johnson Flying Service in USA.MONTANA ( ...)
Kabul Air in AFGHANISTAN (AOC suspended in 2011 due to safety violations. ...)
Kumertau Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kyrgyz Trans Avia in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed as an umbrella company for importing aircraft to Iran. AOC granted on 11/ ...)
LACOL Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Colombianos in COLOMBIA ( ...)
LAN Perú in PERU (Placed into administration in 2000 after dispute with parent company, restarted ...)
Landgraesdsla Rikisins in ICELAND ( ...)
State Soil Conservation Service in ICELAND ( ...)
LAPSA Air Paraguay in PARAGUAY (Reorganized by group headed by Ecuador's SAETA. 80% stake acquired in 9/96 by Br ...)
Lineas Aéreas Paraguayas in PARAGUAY (Reorganized by group headed by Ecuador's SAETA. 80% stake acquired in 9/96 by Br ...)
LASA in CHILE ( ...)
Linea Aérea Sud-Americana in CHILE ( ...)
LatCharter Airlines in LATVIA (55% purchased 7/06 by Loftleidir Icelandic, expected to be increased to 100% at ...)
LAT Charter Airlines in LATVIA (55% purchased 7/06 by Loftleidir Icelandic, expected to be increased to 100% at ...)
Love Fly in MALAYSIA (Started operations on 27/4/20 using AOC from M Jets International. ...)
Magnum Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed through the merger of Air Lowveld & Avna AL. Merged with Citi Air & Borde ...)
Makhachkala Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Makhachkala division. Will become national airli ...)
Makhachkalinskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Makhachkala division. Will become national airli ...)
Mercury General Aviation in USA (GENERAL) (Reorganized 1966 by FTL. ...)
Metro Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed 1966 as NASA Commuter Airline. Reorganized 1985 to operate as Starlight E ...)
Metro Express II/Metroflight in USA.TEXAS (Formed 1966 as NASA Commuter Airline. Reorganized 1985 to operate as Starlight E ...)
Military Travel Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Mirograd Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
Moçambique EXpresso in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
MEX in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
National Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Set-up division National Cargo Iraq on 17/4/10. Entered Chapter 11 on 20/10/14, ...)
National Air Cargo in USA.MICHIGAN (Set-up division National Cargo Iraq on 17/4/10. Entered Chapter 11 on 20/10/14, ...)
Nicaragua Líneas Aéreas in NICARAGUA (Formed with financial and technical assistance from Gadair, Spain (51%). Ceased ...)
Norwegian Air UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Norwegian. AOC granted in 11/15. Started services on 28/3/16. Suspende ...)
Norwegian UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Norwegian. AOC granted in 11/15. Started services on 28/3/16. Suspende ...)
OneWorld in $ WORLD ( ...)
Orenair in RUSSIA (Was to be purchased by a new holding company set up by Sergei Chemezov (close as ...)
Orenburg Airlines in RUSSIA (Was to be purchased by a new holding company set up by Sergei Chemezov (close as ...)
Qazaq Air in QAZAKSTAN (Project announced in 2/14; legally established in 5/14 with capital from Samruk- ...)
Red Star Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Reportedly tentatively renamed Starline Airlines by 8/07. Ceased operations earl ...)
Regal Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Rousseau Aviation in FRANCE (Formed by Claude Rousseau as a follow-up to his overhaul company in Dinard. Star ...)
Royal Tongan Airlines in TONGA (Stopped international services in 2004, then all operations shortly afterward. ...)
Friendly Island Airways in TONGA (Stopped international services in 2004, then all operations shortly afterward. ...)
Sataircraft in DENMARK ( ...)
SCADTA in COLOMBIA (Formed by German interests (Dr Paul von Bauer). 84% stake acquired in 1931 by Pa ...)
Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aéreos in COLOMBIA (Formed by German interests (Dr Paul von Bauer). 84% stake acquired in 1931 by Pa ...)
Scimitar Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Scottish Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 9/8/35. Acquired in 1977 by British Aerospace. ...)
SFAIR in FRANCE (Formed in 1972 as a division of Secmafer (aviation and railway vehicles manufact ...)
Secmafer Aviation in FRANCE (Formed in 1972 as a division of Secmafer (aviation and railway vehicles manufact ...)
Signal Hill Airlines in $ FICTION (Fictional name adorned by Aerotron Inc which was based at Signal Hill. ...)
Skybridge in BRAZIL (Formed by SkyBridge Corporation, Italy. ...)
Skybus Express in USA.FLORIDA (Formed with help from Private Jet Expeditions. ...)
SkyLink Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed hy 1976-founded SkyLink group based at Toronto (tour operator, flight han ...)
SkyLink Express in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed hy 1976-founded SkyLink group based at Toronto (tour operator, flight han ...)
Skyservice USA in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Airtours through subsidiary SunTrips with assistance from Canadian sis ...)
SkyWork Airlines in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Daniel Borer. Management buy-out in 4/13. 40% purchased by MHS Aviatio ...)
SMA Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
SMA Cargo Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
Société Tout Transport Mauritanien in MAURITANIA ( ...)
STTM in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Sol del Paraguay in PARAGUAY (Formed by Sol SA de Transporte y Turismo, a bus company. Started scheduled servi ...)
Sólyom Hungarian Airways in HUNGARY (Formed by un-named investors in Oman and UAE. Expected investment plan from Oman ...)
Solyom Hungarian Airways in HUNGARY (Formed by un-named investors in Oman and UAE. Expected investment plan from Oman ...)
SOTIP in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
Spanish Mainland Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Sterna Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Formed 3/4/13. Started operations in 12/15, suspended in 10/16 when its only air ...)
Sultra Air in INDONESIA (Formed 8/09 by the government of Southern Sulawesi. Expected to start operations ...)
Sundair in GERMANY (Formed by Schauinsland-Reisen. Expected to start in 4/17, postponed. AOC granted ...)
Tatarstan Airlines in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 1997 as main part of Tatarstan AL Concern, dba Tatarstan/Kazan Ai ...)
Avialinii Tatarstana in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 1997 as main part of Tatarstan AL Concern, dba Tatarstan/Kazan Ai ...)
Tayaran Jet in BULGARIA (Suspended operations on 14/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Trans Carga in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Trans Zaire Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Trans-Asiatic Airlines in PHILIPPINES (Taken-over by PAL. ...)
Trans-Colorado Airlines/Continental Express in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Trans-Con Air Cargoes in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Transaero-Express in RUSSIA (Formed by Transaero AL. Reorganized in 1999 by Lukoil Company. ...)
Translaredo in GUATEMALA (Unconfirmed in Texas. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Jalisco in MEXICO ( ...)
Transsibirskij in $ FICTION ( ...)
Turkuaz Air in TURKEY (Originally formed 15/12/06, eventually receiving its AOC on 7/3/08. Started oper ...)
TWC Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in 2/98 at Las Vegas. moved in 2001 to Burbank, in 2008 to Van Nuys. Owne ...)
Virgin Island Air Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Vyborg Airlines in RUSSIA (Ceased operations in 4/08, continuing with non-flying activities. Expects to res ...)
North-West Air Transport Company in RUSSIA (Ceased operations in 4/08, continuing with non-flying activities. Expects to res ...)
West Coast Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON (Certified and began operations in 1946. Took-over Empire AL in 1952. Merged with ...)
Wien Consolidated Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
YTO Express Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Shanghai YTO Express Invesmtent Group Co Ltd. Preliminary approval gra ...)
Hangzhou Yuantong Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Shanghai YTO Express Invesmtent Group Co Ltd. Preliminary approval gra ...)
Zagreb Airlines in CROATIA (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
ZAGAL in CROATIA (Renamed before starting ops. ...)

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