AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 52 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 52 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/06/2020 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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Abbe Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Aero Union in USA.CALIFORNIA (Started operations in 1961 with first contracts with US Forest Service. Moved to ...)
Aerocomplex in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed with help from Aeroflot. ...)
Aeroflight Services in USA.COLORADO (Specialized in worldwide aircraft ferry flights. ...)
Aerolaska in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Aero Union. ...)
Africair Service in SENEGAL (Formed by Air Liberté. ...)
African Air Trans in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
African Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
African Logistic Support in SUDAN (Formed 7/05 in partnership with Badr Airlines. ...)
Afrika Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
African Airlines in KENYA ( ...)
Afro-Continental Airways in ZIMBABWE (Formed by Air Rhodesia and John "Jack" McVicar Malloch, rotating aircraft with A ...)
Air Antilles in SAINT LUCIA ( ...)
Air East in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Freight in USA.MISSISSIPPI ( ...)
Air Jordan of the Holy Land in JORDAN (Formed by H.E. Ismail Bilbeisi Pasha. Major stake taken in 1953 by Transocean. T ...)
Air Kent in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Libya in LIBYA (Formed by All World Avn. ...)
All World Aviation Inc in LIBYA (Formed by All World Avn. ...)
Air Luxor GB in GUINEA BISSAU (Formed by Air Luxor (49%) and local interests. ...)
Air Mediterranean in GREECE (Formed in 11/15 by Arab funds. AOC granted in 1/17. Expected to start services i ...)
Air Polonia in POLAND (Formed 7/03. Started operations in 4/04. Ceased services on 5/12/04. Eventually ...)
AirPolonia in POLAND (Formed 7/03. Started operations in 4/04. Ceased services on 5/12/04. Eventually ...)
Air Réunion in FRANCE.REUNION (Formed with help from Air France (32%). ...)
Réunion Air Service in FRANCE.REUNION (Formed with help from Air France (32%). ...)
Air Service International in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Tindi in CANADA ( ...)
Air Villavo Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerotaxi de Integracion Regional de Villavicencio in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Air Vulcan in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ambassador World Charters in CANADA ( ...)
Amiri Flight in QATAR ( ...)
Anui Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Hainan AL in 10/07. Expected to start operations in 2010 (equipment tb ...)
APA in PANAMA ( ...)
Aerovias Panama Airways in PANAMA ( ...)
Arctic Air in CANADA ( ...)
Aruba Airways in ARUBA ( ...)
Asia Service Airlines in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Atlantic Coast Jet/Delta Connection in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Formed by Atlantic Coast AL to operate for Delta Connection. Merged into parent ...)
AvCom Aviation Commercial in RUSSIA (Suspended all airline-type operations in 2006. ...)
Avkom Kommercheskaya aviatsia in RUSSIA (Suspended all airline-type operations in 2006. ...)
Avia-Pusk in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Aviavilsa in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Aviheco in COLOMBIA (Originally formed as Saturno Ltda. ...)
Aviones y Helicopteros de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Originally formed as Saturno Ltda. ...)
Avna Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Merged with Air Lowveld, forming Magnum AL. ...)
Baltic Airlines in SWEDEN (Formed by SADCO/Saudi Arabian Development Co Ltd, an oil company. ...)
Baltic European Aviation in LATVIA ( ...)
Bay Airways in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
Berkut Aviakompania in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
BETA Cargo in BRAZIL (AOC apparently suspended in 2010. ...)
Brasilian Express Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (AOC apparently suspended in 2010. ...)
Blue Sky Airways in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
BrightStar Express Airlines in CHINA (Business plan undefinitely suspended in 5/18. ...)
British Caledonian Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by British Airways in 12/87 and integrated 14/4/88 ...)
BCAL in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by British Airways in 12/87 and integrated 14/4/88 ...)
Brussels International Airlines in BELGIUM ( ...)
Red Air in BELGIUM ( ...)
Capital Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Centre d'Exploitation Postale Métropolitain in FRANCE (Formed using pre-war assets of 1935-born Air Bleu to operate domestic postal ser ...)
CES International Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by China Eastern Airlines to reduce its financing costs. ...)
CHC Airways in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
China Everbright Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by China Everbright Bank Co Ltd. Purchased China Aircraft Leasing Company ...)
Everbright Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by China Everbright Bank Co Ltd. Purchased China Aircraft Leasing Company ...)
Cimber Air Denmark in DENMARK (Formed 1/8/50 by Capt. Ingolf Nielsen. 26% stake acquired in 5/98 by SAS, sold b ...)
Cimber Air Service in DENMARK (Formed 1/8/50 by Capt. Ingolf Nielsen. 26% stake acquired in 5/98 by SAS, sold b ...)
Civil in CAMEROON ( ...)
Civil in SEYCHELLES ( ...)
DHL International Aviation ME in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Dirgantara Air Services in INDONESIA (Formed by Merkukh Enterprises (mining conglomerate). Added on EU ban list on 4/ ...)
DAS in INDONESIA (Formed by Merkukh Enterprises (mining conglomerate). Added on EU ban list on 4/ ...)
Donavia in RUSSIA (Merged along Orenair into Rossiya effective 26/3/16. Remaining structure entered ...)
Dynamic Aviation in USA.VIRGINIA (Operates almost exclusively for US government agencies. ...)
Dynamic Aviation Group in USA.VIRGINIA (Operates almost exclusively for US government agencies. ...)
EcoAir International in ALGERIA (Formed by BCIA Group. ...)
Eco Air International in ALGERIA (Formed by BCIA Group. ...)
EdenAir in ISRAEL ( ...)
El Sal Air in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Elite Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Elite Holdings (also owner of Tunisia's Elite Air). Started operations ...)
Eurofly in ITALY (Formed by 1978-created Eurofly Service. Reorganised in 1989 when acquired by Ali ...)
Express Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Re-launched in 2014 as Bid Air Cargo (qv). ...)
Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Financial Advisory Group in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with J.Taylor Investment (qv) and Global Aero Investment (qv). Moved ...)
Investment Advisor Group in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with J.Taylor Investment (qv) and Global Aero Investment (qv). Moved ...)
First Star Aviation in USA.NEW YORK (Formed in 6/13 by Fifth Street Finance Corp as its aircraft leasing subsidiary. ...)
FlyPop in UNITED KINGDOM (Named after POP ("People Over Profit") to donate 51% of profits to social projec ...)
Force Aérienne Algérienne in ALGERIA ( ...)
Algerian Air Force/Al Quwwat Al Jawwia Al Jaza'eria in ALGERIA ( ...)
Force Aérienne de Côte d'Ivoire in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Force Aérienne de Djibouti in DJIBOUTI ( ...)
Freshlines in GERMANY ( ...)
FreshLine in GERMANY ( ...)
Gallagher Brothers in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Global Africa Aviation in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Global Africa Cargo in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Groupe Cargo Antillais in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Simon Hayot. ...)
Guadeloupe Air Cargo in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Simon Hayot. ...)
Haitong UT Leasing in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed in 2004 by Haitong Securities, Shanghai. Aviation branch formed in 2016. ...)
Haitong UniTrust International Leasing in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed in 2004 by Haitong Securities, Shanghai. Aviation branch formed in 2016. ...)
Hellenic Air Force in GREECE ( ...)
Hughes Airwest in USA (GENERAL) (Merged into Republic. ...)
Indian Overseas Airlines in INDIA (Ceased ops after financial difficulties. ...)
Indy Air in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Inter City Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations on 29/7/83. ...)
Inter Tropical Aviation in SURINAME ( ...)
Interglobal Inc in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Jack Richards Aircraft Co in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Jack Richards Aircraft Sales in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Jenair in CYPRUS ( ...)
Jet Line International in MOLDOVA (Possibly associated with Jetine International (qv). AOC revoked 21/6/07. ...)
Jet2 in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Jetwest International Airways in USA.NEVADA (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Johnsons Air in GHANA (Formed by Farzin Azima (brother of Farhad Azima) and associated with First Inter ...)
Kar-Air in FINLAND (Formed to succeed 1951-born Karhumäki AW (itself formed originally in 1933 as Av ...)
Kiev Aircraft Repair Plant No. 410 in UKRAINE ( ...)
Kievsky aviaremontny zavod no. 410 in UKRAINE ( ...)
Kingdom of Libya Airlines in LIBYA ( ...)
Kolyma-Indigirka Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kolyma-Indigirka division and organized by Sakha ...)
Kolymo-Indigirskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kolyma-Indigirka division and organized by Sakha ...)
Kyrgyz Airlines Plus in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
KAP KG Cargo in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Lake Havasu City in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by McCulloch Oil Corp (property developer). Renamed when took-over operat ...)
McCulloch Properties in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by McCulloch Oil Corp (property developer). Renamed when took-over operat ...)
Logistic Air in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Luxor Air in EGYPT (Ceased ops between 2001 and 2002. ...)
Magnum AirDynamics in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Mallard Air Services in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Markoss Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered bankrupcy on 13/11/08 and ceased operations. ...)
Mat Airways in NORTH MACEDONIA (Formed by Serbian tour operator Kon Tiki and Metropolitan Investment Group. Also ...)
MEChS in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by the Ministry of Emergency Situations. AOC granted on 13/3/03. ...)
SAEMES in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by the Ministry of Emergency Situations. AOC granted on 13/3/03. ...)
Mercury Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Morningstar Air Express in CANADA (All aircraft operated for Federal Express. ...)
My Air Cargo in SINGAPORE ( ...)
MyTravel Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Announced 13/2/07 merger into Thomas Cook Group; official name changed on regist ...)
Airtours International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Announced 13/2/07 merger into Thomas Cook Group; official name changed on regist ...)
Nigeria Airways in NIGERIA (Privatized in 1991. 40% stake by Virgin Atlantic being negociated in 1997, plan ...)
Nigerian Airways in NIGERIA (Privatized in 1991. 40% stake by Virgin Atlantic being negociated in 1997, plan ...)
North American Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by El Al (24.9%). 75.1% acquired in 2000 by LASV Enterprises. El Al share ...)
NSA Soyuz in RUSSIA ( ...)
Omni Aircraft Sales in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
One-Two-Go Airlines in THAILAND (Formed 3/12/03 by Orient Thai AL. Became a separate subsidiary with its own AOC ...)
Overseas Cargo FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Freight forwarder, intended to st up its own air transport division. ...)
Pacific Airlines in USA (GENERAL) (Possibly a CIA-cover company. ...)
Pacific International Airlines in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Petro Air in LIBYA (Created in 2008 by merging the private aviation departments of four NOC oil comp ...)
PMIC Air Cargo in PALAU ( ...)
Palau Marine Industries in PALAU ( ...)
Post Ekspres Prima in INDONESIA ( ...)
Primaris Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Formed by former Air One executive. Started services on 17/6/04. $100m investmen ...)
Procuraduria General de la Republica in MEXICO ( ...)
Purdue Airlines in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Purolator Courier in USA (GENERAL) (Formed as a courier company. 14% stake taken by Flying Tigers. US & Canadian com ...)
Reaford Aviation Services in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
RepublicAir in MEXICO (Started charter ops 16/7/05, scheduled services 15/12/06. AOC revoked by Mexican ...)
Riddle Airlines in USA (GENERAL) (Ceased ops between 1947 and 1951. Took-over Slick AW assets in 1966. Renamed to ...)
Royal Aruban Airlines in ARUBA (49% acquired in 2003 by Viva Int'l, Fort Lauderdale through Hardyston Distributo ...)
RPK Capital Management in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed affiliates AerGlobe Leasing and Management and Halsted Capital Management ...)
Rusk Aviation in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Safeway Aircoach in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
San Francisco Ferreteria & Implementos in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
São Conrado Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
SAVA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Serviços do Aerotaxis e Abastecimento do Vale Amazonica in BRAZIL ( ...)
Secretaría de Obras Públicas in MEXICO ( ...)
Sevastopol-Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
SFA in FRANCE (Formed by SGACC. ...)
Service de la Formation Aéronautique in FRANCE (Formed by SGACC. ...)
Sierra National Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Formed with assistance from Aer Lingus, then Air Liberté. Listed on EU ban list ...)
SNA in SIERRA LEONE (Formed with assistance from Aer Lingus, then Air Liberté. Listed on EU ban list ...)
Sigi Air Cargo in BULGARIA (Formed with help from Italian investors. ...)
Sky Air Cargo in LIBERIA (Initially formed in Nigeria. Renamed 9/89 to Transway. ...)
Sky Air Service in LIBERIA (Initially formed in Nigeria. Renamed 9/89 to Transway. ...)
Sky Georgia in GEORGIA (Re-launched operations during 12/08. ...)
Solastral in CHILE (Renamed 6/74 to Transglobal. ...)
South East Asia Air Transport in CAMBODIA (Formed by Robert M.Ferguson and/or Jack M.Garfinkle, both covers for CIA (as sis ...)
SEAAT in CAMBODIA (Formed by Robert M.Ferguson and/or Jack M.Garfinkle, both covers for CIA (as sis ...)
Southampton Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Southeast Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed using previous assets from Sun Jet Int'l. Ceased ops 30/11/04. ...)
SOZACA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Starship Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Became a leasing-only company in 1995. ...)
Suckling Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed in 11/84 by Roy and Merlyn Suckling as Suckling AW. 90% purcha ...)
Sun Premier Airlines in IRELAND ( ...)
Tabasquena de Aviación in MEXICO ( ...)
TAC Colombia in COLOMBIA (Renamed 1/82 to Aerocesar. ...)
TATSA in MEXICO (Started services on behalf of Canadian mining company Goldcorp. Apparently cease ...)
Tavria-MAK in UKRAINE ( ...)
Tavria-Mac in UKRAINE ( ...)
TEA in BELGIUM (Formed by Georges Gutelman. Ceased operations on 27/9/91. ...)
Trans European Airways in BELGIUM (Formed by Georges Gutelman. Ceased operations on 27/9/91. ...)
Tombouctou Aviation in MALI (Believed formed jointly by the Mali and Libya governments. Operations transferre ...)
Trans Air Globe in GEORGIA ( ...)
Transkei Airways in SOUTH AFRICA.TRANSKEI (Reorganized 1976. ...)
Transporte Aéreo Transandino in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Transworld Aircraft Leasing in AUSTRALIA (Renamed 10/02. ...)
Transasian Air Express in AUSTRALIA (Renamed 10/02. ...)
Universal Applicators in USA.FLORIDA (Renamed 10/75 to Universal AW. ...)
Universal Jet Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Valahia Air in ROMANIA (AOC granted on 10/12/13 and started operations on 18/12/13. Ceased services two ...)
Vista Georgia in GEORGIA (Formed by AeroVista, UAE. AOC granted 23/4/10. ...)
Voyager International Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Windwalkers Air Country Club in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Winged Cargo in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Wings West Airlines/American Eagle in USA.CALIFORNIA (Joined Amercian Eagle network in 1986. Acquired 1988 by American Airlines, becom ...)

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