AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 53 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 53 - 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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Aerolit Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aeroaum in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aerovilla Colombia in COLOMBIA (Became a small taxi operator in 2001. ...)
Air Accord in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA ( ...)
Air Bissau in GUINEA BISSAU (Liquidated when operations contracted to TACV Cabo Verde. ...)
Air Charter Centre in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Air East in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Air Guyane in FRANCE.GUYANE (Taken over by Air Antilles Express. ...)
Air International Inc in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Air Italia in $ FICTION ( ...)
Air Scorpio in BULGARIA (Formed by Scorpion Air. ...)
Air West in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by the merger of Pacific AL, West Coast & Bonanza. Renamed 3/4/70 when ac ...)
AirBridgeCargo Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 2004 as an internal division of Volga-Dnepr based Luxembour ...)
ABC Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 2004 as an internal division of Volga-Dnepr based Luxembour ...)
Airlinair Portugal in PORTUGAL (Formed in early 2008 by Airlinair and Portuguese investors. ...)
Airnews in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Alania Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Alaniya Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Alidair in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed 1/3/81 to Inter City Airlines. ...)
All Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Alliance Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Started operating for QantasLink effective 18/2/08. To be merged with Airwork He ...)
Alp Wings in SWITZERLAND (Formed 6/06. ...)
Alpsteinair in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Arax Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed with help from Int'l Development Corp. Reorganized 1985. ...)
Astra Airlines in SWITZERLAND (Formed by ex-Skyjet staff, along Antigua's Aerowings. Started their own operatio ...)
Avianca Cargo in COLOMBIA ( ...)
AVISPA in PANAMA ( ...)
Aerovias Interamericanas de Panama in PANAMA ( ...)
Baltic Aviation in SWEDEN ( ...)
Barnstormers in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Travel Air Services in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
Baykalaviakom in RUSSIA (Formed on 9/11/16, initially operating small An-2 airplanes. Expected to start s ...)
Beaufort County Mosquito Control in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA ( ...)
BCCMCD in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Beiya Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
Bulair in BULGARIA (Formed by Teksim trading company. Disbanded in 1972 when it was found to be comp ...)
Buzzaway in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased own operations on 1/4/03, becoming an operating division within Ryanair. ...)
Buzz Stansted in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased own operations on 1/4/03, becoming an operating division within Ryanair. ...)
Caicos International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.TURKS & CAICOS ( ...)
Cairo Aviation in EGYPT (Reorganized in 1997 as Air Cairo, reverting to Cairo Aviation in 2003. ...)
Caledonian // BUA in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed 1/11/71 to British Caledonian. ...)
Canada West Air in CANADA ( ...)
Cargosur in SPAIN (Formed by Iberia. Integrated into Iberia. ...)
Compañia de Explotacion de Aviones Cargueros in SPAIN (Formed by Iberia. Integrated into Iberia. ...)
Cebiair in TURKEY (Formed by the founder of Air Alfa. Plans collapsed due to its Holiday Air histor ...)
Cebi Aviation in TURKEY (Formed by the founder of Air Alfa. Plans collapsed due to its Holiday Air histor ...)
Chaika Aircompany in UKRAINE ( ...)
Civil in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Civil in FRANCE ( ...)
Cruzeiro in BRAZIL (Attempted merger with Transbrasil, forming Transcruzeiro, failed 1975. Acquired ...)
Servicios Aéreos Cruzeiro do Sul in BRAZIL (Attempted merger with Transbrasil, forming Transcruzeiro, failed 1975. Acquired ...)
DGAC in SPAIN (DC-4 aircraft were registered to DGAC for operations to countries with limited o ...)
Dirección General de Aviación Civil in SPAIN (DC-4 aircraft were registered to DGAC for operations to countries with limited o ...)
Dr. Peters Group in GERMANY (airbus=51N ...)
DS Aviation in GERMANY (airbus=51N ...)
EAST Trust in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by GATX and Wilmington Trust initially to handle disposal and leasing of ...)
Embarcadero Aircraft Securitization Trust in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by GATX and Wilmington Trust initially to handle disposal and leasing of ...)
Easy Fly Express in BANGLADESH (Purchased in 2014 by Karnaphuli Group. ...)
EFX in BANGLADESH (Purchased in 2014 by Karnaphuli Group. ...)
Environment Canada Emergency Science Division in CANADA (Formed to take-over operations following Innotech Avn closure. ...)
ExecuJet Aviation Group in SWITZERLAND (Operates as holding company for 8 distinct divisions in Australia, UAE, Germany, ...)
Executive Airlines in CANADA (Originally formed as BFP Aviation. ...)
Flair Afrique in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Mike Scorpio Export/Import to export RSA flowers to Eastern Europe. ...)
Flight Options in USA.NEW YORK (Merged in 2002 into Raytheon Air Travel Company (97.6% share, extended to 100% i ...)
Flightline Aviation in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Motor Holdings. ...)
Flightline Aeronautical College in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Motor Holdings. ...)
Florida State Tours in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Flyeco in FRANCE (Created by former staff of Continent Air Paris, joined by Jacques Maillot, forme ...)
FlyEco in FRANCE (Created by former staff of Continent Air Paris, joined by Jacques Maillot, forme ...)
Four Winds in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Fresh Air in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Frontier Flying Service in USA.ALASKA (Acquired by HoTH Inc (also owner of ERA Aviation) and combined operations with H ...)
Frontier Alaska in USA.ALASKA (Acquired by HoTH Inc (also owner of ERA Aviation) and combined operations with H ...)
Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana in ECUADOR ( ...)
Gadair European Airlines in SPAIN (Formed by venture-capitalist Santiago Sánchez Marín. ...)
Gadair Lines in SPAIN (Formed by venture-capitalist Santiago Sánchez Marín. ...)
GenAir in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
General Air in GERMANY (Ceased operations on 21/10/75 due to financial collapse. ...)
Gulfstream American in USA.CALIFORNIA (Purchased Rockwell's General Aviation division (Aero Commander) in 1980. Renamed ...)
Hanair in HAITI ( ...)
Haiti National Airlines in HAITI ( ...)
Harco Air Services in NIGERIA (Formed after management problems inside Harka Air Services. ...)
Humo Air in UZBEKISTAN (Originally planned in 2019 as Special Aviation Works (SAW). Formed in 1/20 by Uz ...)
Ibis Air Transport in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed with operating base in Nicosia then Malta. Probably associated with Angol ...)
Illyrian Airways in KOSOVO (Originally launched in 2005 as a tour operator. Re-started in late 2010 and star ...)
Ilyushin Design Bureau in RUSSIA (Formed by Sergei V. Ilyushin as a small Design group within the Central Design B ...)
Ilyushin OKB in RUSSIA (Formed by Sergei V. Ilyushin as a small Design group within the Central Design B ...)
Inter Tropic Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (AOC cancelled 6/04. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
InterFreight in RUSSIA (Probably not in Russia. ...)
Iscargo in ICELAND ( ...)
Jet Freight Pacific in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
JFP in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Jet Time in DENMARK (Formed 3/06. Started operations in 9/06. Filed for bankrupcy on 21/7/20, expecti ...)
JetTime in DENMARK (Formed 3/06. Started operations in 9/06. Filed for bankrupcy on 21/7/20, expecti ...)
Jetstar Pacific in VIETNAM (SCIC majority stake expected to be taken over by Vietnam Airlines on 15/2/11 (ap ...)
Karadeniz Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
KnightFlight Airways in JAMAICA (Expected to start in 2016. ...)
Koral Blue in EGYPT (Formed 1/06 by Karthago AL (10%; plus 65% with Belhassen Trabelsi, Karthargo own ...)
Coral Blue Air in EGYPT (Formed 1/06 by Karthago AL (10%; plus 65% with Belhassen Trabelsi, Karthargo own ...)
Koryak Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Koryak division. ...)
Koryaskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Koryak division. ...)
Kroonk Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed by Kroonk Air Agency. Ceased ops between 2004 and 2006. ...)
Krunk Avia in UKRAINE (Formed by Kroonk Air Agency. Ceased ops between 2004 and 2006. ...)
Kumertau Production Aviation Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
Lagun Air in SPAIN (Formed by Grupo Agelco, starting operations 29/9/03. Ceased all operations on 9/ ...)
Libyan Air Force in LIBYA ( ...)
LAF in LIBYA ( ...)
Long Island Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Luftfartsverket in NORWAY (Formed as Norwegian CAA. ...)
MacKenzie Air in CANADA (Acquired 1975 by La Ronge Aviation. ...)
Manas Air in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
MCMCD in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Florida State government, originally as Monroe County Anti-Mosquito Di ...)
Monroe County Mosquito Control District in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Florida State government, originally as Monroe County Anti-Mosquito Di ...)
Meridian Aerospace in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Milair in ITALY ( ...)
Mistri Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Morocco Airways in MOROCCO (Formed with help from Lofti Belhassine (ex-Air Liberté CEO). ...)
Nam Air in INDONESIA (Formed 2/13 by Sriwijaya Air as its full-service subsidiary. Obtained its own AO ...)
Navy of the People Liberation Army in CHINA ( ...)
PLA Naval Aviation Force in CHINA ( ...)
New Holland Airways Sydney Charter Services in AUSTRALIA (Formed by G W Board and C R Hanlon. ...)
Nigerian Global Aviation in NIGERIA ( ...)
Olympic Air in GREECE (Formed 4/06 by Greek government as empty shell for disposal of assets from Olymp ...)
Pantheon Airways in GREECE (Formed 4/06 by Greek government as empty shell for disposal of assets from Olymp ...)
Omni Taxi Aéreo in BRAZIL (Formed in 12/00 by OMNI Helicopters International, Portugal. ...)
Ontario Worldair in CANADA ( ...)
Oryx Jet in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
OzJet Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by European Aircharter (owned by Minnardi Racing Team), originally as Aus ...)
Pacific Alaska Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Pan Am in USA.NEW HAMPSHIRE (Formed by Martin Shugrue (former Pan Am, Eastern and Continental executive) and ...)
Pan American Airways in USA.NEW HAMPSHIRE (Formed by Martin Shugrue (former Pan Am, Eastern and Continental executive) and ...)
Peach Aviation in JAPAN (AOC granted 7/7/11. Started services on 1/3/12. Expected to be merged with Vanil ...)
Piedmont Airlines/US Airways Express in USA.MARYLAND (Was to be sold by UAL to Atlantic Coast, plan cancelled when United/USAirways me ...)
Pobeda in RUSSIA (AOC granted on 11/11/14. Started operations on 1/12/14. Suspended operations on ...)
Victory in RUSSIA (AOC granted on 11/11/14. Started operations on 1/12/14. Suspended operations on ...)
Presidio Aircraft Leasing in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed on 20/1/15. ...)
Prinair in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Puerto Rico International Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Purdue Aeronautics Corporation in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Réunion Air Service in FRANCE.REUNION ( ...)
Royal Air Force of Oman in OMAN ( ...)
RAFO in OMAN ( ...)
Royal Hellenic Air Force in GREECE ( ...)
Elliniki Vassiliki Aeroporia in GREECE ( ...)
Royal Libyan Airlines in LIBYA (Formed to succeed Libiavia. ...)
Ruslan Aviakompania in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
SANIA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos para los Negocios, la Industria y la Agricultura in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Serb Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
Severaero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Northaero in RUSSIA ( ...)
SGACC in FRANCE (Became SGAC (Secrétariat Générale de l'Aviation Civile), then DGAC (Délégation ...)
Secrétariat Général à l'Aviation Civile et Commerciale in FRANCE (Became SGAC (Secrétariat Générale de l'Aviation Civile), then DGAC (Délégation ...)
Shuttle America in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Sion Air Express in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
SJL Aeronautica in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list on 28/11/18. ...)
SkyAirWorld in AUSTRALIA (Formed 9/06, probably with strong assistance from Embraer. AOC obtained 18/5/07 ...)
Sky Air World in AUSTRALIA (Formed 9/06, probably with strong assistance from Embraer. AOC obtained 18/5/07 ...)
Skybus in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2012. Re-start ...)
SkyEurope Airlines in SLOVAKIA (Formed by private investors (led by York Global Finance Sarl), European Bank for ...)
Sky Europe Airlines in SLOVAKIA (Formed by private investors (led by York Global Finance Sarl), European Bank for ...)
Songbird Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Was expected to be purchased by USGlobal Airways (announced 6/17 & 9/17), plan a ...)
Southern Cross Airlines in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Spirit Air in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Charter Cruise Air during Australian Airlines' pilotsdispute. ...)
SRX Group in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in 1993 as Aviation Trading & Leasing by Avialeasing Aviation ...)
SRX Transcontinental in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in 1993 as Aviation Trading & Leasing by Avialeasing Aviation ...)
Star African Air in SOMALIA (Formed by AeroVista. ...)
StatesWest Airlines/USAir Express in USA.ARIZONA (Chapter 11 until 1993. USAir partnership to end 1994. ...)
Sverigeflyg in SWEDEN ( ...)
Tagua Leasing in USA.NEW YORK (Formed 1/6/12 by Banco do Brasil and Wilmington Trust. ...)
Thuringia Airways in GERMANY (Renamed 26/10/98 to Tempelhof Express. ...)
TAL in GERMANY (Renamed 26/10/98 to Tempelhof Express. ...)
TICV in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS ( ...)
Transportes Interilhas de Cabo Verde in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS ( ...)
Ting Tai Air in USA.GUAM (Became a brokerage-only company. ...)
Trans Pacific Aerospace in USA.GUAM (Became a brokerage-only company. ...)
Titan Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Transport Authority Slovakia in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Transportadora Irmaos Moreno in BRAZIL ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos del Cesar in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Tulpar Air in RUSSIA (AOC revoked 23/12/13 but allowed to continue executive charter operations. ...)
Turkmenistan Airlines/Khazar Aircompany in TURKMENISTAN (Formed by Turkmenistan AL. Integrated into Turkmenistan AL. ...)
Khazar in TURKMENISTAN (Formed by Turkmenistan AL. Integrated into Turkmenistan AL. ...)
Tyumen Avia Trans in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1967 as Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation. Became a priva ...)
Tyumenaviatrans/TAT in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1967 as Tyumen Department of Civil Aviation. Became a priva ...)
Varty Pacific Air Lines in QAZAKSTAN (Associated with Varty Pacific Inc, UAE. ...)
Vayudoot in INDIA (Reorganized in 1983 by Air India & IAC (50% each). Assets taken-over in 1995 by ...)
Viva Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in San Juan. Acquired in 2002 by The Auxer Group, Puerto Rico. Moved to F ...)
West African Airways Corporation in NIGERIA (Formed using WAAC assets by the Nigeria government (51%), Elder Dempster Shippin ...)
Nigeria Airways in NIGERIA (Formed using WAAC assets by the Nigeria government (51%), Elder Dempster Shippin ...)
Yuno in ANGOLA ( ...)
Zambia Airways in ZAMBIA (Formed by Central African AW. Nationalized 1967. Ceased operations and entered l ...)

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