AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 55 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 55 - 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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AAR Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
ADO Finance AG in SWITZERLAND (Cancelled order and launched federal lawsuit against MDC after MD-11 performance ...)
Aerobeni in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Empresa Aerobeni in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Aerobrujos in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerolineas California Pacifico in MEXICO (Ceased operations in 1997. Restarted by early 2006 based at San Quintin. ...)
ACAPSA in MEXICO (Ceased operations in 1997. Restarted by early 2006 based at San Quintin. ...)
Air Atlantic Uruguay in URUGUAY ( ...)
Air Bristol in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Brymon AW's founder (Charles Stuart who died 1993). Reorganized 1993 b ...)
Air Columbus in MEXICO (Ceased ops when aircraft was seized during a drug run. ...)
Air Excellence in GABON (Formed by South African interests. ...)
Air Guangzhou in CHINA ( ...)
Air Minas in BRAZIL ( ...)
Air Pacific in USA.CALIFORNIA (Merged into Gem State AL. ...)
Eureka Aero Industries in USA.CALIFORNIA (Merged into Gem State AL. ...)
Air Reno X in USA.NEVADA (Formed 12/07 expecting to start operations after receiving a FAR 121 certificate ...)
Air Wings in ARMENIA ( ...)
Air Zory in BULGARIA (Listed by US government in 2005 as part of Victor Bout's organization, freezing ...)
AirAsia Japan in JAPAN (Formed as a successor to the original AirAsia Japan carrier as a joint-venture b ...)
Airtrails Leasing in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
AJT Air International in RUSSIA (Taken-over in 2001 by Russian tour operator Natalie Tours. ...)
Air AJT/Asian Joint Transport in RUSSIA (Taken-over in 2001 by Russian tour operator Natalie Tours. ...)
Al-Waha Aviation in GHANA (Re-organized in Sudan as El Waha Aviation ? ...)
Alliance Avia in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 2001 as member of Alliance Avia Group. ...)
Allied Air Cargo in NIGERIA (Ceased own operations in 2000, later chartering aircraft from other carriers whe ...)
Allied Cargo Express in NIGERIA (Ceased own operations in 2000, later chartering aircraft from other carriers whe ...)
Ansett Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Arabasco Air Services in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed as flight division of Arabasco (FBO based Jeddah and Riyadh). ...)
Audeli Air in SPAIN (Acquired by Gestair circa 2005, becoming its subsidiary Gestair Airlines. Operat ...)
Avialinii Tsentralnykh Raionov in RUSSIA ( ...)
Central Region Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatrans in SUDAN ( ...)
Avia Trans Air Transport in SUDAN ( ...)
Bakhtar Alwatana in AFGHANISTAN (Re-launched in early 2020 using ICAO code BFO ? ...)
Bazaruto Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Belbek 5P in UKRAINE ( ...)
Botswana Defence Force in BOTSWANA ( ...)
British Global Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by MK Airlines during its 2008 reorganisation in order to provide EU-base ...)
Cal-Air International in UNITED KINGDOM (Company was not included in the deal where British AW acquired BCAL. Purchased b ...)
Capitol Air in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Catair in FRANCE (Formed by René Fernand Meyer as a follow-up to Air Cameroun. Ceased operations o ...)
Compagnie d'Affrêtement et de Transport Aérien in FRANCE (Formed by René Fernand Meyer as a follow-up to Air Cameroun. Ceased operations o ...)
Century Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
City Airways in THAILAND (Started operations 1/10/12. Ceased operations in 8/14 after landing rights were ...)
Civil in GAMBIA ( ...)
Condor Aviation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Cordoba Air Cargo in ARGENTINA (Formed as a successor to LACER (qv). ...)
Corporate Jet Management in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
D.M. International Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
DC Aviation in GERMANY (Took over Cirrus Aviation in 3/08. ...)
Democratic Kampuchea Air Force in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Air Force of Kampuchea Liberation Army in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Eagle Aviation in KENYA (Ceased ops between 2000 and 2002. Acquired in 2003 by East African Safari. ...)
African Eagle in KENYA (Ceased ops between 2000 and 2002. Acquired in 2003 by East African Safari. ...)
FAI rent-a-jet in GERMANY (Formed as IFA-Flugbetriebs GmbH. Renamed in 1989 to FAI Flight-Ambulance-Service ...)
FAI Aviation in GERMANY (Formed as IFA-Flugbetriebs GmbH. Renamed in 1989 to FAI Flight-Ambulance-Service ...)
Fairey Aviation Surveys in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 27/10/1924 as The Air Survey Co Ltd. Purchased in 1/1930 by The Air Surve ...)
FDACS Dogfly Control Program in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by FDACS/Florida Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services. ...)
FlyAman in LEBANON (Formed in 4/18 by Aman Holding, Syria (with close ties with Syrian regime). ...)
Fuerza Aérea del Perú in PERU (Originally formed in 1929 as Cuerpo de Aeronautica del Peru by merging Army and ...)
Gati in INDIA (Ceased operations in 3/09. ...)
Guggenheim Aviation Partners in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by 1881-formed Guggenheim Partners (Guggenheim family). Management buy-ou ...)
GAP Investment Partners in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by 1881-formed Guggenheim Partners (Guggenheim family). Management buy-ou ...)
Hapag-Lloyd Express in GERMANY (Formed by TUI (70%) as a low-cost operator with Germania help, and independent f ...)
HLX.com in GERMANY (Formed by TUI (70%) as a low-cost operator with Germania help, and independent f ...)
Hardy Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Formed by James Hardy and Vintage Aircraft Co. Grounded 8/12/12 by CASA over saf ...)
Hemet Exploration in FRANCE (Purchased by SOGERMA (part of Aerospatiale). ...)
Hyperion Aviation in MALTA ( ...)
Ilford-Riverton Airways in CANADA (Took-over Northland Outdoors in 1983. Acquired 1985 by Austin Airways'owner & me ...)
Israir in ISRAEL (Originally formed in 1989 as Kanfey-Ha'Emek Aviation, dba Emek Wings. Renamed 10 ...)
Japan Air Commuter in JAPAN (Formed by Japan Air System (60%). ...)
JAC/Nihon Air Commuter in JAPAN (Formed by Japan Air System (60%). ...)
Jet Trading & Leasing in IRELAND (Possibly formed/associated with TAT (later Air Liberté). ...)
Jump Airlines in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by European investors, including France's Perimcom Group (15%). ...)
KalStar Aviation in INDONESIA (Initially formed as a travel agency. Started operations in 2003 using AOC from T ...)
Kal Star Aviation in INDONESIA (Initially formed as a travel agency. Started operations in 2003 using AOC from T ...)
LIA in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Lugansk Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Lugansk division of Ukraine directo ...)
Luganskoe aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Lugansk division of Ukraine directo ...)
Marfreless in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed 1/85 by TNT Ltd & News Corp, owner of Ansett AL. Associated with Aviant L ...)
Matson Lines in USA.HAWAII (Formed by Matson Navigation Company. Started ops 1946. ...)
MDT First Greenwich Kahala in UNITED KINGDOM (Associated with First Greenwich Kahala (qv). Purchased in 10/17 by Centrus Advis ...)
Medair Charter in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Midwest Airlines in EGYPT (Formed by Lakah Group (later owner of Star Airlines, France). Reorganized in 200 ...)
Midwest Airways in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Ministry of Communications in RUSSIA ( ...)
MK Aviation in PANAMA ( ...)
MKA Aircraft in PANAMA ( ...)
Modern Airways in USA (GENERAL) (Formed using Modern AT assets. ...)
National Aviation Consultants in CANADA ( ...)
Novgorodavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Nynex Credit Corporation in USA.NEW YORK (Renamed 14/8/97 to Bell Atlantic. ...)
Omni International Jet Trading Floor in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
Omni Air Group in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
OpenSkies in FRANCE (Became an affiliated member of OneWorld alliance effective 1/12/12. Reorganized ...)
Open Skies/Elysair in FRANCE (Became an affiliated member of OneWorld alliance effective 1/12/12. Reorganized ...)
Orbest in PORTUGAL (Formed 1/07 as a joint-venture between Iberworld (Spain) and Orizonia Travel. Pu ...)
Orbit Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Oriole Capital Group in USA.CALIFORNIA (Shell company (using a California-located mailbox) for some Middle East investor ...)
Pacific Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Patterson Aircraft in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Charlie Patterson (originally with N.M. Patterson & Son Ltd, a grain h ...)
Presidential Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Provincial Airlines in CANADA (Originally formed as Atlantic AW. Renamed in 2012 to PAL Airlines. ...)
PAL/Interprovincial Airlines in CANADA (Originally formed as Atlantic AW. Renamed in 2012 to PAL Airlines. ...)
Quisqueyana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased operations in 5/78, shortly after being revoked to carry passengers on sc ...)
Aerovias Nacionales Quisqueyanas in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased operations in 5/78, shortly after being revoked to carry passengers on sc ...)
Rainier Air Freight Lines in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Rayani Air in MALAYSIA (Formed 19/1/15 by Ravi Alagendrran (51%) with assistance from the government of ...)
Red Sea Air in ERITREA ( ...)
Regent Airways in BANGLADESH (Formed 1/10 by Habib Group. Started services on 10/11/10. Suspended operations o ...)
HB Aviation in BANGLADESH (Formed 1/10 by Habib Group. Started services on 10/11/10. Suspended operations o ...)
Rizon Jet in QATAR (Formed by GSSG Holdings (Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad). AOC granted in 2009. ...)
RonanAir in HUNGARY (Formed by Ronan Group, Sri Lanka (whose chairman is consul in Hungary). Expected ...)
Rossair Europe in NETHERLANDS (Formed by South Africa's Rossair Holdings. Became a brokerage-only company in 20 ...)
Royal Air Burundi in BURUNDI ( ...)
Royal Swazi National Airways in ESWATINI (Formed by Swaziland governmenyt as national flag carrier, taking over role from ...)
Sama Airlines in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Investment Enterprises (controlled by Prince Bandar) and Mango Partner ...)
Sivewright Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Skol Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Skol in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sky Way Air in UKRAINE (Associated with Kyrgyzstan operator with same name ? ...)
SkyTrain Airlines in UKRAINE (Started operations on 1/5/12 but folded shortly afterwards. ...)
Skyvan Airways in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
South Supreme Airlines in SOUTH SUDAN (Suspended operations on 11/9/15 due to collapsing local economy. Operations rest ...)
SP Cargo in BRAZIL (Originally formed as a logistics/freight forwarder. ...)
Sportsflight Airways in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Syr Sunkary Aviakompania in QAZAKSTAN (Formed using assets from Kazakstan AL. ...)
Thomas Cook Airlines Baleares in SPAIN (Formed in 10/17 by Thomas Cook, taking over most assets from Thomas Cook Airline ...)
Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics in SPAIN (Formed in 10/17 by Thomas Cook, taking over most assets from Thomas Cook Airline ...)
Tradewind International Airline in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Trans American Charter in USA.ILLINOIS (Ceased operations in 2/95. ...)
Executive Flight Management in USA.ILLINOIS (Ceased operations in 2/95. ...)
Trans American Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
TransGulf Express in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
TUI Airlines Netherlands in NETHERLANDS (Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
TUIfly Netherlands in NETHERLANDS (Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Via Brasil in BRAZIL ( ...)
Air Club Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL ( ...)
Vladivostok Avia in RUSSIA (Expected to be merged in 2007 with Dalavia, forming Aeroflot-East, plan cancelle ...)
Vladivostok Air in RUSSIA (Expected to be merged in 2007 with Dalavia, forming Aeroflot-East, plan cancelle ...)
Wane Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Wasaya Airways in CANADA (Fully purchased by First Nation in 1998. ...)
Wideroe in NORWAY (Formed by Viggo Widerøe. Started operations on 18/6/1934. Acquired by Fred Olsen ...)
Wideroe's Flyveselskap in NORWAY (Formed by Viggo Widerøe. Started operations on 18/6/1934. Acquired by Fred Olsen ...)
Yemen Airways in YEMEN (Formed 4/8/61 by the government. Reorganized as a shareholding company in 1962. ...)
Zhongzhou Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 2/19 by freight forwarder Henan Zhongzhou Tengfei International Freigh ...)
Central Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 2/19 by freight forwarder Henan Zhongzhou Tengfei International Freigh ...)

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Generated: 22/10/2020 05:00:03

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