AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 58 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 58 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 25/05/2020 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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Aero B Venezuela in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Aerom in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked 21/6/07. ...)
Aeroportul International Marculesti in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked 21/6/07. ...)
African Airways International in KENYA ( ...)
African Airlines International in KENYA ( ...)
Afrimex in NIGERIA ( ...)
Air Alba in KENYA (Unconfirmed in Kenya. ...)
Air Capital Group in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Crestmont in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Air Day in ITALY (Being relaunched in 2005 with IATA code 1M ? ...)
Air Falcon in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Air Karibu in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Continued limited operations after 1999 with small equipment. Licence suspended ...)
Air Malta in MALTA (Formed on 29/3/73 with assistance from PIA (49% then 20%, released in 1989). Sta ...)
Air Mekong in VIETNAM (Formed by BIM Group investment company, with 30% investment from SkyWest, Utah. ...)
Mekong Aviation Corporation in VIETNAM (Formed by BIM Group investment company, with 30% investment from SkyWest, Utah. ...)
Air Moravia in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed by the split of CMA. ...)
Air Saigon in VIETNAM ( ...)
Air Scotland in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Merlin Executive Aviation Group in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Texana in USA.TEXAS (Formed by L B Hughes. ...)
Airbus in FRANCE (BAe 20% share resold to EADS in 10/06 with EADS becoming 100% owner (€2.75b prop ...)
Aircamo Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Aircore Aviation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Airlink in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Ceased ops 31/7/07 and being liquidated. ...)
Almiron Aviation in UGANDA (Formed by South African interests (Almiron Plus Corporation). AOC received 4/05. ...)
American World Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
AWA in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ansett Airways in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Reginald M.Ansett. Became a division of Ansett Transport Industries Lt ...)
Ansett N.S.W. in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Ansett New South Wales in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Arena Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Argosy Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
ASA/Delta Connection in USA.GEORGIA (20% stake taken by Delta. Fully acquired by Delta in 1999. Sold to SkyWest 8/9/2 ...)
Atlantic Southeast Airlines in USA.GEORGIA (20% stake taken by Delta. Fully acquired by Delta in 1999. Sold to SkyWest 8/9/2 ...)
Astro Airline in CANADA ( ...)
Aviasur in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aviation Nationale Khmere in CAMBODIA (Formed 1/1954 with French assistance. ...)
Avtec USA in USA.NEVADA (Formed as a joint venture between Venada Aviation and Avtec AG. ...)
Awair International in INDONESIA (Formed by Abdurrahman Wahid, the Indonesian President. Ceased ops 3/2002. AOC an ...)
AirWagon International in INDONESIA (Formed by Abdurrahman Wahid, the Indonesian President. Ceased ops 3/2002. AOC an ...)
Banc of America Leasing & Capital in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Nationsbanc Leasing Corp/Lone Star Air Partners in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Banco Santander in SPAIN ( ...)
Bell Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Bin Firnas Airlines in IRAQ (Named after the 9th century arab astronomer who designed a winged flying machine ...)
Binfirnas Airlines in IRAQ (Named after the 9th century arab astronomer who designed a winged flying machine ...)
Blue Moon Aviation in USA.MINNESOTA (Formed by former staff of MGM Grand Air. Ceased ops after aircraft was repossess ...)
Bosna Air in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
Vardar Bosna Air in NORTH MACEDONIA ( ...)
British United Air Ferries in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of Channel Air Bridge & Silver City AW, both purchased by B ...)
BUAF in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of Channel Air Bridge & Silver City AW, both purchased by B ...)
Capital Cargo International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in 9/95. AOC granted on 24/4/96 and started operations in 4/96. Parent co ...)
Chernovtsy Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Chernovtsy division of Ukraine dire ...)
Chernovitskoe aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Chernovtsy division of Ukraine dire ...)
China Poly Group Corporation in CHINA (Formed in 2/92 by China's State Council and the Central Military Commission. ...)
China Southwest Airlines in CHINA (Formed by CAAC Chengdu Region. Managed by Air China under "Group One" in 2001, f ...)
CIT Aerospace in USA.NEW YORK (IPO in 2002. Parent CIT Group temporarily in Chapter 11 1/11/09-12/09. Includes ...)
Civil in GUINEA ( ...)
Cloud Investment Partners in USA (GENERAL) (Formed as a joint venture between Magellan Aircraft Svcs and Triton Avn. ...)
Cloud Partners in USA (GENERAL) (Formed as a joint venture between Magellan Aircraft Svcs and Triton Avn. ...)
Comores Aviation International in COMOROS ISLANDS ( ...)
Constel Aviation Services in FRANCE ( ...)
Cornhusker Air Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Dade Aviation Sales in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Glenn Odom. ...)
DGA-EV in FRANCE ( ...)
Délégation Générale à l'Armement - Essais en Vol in FRANCE ( ...)
Dio Air in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Fleur de Lys Corp. ...)
Enimex in ESTONIA ( ...)
FBN Flying Service in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Flugfélag Nordurlands in ICELAND (Merged into Air Iceland. ...)
Norlandair Iceland in ICELAND (Merged into Air Iceland. ...)
FlyBaghdad in IRAQ (Formed by local investors. Started services on 15/6/15. Ceased operations in 11 ...)
Fly Baghdad in IRAQ (Formed by local investors. Started services on 15/6/15. Ceased operations in 11 ...)
Flyest in ARGENTINA (Formed in 12/16 by Air Nostrum, Spain after the end of partnership with SOL Arge ...)
Gabonair in GABON ( ...)
Gecat Frêt in FRANCE ( ...)
Groupages Algérie Express Transports in FRANCE ( ...)
Gifford Cargo in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Global Air Fleet in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
GAF in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Globe Air in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Government of Congo Brazzaville in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Government of Iran in IRAN ( ...)
Grand China Airlines in CHINA (Formed by HNA Group (24.08%, later 32.75% by 11/07) with Hainan Development Hold ...)
Great China Airlines in TAIWAN (21% stake taken 1995 by Eva AW, increased to 24% in 1996. Merged into Uni Air. ...)
Haajara Airline in SOMALIA ( ...)
Henson Airlines/USAir Express in USA.MARYLAND (Renamed Piedmont on 1/7/93. ...)
Holidays Czech Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed 20/5/10 by CSA. Started its own operations on 1/6/10 with a specific AOC ...)
Inter American Air Lease in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Dave Lavish & Partner. ...)
Interamericana de Honduras/JPD Corporation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Dave Lavish & Partner. ...)
InterJet Hellenic in GREECE (Subsidiary of Demco SA. ...)
International Air Travel Club in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
International Flying Service in ITALY (Formed by Farnair Europe ? ...)
Irish Aerospace Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by GPA & McDonnell Douglas. Assets transferred to GECAS/Airplanes Group o ...)
Isleña Airlines in HONDURAS (20% stake acquired in 1998 by Grupo TACA. Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to ...)
Isleña de Inversiones in HONDURAS (20% stake acquired in 1998 by Grupo TACA. Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to ...)
Isleña Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Isleña Aviación in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Italjet in ITALY (Formed with help from Sobelair. ...)
Jayawijaya Dirgantara in INDONESIA (AOC granted on 16/4/12. Added on EU ban list from 12/12. ...)
Jet 2000 in RUSSIA (Obtained its AOC on 21/3/06. ...)
Jet Power in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aviation Corporation of America in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Jubba Airways in SOMALIA (Formed 24/4/1998 by Canadian (Calgary) interests and the Southertn Somali Busine ...)
Kimex in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Kirovohradavia in UKRAINE (Renamed to Aerolux in late 2007. ...)
KlasJet in LITHUANIA (Formed in 11/13. AOC granted on 26/6/14 and started operations on 1/7/14. Suspen ...)
Korsar Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed with help from Russia government agencies. ...)
Korsar Avia in RUSSIA (Formed with help from Russia government agencies. ...)
Kurgan Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kurgan division. ...)
Kurganskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kurgan division. ...)
Libyan African Air Transport in LIBYA ( ...)
LAT in LIBYA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas de California in MEXICO ( ...)
Loganair in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired 1983 by BMA/Airlines of Britain (75%) from Royal Bank of Scotland. Beca ...)
LucayaAir in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Lucaya Beach Air Service in BAHAMAS ( ...)
Magenta Air in PERU (Ceased ops 3/05. ...)
Majestic Air in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Malayan Airways in MALAYSIA (Formed 10/37 by Straits Steamship, Ocean Steamship & Imperial AW (later BOAC). S ...)
Sharikat Penerbangan Malaysia in MALAYSIA (Formed 10/37 by Straits Steamship, Ocean Steamship & Imperial AW (later BOAC). S ...)
Mandala in INDONESIA (Originally formed in late 2011 when Tiger Airways (Singapore) purchased a 33% st ...)
Tiger Airways Indonesia in INDONESIA (Originally formed in late 2011 when Tiger Airways (Singapore) purchased a 33% st ...)
Marmara Air in TURKEY ( ...)
Marmara Airlines in TURKEY ( ...)
Meton Trade in RUSSIA ( ...)
Meton Trading in RUSSIA ( ...)
Midstate Airlines in USA.WISCONSIN (Acquired 1986 by Midway AL. ...)
Mistral Air in ITALY (Fully purchased by TNT Group. 75% stake acquired by Italian post office in 2002. ...)
MMA Airline in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by MMA Online Forex Trading. AOC advertised as granted on 14/3/12, but fo ...)
Mombasa Air Safari in KENYA ( ...)
My Indo Airlines in INDONESIA (AOC granted on 13/8/13. ...)
Natixis in FRANCE (Formed 11/06 by the merger of asset management divisions of Natexis Banque Popul ...)
Natixis Lease in FRANCE (Formed 11/06 by the merger of asset management divisions of Natexis Banque Popul ...)
Navaids Flight Inspection in ITALY ( ...)
New South Ways in CHILE ( ...)
NSW in CHILE ( ...)
Northeastern International Airways in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Pacific Coastal Airlines in CANADA (Taken-over by Airwest. ...)
PCA in CANADA (Taken-over by Airwest. ...)
Pacific Overseas Airlines (Siam) in THAILAND (Formed 25/5/47 by Pacific Overseas, USA (44%), Thai government (27%). Acquired b ...)
POAS in THAILAND (Formed 25/5/47 by Pacific Overseas, USA (44%), Thai government (27%). Acquired b ...)
Pakistan Navy in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Peters Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pinehurst Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
PrivatAir Deutschland in GERMANY (Formed by Switzerland's PrivatAir. AOC suspended in late 10/18 due to concerns o ...)
Protocole Aviation in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Originally formed as a freight forwarder and local integrator. ...)
Quikmay Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Associated with HA Airlines, Lebanon. ...)
Rodman Aviation in USA.TEXAS (Unconfirmed in Texas. Possibly associated with current aircraft dealer with same ...)
Rwandair Cargo in RWANDA (Formed 4/94. Reorganized by Zaire's Trans Service Airlift. Operations taken-over ...)
Air Rwanda in RWANDA (Formed 4/94. Reorganized by Zaire's Trans Service Airlift. Operations taken-over ...)
Saha Airlines in IRAN (Formed as the Military Air Transport Service of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air ...)
Service Ertebaataat-e Havaaee Artesh/Armed Forces Air Transport Service in IRAN (Formed as the Military Air Transport Service of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air ...)
SALE in SINGAPORE (Formed 25/11/93 as a joint venture by Singapore AL and Boullioun Avn Services (5 ...)
Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise in SINGAPORE (Formed 25/11/93 as a joint venture by Singapore AL and Boullioun Avn Services (5 ...)
Schreiner Airways in NETHERLANDS (33.33% stake taken 1993 by Malaysian Helicopter Services. Ownership transferred ...)
Sea Airmotive in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Shanxi Aircraft Corporation in CHINA ( ...)
Sichuan Airlines in CHINA (30% stake acquired by China Eastern in 2002. Reorganized in 2005 withSinotrans A ...)
China Sichuan Airlines/SCAC in CHINA (30% stake acquired by China Eastern in 2002. Reorganized in 2005 withSinotrans A ...)
SILA in SWEDEN (Formed as a private company by the Wallenberg finance family for courier service ...)
Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik AB/Swedish Intercontinental Air Lines in SWEDEN (Formed as a private company by the Wallenberg finance family for courier service ...)
Skipper Sky in FRANCE.REUNION (Advertised business plan needed to be improved. ...)
Skytraders in AUSTRALIA (Originallly formed as a freight forwarder, later setting up Premier Airlines as ...)
Solenta Aviation Mozambique in MOZAMBIQUE (Formed by Solenta Aviation, South Africa. Ceased services on 26/10/19. ...)
Space World Airlines in NIGERIA (AOC suspended 11/06, revoked 4/07 following lack of re-capitalization. ...)
Spectrum Aerospace in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Lebanese interests. ...)
Spencer Airways in ZIMBABWE (Dissolved when owner killed during delivery of C-47. ...)
Start Air Transport Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatransportnaya kompania Start in RUSSIA ( ...)
TALA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Latinoamericanos in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Talingo Airlines in PANAMA ( ...)
Talair in PANAMA ( ...)
TAR in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Rioplatense, TAR Air Cargo in ARGENTINA ( ...)
TASCO in THAILAND ( ...)
Thai Aerospace Company in THAILAND ( ...)
Tatarstan Air in RUSSIA (Privatized on 17/1/06 with 100% transferred to Nur-Avia holding company (25.01% ...)
Tatarstan aviakompania in RUSSIA (Privatized on 17/1/06 with 100% transferred to Nur-Avia holding company (25.01% ...)
ThaiJet in THAILAND (Formed by Atlas Jet, Turkey and German tour-operator SunLineDirect. ...)
Tianju Invesmtent Group in CHINA (Formed in 6/03 by Tianju Commerce and Trade Co Ltd. ...)
TLN Airlines in PANAMA (Ceased ops when found to be operating for drug traffic. ...)
Transaéros Frimo in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transcontinental Airlines of Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
TransEurasian Aviation Leasing in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Aviastar & Volga-Dnepr. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Skorpio in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TAS in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Suravia in CHILE ( ...)
TU Aerolineas in BOLIVIA (Formed by former staff of AeroSur, with TU meaning Trabajadores Unidos. ...)
Turpial Airlines in VENEZUELA (Formed in 2015 (turpial is the national bird of Venezuela). AOC granted in 4/17 ...)
Twin Air in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Red Aircraft Service. ...)
Universal Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
UTair in RUSSIA (IPO in 2004 and 45.8% acquired by Surgutneftegaz. Formed subsidiary UTAir South ...)
UTair Aviation in RUSSIA (IPO in 2004 and 45.8% acquired by Surgutneftegaz. Formed subsidiary UTAir South ...)
Vipair Airlines in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Volga Aviaexpress in RUSSIA (Renamed 24/11/08 to AirVolga. ...)
Westrac Cargo in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. ...)
WFBNW in USA.UTAH (Renamed 5/18 to Wells Fargo Trust Co NA Trustee. ...)
Wells Fargo Bank Northwest in USA.UTAH (Renamed 5/18 to Wells Fargo Trust Co NA Trustee. ...)
Yemen Arab Republic Aviation in YEMEN ( ...)

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