AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 59 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 59 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 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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Aberdeen London Express in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
ACASA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Aerovias Cariari in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Aero California in MEXICO (Operations suspended 2/4/06 by Mexican DGAC. Resumed limited operations on 11/8/ ...)
Servicios Aéreos de México in MEXICO (Operations suspended 2/4/06 by Mexican DGAC. Resumed limited operations on 11/8/ ...)
Aero Lloyd Austria in AUSTRIA (Formed by Aero Lloyd. Ceased ops after parent company filed for insolvency. Purc ...)
Aeroaira in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Aeroflot-Don in RUSSIA (Renamed 12/4/00 after Aeroflot-RIA acquired 51% controlling interest (increased ...)
Don Airlines in RUSSIA (Renamed 12/4/00 after Aeroflot-RIA acquired 51% controlling interest (increased ...)
Aerolineas del Istmo in MEXICO (Taken-over by Aeronaves de México. ...)
Aerolineas Uruguayas in URUGUAY (Became a brokerage-only company in 1994, wet-leasing 767-300F from LAN Chile. Ce ...)
AUSA in URUGUAY (Became a brokerage-only company in 1994, wet-leasing 767-300F from LAN Chile. Ce ...)
Aeron International Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Ceased own operations in 9/89, becoming a freight forwarder until 2001 when inte ...)
Air 4000 in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Air Antwerp in BELGIUM (Formed on 13/5/19 by KLM (25%) and CityJet (75%). AOC granted in 8/19. Started s ...)
Air Bee in ITALY (Formed by former management teams of Alitalia Express (Renato Cassaro, 15% direc ...)
AirBee in ITALY (Formed by former management teams of Alitalia Express (Renato Cassaro, 15% direc ...)
Air Charter Dakar SA in SENEGAL ( ...)
Air East Asia in BANGLADESH (Formed 4/06 by AirAsia (49%) and East-West Airlines (51%). ...)
Air Europa Canarias in SPAIN (Formed by Air Europa. Merged into Air Europa. ...)
Air Haiti International in HAITI ( ...)
Air Kasthamandap in NEPAL ( ...)
Air Nashua in USA.NEW HAMPSHIRE ( ...)
Air Navette in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by associates of Uganda government for low-profile operations into Easter ...)
Air New England in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Air Nippon in JAPAN (Started trading using the ANA/All Nippon name from 2004. Commercially integrated ...)
ANK in JAPAN (Started trading using the ANA/All Nippon name from 2004. Commercially integrated ...)
Air North in USA.ALASKA (Taken-over by Liberty Air in 3/84. Entered bankrupcy on 4/9/84 and ceased operat ...)
Yukon Air Service in USA.ALASKA (Taken-over by Liberty Air in 3/84. Entered bankrupcy on 4/9/84 and ceased operat ...)
Air NSW in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Air Oceania in FRANCE.NEW CALEDONIA (Formed in 11/19 by the local government of Iles Loyauté. ...)
Air Scandic in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired by Minerva Financial Services in 2002. Reorganized late 2004 as a tour- ...)
Lapland Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired by Minerva Financial Services in 2002. Reorganized late 2004 as a tour- ...)
Aircraft Specialties in USA (GENERAL) (Renamed to (or merged into ?) Globe Air on 28/4/81. ...)
Aviation Specialties in USA (GENERAL) (Renamed to (or merged into ?) Globe Air on 28/4/81. ...)
Aircraft Support Group in USA.ILLINOIS (Associated with Aircraft Engine Lease Finance Inc. ...)
AirGo Airlines Bulgaria in BULGARIA (Formed by AirGo, Greece. ...)
Al Rajhi Aviation in MALAYSIA (Formed by Al Rajhi Bank. ...)
Alas Mediterráneas in ARGENTINA (Formed in 3/17. ...)
Alpe Air in SLOVENIA ( ...)
ANA in AUSTRALIA (Formed by the merger of West Australian AW, Adelaide AW & Holymans AW. Acquired ...)
Australian National Airways in AUSTRALIA (Formed by the merger of West Australian AW, Adelaide AW & Holymans AW. Acquired ...)
Aquitania Airlines in FRANCE ( ...)
Sud Ouest Aviation in FRANCE ( ...)
ASA in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Atlantic Southeast Airlines in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Asiana Airlines in KOREA (SOUTH) (Joined Star Alliance in 2003. $12m equity exchange with ANA in 6/07. Shares of K ...)
ATA-Aerocondor in PORTUGAL (Originally formed in 1951 as a pilot trainer school. Purchased 3/07 by Longstock ...)
Aerocondor Transportes Aéreos in PORTUGAL (Originally formed in 1951 as a pilot trainer school. Purchased 3/07 by Longstock ...)
ATI in MEXICO ( ...)
Aero Transportes Internacionales in MEXICO ( ...)
Aviaex in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Aviosarda Airlines in ITALY (Renamed Med Airlines in 1998 ? ...)
Azteca Cargo in MEXICO ( ...)
AVA in MEXICO ( ...)
BAC Aircraft in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed in 1982 as Business Air Centre, a brokerage firm created by ex ...)
Business Air Centre in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed in 1982 as Business Air Centre, a brokerage firm created by ex ...)
Baja Express Airlines in MEXICO ( ...)
Balkh Airlines in AFGHANISTAN (Formed by Christopher Barrett-Jolley in conjunction with Rashid Dostum, Afghan w ...)
Cabi Air Company in UKRAINE ( ...)
Connection Aviation Business Information in UKRAINE ( ...)
Cambodia Airways in CAMBODIA (Formed in 8/17 by Prince International Airlines Co Ltd (100%). AOC granted on 6/ ...)
Cargolift Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Central American Air Lines in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Aerolineas Centroamericanas in NICARAGUA ( ...)
China Merchants Bank in CHINA (Formed leasing branch CMB Leasing in 4/08. ...)
CMB Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed leasing branch CMB Leasing in 4/08. ...)
Classic Air in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Ascher Ward. Never started ops. ...)
CM-CIC in FRANCE ( ...)
Crédit Mutuel in FRANCE ( ...)
Debonair Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Franco Mancassola (ex-Continental AL VP and also Discovery AL founder) ...)
Debonair in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Franco Mancassola (ex-Continental AL VP and also Discovery AL founder) ...)
Denim Air in NETHERLANDS (Acquired by Air Nostrum in 1999. Management buy-out in 2002 (through AirTon hold ...)
Eagle Airways in TANZANIA ( ...)
EasyJet Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
easyJet Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Ecomex Air Cargo in ANGOLA ( ...)
Economy Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Economy Air Coach in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Ekspres Air in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 8/4/09; removed from list 14/7/09. ...)
Premiair in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 8/4/09; removed from list 14/7/09. ...)
Ellan Vannin Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN ( ...)
Ensor Air in CZECH REPUBLIC (51% stake taken 1992 by Air Terrex. ...)
Far East Fur Trading in MONGOLIA (Covert company set up by USSR to import DC-3 aircraft. ...)
Fieldair in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
FL Group in ICELAND (Formed in 2005 as parent company for Icelandair. Started aircraft leasing activi ...)
Flowers Air Charter in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
FAC in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
FlyGlobal Charter in MALAYSIA (Formed on 18/5/16. Conditional air service permit granted on 29/7/16, AOC grante ...)
Force Aérienne de la République du Mali in MALI ( ...)
Frontier Air Service in CANADA (Acquired 1989 by Ontario Express. Merged 1991. ...)
Canadian Frontier in CANADA (Acquired 1989 by Ontario Express. Merged 1991. ...)
Gandalf Airlines in ITALY (Stake planned to be acquired in 2001 by Air France, cancelled. Acquired in 2003 ...)
GECAS in IRELAND (Formed by General Electric after purchase of GPA, taking over aviation leasing a ...)
GPA/GE Capital Aviation Services in IRELAND (Formed by General Electric after purchase of GPA, taking over aviation leasing a ...)
Ghadames Air Transport in LIBYA (Formed 10/04 by private interests. Reportedly ceased operations in late 2006. Re ...)
Globejet Airlines in LEBANON (Formed 12/03 by Beirut-based JOASRO aviation school to undertake ad-hoc ACMI cha ...)
JOASRO Aviation in LEBANON (Formed 12/03 by Beirut-based JOASRO aviation school to undertake ad-hoc ACMI cha ...)
Globestyle Exports in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Globus Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Globus Airlines in POLAND (Formed by White Eagle Avn. Integrated in 9/05 keeping its marketing identity. ...)
Goa Way Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
India's Holiday Airline in INDIA ( ...)
Golden Wings Aviation in SOUTH SUDAN (Started operations on 3/8/14. ...)
Government of Kazakhstan in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
HeavyLift Cargo Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed as Heavy-Lift Cargo by Paddy McKay using aircraft leased from HeavyLift C ...)
TransPacific Heavylift in AUSTRALIA (Formed as Heavy-Lift Cargo by Paddy McKay using aircraft leased from HeavyLift C ...)
Henson Airlines/Piedmont Regional in USA.MARYLAND (Ownership transferred in 1987 to USAir following the take-over of Piedmont AL, a ...)
Hooker Air Services in CANADA (Formed by Ontario Central AL. ...)
Horn of Africa Airline in SOMALIA (Started operations on 4/12/12. ...)
Imperial Iranian Navy in IRAN ( ...)
Intermountain Aviation in USA.ARIZONA (Formed as a CIA proprietary company. Acquired by Evergreen in 10/1975. ...)
IRS Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed 19/11/01, received its AOC in 2/02. AOC temporarily suspended in 2004 fol ...)
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force in JAPAN (Formed 1/7/1954. ...)
JMSDF/Kaijoh Jiei-Tai in JAPAN (Formed 1/7/1954. ...)
Jetstar Hong Kong in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 26/3/12 by Qantas (through Jetstar International Group Holding Co) and Ch ...)
KGB in SOVIET UNION (Dissolved 12/91. ...)
Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti in SOVIET UNION (Dissolved 12/91. ...)
Kharkov Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kharkov division of Ukraine directorate. ...)
Kharkovskoe aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kharkov division of Ukraine directorate. ...)
Korek Airlines in IRAQ.KURDISTAN ( ...)
KVZ in RUSSIA (Formed by Kazan Helicopters Production Association. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Kazansky vertoletny zavod in RUSSIA (Formed by Kazan Helicopters Production Association. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Lasare Air in GEORGIA (Formed by Dzhoni A. Lasareishvili. ...)
Linhas Aéreas Natal in BRAZIL (Merged into REAL. ...)
Lufthansa Technik in GERMANY (Formed by Lufthansa as wholly-owned subsidiary for MRO and also special modifica ...)
Marubeni Aerospace in JAPAN (Formed by Marubeni Corporation (100%). ...)
Mekong Air International in CAMBODIA (Formed by local Cambodian interests (51%) and Australia's VIA Aviation (49%), ta ...)
NewLeaf Airways in CANADA (Formed by tour operator NewLeaf Travel to operate low-cost flights to ski resort ...)
Norfolk Airlines in AUSTRALIA.NORFOLK ISLAND ( ...)
Norfolk Island Airlines in AUSTRALIA.NORFOLK ISLAND ( ...)
Northern Star Aviation in DENMARK (Expected to start in 1/14 using AOC of North Flying, Aalborg. ...)
North Star Aviation in DENMARK (Expected to start in 1/14 using AOC of North Flying, Aalborg. ...)
Occitania Jet Fleet in FRANCE (Formed by Groupe Regourd Aviation, associated with Octavia. Filed for bankrupcy ...)
Overseas Aviation Corporation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed under cover for DEA, by Dan Sifford dba Indiasa Aviation. ...)
Indiasa Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed under cover for DEA, by Dan Sifford dba Indiasa Aviation. ...)
Pallas Aviation in USA.TEXAS (Low profile company formed in 9/17. Believed associated with US DHS. ...)
Paradigm Air Operators in USA.TEXAS (Formed as FAR 125 operator with all services operated for customers on long-time ...)
Paradigm Air Carriers in USA.TEXAS (Formed as FAR 125 operator with all services operated for customers on long-time ...)
Permtransavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Philips Flying Service in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
PMAS Regional Airlines in NIGERIA (Renamed 12/95. ...)
Polaris Aviation Solutions in USA.NEW JERSEY (Unconfirmed if USA-based. ...)
PP Air in CAMBODIA (Renamed 7/14 to Bassaka Air. ...)
Premium Air Shuttle in NIGERIA ( ...)
PAS in NIGERIA ( ...)
Progress TsSKB Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
PSA Airlines in USA.OHIO (Moved to Ohio in 1984. Became a 100% subsidiary of USAir in 1988, later operatin ...)
Race Cargo Airlines in GHANA (Possibly associated with Christopher Barrett-Jolley (later with Avistar, Occiden ...)
Regional Air Services in TANZANIA (Formed by Air Kenya, starting operations in 7/97 with small equipment. ...)
Rennies Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Merged into Avna. ...)
Resorts Commuter Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Rio Baker in CHILE (Started operations with small (Piper) equipment. AOC granted 4/12/09. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Río Baker in CHILE (Started operations with small (Piper) equipment. AOC granted 4/12/09. ...)
Royal Air Inter in MOROCCO (Formed by & integrated into Royal Air Maroc. ...)
Salair in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
SASA in BOLIVIA (Renamed when acquired by Elias Nacif. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Santa Ana in BOLIVIA (Renamed when acquired by Elias Nacif. ...)
Schreiner Aerocontractors in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Senator Aviation Charter in GERMANY ( ...)
Seychelles Airlines in SEYCHELLES ( ...)
Silesian Air in POLAND (Started ops in 2002. Reorganized in 2003 as GetJet ? ...)
Sky Greenland in DENMARK.GREENLAND (Expected to launch with equipment from subsidiary Denim Air; plan abandonned. ...)
Sky Prime Aviation Services in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Alpha Star Aviation. Started operations on 30/12/15. Part 121 AOC gran ...)
Skyways Enterprise in SWEDEN (All flights operated for Skyways Express. Merged into Skyways Express dba Skyway ...)
SMBC Aviation Capital in IRELAND (Includes Airspeed Ireland SPC's. Took over other Sumitomo Mitsui leasing compani ...)
Southern Air Transport in USA.OHIO (Became a supplemental carrier in 1956. Acquired 1960 by CIA nominees, until 1973 ...)
SAT in USA.OHIO (Became a supplemental carrier in 1956. Acquired 1960 by CIA nominees, until 1973 ...)
Squadron Leasing in IRELAND (Associated with Apollo Aviation Capital Management. ...)
Straie Star Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
SunWest International Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Sun West International Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Tetra-Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Transadria in YUGOSLAVIA ( ...)
Transeuropa in ITALY ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Squella in CHILE (Formed by Oscar Squellas to operate domestic cargo services to Punta Arenas. ...)
Uganda Airlines in UGANDA (Reorganized in 1986. Was to be merged into Alliance Air in 1997. 49% stake plann ...)
Verkhnyaya Salda Metalworks in RUSSIA (Flying division of Verkhnyaya Salda Metalworks. ...)
Verkhnesaldinsky metallurgichesky zavod in RUSSIA (Flying division of Verkhnyaya Salda Metalworks. ...)
Viking Express in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by PB Leasing. ...)
Vnukovo Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Vnukovo production & flying unit. Privatized in ...)
Vnukovskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Vnukovo production & flying unit. Privatized in ...)
West Coast Airways in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Westinghouse Electric in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Originally formed by George Westinghouse. Sold Westinghouse Electronic Systems d ...)
Westinghouse Electronic Systems in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Originally formed by George Westinghouse. Sold Westinghouse Electronic Systems d ...)
World Air Network in JAPAN (Formed by All Nippon for charter operations. Dissolved 6/96. Re-formed in 2000 a ...)
WAC in JAPAN (Formed by All Nippon for charter operations. Dissolved 6/96. Re-formed in 2000 a ...)
World Wide Airways in CANADA (AOC revoked and entered bankrupcy on 15/8/65. ...)
World Wide Aviation in CANADA (AOC revoked and entered bankrupcy on 15/8/65. ...)
Xuzhou Hantong Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 8/16 by Xuzhou municipal government. Expects to start in 2018 with te ...)
Z/C Aviation Partners in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Ziki Slav and Perilune Group. Associated with Netanya Endeavors LLC. ...)
SHZ Aviation in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Ziki Slav and Perilune Group. Associated with Netanya Endeavors LLC. ...)

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