AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 63 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 63 - 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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Aéreotuy in VENEZUELA (Formed by Peter Bottome (90%) and Juan Carlos Marquez (10%). ...)
Aeronaves de Puerto Rico in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Aerosur Uruguay in URUGUAY ( ...)
Compañia Aérea del Sur in URUGUAY ( ...)
Aerotour in GERMANY (Entered bankrupcy in 1/59. ...)
Aerotrans Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aerovenca in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Aeronaútica Venezolana de Carga in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Air Cargo Carriers in USA.WISCONSIN ( ...)
Air Leasing Cameroon in CAMEROON ( ...)
Fotso Group Holdings in CAMEROON ( ...)
Air Mohawk in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Air Niamey in NIGER (Formed as a successor to Air Niger, operating ACMI equipment only during Hajj/Um ...)
Air Tomisko in SERBIA (AOC received 30/6/06. ...)
Air Zimbabwe in ZIMBABWE (Suspended operations briefly on 22/11/2005 ownig to lack of fuel. Suspended oper ...)
AJet Airways in CYPRUS (Listed on EU watch list 10/06. Announced 30/10/06 its plan to cease all operatio ...)
AlphaJet.com in CYPRUS (Listed on EU watch list 10/06. Announced 30/10/06 its plan to cease all operatio ...)
All Nippon Airways in JAPAN (Formed by merger of 1952-born JHAT (Japan Helicopter and Airplane Transport) & F ...)
ANA/Zen Nippon Kuyu in JAPAN (Formed by merger of 1952-born JHAT (Japan Helicopter and Airplane Transport) & F ...)
America West Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Started ops in 1983. 20% stake taken by TNT/Ansett in 1987. 49% acquired by Texa ...)
Ameristar Airways in USA.TEXAS (Formed by 1982-formed Ameristar Jet Charter. Both companies integrated in 2005. ...)
Arax Airways in ARMENIA ( ...)
Arkia Inland Airlines in ISRAEL (Formed by El Al. ...)
AS Aviakompania in UKRAINE ( ...)
Atlantic Central Airlines in CANADA (Formed by Aircraftsmen Ltd. ...)
Atlas Jet International Airways in TURKEY (Renamed in 2004 to Atlasjet Airlines. ...)
AtlasJet in TURKEY (Renamed in 2004 to Atlasjet Airlines. ...)
Aviación del Ejercito Peruano in PERU (Formed by Peruvian Army. ...)
Aviacsa in MEXICO (Originally formed as Servicios Aereos de Chiapas SA by the government of the sou ...)
Aviación de Chiapas in MEXICO (Originally formed as Servicios Aereos de Chiapas SA by the government of the sou ...)
Aviation Enterprises in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Aviator Capital Management in USA.DELAWARE (Formed on 17/2/11. ...)
Avior Airlines in VENEZUELA (Originally formed as an air taxi company named Aviones de Oriente d/b/a Avior Ex ...)
Aviones de Oriente in VENEZUELA (Originally formed as an air taxi company named Aviones de Oriente d/b/a Avior Ex ...)
Avjet Corporation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Baikal Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Irkutsk division. ...)
Aviakompania Baikal/Baikalavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Irkutsk division. ...)
Banana Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
BKS Aero Charter in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 2/52 by James W Barnby, Mike Keegan, Cyril J Stevens (hence BKS) along wi ...)
BonairExpress in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ( ...)
British Airtours in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed when BEA Airtours was integrated into British AW. Took-over BCAL'scharter ...)
Canadian Airlines International/Lignes Aériennes Canadien International in CANADA (25% stake taken 1994 by American. Parent company renamed Canadian AL Corp in 199 ...)
CAI in CANADA (25% stake taken 1994 by American. Parent company renamed Canadian AL Corp in 199 ...)
Canadian Regional Airlines/Canadian Partner in CANADA (Received offer in 1999 from CIT Group/Newcourt Capital to merge with Air Ontario ...)
Cape Smythe Air Service in USA.ALASKA (Originally formed as Fel Air by Thomas P Brower. ...)
CAT Cargo Air Transport in TURKEY ( ...)
CAT Kargo Hava Tsima in TURKEY ( ...)
Channel Air Bridge in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air Charter (originally an internal division in 1954 with first servic ...)
CIS Air Corporation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Civil in BELIZE ( ...)
Civil in MALI ( ...)
Civil in UZBEKISTAN ( ...)
Compass Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Coronado Flying Air Travel Club in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Coronado Flyers in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Corporate Express Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Corpac Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Cubana de Aviación in CUBA (Pan American holding reduced to 20% then released in 1953 when nationalized. ...)
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada in CANADA ( ...)
DHC in CANADA ( ...)
Deutsche Lufthansa in GERMANY (EAST) (Started ops in 1956. ...)
EAS Cargo Airlines in NIGERIA (Ceased operations in 1/1992. ...)
Executive Aviation Services in NIGERIA (Ceased operations in 1/1992. ...)
Estrellas del Aire in MEXICO ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Estrellas in MEXICO ( ...)
Executive Traveller in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Executive Air Transport in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
EZjet Air Services in GUYANA (Started operations in mid-12/11. Ceased operations 7/11/12 when Swift Air severe ...)
Fairbanks Air Service in USA.ALASKA (Renamed 6/1/76 to Great Northern AL. ...)
FastJet Zambia in ZAMBIA (Formed by FastJet, Tanzania. Expected to launch at end 2016. ...)
First Union National Bank in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Merged 1/9/01 into Wachovia. ...)
Flight Technology in RUSSIA (AOC granted on 3/2/09. AOC suspended on 26/8/12, revoked on 26/11/12. ...)
Fly Air Lebanon in LEBANON (Formed with financial backing from Syrian interests linked to the Syrian preside ...)
Air Lebanon in LEBANON (Formed with financial backing from Syrian interests linked to the Syrian preside ...)
Fontshi Aviation Services in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
FAS in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Gafo Air in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by Gafo Energy, New Zealand. ...)
Germania Express in GERMANY ( ...)
Global Aircraft Trading in SINGAPORE (Formed on 2/10/14. ...)
Great Wall Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 5/05 as a joint venture between Singapore Airlines Cargo (25%), China ...)
Guardia Nacional de Mexico in MEXICO (Formed by the government (approved 28/2/19, established on 30/6/19). ...)
Guernsey Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY (Purchased 1983 by BAF, 1987 by Aurigny, 1989 by Airlines of Europe. ...)
Inair in BELGIUM (Renamed 1/3/70 to Transpommair. ...)
Integrity Aircraft Sales in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Inter-Cargo Service in UZBEKISTAN ( ...)
Intercontinental Airlines in PERU ( ...)
INCA in PERU ( ...)
J-Air in JAPAN (Formed by JAL. To become member of OneWorld alliance effective 1/4/07. ...)
Japan Domestic Airlines in JAPAN (Formed on 15/4/64 through the merger of North Japan AL, Nitto Aviation and Fuji ...)
JDA in JAPAN (Formed on 15/4/64 through the merger of North Japan AL, Nitto Aviation and Fuji ...)
Japan Fleet Service-Singapore in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Jet Aviation FZC in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by the MD of Bhoja Air. ...)
Jetran International in USA.TEXAS (Formed out of Comtran Int'l by Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt (Alameda Corp) and Stu ...)
Alameda Aerospace/Alameda Corp Trustee in USA.TEXAS (Formed out of Comtran Int'l by Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt (Alameda Corp) and Stu ...)
LAN Cargo in CHILE (Formed by LAN Airlines as wholly-owned subsidiary with its own AOC. To be re-bra ...)
Lao Air in LAOS ( ...)
LC Perú in PERU (AOC suspended on 23/11/18 due to lack of insurance cover; entered bankrupcy on 1 ...)
LC Peru in PERU (AOC suspended on 23/11/18 due to lack of insurance cover; entered bankrupcy on 1 ...)
Leone Air in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by Arik Air, Nigeria. ...)
Linxair Business Airlines in SLOVENIA (Originally formed as GandAir. Operations transferred to SiAvia (qv) from 7/12 a ...)
Man-Air.com in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Miami Jet Lease in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Modern Air in GERMANY (Granted Supplemental charter airline status in 1966. Acquired by Gulf American L ...)
Mostransgaz Aviakompanija in RUSSIA (Formed by Gazprom Group. Integrated into Gazpromavia. ...)
Nasair Eritrea in ERITREA (Added on EU ban list on 4/12/12 and subsequent dates. ...)
Nesu Air in TURKEY ( ...)
New Jatayu Air in INDONESIA (Formed on or before 10/4/14. AOC granted in 7/14. AOC revoked on 1/8/15 over fai ...)
North Adria Aviation in CROATIA ( ...)
Northern Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Nucleo Avio Linee in ITALY (Taken-over into Luftwaffe. ...)
Orion Cargo Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Orion Air Cargo in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Overseas International Distributors in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pat-Air in USA.LOUISIANA (Formed by Mark G Morris (also owner of Mark Aero). Purchased in 1978 by DHL. Ent ...)
Petroleum Air Transport in USA.LOUISIANA (Formed by Mark G Morris (also owner of Mark Aero). Purchased in 1978 by DHL. Ent ...)
Pegasus Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (AOC revoked on 7/3/14. ...)
Phnom Penh Air Cargo in CAMBODIA (Formed in 2014 by Chinese investors, obtained a preliminary agreement in 1/15. E ...)
Phoenix Aviation in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed AVE FZE holding company and wholly owned subsidiary AVE.com in 2004 to op ...)
Polar Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations in 3/83. ...)
Polar Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations in 3/83. ...)
Premiair in DENMARK (Formed by the merger of Conair & Scanair, 50% each. Scanair and Conair shares ac ...)
Pretoria Air Services in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Primair in RUSSIA (Ceased ops 8/05. ...)
Primair Executive Charter in GERMANY ( ...)
SAPSA in PERU ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Peruanos SA in PERU ( ...)
Scan Air Charter in ESWATINI (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06, 5/3/07, 4/7/07, 11/4/08, 24/7/08, 14/11/08, 8/4/0 ...)
Scheduled Skyways in USA.ARKANSAS (Initially formed as Scheduled Skyways System and renamed 1972. ...)
Fayetteville Flying Service in USA.ARKANSAS (Initially formed as Scheduled Skyways System and renamed 1972. ...)
Scott Aviation in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
SF Airlines in CHINA (Formed 5/09 by express courier company SF Express Group Co Ltd (85%). Obtained i ...)
Shun Feng Airlines/Shun Feng Express Airways in CHINA (Formed 5/09 by express courier company SF Express Group Co Ltd (85%). Obtained i ...)
SL Zermatt Ltd in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS (Formed by GATX-CL Air (joint venture between GATX and Crédit Lyonnais), mostly t ...)
Slovenian Air Force in SLOVENIA (Originally formed in 1991 as Slovenian Territorial Defence Force - Air Force Uni ...)
15th Aviation Brigade of the Slovenian Army in SLOVENIA (Originally formed in 1991 as Slovenian Territorial Defence Force - Air Force Uni ...)
Smartlynx Cabo Verde in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Formed by Smartlynx Airlines, Latvia. Expected to start operations in 2016 Q4; p ...)
St.Petersburg Avia Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Leningrad directorate. Operates mostly for Aerof ...)
St.Petersburg Airline in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Leningrad directorate. Operates mostly for Aerof ...)
STA Mali in MALI (Ceased ops in 2002. Expected to restart in 2003 in association with Togo's Trans ...)
STAAP in FRANCE ( ...)
Société de Transports Aériens Alpes Provence in FRANCE ( ...)
Stellwagen Group in IRELAND (Purchased in 11/16 by Acasta Enterprises, Canada for $270m; but purchased by Dou ...)
TASA in PANAMA (Believed formed as cover company for the CIA. ...)
Turismo Aéreos SA in PANAMA (Believed formed as cover company for the CIA. ...)
TASA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos San Antonio in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TEA Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (40% stake taken in 1995 by Sobelair. 40% stake acquired by EasyJet in 1998, with ...)
TEA Basel in SWITZERLAND (40% stake taken in 1995 by Sobelair. 40% stake acquired by EasyJet in 1998, with ...)
The Cargo Airlines in GEORGIA (AOC granted 2/7/12. ...)
TCA in GEORGIA (AOC granted 2/7/12. ...)
Tin Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Trans Inversia Aero/Tin Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Tramaco in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed using former assets of SGA. ...)
Transportations et Manutentions Commerciaux in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed using former assets of SGA. ...)
Transair Bahama in BAHAMAS ( ...)
United African Airlines in LIBYA (Formed 6/79 as successor to Central African STAC. Used as cover airline to suppo ...)
UAA in LIBYA (Formed 6/79 as successor to Central African STAC. Used as cover airline to suppo ...)
US-Bangla Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed by US-Bangla Group (real estate, pharmaceutical, furniture, leather equip ...)
USAir in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Attempted 44% stake (21% voting power) by British AW in 1992 failed, 19.9% (late ...)
VASO in RUSSIA (Originally Voronezh Aviation Production Association (later Voronezh Aircraft Bui ...)
Voronezhskoe aktsionernoe samoletostroitel'noe obchestvo in RUSSIA (Originally Voronezh Aviation Production Association (later Voronezh Aircraft Bui ...)
VEB in GERMANY (EAST) ( ...)
Volks Eigener Betrieb in GERMANY (EAST) ( ...)
VIAMA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Vias Aéreas Manabitas in ECUADOR ( ...)
VLM Airlines in BELGIUM (Acquired by Frevag Group (Panta Holdings) in 2001. Purchased 24/12/07 by Air Fra ...)
VRKhBZ in RUSSIA (NBC protection forces ...)
Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Force in RUSSIA (NBC protection forces ...)
World Wide Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Yamal Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Yamal Air Transport Company/Aviatransportnaya kompania Yamal in RUSSIA ( ...)
Yemen Arab Airlines in YEMEN (Renamed Yemen Arab AL when entered cooperation with United Arab AL. Nationalized ...)
Yvic Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)

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Generated: 08/08/2020 05:00:03

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