AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 64 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 64 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/06/2020 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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Aero Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Aero K Airlines in KOREA (SOUTH) (AOC application re-launched in 9/18 after a first reject. Partially purchased in ...)
Aerospace One in GREECE (Formed by Aerospace Consortium, FZE and associated with Veteran Airline, Armenia ...)
Aerotim Cargo in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
ATI in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Aerway Leasing in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Air Antilles in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Initially formed in 1956 as an air taxi operator. ...)
Air Marianas in USA.NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (Formed by Ray Elliott Jr. Unknown if operations ever started. ...)
Air Nacoia Exploraçao de Aeronaves in ANGOLA ( ...)
Air Transport Group in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Air West Airlines in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia in ZIMBABWE (Renamed 14/4/80 to Air Zimbabwe. ...)
Airnautic in FRANCE (Started operations in 1959. Shut down services in 9/65 and dissolved effective 1 ...)
Airumbria in ITALY (AOC cancelled in 2015 ...)
Air Umbria in ITALY (AOC cancelled in 2015 ...)
Al Naser Wings in IRAQ ( ...)
Aleksandra Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Alfa Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Alhodhod Airline in YEMEN (Project abandonned when the Saudi-led war started in Yemen. ...)
Allegheny Airlines in USA.OHIO (Created Allegheny Commuter feeder network. Took-over Lake Central in 1968, Mohaw ...)
Allman in $ FICTION ( ...)
Arke in NETHERLANDS (Renamed 1/10/15 to TUI. ...)
TUI Airlines Nederland in NETHERLANDS (Renamed 1/10/15 to TUI. ...)
Astromarine in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Atlanta Airways in LIBERIA (Formed by H.A. Wharton. Superceded by Africa Air. ...)
Atlantic Star Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.SAINT HELENA (Formed on 20/11/12. Expected to start operations in 3/16 at the completion of th ...)
Atlas Aircraft Corporation in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by South Africa's Armscor. Initially based at Goleta, CA ? ...)
Aviación Naval Paraguaya in PARAGUAY (Originally formed as Servicio de Aeronautica de la Marina. Merged with the Army ...)
Avianca Brasil in BRAZIL (Joined Star Alliance partnership effective 22/7/15. Entered bankrupcy on 11/12/1 ...)
Baltic Airlines UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by BAF and Sweden's Baltic Aviation. Merged into BAF. ...)
Bel-Air Belarussian Airlines in BELARUS ( ...)
Bellview Airlines in NIGERIA (Initially formed in 1989 as a travel agency. AOC granted in 1992; later suspende ...)
Bloodstock Air Services in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
BRA Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Formed by Panexpress Viagens e Turismo. IPO announced in 2006 to be planned for ...)
Brasil Rodo Aéreo in BRAZIL (Formed by Panexpress Viagens e Turismo. IPO announced in 2006 to be planned for ...)
BVI Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Initially started services in 5/10 with small commuter equipment; suspended in 9 ...)
California Air Freight in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
CAF in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Cambodia Angkor Air in CAMBODIA (Formed 10/4/09 as a joint venture between the Cambodian government (51% through ...)
Angkor Air in CAMBODIA (Formed 10/4/09 as a joint venture between the Cambodian government (51% through ...)
Canadian Pacific Air Lines/Canadien Pacifique in CANADA (Renamed Canadian Airlines on 11/1/88. ...)
Cargaard Aviation in CANADA (Associated with Australia's Geocommander and with Fugro Airborne Surveys. ...)
CDI Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed 1/09 as a joint venture between Huixiang Industrial Investment Co (51%), ...)
Changlong International Cargo Airlines/Zhejiang Changlong Airlines in CHINA (Formed 1/09 as a joint venture between Huixiang Industrial Investment Co (51%), ...)
Central Cargo in USA.PUERTO RICO (Formed by Sixto Diaz Saldana. ...)
Chamonix Aircraft Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by GATX-CL Air. Possibly associated with SL Zermatt (qv). ...)
Champion Air in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed as FAR-125 operator exclusively for Dale Earnhardt Inc racing team. ...)
Civil in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Civil in DJIBOUTI ( ...)
Civil in KUWAIT ( ...)
Civil in NEPAL ( ...)
Congo Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed on 15/8/14 by the government. Started services on 20/10/15. ...)
Connair in AUSTRALIA (Acquired 1979 by East-West. ...)
CSIRO Research Aircraft Facility in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industry Research Organisation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
CSSDL in CZECHOSLOVAKIA (Formed as Civil Aviation Department. ...)
Directorate of Civil Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Domodedovo Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Domodevo production & flying unit. 49.6% of shar ...)
Domodevo Civil Aviation Production Association/Domodevoskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Domodevo production & flying unit. 49.6% of shar ...)
DP Aircraft in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY (Formed 27/6/13. Uses Guernsey-based SPC's. ...)
EA-727 in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Elan Express in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in Nevada as Part 125 operator with financial backing from TAG Aviation U ...)
Elveden Investment in IRELAND (Formed by Tyrolean AW. ...)
Energia Creadora in MEXICO ( ...)
Enkor Avialinii in RUSSIA (Formed by Chelyabinsk Air Enterprise. 53% stake acquired by Sibir AL in 2004 and ...)
Equaflight Service in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by local investors (Edgard Nguesso, a member of the family of the ruling ...)
Equajet in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by local investors (Edgard Nguesso, a member of the family of the ruling ...)
Fairline in SWEDEN ( ...)
FAMA in ARGENTINA (Formed by Argentinian government as the new international airline. Fully nationa ...)
Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina in ARGENTINA (Formed by Argentinian government as the new international airline. Fully nationa ...)
Flycana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed in 5/18 as a successor of Dominican Wings (qv). Expected to start in mid- ...)
Focus Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Gander Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Genex Airlines in YUGOSLAVIA (Formed by state-owned General Export. ...)
Ginny Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Golden Eagle Cargo in CAMBODIA (Formed by Tri-9 Corp ...)
Hamsal Air in NIGERIA (Set up for Hajj 2008 operations. Equipment tbd. ...)
Hawk Air in CANADA (Filed for bankrupcy protection in 10/05, again on 18/11/16. ...)
Hawkair Aviation Services in CANADA (Filed for bankrupcy protection in 10/05, again on 18/11/16. ...)
Hudson Bay Air Transport in CANADA ( ...)
ICBC Financial Leasing in CHINA (Formed by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Launched Hong Kong-based subs ...)
Irbis Air Company in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by Victor Bout out of Air Cess/Air Bas operations. Reportedly ceased oper ...)
Jakadara Indonesia in INDONESIA ( ...)
Japan Helicopter & Aeroplane Transport Co in JAPAN (Merged with Far East AL, forming All Nippon. ...)
Jet Options in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed as Air Taxis. Ceased ops 3/09 ? ...)
KaiserAir in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed in 1946 as the flight department division of industrialist Hen ...)
LAOS Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by Beatrix Durango de Coral. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Orientales in COLOMBIA (Formed by Beatrix Durango de Coral. ...)
Leading Edge Aviation in USA.MONTANA (Seasonal activities only for smokejumper operations. ...)
Lloyd Aéreo Colombiano in COLOMBIA (Formed by members of the Colombian military establishment. ...)
LLACSA in COLOMBIA (Formed by members of the Colombian military establishment. ...)
Longhao Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Guangdong Longhao Aviation Group (100%). Approved by CAAC in 5/16; AOC ...)
Guangdong Longhao Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Guangdong Longhao Aviation Group (100%). Approved by CAAC in 5/16; AOC ...)
Lufthansa in GERMANY (Formed as Luftag, renamed 1954. Proposed alliance in 1959-1962 with Air France, ...)
Deutsche Lufthansa in GERMANY (Formed as Luftag, renamed 1954. Proposed alliance in 1959-1962 with Air France, ...)
Maine Coast Airways in USA.MAINE (Formed by Maurice Roundy. ...)
Mango Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates until 5/12/13. AOC cancelled ...)
Mango Mat Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates until 5/12/13. AOC cancelled ...)
Manufacturers Hanover Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ministry of Transport in UKRAINE ( ...)
Mitsui & Company in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Mitsui as New York-based subsidiary. Affiliated with Tombo Aviation. ...)
Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Corp in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Mitsui as New York-based subsidiary. Affiliated with Tombo Aviation. ...)
Modern Air Transport in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
MAT in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Moldovan Air Force in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Murmansk Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Murmanskie avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
Nittler Air Transport International in ICELAND (Moved in 1970 to Luxembourg. ...)
Omni Air Transport in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Pacific East Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Panarctic Oil in CANADA ( ...)
Pena Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Pena Taxi Aéreo. ...)
PENTA in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Pena Taxi Aéreo. ...)
Planet Airways in MEXICO (Formed by ex-managment of US airline with same name. Purchased 11/07 by Aviafuel ...)
Platinum Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Later revealed to be a scam project. ...)
PSAZZ Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Regionair in CANADA ( ...)
Royal Spain Andalucia Airlines in SPAIN ( ...)
Saint Louis Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Samoa Airlines in USA.SAMOA ISLANDS ( ...)
San Juan International Airways in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
SATA in FRANCE ( ...)
Société Américaine de Transport Aérien - Alpes de Provence in FRANCE ( ...)
SAVCO in BOLIVIA (Ceased ops between 1991 and 1995. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Virgen de Copacabana in BOLIVIA (Ceased ops between 1991 and 1995. ...)
Scorpion Air in BULGARIA (Formed by Scorpions Company. Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian govern ...)
Skorpion Air in BULGARIA (Formed by Scorpions Company. Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian govern ...)
Sierra West Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Suspended operations on 11/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Silverback Cargo Freighters in RWANDA (Associated with Rwandair Express. Listed on EU ban list on 22/3/06 and subsequen ...)
SITRA Cargo System in PERU ( ...)
Sud Airlines in FRANCE (Formed to take-over TO contracts from defunct Aeris. ...)
Südflug in GERMANY (Taken-over by Lufthansa & merged into Condor on 1/1/68. ...)
Swissair Asia in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair to operate to Taiwan. ...)
Syrian Wings Airlines in SYRIA (Formed by Syrian Transport & Tourism. Expected to start in 2017. ...)
Timbis Air Services in KENYA ( ...)
Tobago Express in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed by Nelson Tom Yew, formerly general manager of Air Caribbean. 49% acquire ...)
Tradewinds Air Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Moved AOC several times between Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea during 1999-2000 ...)
Trade Winds in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Moved AOC several times between Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea during 1999-2000 ...)
Trans New England in USA.NEW HAMPSHIRE ( ...)
U.S. Department of Transportation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in USA (GENERAL) (Formed 1/3/2003 when organized as part of US Department of Homeland Security, wi ...)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security in USA (GENERAL) (Formed 1/3/2003 when organized as part of US Department of Homeland Security, wi ...)
UAS Cargo in NIGERIA ( ...)
United Air Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
Ukraina Aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Most flights operated on behalf of Ukrainian government. ...)
Ukraine Air Enterprise in UKRAINE (Most flights operated on behalf of Ukrainian government. ...)
Uzbekistan Cargo Service in UZBEKISTAN ( ...)
VIASA Venezuelan International Airways in VENEZUELA (Formed by Avensa & LAV to take-over their international routes. 45% acquired in ...)
Venezolana Internacional de Aviación SA in VENEZUELA (Formed by Avensa & LAV to take-over their international routes. 45% acquired in ...)
Volga-Dnepr Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed along with partnership with HeavyLift. 16% acquired by Kaskol Group in 20 ...)
Russian International Cargo Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed along with partnership with HeavyLift. 16% acquired by Kaskol Group in 20 ...)
West Link Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed in 4/10. AOC granted on 16/5/13. Expects to start operations in late 2014 ...)
Yemen Airlines in YEMEN ( ...)

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Generated: 04/06/2020 05:00:03

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