AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 66 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 66 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 03/08/2020 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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AeroMéxico Travel in MEXICO (Formed by AeroMéxico as charter subsidiary with its own AOC. Started operations ...)
Aeronautical Services in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
AeroPostal de México in MEXICO (Move in 2005 to new base at Queretaro. Reorganized as PCG de México in 2007. ...)
Aerosucre Colombia in COLOMBIA (Reorganized in 1977. ...)
Aerovias del Valle in COSTA RICA (Started operations in 12/51. ...)
Air America in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Force of the People Liberation Army in CHINA ( ...)
PLAAF/PLA Air Force in CHINA ( ...)
Air Great Wall in CHINA (Formed by CAAC Flying College. 55% stake acquired in 2000 by China Eastern, and ...)
Air Kimberley in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Air Sinai in EGYPT (Formed by EgyptAir to operate to Israel. Became a wet-leasing airline in 2002. ...)
Air Spray in CANADA ( ...)
Airspray in CANADA ( ...)
Air Tahiti Nui in FRANCE.POLYNESIA (Formed by Air Tahiti (10%) and other local Polynesian interests. ...)
Tahiti Airlines in FRANCE.POLYNESIA (Formed by Air Tahiti (10%) and other local Polynesian interests. ...)
Air W.A. in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
AirSmith Inc in USA.FLORIDA (Believed reorganized as Aviation Business Group (qv). ...)
AirTran Airways in USA.GEORGIA (Merged operations into AirTran AW in 1998. Minority stake acquired by Boeing in ...)
AJW Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
AJW Capital Partners in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Aligiulia in ITALY (Started ops 1982. ...)
All American Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
All Canada Express in CANADA (Entered bankrupcy protection in 10/05, did not restart. ...)
Allcanada Express in CANADA (Entered bankrupcy protection in 10/05, did not restart. ...)
Allcair Air Transport in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Bruce Allcorn to specifically undertake special polar flights to Antar ...)
Alphaland Aviation in PHILIPPINES (Formed by Alphaland Corporation, a property development company. Started operati ...)
Amaszonas Paraguay in PARAGUAY (Formed by Amaszonas, Bolivia. Started operations on 9/9/15. Purchased in 6/18 by ...)
Amaszonas del Paraguay in PARAGUAY (Formed by Amaszonas, Bolivia. Started operations on 9/9/15. Purchased in 6/18 by ...)
Aqualine in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Arena Aviation Capital in NETHERLANDS (Aircraft management company, mostly for aircraft owned by Alterna Capital Partne ...)
ArJet Airlines in ARGENTINA (Started operations in mid-12/11. ...)
Aryan Cargo Express in INDIA (Formed mid-2007 by Indian interests and Kellett and Singleton Investments Ltd (D ...)
ACE in INDIA (Formed mid-2007 by Indian interests and Kellett and Singleton Investments Ltd (D ...)
Australian CityJet Holdings in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Ayaks Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Bangkok Jets in THAILAND ( ...)
AC Aviation in THAILAND ( ...)
Bangladesh Defence Force Air Wing in BANGLADESH (Formed on 28/9/71 (before formal independence), originally known as Mukti Bahini ...)
Bangladesh Biman Bahini in BANGLADESH (Formed on 28/9/71 (before formal independence), originally known as Mukti Bahini ...)
Benelux Falcon Service in BELGIUM ( ...)
BFS International in BELGIUM ( ...)
Brasair Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Reorganized and renamed to BETA in 9/96. ...)
British Independent Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
BWIA International Trinidad and Tobago Airways in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Privatized in 1995 with government keeping 33%; 12% stake with option to 51% pur ...)
California Airmotive in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Allen Paulson. Taken over 4/74 by AJI. ...)
Canadian Pacific Air Lines in CANADA (Formed 30/1/1942 by Canadian Pacific Railway by amalgating ten bush operators, i ...)
CPAL in CANADA (Formed 30/1/1942 by Canadian Pacific Railway by amalgating ten bush operators, i ...)
Carib Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Chartright Air in CANADA ( ...)
China Air Cargo in CHINA (Formed by CAAC. Integrated into Air China. ...)
Ciskei International Airways in SOUTH AFRICA.CISKEI ( ...)
Civil in LIBERIA ( ...)
Civil in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Note: most aircraft registered as "flag of convenience" by low-profile companies ...)
Club Aire Sport & Travel in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Com Tran in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS ( ...)
Commercial Transport/Kinair in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS ( ...)
Compañia Aérea Viajes Expresos in VENEZUELA ( ...)
CAVE in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Crewsair in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by BKS. ...)
DoS Air Wing in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by US Department of State (DoS) to operate foreign flights under civil ap ...)
EuroCanarias in SPAIN ( ...)
Eurocypria Airlines in CYPRUS (Formed by Cyprus AW (100%), originally as a charter division. AOC granted 25/3/1 ...)
Express Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Falkland Island Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.FALKLAND ISLANDS ( ...)
British South Atlantic Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM.FALKLAND ISLANDS ( ...)
FlyEgypt in EGYPT (Formed by Talaat Moustafa Group (TMG, a real estate conglomerate). AOC granted o ...)
Fly Egypt in EGYPT (Formed by Talaat Moustafa Group (TMG, a real estate conglomerate). AOC granted o ...)
FlySarvaq in CANADA (Originally formed as an investment project in late 2011. Relaunched in 2016 with ...)
GoSarvaq in CANADA (Originally formed as an investment project in late 2011. Relaunched in 2016 with ...)
Force Aérienne Congolaise in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Galairservis in UKRAINE ( ...)
Galairservice Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Galaxy Airlines in JAPAN (Formed 17/5/05 as a joint venture between Sagawa Express (50%, freight forwarder ...)
Sagawa Express in JAPAN (Formed 17/5/05 as a joint venture between Sagawa Express (50%, freight forwarder ...)
German Aviation Capital in GERMANY ( ...)
Government of Japan in JAPAN ( ...)
Horizon Air in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Horizon Cargo Transport in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Ilavia Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Ilyushin Design Bureau. AOC suspended 15/3/05. ...)
Industrie Air Charter in FRANCE ( ...)
IAC in FRANCE ( ...)
Interandina Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Interandina de Aviación el Condor in COLOMBIA ( ...)
interCaribbean Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.TURKS & CAICOS (Originally formed as an air taxi operator. Named Air Turks & Caicos from 2003 to ...)
International Skyways in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Intourtrans in RUSSIA ( ...)
Japan Cargo Airways in JAPAN ( ...)
JACO in JAPAN ( ...)
Jet Story in POLAND ( ...)
JetX in ICELAND (Formed in 9/03 by Icelandic investors (formerly backing MD Airlines). AOC grante ...)
Kabi International in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Low-profile company operating between eastern DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda, and b ...)
LAN Colombia in COLOMBIA (Joined OneWorld alliance effective 1/10/13. To be re-branded as LATAM Cargo (ann ...)
AIRES in COLOMBIA (Joined OneWorld alliance effective 1/10/13. To be re-branded as LATAM Cargo (ann ...)
Laparkan Airways in GUYANA ( ...)
Maldives Airways in MALDIVES ( ...)
Missionair in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Mongolian Armed Forces in MONGOLIA ( ...)
NACA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed 3/3/1915. Renamed 1/10/58 to NASA to include integration of space studies ...)
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed 3/3/1915. Renamed 1/10/58 to NASA to include integration of space studies ...)
Napkelet Airlines in HUNGARY ( ...)
NAT Aviation of USA in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased 4/06 by Piedmont Capital Holdings, NC and renamed. ...)
National Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Natsionalnye avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
Neff Air in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 1/10 by a former president of Southern Air. ...)
Neff Capital Management in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 1/10 by a former president of Southern Air. ...)
Nunasi-Central Airlines in CANADA (Renamed 16/12/85 to Ontario Central Airlines. ...)
Pan African Air Freight-Liners in LIBERIA (Formed by Pan African Air Industries, Washington and possibly earlier linked wit ...)
Panaf in LIBERIA (Formed by Pan African Air Industries, Washington and possibly earlier linked wit ...)
Panhandle Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Paradise Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Passaredo Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Ceased ops in 2002. Re-formed in 2004 with small airplanes (EMB-121). ...)
Phoebus Apollo Zambia in ZAMBIA (Formed by South Africa's Phoebus Apollo. ...)
Prefectura Nacional Maritima in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Raytheon E-Systems in USA (GENERAL) (Became known as Raytheon Aircraft Integration Systems on 18/12/97. Merged with U ...)
Red Air Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed in 5/18 by LASER, Venezuela. Expects to start in early 2020. ...)
Remex in RUSSIA ( ...)
Rocky Mountain Helicopters in USA.UTAH ( ...)
Royal Aero in GERMANY ( ...)
Royal Thai Police in THAILAND ( ...)
Royal West Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Aero West Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Ryan International Airlines in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by Ronald Ryan (previously with DeBoer Avn). Started operations on behalf ...)
Ryan Aviation in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by Ronald Ryan (previously with DeBoer Avn). Started operations on behalf ...)
Sahakol Air in THAILAND (Formed by Bangkok United Mechanical Co (oil and gas exploration). Integrated in ...)
SAVAG in BRAZIL ( ...)
SA Viaçao Aérea Gaucha in BRAZIL ( ...)
Seraph Aviation Management in IRELAND ( ...)
Shwe Myanmar Airways in MYANMAR (Formed 10/12. Expected to start operations in 1/13. Business plan re-launched in ...)
SiAvia in SLOVENIA (Formed as a successor of Linxair (qv). ...)
Simmons Airlines/American Eagle/Northwest Airlink in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Sky Star FZC in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Probably associated with Global Star FZC. ...)
Skywings International in NORTH MACEDONIA (Formed 4/09 by Sky Wings Airlines, Greece and Hamburg International. Started ope ...)
Small Planet Cambodia in CAMBODIA (Formed by Small Planet Airlines (29%) and Aviation Invest Cambodia (51%). AOC gr ...)
Spring Airlines Japan in JAPAN (Formed in 10/12 by Spring Airlines, China (33%) and local investors. Expected to ...)
Starlight Express/American Eagle in USA.TEXAS (Chapter 11 in 1991. Assets taken-over by AMR/Simmons AL. ...)
Metro Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Chapter 11 in 1991. Assets taken-over by AMR/Simmons AL. ...)
Styria Airways in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Südwestflug in GERMANY (Took-over Transportflug and renamed to Germanair on 28/10/68. ...)
Sun Express Deutschland in GERMANY (Formed 9/12/10 by Sun Express, Turkey. Started operations on 7/6/11. Suspended o ...)
SunExpress Germany in GERMANY (Formed 9/12/10 by Sun Express, Turkey. Started operations on 7/6/11. Suspended o ...)
Sverigeflyg in SWEDEN (Formed as a brand name amalgamating operations of several local airlines (Blekin ...)
Syrian Airways in SYRIA (Formed 21/12/46 as a division of the Ministry of Defence. Started ops in 6/47 wi ...)
TAG Aviation Asia in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed by Switzerland-based TAG Aviation. ...)
Tahiti Conquest Airlines in FRANCE.POLYNESIA (Initially formed as Carlosair; renamed in 1990. ...)
Trans California Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
TransOrient Airlines in LEBANON (Formed by Transcapital Holdings (Transmed & TransAlsace) ...)
Transport des Monts Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Tyrolean Jet Service in AUSTRIA (Formed by Tyrolean AW, originally as division of Tyrolean Air Ambulance. Tyrole ...)
Tyrolean Air Ambulance in AUSTRIA (Formed by Tyrolean AW, originally as division of Tyrolean Air Ambulance. Tyrole ...)
United Air Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Sandriver Safaris. Taken-over by Wonderair. ...)
V Air in TAIWAN (Formed 15/11/13 by TransAsia Airways as its low cost subsidiary. Started service ...)
Vair in TAIWAN (Formed 15/11/13 by TransAsia Airways as its low cost subsidiary. Started service ...)
Vargas Aviation in FRANCE (Taken-over by Aéronautique Charter Darta. ...)
VW Air Service in GERMANY (Formed by VW-Volkswagen. ...)
Volkswagen Airservices in GERMANY (Formed by VW-Volkswagen. ...)
Warsan Air Services in KENYA ( ...)
Westair in NORWAY ( ...)
Wizz Air Romania in ROMANIA (Formed by Wizz Air. Expected to start operations in 3/09. ...)
Yuzhnaya in UKRAINE (Remained dormant 1993-1998 ? ...)
Zambian Express Airways in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Zamex in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Zaporozhye Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Zaporozhye division of Ukraine dire ...)
Zaporozhskoe aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Formed by Air Ukraine, originally Aeroflot's Zaporozhye division of Ukraine dire ...)

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