AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 68 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 68 - 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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Aero Uruguay in URUGUAY ( ...)
Aeroflot-Nord in RUSSIA (Was expected to be renamed again 15/9/08 (possibly to Murmansk Airlines). New na ...)
Aerolineas de Monte Alban in MEXICO ( ...)
Afrijet Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed 16/2/98 by Bank PHB, starting operations in 1999. Ceased ops ~2003 with m ...)
Air Alp in GERMANY ( ...)
Air Antilles Express in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Air Guyane after the parent company was refused operating ATR's. Suspe ...)
Compagnie Aérienne Inter Régionale Express SA in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed by Air Guyane after the parent company was refused operating ATR's. Suspe ...)
Air Cargo Express in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Clifford Evert's son, Robert. ...)
Tatonduk Outfitters in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Clifford Evert's son, Robert. ...)
Air Caribbean in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ( ...)
Caribbean Air Transport in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES ( ...)
Air Congo International in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by a member of the family of the country president (Sassou Nguesso). ...)
Air Mayotte International in FRANCE.MAYOTTE ( ...)
AMI in FRANCE.MAYOTTE ( ...)
Air Micronesia in USA.GUAM (Formed with help from Continental (31%) & Aloha (20%). All flights operated by C ...)
Air Mindanao in PHILIPPINES (Formed by CDCP-Construction & Development Corp of the Philippines. ...)
Air Sénégal-CSTA in SENEGAL (Formed by Air Afrique (40%). ...)
Compagnie Sénégalaise de Transports Aériens in SENEGAL (Formed by Air Afrique (40%). ...)
Air Toulouse International in FRANCE (Formed by EAS. Reorganized in 1995 following EAS liquidation. Entered receiversh ...)
ATI in FRANCE (Formed by EAS. Reorganized in 1995 following EAS liquidation. Entered receiversh ...)
Air Wings in ROMANIA (Originally formed as a maintenance/overhaul ocmpany. ...)
AirPac in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Air Pacific Airlines in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Airship Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Airstar in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Altair Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
AMC Aviation in EGYPT (Originally formed in 1988 as a maintenance company. Obtained an airline-type AOC ...)
Aircraft Maintenance Company in EGYPT (Originally formed in 1988 as a maintenance company. Obtained an airline-type AOC ...)
American AirFreight in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Wolf Hofman. ...)
Anadolu Airlines in TURKEY ( ...)
Anadolu Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
Andes in PERU ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos de los Andes in PERU ( ...)
Asia Avia Airlines in INDONESIA ( ...)
Asia Avia Megatama in INDONESIA ( ...)
Asia Tenggara Aviation Services in MALAYSIA (Originally formed as Guthrie Avn Service. ...)
Asian Express Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Renamed 3/11/08 to Tasman Cargo AL. ...)
AStar Air Cargo in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed 30/6/03 following management buy-out of DHL Airways. All aircraft operate ...)
Atlas Air in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Michael A. Chowdry/Aeronautics Lsg in Colorado. Moved to New York befo ...)
Austin Airways in CANADA (Acquired by Air Canada & merged into Air Ontario in 4/87. ...)
Aviatsa in HONDURAS (AOC granted on 6/10/15. Started operations on 9/10/15. ...)
AvTeam in USA.FLORIDA (Initially formed as Turbine Engine Technologies Corp. IPO on 31/10/97. ...)
Awa Airways in IRAN (Formed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force as a re-launch of defunct Saha ...)
Ava Airlines in IRAN (Formed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force as a re-launch of defunct Saha ...)
Baron Aviation Services in USA.MISSOURI (Started feeder services for Federal Express in 1975. Transitioned to small equip ...)
Maples Aviation in USA.MISSOURI (Started feeder services for Federal Express in 1975. Transitioned to small equip ...)
Bonair Business Charter in GERMANY ( ...)
Bratsk Avia in RUSSIA (Entered bankrupcy on 26/10/01. ...)
Bright Aviation Services in BULGARIA (Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian government in 1/07; AOC revoked 20/ ...)
British Asia Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by British AW to operate into Taiwan. ...)
Buryatia Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Buryatskie avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
C&S Acquisitions in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Cal International Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
California International Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
California Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
CanAir Cargo in CANADA (Taken-over by Royal AL. ...)
Canair in CANADA (Taken-over by Royal AL. ...)
Caravans International Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Caravan Airlines in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Caribbean Express in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
Airline of the Virgin Islands in USA.VIRGIN ISLANDS ( ...)
CCTA-Air Atlas-Air Maroc in MOROCCO (Formed by the merger of Air Atlas and Air Maroc. Reorganized as Royal Air Maroc ...)
Compagnie Chérifienne de Transports Aériens in MOROCCO (Formed by the merger of Air Atlas and Air Maroc. Reorganized as Royal Air Maroc ...)
CityJet in IRELAND (Initially formed in London City Airport. Entered bankrupcy in 1996 and a 42% sta ...)
Business City Direct in IRELAND (Initially formed in London City Airport. Entered bankrupcy in 1996 and a 42% sta ...)
Civil in SAN MARINO ( ...)
Coast Air in NORWAY (Initially formed as Coast Aero Center in 1986. Organized as the main subsidiary ...)
Constanta Airlines in UKRAINE (Purchased in 10/16 by AP Holdings Co Ltd, UAE. ...)
Konstanta Aviakompania in UKRAINE (Purchased in 10/16 by AP Holdings Co Ltd, UAE. ...)
Convair in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (formed by Reuben Flee ...)
Consolidated Vultee in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (formed by Reuben Flee ...)
Dena Airways in IRAN (Formed to replace Meraj Air for government flights (after it was hit by US and E ...)
Electra Aviation in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by Aviation Holdings. Chapter 11 in 1993. ...)
EAL Delaware Corp in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by Aviation Holdings. Chapter 11 in 1993. ...)
Emery Air Freight in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Erawan Airline in $ FICTION ( ...)
EVA Air in TAIWAN (Joined Star Alliance (announced 29/3/12, effective 18/6/13). ...)
EVA Airways in TAIWAN (Joined Star Alliance (announced 29/3/12, effective 18/6/13). ...)
Fairways in PHILIPPINES (Taken-over by PAL. ...)
Federal Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Initially formed as Comair Charter (Natal) as Durban-based subsidiary of Comair. ...)
Flandre Air in FRANCE (Started scheduled services in 1985. 34% stake acquired in 1999 by Regional AL. A ...)
Fleet Air in AUSTRALIA (Acquired 1977 by IPEC. ...)
Fragtflug Iceland in ICELAND ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea de Chile in CHILE (Assisted by British air mission in 1921, German air mission in 1924. Took-over n ...)
Grandmax Holdings in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Grand Max Group in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Haas-Turner Partnership in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Hannover Leasing in GERMANY ( ...)
Hold-Trade Air in NIGERIA (Started services in 8/1991. ...)
Hold Trade Air Services in NIGERIA (Started services in 8/1991. ...)
Icarus Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Les Services Aériens Icare in CANADA ( ...)
Inter Global Aviation in SPAIN (Formed 4/10/13 by Air Europa and Mercapital to operate services to Uruguay and B ...)
Inter Global de Aviación in SPAIN (Formed 4/10/13 by Air Europa and Mercapital to operate services to Uruguay and B ...)
Intercontinental Pacific Airways in PHILIPPINES (Initial plan in 1999-2002 did not proceed. Being re-started in 2007 ? ...)
IPAI in PHILIPPINES (Initial plan in 1999-2002 did not proceed. Being re-started in 2007 ? ...)
Ishtar Airlines in IRAQ (Formed using interim AOC from UAE. Later associated with (or formed subsidiary) ...)
Israel Aerospace Industries in ISRAEL ( ...)
IAI/Bedek Aviation in ISRAEL ( ...)
Janco Aircraft & Engines in SINGAPORE ( ...)
A-Sonic Aerospace in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Jasmin Airways in TUNISIA (Formed in 2/12. AOC denied 5/11/12 by ministry of transport. Project re-launched ...)
Jet Express Holding in UNITED KINGDOM.BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Associated with Gabonese airline with same name, and with Aircraft Traders Belgi ...)
KLM uk in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed KLM Cityhopper (UK) on 14/11/02. ...)
Air UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed KLM Cityhopper (UK) on 14/11/02. ...)
KNILM in INDONESIA (Reorganized in 1947 as NIGAT/Netherlands Indies Government Air Transport and sho ...)
Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaartmaatschappij in INDONESIA (Reorganized in 1947 as NIGAT/Netherlands Indies Government Air Transport and sho ...)
Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing in KUWAIT (Formed in 3/98. ...)
KIAL in KUWAIT (Formed in 3/98. ...)
Lao Capricorn Air in LAOS (Purchased by Phongsavanh Airlines Public Company and reorganized as Phongsavanh ...)
MacRobertson Miller Airline Services in AUSTRALIA (70.49% share acquired on 19/4/63 by Ansett Transport Industries (parent of Anset ...)
MMA in AUSTRALIA (70.49% share acquired on 19/4/63 by Ansett Transport Industries (parent of Anset ...)
MarkAir Express in USA.ALASKA (Formed as Hermens Air. Acquired by MarkAir. ...)
Midwest Aviation in USA.WISCONSIN ( ...)
National Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
National Aviation Company in KUWAIT (Formed by Flightline (through its subsidiary British Airline Management) and Kuw ...)
NAC in KUWAIT (Formed by Flightline (through its subsidiary British Airline Management) and Kuw ...)
Neryungri Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Neryungri division. Integrated into SakhaAvia. ...)
Neryungrinskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Neryungri division. Integrated into SakhaAvia. ...)
Novus Aviation in SWITZERLAND (Formed by former staff of UAS/United Aviation Services. Associated with Muzun In ...)
Odessa Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Odeski avialinii in UKRAINE ( ...)
Orientair in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pacific Aerospace Group in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pacific Aerospace Resources & Technologies in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Phoenix Air in ITALY ( ...)
Piedmont Airlines/American Eagle in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
PK AirFinance in LUXEMBOURG (Formed as PK Finans as Luxembourg subsidiary of PKbanken of Sweden. Air Group cr ...)
PK Finans in LUXEMBOURG (Formed as PK Finans as Luxembourg subsidiary of PKbanken of Sweden. Air Group cr ...)
Prestige Jet in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Started operations in 5/07. Formed division Prestige Flight Support in 6/08. Shu ...)
Prestige Jet Rental in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Started operations in 5/07. Formed division Prestige Flight Support in 6/08. Shu ...)
Princesa Airlines in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Princess Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pronair Airlines in SPAIN (Originally formed as a flight school and maintenance center based at Albacete, a ...)
Quantum Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Rhoades International in USA.INDIANA (Set up a sister company Transair in Hawaii (qv). Became a FBO trading as Rhoades ...)
Air Cargo Express International in USA.INDIANA (Set up a sister company Transair in Hawaii (qv). Became a FBO trading as Rhoades ...)
SA Regional Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (AOC not renewed on 8/10/13. ...)
Semeiavia in QAZAKSTAN (AOC not renewed on 8/10/13. ...)
SAN Air Company in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Seawinds Express in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Secretaria de Aéronaútica in ARGENTINA (Integrated into FA Argentina. ...)
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes in MEXICO ( ...)
Sepehran Airlines in IRAN (AOC application rejected in 6/16, eventually approved in 7/16. Started services ...)
Shearwater Aero Capital in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Sierra Leone Airways in SIERRA LEONE ( ...)
Simmons Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Sirius Air Company in UKRAINE ( ...)
Sirius Aero in UKRAINE ( ...)
Sky KG Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 1/10/11. Added on EU ban list. Criminal case opened in 6/14 by th ...)
SKGA in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 1/10/11. Added on EU ban list. Criminal case opened in 6/14 by th ...)
Sky Taxi in POLAND (Started with small commuter equipment. ...)
Skytrans Regional in AUSTRALIA (Shut down operations on 2/1/15. Re-started limited operations on 1/4/15. ...)
SkyTrans Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Shut down operations on 2/1/15. Re-started limited operations on 1/4/15. ...)
Skyways in SWEDEN (100% owned by Largus Holding from 9/10. Purchased 12/10 by Ukrainian-owned Cypru ...)
Avia Express in SWEDEN (100% owned by Largus Holding from 9/10. Purchased 12/10 by Ukrainian-owned Cypru ...)
SOACO in GABON ( ...)
Société Anonyme de Construction in GABON ( ...)
SoAir in $ FICTION ( ...)
South Winds Cargo in USA.FLORIDA (Started initial services 17/6/02 using chartered equipment. Own services began i ...)
Spanair in SPAIN (Formed by SAS (49%) and Grupo Marsans. SAS shares increased to 74% in 2001, 94.9 ...)
Sterling X-Press in $ FICTION ( ...)
Suparna Airlines in CHINA (Expected to be purchased in 2019 by the Jiangsu government, with base moved to N ...)
Jinpeng Airlines in CHINA (Expected to be purchased in 2019 by the Jiangsu government, with base moved to N ...)
Suzuyo Air in JAPAN (Formed by Suzuyo & Co, Ltd (founded in 1936 as a freight forwarder and logistics ...)
TRAFE in ARGENTINA (AOC eventually cancelled in 1978. ...)
Trabajos y Fe Transportes Aéreos in ARGENTINA (AOC eventually cancelled in 1978. ...)
Trans Africa Airways in EGYPT (Unconfirmed in Egypt. ...)
Trans Arabia Airways in KUWAIT (Formed by private Kuwaiti interests. Acquired by Kuwaiti government and merged i ...)
TAAK in KUWAIT (Formed by private Kuwaiti interests. Acquired by Kuwaiti government and merged i ...)
TransAsia Airways in TAIWAN (IPO on 1/11/11. Suspended all operations on 21/11/16 after an investigation was ...)
Transasia in TAIWAN (IPO on 1/11/11. Suspended all operations on 21/11/16 after an investigation was ...)
Transportes Aéreos San Martin in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TASMA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transwede Leisure in SWEDEN (Formed by Transwede AW. Renamed Blue Scandinavia in 10/1996. ...)
Turanair in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
Turan Air in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
Venezolana de Carga in VENEZUELA (Formed with partial ownership from RAVSA and Exim America. Expected to start ope ...)
World Jet Aircraft International Sales & Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
World Jet Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)

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