AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 69 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 69 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 22/10/2020 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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Adventurers Travel Club in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aero Aysen in CHILE ( ...)
Aero Pulse in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
Aerocentury in SPAIN (Unconfirmed in Spain ...)
AeroEjecutivos in VENEZUELA ( ...)
AECA in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Aerotrax in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Africa Air in LIBERIA (Formed by H.A. Wharton, successor of Atlanta Airways. ...)
Agro Ar Carga Aérea in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Agroar Trabalhos Aéreos in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Air Arabia Jordan in JORDAN (Restricted operations to charter services effective 11/17. Suspended operations ...)
Air Côte d'Ivoire in IVORY COAST (Formed 11/11 by government (51%), Air France (35%) and local interests. 15% tran ...)
Air Guadeloupe in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed with help from Air France (45%). Reorganized in 1993 & 1995. ...)
Société Antillaise de Transports Aériens/SATA in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed with help from Air France (45%). Reorganized in 1993 & 1995. ...)
Air Pegasus in INDIA (Formed 8/10/07 by Decor Aviation (local ground handling company, 25%) and Canara ...)
Air Saint-Pierre in FRANCE.SAINT-PIERRE & MIQUELON (Started ops in 1963. Later became a Canadian Partner. ...)
Air South Asia in SRI LANKA (Associated with Kenya's East African Safari Air. ...)
Alamo Airways in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Albanian Airlines in ALBANIA (Formed 5/92 as a joint venture between governemnt Albtransport & Tyrolean AW. Ac ...)
Ales Airlines in LIBERIA ( ...)
Interfly Ales Airlines in LIBERIA ( ...)
Ambassador Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Cyprus AW/Eurocypria with help from Caledonian AL & Best Leisure Trave ...)
Best Leisure Travel in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Cyprus AW/Eurocypria with help from Caledonian AL & Best Leisure Trave ...)
Ashab Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompania Askhab in RUSSIA ( ...)
Asia Pacific Aviation Leasing Group in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed in 6/17. ...)
Atlantic Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air Atlantique. Management buy-out, becoming RVL Aviation, part of RVL ...)
Atlantic Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air Atlantique. Management buy-out, becoming RVL Aviation, part of RVL ...)
Austral Lineas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (Entered bankrupcy in 1980, being administrated by the state until 1985. Acquired ...)
ALA in ARGENTINA (Entered bankrupcy in 1980, being administrated by the state until 1985. Acquired ...)
AV Cargo Airlines in ZIMBABWE (Formed as a successor to Avient, Zimbabwe (qv). Expects to start operations on 3 ...)
Azza Transport Company in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subsequent dates until 5/12/13. ...)
British Midland Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Reorganized in 1987 as main member of Airlines of Britain Holdings. 24.9% stake ...)
BMA in UNITED KINGDOM (Reorganized in 1987 as main member of Airlines of Britain Holdings. 24.9% stake ...)
Buffalo Airways in CANADA (Formed by Bob Gauchie. AOC suspended on 30/11/15 over safety concerns. AOC reins ...)
Calidad Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 27/12/61. Dissolved 28/6/65. ...)
California Atlantic Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Catran in SWITZERLAND (Formed by ex-Swissair MD-11 staff. Ceased activities 20/12/04. ...)
Commercial Air Transport in SWITZERLAND (Formed by ex-Swissair MD-11 staff. Ceased activities 20/12/04. ...)
CHC Stellavia in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed as a handling company. Started own operations in 2007. Added on EU ban li ...)
CityLink Airways in INDIA (Ceased ops 7/93. ...)
Civil in GEORGIA ( ...)
Civil in COMOROS ISLANDS ( ...)
Clipper Air Cargo in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Corporate Air in USA.MONTANA ( ...)
Corporate Jet Aviation in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Corporate Jet Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Cotenair in CANADA ( ...)
Data International Aviation in SUDAN ( ...)
Department of Transport in CANADA ( ...)
Transport Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Eurovia Air in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Evergreen Airways in TAIWAN ( ...)
Evergreen International Europe in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Evergreen Int'l & BAF (50% each). ...)
Fayaka Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Started operations in 2015 with small commuter equipment. ...)
Finova Capital Corporation in USA.ARIZONA (Entered financial difficulties in 12/00 with total debts of $11.1b. Planned stak ...)
Futura International Airways in SPAIN (Aer Lingus's stake increased to 95% by 1997, later 100%. 80% sold to Corpfin Cap ...)
Compañia Hispano Irlandesa de Aviación in SPAIN (Aer Lingus's stake increased to 95% by 1997, later 100%. 80% sold to Corpfin Cap ...)
Galla Air in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Gateway Aviation in CANADA (Taken-over by Northward. ...)
Genrec in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Germanair Flugzeug Leasing GmbH in GERMANY (Formed by TUI Group. ...)
GID Air Services in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Gill Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered receivership 24/2/00, released in 2001 after management buy-out and inve ...)
Gill Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered receivership 24/2/00, released in 2001 after management buy-out and inve ...)
Government of Thailand in THAILAND ( ...)
Grodno Aviakompania in BELARUS ( ...)
GT Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
Germania Trisila Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
Holiday Air in TURKEY (Renamed Holiday Airlines in 1996 ? ...)
Holiday Air Lines Havacilik ve Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret in TURKEY (Renamed Holiday Airlines in 1996 ? ...)
Hop Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Initial business plan cancelled. Expected to be fully purchased by Alan Bristow ...)
Icarus Flying Service in CANADA ( ...)
IC Air in CANADA ( ...)
INAV Group in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed as a joint venture between Engine Lease Finance Corporation (ELFC) and Do ...)
Inventory Navigators Group in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed as a joint venture between Engine Lease Finance Corporation (ELFC) and Do ...)
International Air Services in LIBERIA (Ceased operations 3/3/05. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
International Air Express in LIBERIA (Ceased operations 3/3/05. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Irish Airways in IRELAND ( ...)
IrMa Air Service in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force in IRAN ( ...)
IRIAF/Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force in IRAN ( ...)
JetSMART Argentina in ARGENTINA (Formed in 6/18 by jetSMART, Chile, using assets and AOC from Alas del Sur. AOC g ...)
KLM East Indies in INDONESIA (Absorbed 1947 into KLM. Dissolved when Garuda formed. ...)
Limburg Air Cargo in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
MacRobertson Miller Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Commercial Aviation Co. Renamed when merged with Airlines (WA) Pty. ...)
MMA in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Commercial Aviation Co. Renamed when merged with Airlines (WA) Pty. ...)
Miami Air Charter in USA.FLORIDA (Became a charter-only company in 1996 following Valujet DC-9 crash. ...)
Nations Air Express in USA.FLORIDA (Became a charter-only company in 1996 following Valujet DC-9 crash. ...)
Millenium Aircraft Leasing in KUWAIT (Formed by Kuwait Finance House through ALAFCO as a joint-venture with Novus Avia ...)
MALC Aviation in KUWAIT (Formed by Kuwait Finance House through ALAFCO as a joint-venture with Novus Avia ...)
Mills Air Service in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Formed by Chris Siderwicz. ...)
MNS Kazakhstan in QAZAKSTAN (Formed as Kazakhstan Emercom (Emergency Command). ...)
MCHS Kazakhstan in QAZAKSTAN (Formed as Kazakhstan Emercom (Emergency Command). ...)
Moscow Airways in RUSSIA (Formed by MVL Int'l Travel Agency. AOC revoked following Kinshasa disaster. ...)
MVL/Moskovskie vozdushnye linii in RUSSIA (Formed by MVL Int'l Travel Agency. AOC revoked following Kinshasa disaster. ...)
Mountainwest Aviation in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Mountain West Airlines in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Multiple Solutions Limited in KENYA (Formed as a logistics company. Started its own operations in 2017. ...)
Nakhon Chiangmai Air in THAILAND (Formed 12/09, applying for AOC to replace defunct PB Air. AOC granted 3/10, expe ...)
Nakorn Chiangmai Air in THAILAND (Formed 12/09, applying for AOC to replace defunct PB Air. AOC granted 3/10, expe ...)
NCM in SINGAPORE ( ...)
NIIIS ATP in RUSSIA (Formed by Scientific Research Institute of IS ...)
Nauchno issledovatelski institut Izmeritelnykh Sistem in RUSSIA (Formed by Scientific Research Institute of IS ...)
Nordic Leisure in SWEDEN (Formed by Nordic Airlink. Renamed Nordic Airways on 1/1/06. ...)
Nordic Regional in SWEDEN (Formed by Nordic Airlink. Renamed Nordic Airways on 1/1/06. ...)
Northern Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
ONA in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Overseas National Airways in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Orbest Airlines in SPAIN (Parent company Orizonia purchased by Globalia in 12/12. Spain's competition admi ...)
Orbest Orizonia in SPAIN (Parent company Orizonia purchased by Globalia in 12/12. Spain's competition admi ...)
Oxus Air in AFGHANISTAN ( ...)
Patricia Air Transport in CANADA ( ...)
PAWA Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed in 2002 by Pan Am. Started in late 2003 with small (BAe Jetstream) equipm ...)
Pan Am Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed in 2002 by Pan Am. Started in late 2003 with small (BAe Jetstream) equipm ...)
PendulAir in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair to feed traffic into Zürich. ...)
People's Vienna Line in AUSTRIA (Formed by Altenrhein airport authority. AOC granted on 24/3/11. Started operatio ...)
Altenrhein Luftfahrt in AUSTRIA (Formed by Altenrhein airport authority. AOC granted on 24/3/11. Started operatio ...)
Plummer's Sioux Narrows Airways in CANADA (Formed by Plummers' Artic Lodges to operate during summers only. Temporarily cea ...)
Sioux Narrows Airways in CANADA (Formed by Plummers' Artic Lodges to operate during summers only. Temporarily cea ...)
Primera Air Nordic in LATVIA (Formed 9/14 by Primera Air Scandinavia. Started services in 10/14. Ceased operat ...)
Red Sea Air in ERITREA (Formed in 11/98 as the flag carrier of Eritrea in partnership with Eritrean Airl ...)
Regional Air in KENYA (Formed by Air Kenya, starting operations in 5/00. Became a BA franchisee in 2001 ...)
Rio-Sul Servicios Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Commercially integrated into Varig in 9/02, keeping its own AOC. Ceased activiti ...)
Rioja Airlines in SPAIN (Announced liquidation on 11/9/07. ...)
RusLine in RUSSIA (Took over Air Volga on 1/4/10 and shifted operations to Domodedovo. ...)
Rusline in RUSSIA (Took over Air Volga on 1/4/10 and shifted operations to Domodedovo. ...)
Ryanair in IRELAND (Formed by Tony Ryan (whose share was progressively reduced to 0.5% by late 2004) ...)
Sagittair in ITALY ( ...)
Samoan Air Lines in USA.SAMOA ISLANDS ( ...)
SATCO in LIBERIA (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Satgur Air Transport Corporation in LIBERIA (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Servicios de Aviacion Asertec in MEXICO ( ...)
Sevenair in TUNISIA (Renamed Tunisair Express in early 2011 following the demise of the Tunisian pres ...)
Shaw Flight Service in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Simrik Airlines in NEPAL (Started with small commuter equipment (Beech 1900). 60% purchased in 12/16 by Th ...)
Sky Hoppers Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Sky Trek International Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY (Formed by former Kiwi management staff in Richmond,VA. Moved to New Jersey. ...)
Sud Aerocargo in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Suhura Airways in SOMALIA (Formed by Suhura Ismail for exclusive khat transportation. Started operations on ...)
Sunbird Aviation in KENYA (Merged into Air Kenya. ...)
Super Three in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Swedish Air Force in SWEDEN ( ...)
Svensk Flygvapen in SWEDEN ( ...)
Swift Aviation Management in USA.ARIZONA (Formed as a FAR 135 operator when Swift Air exited Chapter 11 to operate bizjet ...)
Swiss Eagle in SWITZERLAND (Originally formed as Eagle Air AG. Acquired by Cirrus Aviation, Germany. ...)
THT Air Services in BANGLADESH (Initially formed 13/11/02 as a freight brokerage company. Started its own servic ...)
Trans Borinquen Air in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Trans Sahel Airlines in NIGERIA (Reorganized from Liberia. Ceased ops between 1987 and 1991. ...)
Trans-Atlantic Airlines in GAMBIA ( ...)
Transeuropean Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Trans European Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
TransPacific Airlines in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
TransPerú in PERU (Formed by former Carnival AL president. ...)
Transportes Aéreos del Peru in PERU (Formed by former Carnival AL president. ...)
Tulpar Avia Service in RUSSIA (Expected to merge into Karat 10/03 (with brand name Tulpar reused by Kazan 2nd A ...)
TAS in RUSSIA (Expected to merge into Karat 10/03 (with brand name Tulpar reused by Kazan 2nd A ...)
UkSATSE in UKRAINE (Operates inspection services of navigational aids. ...)
Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise in UKRAINE (Operates inspection services of navigational aids. ...)
United Aviation Services in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Michael A.Meagher. Moved 1993 to Switzerland. ...)
UAS Leasing in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Michael A.Meagher. Moved 1993 to Switzerland. ...)
VietJetAir in VIETNAM (Formed mid-2007 by private Viatnamese interests (Sovico Holdings) with AOC then ...)
Vietjet Aviation in VIETNAM (Formed mid-2007 by private Viatnamese interests (Sovico Holdings) with AOC then ...)
West Wind Aviation in CANADA (AOC suspended on 23/12/17 after the crash of C-GWEA. AOC reinstated in 5/18. ...)

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