AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 70 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 70 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 25/05/2020 05:00:02


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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Aba-Air in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
ABSA Cargo in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Brasil Transair/Transportes Charter Turismo. 73.3% acquired ...)
Aerolinhas Brasileiras SA in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Brasil Transair/Transportes Charter Turismo. 73.3% acquired ...)
ADA Colombia in COLOMBIA (Ceased operations on 29/3/19. Entered liquidation in 1/20. ...)
Aerolinea de Antioquia in COLOMBIA (Ceased operations on 29/3/19. Entered liquidation in 1/20. ...)
Aero Capital Corp in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aero Taxi Sud in ITALY ( ...)
Aeroborne Enterprises in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
AeroFalcon in CANADA ( ...)
Aerovias Inca in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Aerowings in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed by ex-Skyjet staff, along Switzerland's Astra AL. ...)
Air Alpes in SWITZERLAND (Initially formed as Air Valais. ...)
Air Belfast in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air Bristol. Integrated into AB Airlines. ...)
Air Dravida in INDIA (Formed 11/05 by Premier Tours & Travels and Zircon International. Expected to re ...)
Air Taiwan in TAIWAN (Formed by Evergreen Marine Corp & renamed before starting ops. ...)
AirAsia Philippines in PHILIPPINES (Formed 12/10 by AirAsia (40%, through AA International) and local investors (Ant ...)
Airborne Capital in IRELAND (Formed on 11/9/17 by former executives from Goshawk and Natixis, and financial b ...)
Airlines of New South Wales in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
AirTran Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by AirTran Corp (owner of Mesaba) following acquisition of Conquest Sun A ...)
Amaszonas Uruguay in URUGUAY (Formed by Amaszonas, Bolivia. AOC granted in 10/15. Started services on 7/6/16. ...)
Arkansas Air Freight in USA.ARKANSAS ( ...)
ATV Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerotaxi del Valle in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Austral in ARGENTINA (Formed out of Aerovias Monder with Pan American's help (6.6%). Started trading a ...)
Compañia Argentina de Transportes Aéreos Comercial e Industrial in ARGENTINA (Formed out of Aerovias Monder with Pan American's help (6.6%). Started trading a ...)
Avanti Air in GERMANY (Moved legal HQ to Austria during mid-2005 ? Suspended operations on 29/2/20 due ...)
Aviation Traders Ltd in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Freddie Laker, moved to Southend in 1949. Later became an aircraft ref ...)
ATEL in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Freddie Laker, moved to Southend in 1949. Later became an aircraft ref ...)
Azerbaijan Airlines Avia Cargo in AZERBAIJAN (Formed 12/97 by Azerbaijan AL as wholly-owned cargo subsidiary. ...)
Azalaviacargo in AZERBAIJAN (Formed 12/97 by Azerbaijan AL as wholly-owned cargo subsidiary. ...)
Bayu Air Indonesia in INDONESIA ( ...)
BF Cargo in BULGARIA ( ...)
Bulgarian Flying Cargo in BULGARIA ( ...)
Bravo Cargas in BRAZIL (Formed by Height Securities (Washington, DC) with financing from Lateral Investm ...)
Bravo Industries in BRAZIL (Formed by Height Securities (Washington, DC) with financing from Lateral Investm ...)
Cambodia International Airlines in CAMBODIA (Reorganized 1995 as Orient Express AL in Thailand following Royal Air Cambodge f ...)
CIA in CAMBODIA (Reorganized 1995 as Orient Express AL in Thailand following Royal Air Cambodge f ...)
Capitol Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Caribbean United Airlines in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ( ...)
Celtic Airways in IRELAND ( ...)
Central Air Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed with technical and commercial assistance from Focus Aviation. ...)
CHIASA in SPAIN (Formed by Aer Lingus (25%) and GPA. Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Civil in CHILE ( ...)
Civil in THAILAND ( ...)
Civil Air Transport in TAIWAN (Moved to Formosa in 1949 when communist troops seized all of mainland China. Acq ...)
CAT in TAIWAN (Moved to Formosa in 1949 when communist troops seized all of mainland China. Acq ...)
CobaltAir in CYPRUS (Formed in 3/15 by Chinese investors with help from the Cyprus tourism board. AOC ...)
Cobalt Aero in CYPRUS (Formed in 3/15 by Chinese investors with help from the Cyprus tourism board. AOC ...)
COHATA in HAITI (Formed by Haiti AF. ...)
Compagnie Haitienne de Transports Aériens in HAITI (Formed by Haiti AF. ...)
Consolidated Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Corendon Dutch Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Corendon Air, Turkey. Started operations in mid-2011. Suspended operat ...)
Dallah al Baraka Group in SAUDI ARABIA (Aircraft operated until 1/93 by Dallah-AVCO division. Shut down operations when ...)
Derby Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed 10/64 tp BMA. ...)
Dragon Air in USA.NEW YORK (Moved operations to Miami ? ...)
El-Dror Air Transport Corporation in ISRAEL (Formed in late 1948 by Aryeh Levontin (partial owner of Dafna Tours). "El-Dror" ...)
Emmissary Airways in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
European Air Cargo in SPAIN (Became a consultancy-only company. ...)
Executive Aviation Taiwan in TAIWAN ( ...)
Express International Cargo Corporation in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE ( ...)
Falak Investments in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 5/07 as a joint venture between Novus Aviation (qv) and Seera Invesmtent ...)
Family Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Intended to restart in 2004 with 747s but apparently did not proceed beyond sett ...)
Flash Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
Fly Kumba in ZIMBABWE (Formed 6/09, expecting to start operations in 9/09. Started services on 18/3/10 ...)
France Dakota in FRANCE (Renamed 10/9/98 to Publi-Air France. ...)
DC3 SA Publi-Air in FRANCE (Renamed 10/9/98 to Publi-Air France. ...)
Fri Reyes in BOLIVIA (Formed as a meat hauler (carniceros), eventually becoming the largest airline fo ...)
Frigorifico Reyes in BOLIVIA (Formed as a meat hauler (carniceros), eventually becoming the largest airline fo ...)
Gabon Express in GABON (Ceased operations following the crash of its HS.748. Airline owner imprisoned wi ...)
Gainjet Ireland in IRELAND (Formed by Gainjet Aviation, Greece. ...)
Georgia Air Prague in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
German European Airlines in GERMANY ( ...)
Gromov Air in RUSSIA (Formed 21/8/95 by Flight Research Institute. Started trading as Moskovia Airline ...)
Moskovia Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed 21/8/95 by Flight Research Institute. Started trading as Moskovia Airline ...)
Gryphon Air in KUWAIT (Formed as a division of Rovos Air, South Africa, for Middle East operations. Gra ...)
Imo Air in NIGERIA (Started operations on 24/1/17 using aircraft wet leased from Dana Air. Expects t ...)
Injet Aircraft Leasing in IRELAND (Formed 14/9/10 by Investec. ...)
Interstate Jet in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Jet Set Travel Club in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
KAS Air Company in KYRGYZSTAN (Operations moved to Somalia's Star African Air based at Sharjah. ...)
Kyrgyzstan Air Star in KYRGYZSTAN (Operations moved to Somalia's Star African Air based at Sharjah. ...)
Katanga Wings in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Not to be confused with Katanga Express or Air Katanga. ...)
Kazakstan Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Declared bankrupt by government in 1996, assets transferred to Air Kazakstan. ...)
Koninklijke Marine in NETHERLANDS (Royal Netherlands Navy's Maritime Patrol Group to be liquidated late 2003. ...)
MLD/Royal Netherlands Navy/Marine Luchtvaartdienst in NETHERLANDS (Royal Netherlands Navy's Maritime Patrol Group to be liquidated late 2003. ...)
Krasnoyarsk Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Krasnoyarsk-Yemilianovo division. Partially priv ...)
Krasnoyarskie Avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Krasnoyarsk-Yemilianovo division. Partially priv ...)
Kyzyl Orda Avia in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Livingston in ITALY (Formed 11/11/11 by the former chairman of AirOne. Started operations on 31/3/12 ...)
New Livingston in ITALY (Formed 11/11/11 by the former chairman of AirOne. Started operations on 31/3/12 ...)
Maersk Air in DENMARK (Formed by A.P.Moller shipping company. Passenger operations (excluding fleet) so ...)
Maghreb Airlines in TUNISIA (Formed in 6/17 as a successor to Syphax Airlines (qv). Expects to start in late ...)
Melaka Air in MALAYSIA (Formed by NN Flyers (90%) and Yayasan Melaka (10%) as a travel agency. Started w ...)
Melilla Airlines in SPAIN (Started operations on 3/5/13. ...)
MGM Grand Air in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by MGM Grand with possibly help from Tracinda Corp, as a premium service ...)
Mid-Pacific Cargo in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
MPAC in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Mogilevavia in BELARUS (Originally formed as Belavia's Mogilev division, all aircraft in Belavia c/s. ...)
MontAir in MONTENEGRO (Formed by Dubrovnik Airlines, using their AOC. Started charter operations in 3/1 ...)
Montenegro Airlines in MONTENEGRO (Accounts blocked in 8/16 over unpaid debts. Purchase by 4K Invest, Germany aband ...)
Mudan Airlines in SOMALIA (Formed 4/7/05 and started operations in 10/05. ...)
National Air Freight in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Nizhnekamsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nizhnemansk division and Tatarstan AL. Integrate ...)
Nizhnemanskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nizhnemansk division and Tatarstan AL. Integrate ...)
Noble Air in TURKEY ( ...)
Oceanair in BRAZIL (Formed in 1998 as an air taxi company for oil companies in Campos Basin (RJ). Ac ...)
PacificFlier.com in PALAU (Started operations on 31/3/10. Suspended services in 8/10 due to lack of traffic ...)
Pan Arabia in SAUDI ARABIA (Unconfirmed if based in Saudi Arabia. ...)
Pan Oceanic Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Ago Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pegasus Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed Pegasus Aviation Finance Co (PAFCO) in 2004 in partnership with Oaktree C ...)
Pacific AirCorp/Cirrus Capital Corp in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed Pegasus Aviation Finance Co (PAFCO) in 2004 in partnership with Oaktree C ...)
Quick Duck in SLOVAKIA (Formed in 12/13 by former Danube Wings staff. Suspended operations on 16/1/15 af ...)
Reeder Flying Service in USA.IDAHO ( ...)
RIC Aviation in SUDAN ( ...)
Royal Danish Air Force in DENMARK (Moved main wings to Roskilde and Aalborg in 2004 following the closure of Vaerlo ...)
Kongelige Danske Flyvevåbnet in DENMARK (Moved main wings to Roskilde and Aalborg in 2004 following the closure of Vaerlo ...)
RVL Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
SBA Airlines in TUNISIA (Majority purchased in 3/09 by Elite Aviation and Elite Holdings of Abu Dhabi. Ex ...)
Silver Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Sky-Service in BELGIUM (Acquired in 2002 by Westlink (owner of Abelag Aviation). ...)
SOGERMA in FRANCE (Initially formed as Société Aérienne Bordelaise, renamed in 1945 to Barfield Inc ...)
Speedwings in SWITZERLAND (Ceased operations in 4/11. ...)
Spirit of Manila Airlines in PHILIPPINES (Formed 1/08. Announced delivery of first aircraft on 20/1/09, AOC granted 3/8/09 ...)
Sunjet International Airlines in SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS (Renamed Funjet Express Int'l AW after ceasing ops. ...)
Swift Flite in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
TAAG Charter in ANGOLA (Formed by TAAG Angola AL initially as an internal cargo division, starting its o ...)
Thai Smile in THAILAND (Formed as wholly-owned internal division of Thai International. Started operatio ...)
Trans West African Airlines in GAMBIA ( ...)
Transexecutive Aviation in USA.OHIO (Formed by Nigel Winfield and Ernest Stern (owner of Shawnee AL). ...)
Transpac Express in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
UACI in USA.OHIO ( ...)
United Air Carriers Inc in USA.OHIO ( ...)
Universal Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN (Took-over American Flyers in 1971. Ceased operations and entered bankrupcy on 3/ ...)
US Bank NA Trustee in USA.OREGON ( ...)
US Bancorp Equipment Finance/U.S. Bank National Association Trustee in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Vitesse Aviation Services in USA.TEXAS (Formed as a FBO and MRO operations center. ...)
Wachovia Bank Trustee in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed in 1879 at Winston-Salem, NC (using Austrian name of Wachau valley from w ...)
Wachovia Financial Services in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed in 1879 at Winston-Salem, NC (using Austrian name of Wachau valley from w ...)
Wiggins International in COSTA RICA ( ...)
ALA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
World Brazilian Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
World Focus Airways in TURKEY (Formed 27/9/05. Purchased by Dutch investors during 1/2006. Hit by financial tro ...)
Zara Airways in TANZANIA (Formed 3/10/05 by Safiya Tours (UK-based travel agency). Expects to start operat ...)
Air Zara International in TANZANIA (Formed 3/10/05 by Safiya Tours (UK-based travel agency). Expects to start operat ...)

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Generated: 25/05/2020 05:00:02

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