AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 71 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 71 - 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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ACG in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Pacific Life Insurance Company (100%). Took-over portfolio from Boulli ...)
Aviation Capital Group in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Pacific Life Insurance Company (100%). Took-over portfolio from Boulli ...)
AeroCentury in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed in 1989 through predecessor companies. IPO in 1998. 6.6% share ...)
JetFleet III in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed in 1989 through predecessor companies. IPO in 1998. 6.6% share ...)
Aerolineas La Paz in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Afrijet Tchad in TCHAD (Formed by Afrijet. ...)
Air America in TAIWAN (Formed by CIA-backed Pacific Corporation (100%) as CAT Inc. Renamed Air America ...)
Air Asia in TAIWAN (Formed by CIA-backed Pacific Corporation (100%) as CAT Inc. Renamed Air America ...)
Air Andes Internacional in ECUADOR ( ...)
Air Berlin USA in GERMANY (Started operations on 28/4/79. ...)
Air Centrafrique in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Air China in CHINA (Formed 1/7/88 by CAAC Beijing division. Includes Tianjin division also known as ...)
China International Airlines/Air China International in CHINA (Formed 1/7/88 by CAAC Beijing division. Includes Tianjin division also known as ...)
Air Continents in FRANCE (Unconfirmed in France. ...)
Air Florida in USA.FLORIDA (Expects to start in mid-2015. ...)
Air Force of Zimbabwe in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
AFZ in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Air Indiana in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Air Littoral Riviera in FRANCE (Formed by Air Littoral (66%) ...)
Air Manchester in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Sureway Holidays. ...)
Air Niagara in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Air Niger in NIGER (Formed by Sodetraf with assistance from UTA. ...)
Air One in INDIA ( ...)
Air Rum in SIERRA LEONE (Initially started operations using AOC from Kenya's Salaam Express. Listed on EU ...)
Air Transport Association in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Airlines of South Australia in AUSTRALIA (Renamed when acquired by Ansett. ...)
Albatros in TURKEY (Unconfirmed in Turkey. ...)
Allied Air Freight in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Edward B. Kelser. Moved to Florida in 1999. ...)
Ambassador International World of Leisure in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
ANDESA in ECUADOR (Formed with help from Shell Oil. ...)
Aerovias Nacionales del Ecuador SA/Latin American Airways in ECUADOR (Formed with help from Shell Oil. ...)
Andorra Airlines in ANDORRA (Formed in 1/16, expecting to start in 4/16 in co-operation with Air Andorra (qv) ...)
ANSA in COSTA RICA (Formed along Tigres Voladores,Mexico. ...)
Aerolineas Nacionales SA in COSTA RICA (Formed along Tigres Voladores,Mexico. ...)
Arawak Airlines in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed by Leslie Lucky-Samaroo. ...)
Archana Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Armavia in ARMENIA (Formed 6/11/97. Started ops in 2001 after numerous share exchanges. ~70% acquire ...)
ArmAvia in ARMENIA (Formed 6/11/97. Started ops in 2001 after numerous share exchanges. ~70% acquire ...)
AtlasGlobal in TURKEY (Suspended operations on 26/11/19; restarted limited services on 30/11/19. Ceased ...)
Avation Singapore in SINGAPORE (Owns subsidiary Capital Lease Aviation through F100 Pty Ltd (qv). ...)
Aviones Comerciales de Guatemala in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Avcom in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Bandung Bermuda in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Associated with ABN Amro Leasing ? ...)
Bestfly in ANGOLA (Formed in 11/09 as a FBO company. ...)
Bharat Airways in INDIA (Formed 11/8/45 by Birla Group. Nationalized and integrated into Indian Airlines ...)
Bravia Capital Partners in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
British Island Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Merged with Air Anglia to form Air UK. ...)
BIA in UNITED KINGDOM (Merged with Air Anglia to form Air UK. ...)
CAIG-Air in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Caribjet in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
CCM Airlines in FRANCE (Renamed to Air Corsica on 14/10/10. ...)
Compagnie Aérienne Corse in FRANCE (Renamed to Air Corsica on 14/10/10. ...)
Changjiang Leasing in IRELAND (Formed 11/11/09 by Changjiang Asset Management Corp, China and affiliated with H ...)
City-Air Germany in GERMANY (Originally formed as Teuto Air Lufttransporte founded, later renamed TAG Teuto A ...)
Comair in SOUTH AFRICA (Became a British AW franchise carrier on 27/10/96. Created internal division Kul ...)
Commercial Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Became a British AW franchise carrier on 27/10/96. Created internal division Kul ...)
Compañia de Carga in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
ConWest Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Dan-Air London in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by British Airways 7/11/92 after failed merger attempt with Virgin At ...)
Derby Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 2/49 by 1938-established Air Schools Ltd taking over all civil flying ...)
Djibouti Airlines in DJIBOUTI (Formed 1/2/96. Uses ACMI-leased equipment only from 2006. Ceased operations in 2 ...)
EAT Leipzig in GERMANY (Formed 11/05 by DHL as a maintenance-only company, taking over EAT Belgium's mis ...)
European Air Transport Leipzig in GERMANY (Formed 11/05 by DHL as a maintenance-only company, taking over EAT Belgium's mis ...)
Eurex Cargo in GEORGIA (Formed by Orex Airlines, through Eurexpress Aviation and Transport, as a success ...)
Executive Party Club in USA.CALIFORNIA (Never started ops. ...)
Fairoaks Aviation Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Farwest Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by ex-Biegert Avn staff. To be reorganized in 2002 by Barron Thomas Avn. ...)
Fassey Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
Fassey Royal Aviation in NIGERIA ( ...)
FastJet Kenya in KENYA (Formed by FastJet, Tanzania. Air Service Licence granted in early 10/15 and expe ...)
Fil-Asian Airways in PHILIPPINES (Formed as a successor to Mid-Sea Express (qv). Started operations in 4/13. ...)
First European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Fischer Air in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed by Vaclav Fischer. Expected to be renamed Charter Air following the depar ...)
Flex Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Formed 23/10/07 by ex-Varig trustee as a succesor of Nordeste. Received its AOC ...)
Florida Aircraft Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in early 1960's. Associated with Florida Air Transport. ...)
Fly Mediterraneo in ITALY ( ...)
Force Aérienne Zaïroise in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 16/5/97 when country renamed. ...)
Futura Germany in GERMANY (Formed 3/07 as a joint-venture between Futura Int'l and Cirrus AL. ...)
Future Air Freight in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Fuzhou Airlines in CHINA (Formed 8/12 by Hainan Airlines (60%), the Fujian regional administration (Assets ...)
Government of Argentina in ARGENTINA ( ...)
GullivAir in BULGARIA (Formed by Top Jets Ltd (a subsidiary of Air Logistics EOOD formed in 2016) with ...)
Hainan Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Chinese Land Economic Corporation with help from CAAC. Started operati ...)
China Hainan Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Chinese Land Economic Corporation with help from CAAC. Started operati ...)
Halcyon Air in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Formed in 4/05 by Air Luxor Cabo Verde (15%) and Morabitur (20%). ...)
Cape Verde Airways in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Formed in 4/05 by Air Luxor Cabo Verde (15%) and Morabitur (20%). ...)
Helvetic Wings in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Hemus Air in BULGARIA (Was to be privatized in 2002, Albanian Airlines considering a 51% purchase, canc ...)
Bulgarian Aviation Company in BULGARIA (Was to be privatized in 2002, Albanian Airlines considering a 51% purchase, canc ...)
Highland European in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Imperial Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Int'Air Iles in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed in 2007 using small Cessna equipment. Ceased all operations on 30/7/17 du ...)
Inter Iles Air in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed in 2007 using small Cessna equipment. Ceased all operations on 30/7/17 du ...)
Inter-Aero in CANADA ( ...)
Interot Airways in GERMANY (Formed by the Haindl family. Renamed to Augsburg Airways effective 1/1/96. ...)
Ivoirienne de Transports Aériens in IVORY COAST (Started operations with small commuter equipment. Ceased own operations in 2009 ...)
ITA in IVORY COAST (Started operations with small commuter equipment. Ceased own operations in 2009 ...)
J Taylor Investment in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 11/12/00 by Imad Saba. Associated with Financial Advisory Group and Globa ...)
Japan Air Self-Defence Force in JAPAN (Formed 1/7/1954. ...)
JASDF/Koku Jiei-Tai in JAPAN (Formed 1/7/1954. ...)
Jim Hankins Air Services in USA.MISSISSIPPI ( ...)
Kaliningradavia in RUSSIA (Licence temporarily suspended 21/4/05-14/5/05 by the FTOA over pressure from Aer ...)
Kaliningrad Air in RUSSIA (Licence temporarily suspended 21/4/05-14/5/05 by the FTOA over pressure from Aer ...)
Kazakhstan Air Force in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
KADF/Kazakhstan Air Defence Force in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Kokshetau Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2010. ...)
Kokshetau Aue Zholy in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2010. ...)
Lineas Aéreas Unidas Mexicanas in MEXICO (Reorganized as SAESA when partners Felipe Gutiérrez (Transportes Aéreos de Tampi ...)
Transportes Unidos del Caribe in MEXICO (Reorganized as SAESA when partners Felipe Gutiérrez (Transportes Aéreos de Tampi ...)
Makung Airlines in TAIWAN ( ...)
MAP Moscow APO in RUSSIA ( ...)
Mile Hi Club in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
N8 Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed in 2/17 by Russian businessman Dmitry Chertok through Service Line LLC af ...)
Nagasaki Airways in JAPAN ( ...)
Nagasaki Koku in JAPAN ( ...)
Nations Air in USA.GEORGIA (Formed by Miami Air Charter/Nations Air Express. Reorganised 1995 and moved to A ...)
Nations Air Express in USA.GEORGIA (Formed by Miami Air Charter/Nations Air Express. Reorganised 1995 and moved to A ...)
NK Dvigateli in RUSSIA (Formed by Samarsky nauchno-teknicheski kompleks/Samara Scientific & Technical Co ...)
Northern Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Oceanic Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM.CAYMAN ISLANDS (Associated with Aircastle ? ...)
Omni Aviaçao e Tecnologia in PORTUGAL ( ...)
ONA in USA.OHIO (Formed as Air Travel. Renamed Calasia Air Transport, then ONA in 1950. Ceased op ...)
Overseas National Airways in USA.OHIO (Formed as Air Travel. Renamed Calasia Air Transport, then ONA in 1950. Ceased op ...)
Pacific American in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pacific International Airlines in PANAMA (Being restarted in 1999 ? ...)
PanAir Cargo in PANAMA (Formed in 2003 when it purchased AOC from defunct Cargo Three Panama. Full AOC g ...)
Cargo Three in PANAMA (Formed in 2003 when it purchased AOC from defunct Cargo Three Panama. Full AOC g ...)
Pilbara Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed in 3/19, using original assets from Austasia Airlines and Air Timor (qv). ...)
Pionair Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Premier Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Skytraders. ...)
Prime Aviation in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. ...)
Royal Air Services in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Royal Aviation in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. ...)
Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter in INDONESIA (Later acquired by Merpati, then Merkukh Enterprises (mining conglomerate). Added ...)
SMAC in INDONESIA (Later acquired by Merpati, then Merkukh Enterprises (mining conglomerate). Added ...)
SABENA in BELGIUM (Formed on 23/5/23 from 1919-born SNETA/Syndicat National d'Etude du Transport Aé ...)
Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne in BELGIUM (Formed on 23/5/23 from 1919-born SNETA/Syndicat National d'Etude du Transport Aé ...)
Safari in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Santaco Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Santaco (SA National Taxi Council), a nationwide taxi company. Started ...)
SAS Norge in NORWAY (AOC transferred 30/9/09 to SAS, continuing as an internal division and assets ow ...)
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Norge in NORWAY (AOC transferred 30/9/09 to SAS, continuing as an internal division and assets ow ...)
Sayat Air in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU black list 8/4/09, 14/7/09. ...)
Servicios Americanos in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Sham Wings Airlines in SYRIA (Started charter services in 12/07, scheduled services in 2/08. ...)
Siamese Airways in THAILAND (Acquired by Thai government and merged with Pacific Overseas to form Thai AW on ...)
Silver Bird Charterflug in GERMANY (Originally formed in Bremen, moved to Saarbrücken in 2/09. Ceased operations on ...)
Silverbird Charterflug in GERMANY (Originally formed in Bremen, moved to Saarbrücken in 2/09. Ceased operations on ...)
SilverSky Airlines in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed using assets from Sunworld Int'l AL. ...)
Skymaster Aviation in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by James R.Blumenthal. ...)
Swiftair Cargo in CANADA (Formed by Conair Aviation and Frontier Helicopters. ...)
TACA Regional in EL SALVADOR (Brand name for feeder carriers operating for Grupo TACA. ...)
Tasman Pacific Airlines/Qantas New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND (Acquired by Qantas in 2001 and entered receivership on 4/3/02, ceasing all opera ...)
Taxi Aero Panameno SA in PANAMA ( ...)
THE Airline in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Trenton Hub Express Airline in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Tiger Airways Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by 2/07 by Tiger AW, Singapore. Obtained its AOC on 23/11/07 and started ...)
TonleSap Airlines in CAMBODIA (Started operations on 21/1/11. Suspended all services in mid-4/13. Renamed 30/6/ ...)
Tonle Sap Airlines in CAMBODIA (Started operations on 21/1/11. Suspended all services in mid-4/13. Renamed 30/6/ ...)
Transmeridian Hong Kong in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed by TMAC. ...)
Travair Western Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Tsentro Spas/Ministry for Civil Aid & Protection in RUSSIA (Formed by MCHS. Integrated into MCHS. ...)
M.Tjse S.Rossii in RUSSIA (Formed by MCHS. Integrated into MCHS. ...)
Turkmenistan Airlines in TURKMENISTAN (Transformed in 2019 to a joint-stock company. Reorganized in 3/19 as Turkmenhowa ...)
Türkmenhowa Yollary in TURKMENISTAN (Transformed in 2019 to a joint-stock company. Reorganized in 3/19 as Turkmenhowa ...)
Uganda Air Service in UGANDA ( ...)
United Charter in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed by United A/c Sales. ...)
VEB-Leasing in RUSSIA (Formed by Rosobononexport. Purchased in 7/08 by the State Corporation Bank for D ...)
Viking Airlines in SWEDEN (Initially formed to operate from a UK airport then changed to Heraklion, Greece. ...)
VIP Ecuador in ECUADOR (Formed by Prodepro S.A, originally as a travel club. Started commercial services ...)
Vuelos Internos Privados in ECUADOR (Formed by Prodepro S.A, originally as a travel club. Started commercial services ...)
World Air Freight in $ FICTION ( ...)
WAF in $ FICTION ( ...)
World Travelers in USA.OHIO (Unconfirmed in Ohio. ...)
Zantop Air Transport in USA.MICHIGAN (Acquired in 1966 by Universal Consolidated Industries and renamed Universal AL o ...)
ZRLiLK/PPNL-PP Porty Lotnicze in POLAND ( ...)
CAA/Zarzad Ruchu Lotniczego i Lotnisk Komunikacyjnych in POLAND ( ...)

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