AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 72 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 72 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/06/2020 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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ACE Transvalair in FRANCE (Officially renamed 17/10/88 to Transvalair/ACE. ...)
Air Charter Express & Air Executive in FRANCE (Officially renamed 17/10/88 to Transvalair/ACE. ...)
ACEF Cargo in PORTUGAL (Formed by the take-over of Agro Ar's fleet. Received its own AOC in 2001. Ceased ...)
Transportes Aéreos e Carga in PORTUGAL (Formed by the take-over of Agro Ar's fleet. Received its own AOC in 2001. Ceased ...)
Aerolineas Méxicanas in MEXICO (Formed by Rubén and Ruiz Alcántara with political support from the government to ...)
Aerospace Sales & Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
AeroThrust in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aerothrust Holdings Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aerotours in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerotur in MEXICO ( ...)
Air Bangui in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Compagnie Centre-Africaine in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Air Batory Cargo in POLAND (Formed by ZZG/Zakladowy Zespol Gospodarczy ...)
Air Charter in UNITED KINGDOM (Purchased ~1950 by Freddie Laker. Acquired in 1959 by Airwork & merged into BUA. ...)
Air Columbus in PORTUGAL (Formed with help from Sterling. ...)
Transporte Aéreo Nao Regular in PORTUGAL (Formed with help from Sterling. ...)
Air Comet Chile in CHILE (Ceased operations on 31/10/08 and entered bankrupcy on 19/12/08. ...)
AirComet Chile in CHILE (Ceased operations on 31/10/08 and entered bankrupcy on 19/12/08. ...)
Air Continental Africa in GABON (Started as a successor to the original airline with same name using small equipm ...)
Air Kurdistan in IRAQ.KURDISTAN ( ...)
Air Mauritius in MAURITIUS (Initially formed on 14/6/67 as a handling agent. Started operations in 8/72 with ...)
Air One in ITALY (Formed by Toto de Chieti family (98%) with ex-Aliadriatica staff to operate sche ...)
AirOne in ITALY (Formed by Toto de Chieti family (98%) with ex-Aliadriatica staff to operate sche ...)
Air Sakurai in SRI LANKA (Originally formed as an aviation school. ...)
Sakurai Aviation in SRI LANKA (Originally formed as an aviation school. ...)
Air Star Zanzibar in TANZANIA ( ...)
Air Syder Bulgarian Airways in BULGARIA ( ...)
Airfast Indonesia in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 until 8/4/09; removed from list 14/7/09. Suspende ...)
Alaska Air Fuel in USA.ALASKA (Formed 8/12; AOC granted on 20/11/12. Started operations in 2/13. ...)
Alcon Servicios Aéreos in MEXICO (Ceased ops with large transport aircraft in 2001, possibly re-started at a later ...)
Alis Aerolinee Italiane in ITALY (Formed by founder of Air Dolomiti through Lefinalc SpA with financial backing ex ...)
Allegiant Air in USA.NEVADA (Entered Chapter 11 in 2000, until 2002. Parent company completed IPO 9-12/06. ...)
Alliance Air in ARMENIA (Formed by Russian investors. AOC granted on 8/10/15. Expects to start operations ...)
American Connection in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by American. ...)
Amuraviatrans in RUSSIA (Formed by Amur Ship Factory Layner and MAP Group. ...)
Layner Stock Airline in RUSSIA (Formed by Amur Ship Factory Layner and MAP Group. ...)
Australian Aid in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs. ...)
Bab-el-Mandeb Airlines in DJIBOUTI ( ...)
Biafran Air Force in BIAFRA ( ...)
Bonair in GERMANY ( ...)
BPI Aerospace in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
British Eagle International Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (60% shareholding bought back by Harold Bamberg. Ceased operations on 6/11/68. ...)
British United Island Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of BU(CI)A, BUA Manx & Morton. Became BIA on 29/1/70. ...)
BUIA in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of BU(CI)A, BUA Manx & Morton. Became BIA on 29/1/70. ...)
CAAC in CHINA (Formed 1/1/1955. Reorganized during 1975-1988, splitting different divisions int ...)
Civil Aviation Administration of China in CHINA (Formed 1/1/1955. Reorganized during 1975-1988, splitting different divisions int ...)
CAN in BOLIVIA (Ceased oips between 1985 and 1988. ...)
Compañia Aérea Nacional in BOLIVIA (Ceased oips between 1985 and 1988. ...)
Channel Express Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Reorganized on 29/3/89 as a as a member of Channel Express Group of Philip Meeso ...)
CHC Global Operations in CANADA (Formed by CHC Helicopter (founded in 1947 as Okanagan Air Services; renamed in 1 ...)
China Eastern Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 1/5/88 by CAAC from its Shangai Region, formally established on 25/6/8 ...)
Civil in BELGIUM ( ...)
Civil in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Civil in BANGLADESH ( ...)
Civil in IRAQ ( ...)
CNRRA Air Transport in TAIWAN (Formed in China by General Claire Chennault/Flying Tigers team. ...)
China National Refugee Relief Administration in TAIWAN (Formed in China by General Claire Chennault/Flying Tigers team. ...)
Commercial Air Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by J D Human, A C Joubert, J M S Martin, L Zimmerman. Became Cessna local ...)
Congolese Air Force in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 12/71 when country renamed. ...)
Force Aérienne Congolaise in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 12/71 when country renamed. ...)
Dan-Air Skyways in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed when Skyways Int'l was taken-over. ...)
Don Everall Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Airline division taken-over by Air Safaris in 1960; ocntinued as a small flight ...)
Dorado Wings in USA.PUERTO RICO (Later renamed Crownair. ...)
Eleron Aviation Company in UKRAINE (Originally formed in 2011. Ceased operations in 2019 ? ...)
Equator Leasing in USA.CONNECTICUT (Reorganized in 1996 by UK's HSBC (60%), Luxembourg-based NedEurope,SA (20%, form ...)
Equator Aviation Services in USA.CONNECTICUT (Reorganized in 1996 by UK's HSBC (60%), Luxembourg-based NedEurope,SA (20%, form ...)
Equatorial in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed as a joint venture between the Sao Tomé government and International Airc ...)
International Airlines of Sao Tomé e Principe in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed as a joint venture between the Sao Tomé government and International Airc ...)
Eurasia Air Company in RUSSIA (Licence revoked by GSGA. ...)
Yevrazia Rossia in RUSSIA (Licence revoked by GSGA. ...)
Euro Continental Airways in GERMANY ( ...)
Euro First Air in SPAIN ( ...)
Europe Elite in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Elite Europe in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Faabco in SOVIET UNION (Formed by Antonov (35%). ...)
First Antonov Air Boat Company in SOVIET UNION (Formed by Antonov (35%). ...)
Fair Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed in 3/04 by the former CEO of AirQuarius. ...)
Florida Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed as a Florida intra-state carrier. Took-over Shawnee AL in 1976. Became pa ...)
FlyART Aviation in TCHAD (Designated the national airline of Chad in 2016. ...)
FlyArystan in QAZAKSTAN (Formed in 11/18 by Air Astana as its LCC subsidiary. Business plan suspended in ...)
Friendship Airlines in USA.MARYLAND (Formed by Frank Lorenzo (60%). ...)
ATX in USA.MARYLAND (Formed by Frank Lorenzo (60%). ...)
Gambian Airlines in GAMBIA (Formed by Mahfooz Avn ? ...)
Globe Air in SWITZERLAND (Started services in 1960. Shut down in 10/67 after the crash of its Britannia wh ...)
Globe Air Lines in SWITZERLAND (Started services in 1960. Shut down in 10/67 after the crash of its Britannia wh ...)
Grand Cru Airlines in LITHUANIA (Formed by former CEO of Aurela. Suspended operations on 25/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Green Flag Aviation in SUDAN (Formed by members of the Sudanese CAA (40%) and Sudan armed forces (60%). Starte ...)
IASG in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
International Airline Support Group/Aircraft Support Group in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Ibex Airlines/ANA Connection in JAPAN ( ...)
Fair/ANA Connection in JAPAN ( ...)
ICS in FRANCE (Ceased ops 23/11/90, transferring activities to L'Aéropostale. ...)
Inter Ciel Service in FRANCE (Ceased ops 23/11/90, transferring activities to L'Aéropostale. ...)
Image Air Charter in CANADA ( ...)
Imperial Iran Air Force in IRAN (Initially called Iranian Air Force. Renamed 1/4/79 to IRIAF. ...)
IIAF in IRAN (Initially called Iranian Air Force. Renamed 1/4/79 to IRIAF. ...)
Independence Air in USA.GEORGIA (Originally formed in Flushing,NY. ...)
Independent Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed with help from Clewer Aviation. ...)
Inter European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Intasun. ...)
Interamericana Cargo Venezuela in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Interamericana de Aviación in VENEZUELA ( ...)
International Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Created division Horizon Airlines in 1999 for scheduled traffic. ...)
Jamaica Air Services in JAMAICA (Formed by Mackey Int'l (49%). ...)
Jetsgo in CANADA (Formed by ex-Royal Aviation staff. Ceased ops on 11/3/05 and filed for protectio ...)
Ked-Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
Kenn Borek Air in CANADA (Formed by Kenn Borek as a subsidiary of Borek Construction Ltd. ...)
Key Equipment Finance in USA.COLORADO (Formed by KeyCorp, originally as KeyCorp Leasing. Renamed in 2001. ...)
Lake Wales Air Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Letecky Urad Slovenskej Republiky in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Civil Aviation Authority of the Slovak Republic in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Unidas in MEXICO (Formed by the merger of Aeronaves de Oaxaca (AOSA; owned by Capt. Tomás Calderón ...)
LAUSA in MEXICO (Formed by the merger of Aeronaves de Oaxaca (AOSA; owned by Capt. Tomás Calderón ...)
Malaysian Airlines in MALAYSIA (Formed to operate Malaysian services of MSA. ...)
Mass Jet Lease in NETHERLANDS (Associated with Mass Holding NV, Belgium. ...)
Mass Holding/Mass Lease in NETHERLANDS (Associated with Mass Holding NV, Belgium. ...)
Med-View Airlines in NIGERIA (AOC granted 23/10/07 for Hajj operations. Started services on 27/11/07. AOC exte ...)
Mercer Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Mercer Enterprises in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Meridian in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Poltava Universal Avia. Taken-over by Ukraine Air Alliance ...)
Meridian Aviation Enterprise of Special Purpose in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Poltava Universal Avia. Taken-over by Ukraine Air Alliance ...)
Miami Air Lease in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
National Jet Service in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Air Indiana in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
National Wings in RUSSIA (Formed by National Reserve Corporation (NSC), planning to operate LCC flights fr ...)
National Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by National Reserve Corporation (NSC), planning to operate LCC flights fr ...)
Nawras Airlines in LIBYA ( ...)
Nawrs Air in LIBYA ( ...)
New York Air in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Texas Air Corp. Absorbed into Continental. ...)
NEX Aviation Aircrafts in IRELAND ( ...)
Nord Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviakompanija Nord Zir in RUSSIA ( ...)
Nordavia in RUSSIA (Sold in 3/11 by Aeroflot to Norilsk Nickel, owner of Nordstar. Intended to be di ...)
Nordavia Regional Airlines in RUSSIA (Sold in 3/11 by Aeroflot to Norilsk Nickel, owner of Nordstar. Intended to be di ...)
Nordwind Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed in 5/08 by tour-operator Pegasus-Turistik, Russia and Pegasus, Turkey. Su ...)
Nord Wind in RUSSIA (Formed in 5/08 by tour-operator Pegasus-Turistik, Russia and Pegasus, Turkey. Su ...)
Norwegian in NORWAY (Formed by ex-Busy Bee staff. IPO in 2003. Expected to form Polish subsidiary wit ...)
Norwegian Air Shuttle in NORWAY (Formed by ex-Busy Bee staff. IPO in 2003. Expected to form Polish subsidiary wit ...)
Orient Air in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Orion Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Horizon Travel which was later acquired by Thomson Holidays, forcing a ...)
Paradise Island Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 3/89 by Resorts International (parent company of Resorts Int'l Hotel on P ...)
Pegasus Aviation in INDONESIA (Originally formed as a local FBO. ...)
Phillips Alaska/BPX Shared Services in USA.ALASKA (Formed by the merger of ARCO and BP aviation departments. ...)
Piedmont Air Transport in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Piedmont Air Cargo. ...)
Pison Airways in GHANA (Obtained its AOC in mid-2013. Expected to start operations in 12/13, postponed. ...)
Polair in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Real Aviation in GHANA ( ...)
RegionXpress in FRANCE (Formed 4/09 by local CCI, expecting to start scheduled services in mid-2010. ...)
Rhodesian Air Force in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
RhAF in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Saicus Air in SPAIN (Suspended operations in 10/09. Restarted 1/7/10 (using name of parent company, N ...)
Scala Aéreo Taxi in BRAZIL ( ...)
Shamrock Air Lines in USA.PUERTO RICO (Moved 1975 from Georgia. ...)
Sky Unlimited in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Société Nationale de Transport in HAITI ( ...)
SolAir in ITALY ( ...)
Southern Sky Aircompany in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Sovereign Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
StarLine KZ in QAZAKSTAN (Believed formed by or associated with Air Almaty. Added on EU black list 8/4/09, ...)
Suasa Airlines in MALAYSIA (Investigated from 25/7/16 by Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) for operatin ...)
Sunline Airline in USA.FLORIDA (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
TBM Inc in USA.CALIFORNIA (All operations in air tanker role. Acquired a majority interest in Butler Aircra ...)
Thai Star Airlines in THAILAND (Aircraft registry cancelled 3/8/07, start-up cancelled. New AOC granted 10/9/08 ...)
Thai Star Air in THAILAND (Aircraft registry cancelled 3/8/07, start-up cancelled. New AOC granted 10/9/08 ...)
Tracep Congo Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Added on EU ban list. AOC revoked on 7/3/14. ...)
Trans Aéreos San Miguel in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TASMI in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trans-Provincial Airlines in CANADA (Reorganized 1982. ...)
TRANSAER in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Terrestres y Maritimo in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Transair Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Subsidiary of Katale AT. Suspended ops between 1988 & 1992. Reorganized by Domin ...)
TruJet in INDIA (AOC granted on 7/7/15. Started operations on 12/7/15. Suspended operations on 24 ...)
Turbo Megha Airways in INDIA (AOC granted on 7/7/15. Started operations on 12/7/15. Suspended operations on 24 ...)
Tsaliz in RUSSIA ( ...)
Central Company for Aircraft Rentals in RUSSIA ( ...)
Turbo Bolivian Airways in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Tyrolean Airways in AUSTRIA (Formed as Air Innsbruck. Acquired by Gernot Langes-Swarovski (92%). Reorganized ...)
Tiroler Luftfahrt in AUSTRIA (Formed as Air Innsbruck. Acquired by Gernot Langes-Swarovski (92%). Reorganized ...)
UES-Avia in UKRAINE (Formed by United Energy Systems of Ukraine/Yedini Energetitsni Sistemi Ukrainy. ...)
EES-Avia in UKRAINE (Formed by United Energy Systems of Ukraine/Yedini Energetitsni Sistemi Ukrainy. ...)
United Parcel Service in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed 28/8/1907 by James E Casey as American Forwarder Company based in Seattle ...)
UPS Airlines in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed 28/8/1907 by James E Casey as American Forwarder Company based in Seattle ...)
Vagabond Air Travel Club in USA.OHIO ( ...)
VARIG in BRAZIL ($17.1m loan provided 1/07 by LAN, expected to be later converted to minority sha ...)
VRG Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL ($17.1m loan provided 1/07 by LAN, expected to be later converted to minority sha ...)
Von Haaf Air in ANGOLA (Restarted as VH Air in 1999 ? ...)
VH-Air Industrie in ANGOLA (Restarted as VH Air in 1999 ? ...)
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed in 12/19 by Wizz Air and Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company. Expects t ...)
Worldwide Air Leases in USA.FLORIDA (Formed out of RODEL Enterprises (Hector Rodriguez, Joe Coversano) which was rena ...)
Zantop Flight Services in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Zantop brothers (Duane, Howard, Lloyd & Elroy Zantop) in Jackson, MI. ...)

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