AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 74 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 74 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 25/05/2020 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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Abelag Airways in BELGIUM (Formed by 1964-established Abelag Aviation. Renamed 3/80 to Air Belgium. ...)
Adeks-Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aer Lingus Commuter in IRELAND (Formed by Aer Lingus. Re-integrated into Aer Lingus on 1/2/01. ...)
AerCap in NETHERLANDS (Formed Irish-based joint venture named AerVenture in 12/05 (with Kuwait-based Lo ...)
Aero Tonala in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerocondor in COLOMBIA (Formed 3/2/55. Entered bankrupcy on 24/4/80 and ceased operations on 16/6/80. ...)
Aerovias Condor de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed 3/2/55. Entered bankrupcy on 24/4/80 and ceased operations on 16/6/80. ...)
AeroRescue in AUSTRALIA (Operates SAR missions from Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, Melbourne-Essendon, Perth. ...)
Aerospatialle in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
African Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Air 500 in CANADA (Acquired in 1998 by IMP Group Int'l, later becoming a division of Innotech-Execa ...)
Air Arabia Maroc in MOROCCO (Formed by Air Arabia and local asssociate Regional Air Lines with investment fro ...)
Air Asiatic in INDIA (Formed by Hindustan Institute of Technology. ...)
Air Atlantic in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Cameroun in CAMEROON (Formed by René Meyer. ...)
Société Anonyme des Avions Meyer in CAMEROON (Formed by René Meyer. ...)
Air Commerz in GERMANY ( ...)
Air Comores International in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed in 2004 by Air Bourbon (40%), SARL Phoenix (20%) and local investors head ...)
Air Mandalay in MYANMAR (Formed on 6/10/94 by Singapore's Techmat Holdings (100%). 51% stake taken by Mal ...)
Air Pacific Crake in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Air Sunshine in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
AAT Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Transport International in FRANCE (Formed by USA's Air Transport Int'l. ...)
ATI in FRANCE (Formed by USA's Air Transport Int'l. ...)
Air Ylang in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed on 9/2/18 by local investors. AOC granted in 6/18. ...)
Aircraft Guaranty Corp in USA.TEXAS (Also trading as Aircraft Guaranty Title Llc Trustee. Customers are non-US nation ...)
Aircraft Guaranty Trust/Aircraft Guaranty Management in USA.TEXAS (Also trading as Aircraft Guaranty Title Llc Trustee. Customers are non-US nation ...)
Airlines of South Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
ASA in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Airspeed Company in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered agreement with Douglas in 1935 to licence-build and sell DC-2 with Fokke ...)
Alaska Aeronautical Industries in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
AAI in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Alba Servizi Aerotransporti in ITALY (FAcquired in 1981 by Fininvest as air transportation arm of Gruppo Berlusconi. ...)
Albtransport in ALBANIA (Became a handling company. ...)
Altes Transport Tirana in ALBANIA (Became a handling company. ...)
Alinord in ITALY (Taken-over by Unifly. ...)
Alitalia in ITALY (2% stake acquired in 2003 by Air France (62.3% still with Italian government). 4 ...)
Amalgamated Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Antipodean Air Charter in UNITED KINGDOM (Unclear if a formal AOC has been requested from the UK CAA. Business plan collap ...)
Arequipa Airlines in PERU ( ...)
Astro Airways in USA.ARKANSAS ( ...)
Avia Filipinas International in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Azman Air in NIGERIA (Intends to start operations in 7/13, postponed. AOC granted in 5/14. Suspended o ...)
Bosphorus European Airways in TURKEY (Formed by staff of former Akdeniz Air and Bosphorus AW with possible assistance ...)
BEA in TURKEY (Formed by staff of former Akdeniz Air and Bosphorus AW with possible assistance ...)
Branson Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Reportedly closed down in 2/12. ...)
Airquarius in SOUTH AFRICA (Reportedly closed down in 2/12. ...)
Brilliant Jet in CHINA ( ...)
Bursa Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
BAL in TURKEY ( ...)
Cambodia Imperial Airlines in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Camp Aviation Service in SUDAN ( ...)
Cargomasters in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Alaska International Air. ...)
Caribbean Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA (Possibly a CIA-cover company. ...)
Caribbean American Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
North Star in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Carre Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM.ISLE OF MAN (Formed 10/07. ...)
Cebgo in PHILIPPINES (Operations base moved to Cebu during 2017. Suspended pax operations on 27/3/20 d ...)
Chengdu Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
Chrysler Capital Corp in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Chrysler Financial Corp in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
City-Jet Luftfahrt in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Civil in TCHAD ( ...)
Columbus-Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Constellation Aviation Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Ducor World Airlines in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Duane A Egli (chairman of Liberia World). Ceased ops briefly in 2003. ...)
DWA in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Duane A Egli (chairman of Liberia World). Ceased ops briefly in 2003. ...)
Eagle Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (60% purchased by Cunard Shipping in 5/60 and renamed Cunard Eagle Airways on 28/ ...)
Eastern Express in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. Renamed in 5/12 to Luk Aero. ...)
EDSAN in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aero Comercial Edsan in ECUADOR ( ...)
Electra Airways in BULGARIA (Started operations in 8/17. ...)
Evelop Airlines in SPAIN (Formed on 8/3/13 by Grupo Barceló (also owner of Orbest, Portugal). Parent compa ...)
Falconair Charter in SWEDEN (Reorganized in 1969 when acquired by Scandinavian Touring travel agency. Take-ov ...)
Falconair Sweden in SWEDEN (Reorganized in 1969 when acquired by Scandinavian Touring travel agency. Take-ov ...)
FlairJet in UNITED KINGDOM (AOC granted 28/12/09. Purchased in 2016 by Flexjet and renamed. ...)
Flightline in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Alan Trotter. Set up divisions Palmair Flightline in 1993, based Bourn ...)
Fly CD in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed in 10/19. Expects to start in 6/20 with ACMI equipment. ...)
Fly Caribbean Direct in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed in 10/19. Expects to start in 6/20 with ACMI equipment. ...)
Fly FTi in GERMANY (Formed by Frosch Touristik tour operator (64%) and Airtours Int'l (36%, later re ...)
FTI Flug in GERMANY (Formed by Frosch Touristik tour operator (64%) and Airtours Int'l (36%, later re ...)
Fokker-VFW in NETHERLANDS (Split between Fokker and VFW. ...)
French Blue in FRANCE (Formed on 17/2/10 as a dormant company by Groupe Dubreuil (parent company of Air ...)
Fuerza Aérea Paraguaya in PARAGUAY (Includes TAM/Transporte Aéreo Militar formed in 1954 and dissolved in 8/98. ...)
Gira Globo Aeronautica in ANGOLA (Started operations in 2000, exclusively for Angolan Air Force. Added on EU ban l ...)
Aeronautica in ANGOLA (Started operations in 2000, exclusively for Angolan Air Force. Added on EU ban l ...)
Global Air in BULGARIA ( ...)
Global Getra/Global International in BULGARIA ( ...)
Government of Australia in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Government of Cambodia in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Government of Romania in ROMANIA ( ...)
Government of South Yemen in YEMEN ( ...)
HC Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations 11/9/02 and entered receivership on 17/9/02. ...)
HeavyLift Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased operations 11/9/02 and entered receivership on 17/9/02. ...)
Horizon Aviation in IRELAND ( ...)
Horizon Aircraft Finance in IRELAND ( ...)
Indian Air Force in INDIA ( ...)
IAF/Bharatiya Vayu Sena in INDIA ( ...)
Indigo Air in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Indonesia AirAsia Extra in INDONESIA (Formed by AirAsia (49%) and Kirana Anygerah Perkasa (51%). AOC granted on 5/9/14 ...)
AirAsia Indonesia X/Indonesia AirAsia X in INDONESIA (Formed by AirAsia (49%) and Kirana Anygerah Perkasa (51%). AOC granted on 5/9/14 ...)
Intal Air in KYRGYZSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 until 11/4/08. ...)
Intal Avia in KYRGYZSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 until 11/4/08. ...)
International Air Response in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
JCPL Leasing Corporation in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Bank of New York. ...)
John Mahieu Aviation in BELGIUM ( ...)
Kamchat Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky directorate. ...)
Kameenatski Avialinii/Kamchatka Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky directorate. ...)
Kazakstan Transaer in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Kharkiv Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed as a successor of Air Kharkov (qv), originally Kharkov Aviation. Purchase ...)
Lanica in NICARAGUA (Formed by Pan American (10%) and the family of dictator Somoza. 25% interest acq ...)
Lineas Aéreas de Nicaragua in NICARAGUA (Formed by Pan American (10%) and the family of dictator Somoza. 25% interest acq ...)
LATAM Cargo Brasil in BRAZIL ( ...)
Linea Aérea Cuencana in ECUADOR (Formed by Carlos Torres, Luis Miguel and Victor Hugo Astudillo as a re-start of ...)
LAC in ECUADOR (Formed by Carlos Torres, Luis Miguel and Victor Hugo Astudillo as a re-start of ...)
LorAir in USA.MISSISSIPPI (Formed by ex-Viscount AL staff. Moved from Phoenix,AZ in 1999 ? Acquired by Tran ...)
Maiden Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Mandarin Airlines in TAIWAN (Formed by China Airlines (67% then 100% in 1992) to operate to countries where T ...)
Mexicana Link in MEXICO (Suspended operations on 28/8/10 due to Mexicana collapse. ...)
Mid-Pacific Airlines in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
MPA in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Minhaiduy in CHINA (Formed on 2/11/49 to succeed Skoga. Renamed CAAC when Soviet share was released. ...)
Morton Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Myanmar National Airlines in MYANMAR (Launched Myanmar Sky Alliances with Mann Yadanarpon Airlines effective 10/5/18 w ...)
Namib Air in NAMIBIA (Formed by Suidwes Lugdiens. ...)
NCAR in USA.COLORADO (Formed by NSF/National Science Foundation. ...)
National Center for Atmospheric Research in USA.COLORADO (Formed by NSF/National Science Foundation. ...)
Nica in NICARAGUA (Formed with help from TACA. Became a member of Grupo TACA and taken-over by TACA ...)
Nicaraguenses de Aviación in NICARAGUA (Formed with help from TACA. Became a member of Grupo TACA and taken-over by TACA ...)
Northwest Airways in USA.MICHIGAN (Formed by Colonel Lewis H Brittin, starting mail transportation services on 1/10 ...)
Nova Airways in SUDAN ( ...)
NPP MIR Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Formed by Leninets Holding Co. ...)
Nauchno-proizvodstvennoe predpriatie MIR/Scientific & Production Enterprise MIR in RUSSIA (Formed by Leninets Holding Co. ...)
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 3/05 by ex-DragonAir CEO under holding of Oasis Group. AOC received 19/10 ...)
PacificJet in PHILIPPINES (Initially formed in 2005, obtaining its AOC in 2007. Expected to start operation ...)
Pan African Express in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Pem-Air in CANADA ( ...)
Planair in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed to operate exclusively for Sonangol. ...)
Plaza Lineas Aereas in SPAIN (Formed by PLAZA Logistica (35%), Savia Inversión (25%, government of Aragón), As ...)
Podillia-Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Podillia-Air in UKRAINE ( ...)
Polyot Rossiskaya aviakompania in RUSSIA (Halted operations on 24/11/14 over ongoing legal issues regarding ownership of s ...)
Polet Cargo Airlines/Flight Russian Aircompany in RUSSIA (Halted operations on 24/11/14 over ongoing legal issues regarding ownership of s ...)
Presidential Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased in 2003 by Erik D Prince (Blackwater USA) operating exclusively for US ...)
Aviation Worldwide Services in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased in 2003 by Erik D Prince (Blackwater USA) operating exclusively for US ...)
Progressive Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Declared bankrupt on 4/5/71. ...)
Roots Air in CANADA (Formed by Skyservice along marketing alliance with Roots Canada clothing chain. ...)
Rootsair in CANADA (Formed by Skyservice along marketing alliance with Roots Canada clothing chain. ...)
Royal Thai Air Force in THAILAND ( ...)
RTAF in THAILAND ( ...)
Royal Wings in JORDAN (Formed by Arab Wings (a Royal Jordanian subsidiary). Ceased operations in 9/18 a ...)
RPX Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed by PT Repex Wanhana. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates, ...)
Republic Express Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed by PT Repex Wanhana. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates, ...)
Ruta Air in UKRAINE (Suspended operations in 5/19. ...)
SACSA in MEXICO ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos del Centro SA in MEXICO ( ...)
SNIAS in FRANCE (Formed 1/1/1970 by the merger of Nord-Aviation, Sud-Aviation, Sereb. ...)
Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale in FRANCE (Formed 1/1/1970 by the merger of Nord-Aviation, Sud-Aviation, Sereb. ...)
South Asian Airlines in BANGLADESH (Formed by Sunman Group out of Helicom (local distributor for Robinson Helicopter ...)
South Pacific Island Airways in USA.SAMOA ISLANDS (Temporarily grounded by FAA after aircraft almost flew into Soviet airspace off ...)
SPIA in USA.SAMOA ISLANDS (Temporarily grounded by FAA after aircraft almost flew into Soviet airspace off ...)
Southern Rhodesian Air Force in ZIMBABWE (Originally formed as Southern Rhodesia Air Unit. Renamed Southern Rhodesia Air F ...)
SRAF in ZIMBABWE (Originally formed as Southern Rhodesia Air Unit. Renamed Southern Rhodesia Air F ...)
Sterling Airways in DENMARK (Acquired 1993 by EAS France. ...)
Sterling Philippines Airways in PHILIPPINES (Formed by Sterling, Denmark. ...)
Sudan Police Air Wing in SUDAN ( ...)
TEA Scandinavia in SWEDEN (Formed by TEA. Unconfirmed in Sweden. ...)
TMF Aircraft in USA.FLORIDA (Ceased operations in 12/14. ...)
Transworld Aviation in JORDAN (Ceased operations in early 2011. Moved to Dubai FZE. ...)
Transworld Airfreighters in JORDAN (Ceased operations in early 2011. Moved to Dubai FZE. ...)
Travel Service España in SPAIN (Formed by Canaria Travel as a sister company of Czech Republic's Trans Service A ...)
Visig Operaciones Aéreas in SPAIN (Formed by Canaria Travel as a sister company of Czech Republic's Trans Service A ...)
Trident Aviation Leasing Services in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY (Formed by BAe (later BAe Systems). Associated with Trident Jet Leasing, Ireland, ...)
Trident Jet Leasing/Trident Turboprop in UNITED KINGDOM.JERSEY (Formed by BAe (later BAe Systems). Associated with Trident Jet Leasing, Ireland, ...)
Trygon Ltd in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Trygon Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Vaynakhavia in RUSSIA (Formed by central Russian government following restoration of Grozny airport in ...)
Vaynakh Avia in RUSSIA (Formed by central Russian government following restoration of Grozny airport in ...)
Ver-Avia in GREECE (Originally formed as Kal Air. Acquired by Vernikos Yachts Shipping & Holdings SA ...)
VGS Aircraft Holding in IRELAND (Formed 23/11/06 as a joint-venture between Volito Aviation (qv) and an affiliate ...)
Volito Aviation Services Ireland in IRELAND (Formed 23/11/06 as a joint-venture between Volito Aviation (qv) and an affiliate ...)
Viking Hellas Airlines in GREECE (Formed by Viking Airlines, Sweden as feeder carriers from Cyprus to Athens, usin ...)
Viking Hellas Aviation in GREECE (Formed by Viking Airlines, Sweden as feeder carriers from Cyprus to Athens, usin ...)
YanAir in UKRAINE (Formed 15/6/12. AOC granted on 26/7/13. Ceased scheduled services during winter ...)
Yan Air in UKRAINE (Formed 15/6/12. AOC granted on 26/7/13. Ceased scheduled services during winter ...)
Zhejiang Loong Airlines in CHINA (Started operations on 29/12/13. ...)
Loong Airlines in CHINA (Started operations on 29/12/13. ...)

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