AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 76 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 76 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 03/08/2020 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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ABC in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Field Aviation, later Hunting Group. ...)
Air Bridge Carriers in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Field Aviation, later Hunting Group. ...)
Aeolian Airlines in GREECE (Founded by former management of Air Greece. Associated with Hermes Airlines. AOC ...)
Aerolineas del Sur in CHILE (Formed by Grupo Marsans, Spain with assistance from Aerolineas Argentinas. AOC g ...)
ARSA in CHILE (Formed by Grupo Marsans, Spain with assistance from Aerolineas Argentinas. AOC g ...)
Aeronautics & Astronautics in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Aeroservis Makhachkala in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aerotex Airlines in RUSSIA (Renamed 3/03 to Rusline. ...)
AT in RUSSIA (Renamed 3/03 to Rusline. ...)
AerVenture in IRELAND (Formed in 12/05 as a joint venture between AerCap and LoadAir (Kuwait-based inve ...)
Air ALM in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Renamed 1/9/01 to Dutch Caribbean. ...)
ALM Airline in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Renamed 1/9/01 to Dutch Caribbean. ...)
Air Cambodia in CAMBODIA (Formed by Hainan AL. ...)
Air One in USA.MISSOURI (Started as a premium service carrier in 1983. Ceased ops 10/84. ...)
Air 1 in USA.MISSOURI (Started as a premium service carrier in 1983. Ceased ops 10/84. ...)
Air One Nine in LIBYA (Formed by One Nine Petroleum. All aircraft grounded 17/3/11 after UN resolution ...)
Air Praha in CZECH REPUBLIC (Merged into Georgia Air Prague. ...)
Air Slovakia in SLOVAKIA (Purchased in 2006 by Harjinder Singh Sidhu, Punjab. AOC suspended 2/3/10 followi ...)
Air Turquoise in FRANCE (Formed with help from Crédit Agricole Champagne-Ardennes (42%). Suspended paymen ...)
Air Ukraine International in UKRAINE (Formed by Ukrainian government (Air Ukraine and Ukrainian CAA totalling 68.37%) ...)
Mizhnarodni Aviolinii Ukraine in UKRAINE (Formed by Ukrainian government (Air Ukraine and Ukrainian CAA totalling 68.37%) ...)
AirOne Ventures in BARBADOS (Formed 22/1/08 in Barbados by Robbie and Ian Burns following rejection from Jama ...)
Al Khalaya in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed 9/05 by National Air Services as luxury scheduled domestic carrier using ...)
Kayala Airline in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed 9/05 by National Air Services as luxury scheduled domestic carrier using ...)
Al Sahaab Aircraft Leasing in KUWAIT (Formed 10/08 as a joint venture between Boodai Corporation (owner of Jazeera Air ...)
Alter Bail Aviation in FRANCE (Formed by Francis Lagarde to sell most assets from EAS. ...)
ABAV France in FRANCE (Formed by Francis Lagarde to sell most assets from EAS. ...)
Amakusa Airlines in JAPAN (Formed 9/10/98, starting scheduled services on 23/3/00. ...)
Arizona Airways in USA.ARIZONA (Merged with Monarch & Challenger, forming Frontier. ...)
Asia Pacific Airlines in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Formed by Australia's Nat'l Jet Systems. ...)
Aviation Katangaise in KATANGA (Formed by Gendarmerie du Katanga with assistance from Belgian Air Force. ...)
Avikat in KATANGA (Formed by Gendarmerie du Katanga with assistance from Belgian Air Force. ...)
AvWest in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Aztec Capital Corporation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Bahrain Amiri Flight in BAHRAIN ( ...)
Business Aviation Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Calair in GERMANY ( ...)
Canadian Colonial Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed 6/3/1928 as a sister company of Colonial Air Transport to operate to Mont ...)
Canopus Leasing in USA.NEW YORK (Associated with AGES Holding Corp. ...)
Capital Airways in USA.VIRGINIA (Formed as FAR-125 operator by 1997-formed Capital Aviation. Operated mostly for ...)
Capital Aviation in USA.VIRGINIA (Formed as FAR-125 operator by 1997-formed Capital Aviation. Operated mostly for ...)
Chelyabinsk Higher Military School in RUSSIA ( ...)
CHVVAUSH in RUSSIA ( ...)
Chongqing Airlines in CHINA ( ...)
City Air Scandinavia in SWEDEN ( ...)
Civil in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Civil in QATAR ( ...)
Civil Aviation Authority in ISRAEL ( ...)
Cobham Aviation Services Australia in AUSTRALIA (Parent company, Cobham UK, purchased in 7/19 by Advent International (US private ...)
Comet Air in NIGERIA ( ...)
Comlux San Marino in SAN MARINO (Formed by Comlux, Switzerland. AOC granted in 5/18 and started operations with s ...)
Compagnie Air Transport in FRANCE (Purchased in 1951 by Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Merged into CGTA. ...)
CAT in FRANCE (Purchased in 1951 by Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Merged into CGTA. ...)
Connelly-Dawson Airways in CANADA ( ...)
Crane Aircraft Partners in USA.CALIFORNIA (Associated with AAR. ...)
Crane Aviation Partners in USA.CALIFORNIA (Associated with AAR. ...)
Delcar Express in PARAGUAY (Started parcel transportation services on 15/1/07 with small (PA-28) equpiment. ...)
Delsey Airlines in BELGIUM (Ceased ops 25/10/02 after take-over talks with Mahan Air failed. Entered bankrup ...)
Dvin-Avia in ARMENIA ( ...)
Dvin-Air in ARMENIA ( ...)
East/West Cargo in SUDAN (Renamed 4/2005 to Air West Cargo. ...)
ENIKS in QAZAKSTAN (Formed to operate calibration and navaids inspection duties. Added on EU ban lis ...)
Fenix/Feniks/Phoenix in QAZAKSTAN (Formed to operate calibration and navaids inspection duties. Added on EU ban lis ...)
European Asiatic in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Farmers Union Travel Club in USA.NORTH DAKOTA ( ...)
Flite Services in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Fly European Airlines in DENMARK ( ...)
FlyBosnia in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Project re-launched in 2018 by Saudi Arabia-based Al Shiddi business group. Expe ...)
FlyVolare in MALTA (Formed by local tour operators. Intended to start in 9/17 but AOC denied on 6/9/ ...)
Frigorifico Cooperativo Los Andes in BOLIVIA ( ...)
GAO Georgian Airlines in GEORGIA ( ...)
Genesis Lease in IRELAND (Formed by GE and GECAS. Sold into the public equity markets in late 2006. Merged ...)
Genesis Ireland Aviation Trading in IRELAND (Formed by GE and GECAS. Sold into the public equity markets in late 2006. Merged ...)
Gorm Asset Management in IRELAND (Formed by SAS (100%) on 14/11/16. ...)
Government of Yugoslavia in YUGOSLAVIA ( ...)
Great Northern Airways in JAPAN (Most (all?) aircraft transferred to Mitsui & Company to eventually design the Na ...)
Grossmann Jet Service in CZECH REPUBLIC (Formed by Grossman AS, Austria. ...)
Guinea Airways in AUSTRALIA (Formed in New Guinea. Taken-over by Ansett holding. ...)
Hamiata in SOVIET UNION (Formed as Sino-Soviet Aviation Company linking Hami (western China) with Alma-At ...)
iAero Airways in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Icelandair in ICELAND (Merged with Loftleidir into Flugleidir holding company in 1979, keeping Icelanda ...)
Flugleidir in ICELAND (Merged with Loftleidir into Flugleidir holding company in 1979, keeping Icelanda ...)
International Jet Tour in QAZAKSTAN (AOC revoked on 18/10/10. ...)
IJT in QAZAKSTAN (AOC revoked on 18/10/10. ...)
ITS Infinity Trading in USA.ARIZONA (Aircraft parts ownership and distribution company. Most tear-down processes done ...)
JAL in JAPAN (IPO launched 19/9/12 for $8.5b. ...)
Japan Airlines in JAPAN (IPO launched 19/9/12 for $8.5b. ...)
James Air in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
James Aviation in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Jet Link Holland in NETHERLANDS (AOC suspended by Dutch CAA in 2000, becoming an aircraft brokerage company. ...)
JetSMART in CHILE (Formed by Indigo Partners (announced 2/2/17). AOC granted on 23/6/17. Started se ...)
JMC Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 28/4/00 by the merger of Flying Colours and Caledonian. Parent company Th ...)
Flying Colours Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 28/4/00 by the merger of Flying Colours and Caledonian. Parent company Th ...)
Jolly Voyager Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Katanga Express Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (AOC temporarily suspended 13-26/2/12 over confusion on the operator of crashed G ...)
Krasnodar Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Krasnodar division. ...)
Krasnodar Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Krasnodar division. ...)
Krylja Sibiri in RUSSIA ( ...)
Siberian Wings/Krylo Maloe Aviatsionne in RUSSIA ( ...)
Leisure Air in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Harold Pareti (co-founder of People Express and possibly founder of Pr ...)
Worldwide Airline Services in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Harold Pareti (co-founder of People Express and possibly founder of Pr ...)
Lineas Aéreas Navarras in SPAIN (Formed by Air Truck. ...)
LAN in SPAIN (Formed by Air Truck. ...)
Linhas Aéreas Amazonas in $ FICTION ( ...)
MAP Ulan-Ude APO in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Med Airlines in ITALY (Ceased scheduled services in 2000. Entered bankrupcy 20/2/01. ...)
Meridian Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Meridian Lsg, sister company of Acebell Avn. Renamed before starting o ...)
Mikoyan Design Bureau in RUSSIA ( ...)
Mikoyan OKB in RUSSIA ( ...)
Millenium Airlines in ITALY ( ...)
Monmouth Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY (Renamed 5/79. ...)
MVP in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Nakanihon Airline Service in JAPAN (Formed 12/5/88 by All Nippon (20%) & 1953-formed Naka Nihon Air Service owned by ...)
NAL/Naka Nihon Koku in JAPAN (Formed 12/5/88 by All Nippon (20%) & 1953-formed Naka Nihon Air Service owned by ...)
Nine Star Airways in THAILAND ( ...)
North American in $ FICTION ( ...)
Northern Air Cargo in USA.ALASKA (Planned to enter agreement with defunct National AL, Nevada to operate 757-200s ...)
NAC in USA.ALASKA (Planned to enter agreement with defunct National AL, Nevada to operate 757-200s ...)
Nusantara Air Charter in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list 26/11/09 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Ozark Air Lines in USA.MISSOURI (Taken-over by TWA on 26/10/86. ...)
Pasaat Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pennsylvania Commuter Airlines in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Permskie Motory Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Formed by Perm Motors Corp/PO Permsie motory (originally MAP Perm Motors formed ...)
Phuket Air in THAILAND (Formed by Holidays Airlines dba Andaman Club. Expected to set up subsidiary Air ...)
Phuket Airlines in THAILAND (Formed by Holidays Airlines dba Andaman Club. Expected to set up subsidiary Air ...)
Pier 7 Aviation in GAMBIA (Formed as an offspring of Aeolus Airlines, still with a Gambian AOC but based in ...)
Pier Seven Aviation in GAMBIA (Formed as an offspring of Aeolus Airlines, still with a Gambian AOC but based in ...)
Polynesian Blue in SAMOA (Formed by Virgin Blue and Samoa government (49% each) and Aggie Grey Interests ( ...)
Porter Airlines in CANADA (Formed by Robert Deluce (former CEO of Air Ontario, Canada 3000), initially expe ...)
Regco Holdings in CANADA (Formed by Robert Deluce (former CEO of Air Ontario, Canada 3000), initially expe ...)
Prestigeavia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Prestige Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Pride Air in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Royal Belau Airways in PALAU (Provisional AOC granted in 11/10. Expected to start operations during 2011 using ...)
Royal Flight in RUSSIA (Formed by OTI Travel, Turkey, reactivating its Irish subsidiary of the same name ...)
SAHSA in HONDURAS (Formed 2/1/45 by Newton Shelton. Stake acquired by Pan American (38%, transferre ...)
Servicio Aéreo de Honduras SA in HONDURAS (Formed 2/1/45 by Newton Shelton. Stake acquired by Pan American (38%, transferre ...)
Salaam Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Select Aviation in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed as a FAR-125 operator. ...)
Select Leasing in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed as a FAR-125 operator. ...)
Serve Air Cargo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Operations suspended on 27/9/17 when the transport minister cancelled the licenc ...)
Shawnee Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Started scheduled services in 7/68. Acquired in 1975 by Florida AL and eventuall ...)
SkyUp Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed in 6/16 by ACS Ukraine. AOC granted in 5/18. Started services on 18/5/18. ...)
Skyway Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Moved 1980 from Missouri. ...)
Sourdough Air Transport in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
South West Air Transport in NAMIBIA (Formed in South Africa. ...)
STAEO in FRANCE (Taken-over by Air Vietnam. ...)
Société Transatlantique Aérienne en Extrême Orient in FRANCE (Taken-over by Air Vietnam. ...)
Star Airways in ALBANIA (Formed 19/5/08 by Italian-based interests. Albanian AOC granted 15/6/09. Propose ...)
Sud-Ouest Aviation in FRANCE (Merged with Sud-Est Aviation on 12/1/57, forming Sud-Aviation on 1/3/57. ...)
SNCASO/Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest in FRANCE (Merged with Sud-Est Aviation on 12/1/57, forming Sud-Aviation on 1/3/57. ...)
Sunbird Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
TABA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Bandeirantes in BRAZIL ( ...)
TAM Bolivia in BOLIVIA (Formed by TAM Brasil. ...)
Tempus Air in CANADA ( ...)
Thames Air Services & Charter in NIGERIA ( ...)
TAS in NIGERIA ( ...)
Tigres Voladores in MEXICO (Formed by J.H. Lopez. ...)
Tirasavia in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Trans IntAir in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Tropical in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Trans World Airline in USA.MISSOURI (Renamed 17/5/1950 to Trans World Airlines. ...)
TWA in USA.MISSOURI (Renamed 17/5/1950 to Trans World Airlines. ...)
Trans-Jamaican Airlines in JAMAICA (Acquired 1995 by Air Jamaica. ...)
Transafricaine Air Cargo in BURKINA FASO (Associated with Avient, Zimbabwe. ...)
Transair Mali in MALI ( ...)
United Air Cargo Kenya in KENYA ( ...)
United States Overseas Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
USOA in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
VolgaAvia in RUSSIA (Formed as a successor of Nizhny Novgorod AL. Attempted IPO of 50% failed in 2/08 ...)
Yeongnam Air in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 1/12/06, expecting services launch in 2/08 (delayed to summer 2008). Ceas ...)
Yug Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's North Caucasian division. ...)
Southern Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's North Caucasian division. ...)

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