AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 77 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 77 - 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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Aero Scandia in SWEDEN (Renamed Airtaco before starting ops. ...)
Aero Tumi in PERU (Ceased operations on 1/7/93. ...)
Aerolineas Universal in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Afghan National Army Air Force in AFGHANISTAN ( ...)
African Air Charter in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
AAC in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Air Cargo Transport Corp in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
ACTC in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Air Luxor in PORTUGAL (Formed by Mirpuri Group. Expected to form subsidiary Air Luxor Light 10/03 with ...)
Air Manas in KYRGYZSTAN (Originally formed for the exclusive use of the Kyrgyz president. AOC granted on ...)
Air Sofia in BULGARIA (Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian government in 1/07; AOC revoked 20/ ...)
Sofia Air Cargo in BULGARIA (Restricted to non-EU operations by Bulgarian government in 1/07; AOC revoked 20/ ...)
Amurtransaero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Antarctic Airways in CANADA (Operations taken-over by Regal Air. ...)
Adventure Network International in CANADA (Operations taken-over by Regal Air. ...)
Antonov Design Bureau in UKRAINE (Formed after Oleg K.Antonov. Member of International Aviation Production holding ...)
Antonov Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed after Oleg K.Antonov. Member of International Aviation Production holding ...)
Apollo Airways in GREECE ( ...)
APS Trading Serv in ROMANIA (Initially formed in 1997 as a parts/AOG and MRO supplier. Started own ACMI opera ...)
Aquiline International Corporation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Aviaexport in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Axis International Lines in CAMEROON (Formed in 12/05 by Gadair, Spain (35%), former Cameroon Airlines staff (20%) and ...)
Baja Air Lines in MEXICO (Formed by Capt. Francisco Muñoz. ...)
Servicio Aéreo Baja in MEXICO (Formed by Capt. Francisco Muñoz. ...)
Barguzin Aviakompania in RUSSIA (Formed by Ulan Ude Aviation Plant. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Bargouzin Airline in RUSSIA (Formed by Ulan Ude Aviation Plant. Member of MAP Group. ...)
BMed in UNITED KINGDOM (Expected to be taken-over by local Lebanese group (Mikati family) in early 2007, ...)
Bohai Leasing in CHINA (Formed 10/11. 44.64% purchased by HNA Group (lowered to 34.14% in 1/16). Renamed ...)
Tianjin Bohai Leasing in CHINA (Formed 10/11. 44.64% purchased by HNA Group (lowered to 34.14% in 1/16). Renamed ...)
BSL Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Burlington Air Express in USA.CALIFORNIA (Ownership transferred to The Brink's Company. ...)
CAETA in SPAIN (Merged into Iberia on 10/2/40. ...)
Compañia Anonima Española de Transporte Aéreo in SPAIN (Merged into Iberia on 10/2/40. ...)
Can-Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
Cargojet International in USA.CONNECTICUT ( ...)
Caribbean Sun Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 5/08 when assets and dormant AOC of former Caribbean Sun AL were purchase ...)
CDB Aviation in CHINA (Chinese conglomerate leasing transport assets (marine, air) to operators. Purcha ...)
China Development Bank in CHINA (Chinese conglomerate leasing transport assets (marine, air) to operators. Purcha ...)
Civil in UKRAINE ( ...)
Civil in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Civil in POLAND ( ...)
Civil in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Compagnie Générale TransSaharienne in ALGERIA (Initially formed in 1923 by Gaston Gradis (Nieuport aircraft) with small equipme ...)
CGT in ALGERIA (Initially formed in 1923 by Gaston Gradis (Nieuport aircraft) with small equipme ...)
Comptoir Saïgonnais de Ravitaillement in FRANCE (Renamed 6/9/49 to STAEO. ...)
COSARA/Société de Transports Aériens en Extrême-Orient in FRANCE (Renamed 6/9/49 to STAEO. ...)
Damascene Airways in SYRIA (Expected to re-launch in 2011, plan cancelled. ...)
Docas in UKRAINE ( ...)
Domaire SA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Eastern Air Lines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in 2007 by ex-BWIA President and Chautauqua CEO, purchasing all names and ...)
Eastern Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in 2007 by ex-BWIA President and Chautauqua CEO, purchasing all names and ...)
Eastern Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by 1976-born Air Kilroe. Took-over Air Kilroe in 1999. 60% stake purchase ...)
Air Kilroe in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by 1976-born Air Kilroe. Took-over Air Kilroe in 1999. 60% stake purchase ...)
ECLAir in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed with help from Tabazaïre. ...)
Entreprise Consolidée pour les Livraisons par Air in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed with help from Tabazaïre. ...)
Elix Aviation Capital in IRELAND (Formed in 9/13 by Oaktree Capital Management. Purchased 22 turobprop aircraft fr ...)
Euro Atlantic Airways in PORTUGAL (95% purchased in 11/19 by I-Jet Aviation, Luxembourg. ...)
EuroAtlantic Airways in PORTUGAL (95% purchased in 11/19 by I-Jet Aviation, Luxembourg. ...)
Eurolynx Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Eurolynx Corp, operating exclusively for Anadarko Petroleum. Renamed 2 ...)
European Turboprop Management in SWEDEN (Formed by West Air Holding AB (parent company of West Air Sweden) as its leasing ...)
Eurowings in GERMANY (Formed by the merger of RFG and NFD, starting services 1/1/94. 24.9% share acqui ...)
Excelair in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Excellent Air in MALTA (Formed 1/12. ...)
Flexjet in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Flight West Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by PNG's Talair parent company. Temporarily ceased ops during 2001. Acqui ...)
Queenslands Regional Airline in AUSTRALIA (Formed by PNG's Talair parent company. Temporarily ceased ops during 2001. Acqui ...)
Flugfélag Akureyrar in ICELAND ( ...)
Fly Air in TURKEY (Formed by Air Anatolia. Ceased scheduled services 9/06 and AOC suspended 11/06. ...)
Fly Modern Ark in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed in 7/16 by China Development Bank (despite claiming 10 years of experienc ...)
Fubilan Air Transport in PAPUA NEW GUINEA ( ...)
Gama Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Associated with Gama Aviation FZC (qv). Merged with BBA Aviation, UK in 12/16. ...)
Global Aircraft Leasing in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Global Arena Development in UNITED KINGDOM.BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Possibly formed by Abu Dhabi Sovereign Fund. ...)
GMT Global Republic Aviation in IRELAND (Formed 21/2/08 by Republic Financial Corporation as a separate business. Associa ...)
GOL Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Formed by Grupo Aurea (bus company formed by Nene Constantino). Up to 20% expect ...)
Government of Kuwait in KUWAIT ( ...)
Great Lakes Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed 4/46 as a Supplemental Air Carrier. Associated with Currey Air Transport, ...)
Green Air in FINLAND (Formed by Greenland Express (75%) and local investors. Expected to start using A ...)
Haiti Air in HAITI ( ...)
Hamburg Airways in GERMANY (Formed 7/12/10. AOC granted on 28/3/11 and started operations on 30/3/11. AOC su ...)
Hemisphere Aircraft Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Bellomy-Lawson. ...)
Hispania Linéas Aéreas in SPAIN (Formed by ex-Transeuropa staff. Ceased operations in 7/89. ...)
Horizon Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Int'l Aviation (parent company of Int'l Air Parts). Entered voluntary ...)
Intair Link in SERBIA (Formed by JAT (100%) as low-cost subsidiary. Merged into JAT following parent's ...)
Inter European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Aspro Travel, initially 21/4/86 as Fernward Ltd then Trans-European Ai ...)
IEA in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Aspro Travel, initially 21/4/86 as Fernward Ltd then Trans-European Ai ...)
Irkut-Avia in RUSSIA (Formed by IAPO. ...)
Japan Pacific Airlines in JAPAN (Startup now intended in summer 1999. ...)
KAL Aviation FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by TAWA Group, Canada (parent company of Shaheen Air, Pakistan). ...)
KAL Leasing & Chartering FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by TAWA Group, Canada (parent company of Shaheen Air, Pakistan). ...)
Khemara Air Transport in LAOS ( ...)
Khupkula Kings Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Khupkula Investment Holdings. ...)
Kingfisher Red in INDIA (Exptected to be disbanded in 2012 as part of Kingfisher's plan to exit the LCC m ...)
Deccan Aviation in INDIA (Exptected to be disbanded in 2012 as part of Kingfisher's plan to exit the LCC m ...)
Kitty Hawk Aircargo in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Kitty Hawk AW. Was to be renamed Outer Bank Airways in 1991. Was to be ...)
Kris Air in SINGAPORE ( ...)
La Mancha Aire in USA.FLORIDA (Started ops in 1981. ...)
Ladoga in RUSSIA ( ...)
Airline Ladoga in RUSSIA ( ...)
Lotus Air in EGYPT (Formed by Al-Fawares Holding Company. AOC granted 2/2/98. Ceased operations 11/2 ...)
M Marshall Landy in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
MM Landy in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
MainlineAirways in USA.HAWAII (Plan collapsed when legal court found that company had been created by a colleg ...)
Malta Air in MALTA (Formed in 6/19 by Ryanair. Took over Ryanair's bases in Malta, France, Germany, ...)
Meridiana Fly in ITALY (Formed 28/2/10 by the merger of Meridiana and Eurofly. Planned to merge with Air ...)
MGC Airline in LESOTHO (Initially formed in 2009 as MGC Aviation by Matekane Group. Re-branded as Maluti ...)
Morgan Stanley in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Nashville Air in USA.TENNESSEE ( ...)
NMB Air Operations in SINGAPORE (Formed by the US subsidiary of Japan's NMB Mineba Co.Ltd./Nippon Miniature Ballb ...)
NMB Mineba in SINGAPORE (Formed by the US subsidiary of Japan's NMB Mineba Co.Ltd./Nippon Miniature Ballb ...)
Orion Air Transport in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Orion Airways in CYPRUS (Formed by Aviation Capital Ventures, UK (49%) and local investors. Expected to s ...)
Fly Orion Airlines in CYPRUS (Formed by Aviation Capital Ventures, UK (49%) and local investors. Expected to s ...)
Pacific East Asia Cargo Airlines in PHILIPPINES (Ceased ops in 2002 and restarted in 9/05, initially with a A300F ACMI-leased fro ...)
PEAC in PHILIPPINES (Ceased ops in 2002 and restarted in 9/05, initially with a A300F ACMI-leased fro ...)
Pathfinder Air Resources in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Pearson-Alaska in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Pegasus Airlines in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Pelican Air Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Taken over by Federal Air in 2009. ...)
Pennsylvania Airlines/Allegheny Commuter/USAir Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Acquired 1984 by USAir. Merged into Allegheny Commuter. ...)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky division. ...)
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky division. ...)
Pioneer Regional Airlines in RUSSIA (AOC suspended on 7/2/17. ...)
Premair in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
President Airlines in CAMBODIA (Associated with Philippines' Laoag Int'l AL. ...)
Prime Air Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
Quebecair in CANADA (Attempted merger with Nordair failed 1982. Taken-over by PWA Corp and merged 11/ ...)
Québecair in CANADA (Attempted merger with Nordair failed 1982. Taken-over by PWA Corp and merged 11/ ...)
Queen Air in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased own ops in 1999. Acquired in 2002 by Viva Air/Auxer Group, Michigan (asso ...)
Aeronaves Queen in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Ceased own ops in 1999. Acquired in 2002 by Viva Air/Auxer Group, Michigan (asso ...)
Regional Sky in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Public Charters in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Rep-Air Aviation in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Republic Flight Lines in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Republic of China Air Force in TAIWAN ( ...)
Chung-kuo Kung Chuan in TAIWAN ( ...)
Rocky Mountain Airways/Continental Express in USA.COLORADO (Merged with Britt AW, forming Continental Express on 1/9/90. ...)
Ronair in USA.NEW YORK (Believed formed by Israel Aircraft Industries. ...)
Ron-Air in USA.NEW YORK (Believed formed by Israel Aircraft Industries. ...)
Rutas Aéreas de Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed by Rutas Aéreas SAM and KLM. Reintegrated into SAM. ...)
Ryanair UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Ryanair. Project abandonned. ...)
Sepah Air in IRAN (Formed by Iranian military forces as regional successor for Saha Airlines. ...)
SG Air Leasing in SINGAPORE ( ...)
Sholton & Carlson in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Bobby (Robert G) Sholton and Morrie Carlson, later owned by the Sholto ...)
SibNIA in RUSSIA ( ...)
Instytut Sybnia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Skycraft Air Transport in CANADA ( ...)
Slovakian Aviation Inspectorate in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
SLI/Statna Letecka Inspekcia in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Sun Air in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subsequent dates. ...)
Tajouj Aviation in SUDAN (AOC granted in 2014. ...)
TAPSA in PARAGUAY (Business plan questionable. ...)
TEA in FRANCE ( ...)
Trans Europe Air in FRANCE ( ...)
Terra Avia in MOLDOVA (Originally formed as Grixona (qv) and Sky Prim Air (qv). AOC granted on 21/10/16 ...)
Terrex Group in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Texas Airways in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
A&A Holding in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
TopBrass Aviation in NIGERIA (AOC expired on 2/2/18. ...)
Top Brass Aviation in NIGERIA (AOC expired on 2/2/18. ...)
Trans Latin Air in PANAMA ( ...)
TLA in PANAMA ( ...)
Transaer Peru in PERU (Formed 19/7/07. AOC obtained 11/12/07. Started operations in 4/08. ...)
Transavia Airlines in NETHERLANDS (40% stake taken during 1989 by KLM, increased to 80% in 1991. Started no-frills ...)
Transcontinental & Western Air in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by the merger of 1929-born TAT/Transcontinental AT (formed by merging 192 ...)
TWA in USA.MISSOURI (Formed by the merger of 1929-born TAT/Transcontinental AT (formed by merging 192 ...)
Transportes Aéreos Baga Amazonica in BRAZIL (Acquired 1950 by Loide then merged. ...)
Transportes Carga Aérea in BRAZIL (Merged with Paulistas and TAB, forming Loide. ...)
TCA in BRAZIL (Merged with Paulistas and TAB, forming Loide. ...)
TTAS in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed by the government when Arawak became unable to operate the Tobago Air Bri ...)
Trinidad & Tobago Air Services in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed by the government when Arawak became unable to operate the Tobago Air Bri ...)
Turmo in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Uganda Army Air Force in UGANDA ( ...)
Visaa Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Waha Leasing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Waha Capital in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
WestJet Encore in CANADA (Formed in 2/12 by WestJet, named Encore in 10/12. AOC granted on 12/6/13. Starte ...)
Encore in CANADA (Formed in 2/12 by WestJet, named Encore in 10/12. AOC granted on 12/6/13. Starte ...)

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