AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 78 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 78 - 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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Adria Airways Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (Filed for insolvency on 27/11/17, continuing with charter operations only, but A ...)
Darwin Airline in SWITZERLAND (Filed for insolvency on 27/11/17, continuing with charter operations only, but A ...)
AEISA in MEXICO (Ceased operations following false accusations of drug traffic from Panama. ...)
Aero Express Intercontinental SA in MEXICO (Ceased operations following false accusations of drug traffic from Panama. ...)
Aeroandina in CHILE ( ...)
AeroCancún in MEXICO (Formed with help from Private Jet Expeditions & Spain's Oasis Int'l Group. ...)
Aeronaútica de Cancun in MEXICO (Formed with help from Private Jet Expeditions & Spain's Oasis Int'l Group. ...)
Aeroflot Russian Airlines in RUSSIA (25.8% sold by Millhouse Capital to NRB Group (National Reserve Bank, owned by Al ...)
Aeronautique Engineering in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Ed Lavoque, started trading as Aeronautique Engineering from 29/4/75. ...)
Aeronexus Corporate in SOUTH AFRICA (Initially formed as internal division within 1Time. Sold as a separate concern 2 ...)
Aerovias Inka in PERU ( ...)
AISA in PERU ( ...)
Africa Charter Airline in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Air Cargo Maldives in MALDIVES ( ...)
Air Hungaria in HUNGARY ( ...)
Air Malaika in SWEDEN (Formed vy Gibe Travel. Expected to start operations 12/09 to Somaliland but obvi ...)
Air Parabat in BANGLADESH ( ...)
Air Safaris in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased ops 24/11/61. ...)
Air Tropiques in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Air Uganda International in UGANDA ( ...)
Air Wisconsin in USA.WISCONSIN (Became a United Express carrier in 1986, flying exclusively for UA. Took-over As ...)
Air-India in INDIA (Nationalized 1/8/1953 as a public corporation. Intended to be privatized in 1999 ...)
Air India in INDIA (Nationalized 1/8/1953 as a public corporation. Intended to be privatized in 1999 ...)
AirAsia Zest in PHILIPPINES (Merged into Zest Airways. ...)
Airline One in BELGIUM ( ...)
Airlink Zimbabwe in ZIMBABWE (Formed by SA Airlink. ...)
Alaska Coastal Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Formed by 1935-born Alaska Air Transport & 1936-born Marine AW. Merged into Alas ...)
Alpena Flying Services in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Detroit Northern Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Alrosa Air Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Amrose Air in MALAYSIA (Formed by Emaslink New Pacific Management (part of Bumiputra Group). Expects to ...)
Antares Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Antares Eyr in RUSSIA ( ...)
Arab Air Cargo in JORDAN (Formed by Alia & Iraqi AW. ...)
Ararat Avia in ARMENIA (Formed by Armenian AL. Privatized on 26/9/98. Re-integrated into Armenian AL. ...)
Ararat Airlines/Air Armenia in ARMENIA (Formed by Armenian AL. Privatized on 26/9/98. Re-integrated into Armenian AL. ...)
ARCO Bermuda in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed by North American A/c Trading (Hank Wharton, plus M Marshall Landy). ...)
AsiaCargo Airlines in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Asia Cargo Express in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Aventura Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Avia Air in ARUBA ( ...)
Avialeasing in RUSSIA ( ...)
Avializing in RUSSIA ( ...)
Bemoair Praha in CZECH REPUBLIC (Renamed 19/11/96. ...)
Blue Sky Aviation Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Expected to start operations in mid-10/14, postponed. ...)
BSAS in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Expected to start operations in mid-10/14, postponed. ...)
Braniff International Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed by previous Braniff's investors, acquiring assets from Emerald Air. Enter ...)
BN Air/Braniff III in USA.TEXAS (Formed by previous Braniff's investors, acquiring assets from Emerald Air. Enter ...)
Burlington Northern Air Express in USA.INDIANA (Formed 15/6/72 by Burlington Northern Railroad. Acquired by Pittson Co in 1982. ...)
BNAFI in USA.INDIANA (Formed 15/6/72 by Burlington Northern Railroad. Acquired by Pittson Co in 1982. ...)
Calima Aviación in SPAIN (Originally formed in 2003 as an aviation consulting company. Started aerial work ...)
Capital Lease Aviation in SINGAPORE (Formed 6/6/07, partly owned (51%) by Avation Singapore through F100 Pty Ltd. Ava ...)
CAT in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Carga Aéreo Transportada in BOLIVIA ( ...)
CH Air in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
CHair Airlines in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Cheremshanka Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Krasnoyarsk-Cheremshanka division. Merged into Y ...)
Aviakompania Cheremshanka in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Krasnoyarsk-Cheremshanka division. Merged into Y ...)
Christler Flying Service in USA.WYOMING ( ...)
Christler & Avery Aviation in USA.WYOMING ( ...)
Civil in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Civil in BURUNDI ( ...)
Civil in HUNGARY ( ...)
Colorful Guizhou Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Guizhou Industry Investment Group Co Ltd (90%) and Weining Country Con ...)
Command Aviation in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Comtel Air in AUSTRIA (Originally formed as Comtel Flug with bizjet equipment. Re-launched in 2011 as a ...)
ComtelAir in AUSTRIA (Originally formed as Comtel Flug with bizjet equipment. Re-launched in 2011 as a ...)
Currey Air Transport in USA.CALIFORNIA (Associated with Great Lakes Airlines, Trans Alaskan Airlines and Nevada Aero Tra ...)
Curtiss Reid Flying Service in CANADA ( ...)
Dalavia Far East Airways in RUSSIA (Was expected to be merged in 2007 with Vladivostok Avia, forming Aeroflot-East, ...)
Khabarovsk Aviation in RUSSIA (Was expected to be merged in 2007 with Vladivostok Avia, forming Aeroflot-East, ...)
Dandy Airlines in BULGARIA ( ...)
Flying Dandy in BULGARIA ( ...)
Deraya Air Taxi in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. Ceased operat ...)
Derazona Air Service in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. Ceased operat ...)
Eastern Air Lines in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased in 1938 by Eddie Rickenbacker, its former general manager. Took-over C ...)
EAL in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased in 1938 by Eddie Rickenbacker, its former general manager. Took-over C ...)
Elysian Airlines International in GUINEA (Formed by Elysian, Cameroon (qv). AOC cancelled in 2015. ...)
Enterprise Air in CANADA (Reorganized as Triumph AW in 2005. ...)
Enterprise Airlines in CANADA (Reorganized as Triumph AW in 2005. ...)
First Air in CANADA (All operations dba First Air since 1996. Acquired by Makivik Development Corp. E ...)
Bradley Air Services in CANADA (All operations dba First Air since 1996. Acquired by Makivik Development Corp. E ...)
Fischer Air Polska in POLAND (Formed by Fischer Air (K&K Group), starting operations on 12/5/05. Purchased in ...)
Fischer Air Poland in POLAND (Formed by Fischer Air (K&K Group), starting operations on 12/5/05. Purchased in ...)
Flight Transportation Corporation in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
FlyErbil in IRAQ.KURDISTAN ( ...)
Fly Erbil in IRAQ.KURDISTAN ( ...)
Flying America in ARGENTINA (Started operations with commuter and bizjet equipment. ...)
FlyLAL Charters in LITHUANIA (Formed by FlyLAL, starting operations in 10/08. Renamed 22/7/10. ...)
Foster Aero International in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
GETRA in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Equatorial Guinea's Finance Minister. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 an ...)
Guinea Ecuatorial de Transportes Aéreos in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed by Equatorial Guinea's Finance Minister. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 an ...)
Government of Madagascar in MADAGASCAR ( ...)
Government of Malaysia in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Government of Sri Lanka in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Government of Vietnam in VIETNAM ( ...)
Hebei Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Sichuan Airlines taking over assets and AOC from Northeast Airlines (q ...)
Heron Leasing in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Icon International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Icon International Holdings (manufacturer of fitness equipment). ...)
ILTA in UKRAINE ( ...)
Intavia in ITALY (Associated with African Int'l AW. ...)
Interflot in UKRAINE ( ...)
Jet Netherlands in NETHERLANDS (Formed in 2001, operating biz-jets. Purchased by ASL Group. Suspended operations ...)
Kievskaya Rus in UKRAINE (Originally formed as a general construction and trade company. Entered the aviat ...)
Kievan Rus XXI Century in UKRAINE (Originally formed as a general construction and trade company. Entered the aviat ...)
Krohn Air in NORWAY (Filed for bankrupcy on 4/2/14. ...)
Krym in UKRAINE (Started operations on 4/10/96 as Crimea Air. Adopted the trade name Krym in 2003 ...)
Crimea Air in UKRAINE (Started operations on 4/10/96 as Crimea Air. Adopted the trade name Krym in 2003 ...)
LADECA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Caribe/Caribbean Airlines in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Latin Carga in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Latinamericana Aérea de Carga in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Lijiang Airlines in CHINA (Formed on 14/9/18 by Lijiang Tourism Development Investment Group Co Ltd and Kai ...)
Lone Star Airways in LIBERIA (Intended to start operations in 2003 and had one aircraft painted, closed down b ...)
Manx Airlines Europe/British Airways Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Manx & British AW. All aircraft in BA c/s. Renamed 10/9/96. ...)
MEGAviation in MOLDOVA (AOC granted on 14/3/14. Added on EU ban list on 16/4/19. ...)
Miriadair in FRANCE ( ...)
MNG Airlines in TURKEY (Formed 2/96 by the merger of two construction and building companies, starting s ...)
MNG Hava Yollari in TURKEY (Formed 2/96 by the merger of two construction and building companies, starting s ...)
Mofaz Air in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Nak Air in RUSSIA (Unconfirmed in Russia. South Africa's Natair ? ...)
Nationwide Air in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
New ACS Tanzania in TANZANIA (Formed by Zaire's New ACS. ...)
North Shore Helicopters in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Nusantara Air Service in INDONESIA (Taken-over by Bali Air. ...)
Octavia Airlines in FRANCE (Formed by Groupe Regourd Aviation, associated with Occitania. Renamed O Air in 9 ...)
Panaviatic in ESTONIA ( ...)
Peacock Airlines in MYANMAR (Formed by Pan American. ...)
Pegasus Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by Aer Lingus. Acquired by Enternasyonal Turizm Yatirim in 2005. IPO plan ...)
Pegasus Hava Tasimalciligi in TURKEY (Formed by Aer Lingus. Acquired by Enternasyonal Turizm Yatirim in 2005. IPO plan ...)
Pennsylvania Commuter Airlines/Allegheny Commuter in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Phoenix Leasing in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Prime Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
PrivatAir Saudi Arabia in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Switzerland's PrivatAir, using assets from Saudia Private Aviation (in ...)
Puma Air in BRAZIL (Formed by Puma Air Taxi Aéreo (founded in 1998) as sister company within Puma Gr ...)
Puma Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Formed by Puma Air Taxi Aéreo (founded in 1998) as sister company within Puma Gr ...)
Punto Azul in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Started operations in 2011 using leased equipment. AOC granted on 5/12/14. ...)
Railway Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by BEA. ...)
Rimouski Aviation in CANADA (Took-over Gulf Aviation in 1953. Acquired 1986 by Nordair Metro, itselfacquired ...)
RN Air Cargo in NIGERIA ( ...)
RN Cargo of Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Rocky Mountain Airways in USA.COLORADO (Acquired 1986 by Texas Air Corp. ...)
RMA in USA.COLORADO (Acquired 1986 by Texas Air Corp. ...)
Royal Cambodian Air Force in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Toap Akas Khemarak Phoumin/Force Aérienne Royale du Cambodge in CAMBODIA ( ...)
Royal Norwegian Air Force in NORWAY ( ...)
Norges Luftfartstyre in NORWAY ( ...)
Russia Special Civil Aviation Detachment in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot. ...)
Rossia/Otdelnyi Aviaotriad Grazhdanskoi Aviatsii in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot. ...)
Rutas Aéreas SAM in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Seagle Air in SLOVAKIA (Formed 9/95, starting services in 1997 with commuter (Let 410) equipment. Formed ...)
Seletar Air Service in SINGAPORE ( ...)
SAS in SINGAPORE ( ...)
ServiCaribe Express in COLOMBIA (Formed 25/6/09 by Lima Romeo Aviation, Sunrise, FL. Started operations in 4/12. ...)
Servicios Aéreos de Carga Express in MEXICO ( ...)
Lambda Air in MEXICO ( ...)
SkyValue USA in USA.INDIANA (Formed by Florida-based interests using AOC/equipment from Xtra Airways. Started ...)
Small Planet Airlines Thailand in THAILAND (Formed in 12/14. Expected to start during spring 2015 with 2 aircraft (probably ...)
Spear-Air in FINLAND ( ...)
Spring Airlines in CHINA (Formed by 1981-founded Shanghai-based Spring International Travel Service. Start ...)
SwedJet Airways in SWEDEN (Formed by Finansinvest AB. ...)
T'way Air in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed as a succesor of Hansung Airlines (qv), renamed 8/8/10 to T'way Air. Star ...)
TACA Perú in PERU (Formed by Grupo TACA. To be re-branded as Avianca Perú in 2014. ...)
Trans American Airlines in PERU (Formed by Grupo TACA. To be re-branded as Avianca Perú in 2014. ...)
TAE in SPAIN ( ...)
Tráfico Aéreo Español in SPAIN ( ...)
Taiwan Airlines in TAIWAN ( ...)
Taiwan Aviation Corp/TAC in TAIWAN ( ...)
Tica Air International in COSTA RICA (Formed by Air Panama. Renamed in 6/14 to Air Costa Rica. ...)
TNT in NETHERLANDS (Formed in Australia in 1967 by the merger of 2 truck transport companies Thomas ...)
Trans Canal Airways in PANAMA (Intends to start ops in 1995. ...)
Trans International Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
TIA in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Transair Sweden in SWEDEN ( ...)
Transamerican Air Transport in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Transcend Executive Airline in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Triple Alpha in GERMANY (Originally formed as Triple Alpha Avanti Aviation Aachen. ...)
Valeologia in MOLDOVA (Merged into Renan. ...)
Trans Air Valeologia in MOLDOVA (Merged into Renan. ...)
VBird in NETHERLANDS (Formed with assistance and AOC from DutchBird as low-cost carrier. Gained own AO ...)
V-Bird Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Formed with assistance and AOC from DutchBird as low-cost carrier. Gained own AO ...)
Victoria International Airline in UGANDA (Formed by Andi Kunz (Switzerland) through Intercop, Arch Airways (initially 75%, ...)
ViaUganda in UGANDA (Formed by Andi Kunz (Switzerland) through Intercop, Arch Airways (initially 75%, ...)
Vivant Air in BULGARIA ( ...)
West African Airlines in BENIN ( ...)
Wizz Air in HUNGARY (Formed by former Malév CEO, originally in Poland. Received cash investment from ...)
World Star Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Includes subsidiaries Galaxy Aviation Ireland Ltd and associated SPC's. Sister c ...)
Triton Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Includes subsidiaries Galaxy Aviation Ireland Ltd and associated SPC's. Sister c ...)

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