AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 79 - Aircraft Operators

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AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 79 - 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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AAAP Co in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Aegle Aviation in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Aero Palmas International Airlines in PANAMA (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Aerocom in MOLDOVA (AOC revoked 6/8/04 following too much public exposure of guns trade operations i ...)
Aeron Aviation Resources in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Aeron Leasing International/Aeron Equities Corp in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Aerovias Braniff in MEXICO (Formed by Braniff. ...)
Africa Air Assistance in SENEGAL (Operations supsended 7/6/09 after airport authorities "discovered" that no AOC w ...)
Air Albania in ALBANIA (Founded by the government (announced 21/11/17 by the Albanian PM) through local ...)
Air Brixia in ITALY (Formed with help from Air Vallée. ...)
Air Cardinal in CANADA ( ...)
Air Florida Airways in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Air Ostrava in CZECH REPUBLIC (Originally formed as Air Vitkovice. ...)
Air Service Liège in BELGIUM ( ...)
ASL in BELGIUM ( ...)
Air Tsolak in RUSSIA ( ...)
Air Vega in BULGARIA (Formed on 29/6/15 by Cargo Air (qv), remaining dormant until 11/18. Expected to ...)
Air X Charter in MALTA ( ...)
Air-Berlin in GERMANY (IPO in 5/06 (with 35% kept by original founders and management team). Deutsche B ...)
Air Berlin in GERMANY (IPO in 5/06 (with 35% kept by original founders and management team). Deutsche B ...)
Air-India International in INDIA (Formed by Tata Sons Ltd with help from BOAC & Qantas. Designated flag carrier in ...)
AII in INDIA (Formed by Tata Sons Ltd with help from BOAC & Qantas. Designated flag carrier in ...)
Airports Authority of India in INDIA ( ...)
AirWorld Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by SunWorld tour operator (member of Grupo Viajes Iberia). Started ops in ...)
Al Sayegh Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Associated with Sam Air Corporation (Gambia), Aviation Legacy (Gambia) ...)
Sayegh Group Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Associated with Sam Air Corporation (Gambia), Aviation Legacy (Gambia) ...)
Alenia in ITALY (Formed by merging Finmeccanica with Aeritalia and Selenia. Became Alenia Aermacc ...)
Aloha Island Air/Aloha Commuter in USA.HAWAII (Originally formed as Princeville AW by Consolidated Oil and Gas. Started service ...)
Island Air in USA.HAWAII (Originally formed as Princeville AW by Consolidated Oil and Gas. Started service ...)
Americana Travel Club in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Club Americana in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Arabia in EGYPT ( ...)
Arab International Airlines in EGYPT ( ...)
Arnold Air Services in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Astro Air Transport in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Atlantic Express in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Tower Air's parent company. ...)
Austrojet in AUSTRIA (Formed by BFS/Business Flight Systems using AOC from its parent company. ...)
Avcon Jet in AUSTRIA (AOC granted on 3/4/08. ...)
Avmax Group in CANADA (Purchased in stages from 10/15 by Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co, China and Bi ...)
Avmax Aircraft Leasing in CANADA (Purchased in stages from 10/15 by Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co, China and Bi ...)
BA Connect in UNITED KINGDOM (Purchased by FlyBE (announced 3/11/06, handed-over 5/3/07), excluding London Cit ...)
Bazair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Beibars in QAZAKSTAN (Started services 7/07. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8 ...)
Beybars Aircompany in QAZAKSTAN (Started services 7/07. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8 ...)
Berlin European UK in UNITED KINGDOM (Created with help from Germania & Monarch. Started ops in 1989. Integrated into ...)
Blue1 in FINLAND (Joined Star Alliance partnership in 2004. Ceased operations between 23/12/14 and ...)
Blue 1 in FINLAND (Joined Star Alliance partnership in 2004. Ceased operations between 23/12/14 and ...)
Bora Jet in TURKEY (Purchased in 12/16 by SBK Holding, Turkey. Suspended all operations on 24/4/17. ...)
Borajet in TURKEY (Purchased in 12/16 by SBK Holding, Turkey. Suspended all operations on 24/4/17. ...)
Braathens Sweden in SWEDEN (Merged into Braathens Malmö Aviation. ...)
Braathens Sverige in SWEDEN (Merged into Braathens Malmö Aviation. ...)
Bravia in RUSSIA (Formed by Tupolev Design Bureau, Aviastar of Ulyanovsk, Aviation Ventures to ove ...)
Breeze in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by HeavyLift for pax operations. ...)
California Growers Air Express in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Cargo Plus Aviation in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed 7/01 by Nasir Khan through Cargo Plus Aviation Inc, Bahamas, itself forme ...)
Air Cargo Plus in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed 7/01 by Nasir Khan through Cargo Plus Aviation Inc, Bahamas, itself forme ...)
Caribbean Airlines in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed as a successor of BWIA, starting operations on 1/1/07. 16% share acquired ...)
Challenge Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Jeff Whitesell. Acquired by Bellomy-Lawson shortly after start-up for ...)
China Aircraft Leasing Company in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed in 2011 by state-owned conglomerate China Everbright Group. IPO intended ...)
CALC/China Aircraft Leasing Group in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed in 2011 by state-owned conglomerate China Everbright Group. IPO intended ...)
Chorus Aviation in CANADA (Formed division Chorus Aviation Capital on 4/1/17. ...)
Chorus Aviation Capital in CANADA (Formed division Chorus Aviation Capital on 4/1/17. ...)
Civil in LIBYA ( ...)
Civil in RWANDA ( ...)
Civil in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Civil Aviation Authority in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed in 1947 as Air Registration Board, a department of the Ministr ...)
CAA in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed in 1947 as Air Registration Board, a department of the Ministr ...)
Commercial Aviation in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
ConocoPhillips Alaska Aviation in USA.ALASKA (Later renamed to Phillips/BPX. ...)
Continental Airways in MOLDOVA (Formed as a successor to Jet Star. AOC granted in 2/14. ...)
Continental Sky Van in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Dalmatian Air in CROATIA (Formed by Dalmatian Holidays tour operator. ...)
Ecuatoriana de Aviación in ECUADOR ( ...)
Empresa Ecuatoriana de Aviacion in ECUADOR ( ...)
Efata Papua Airlines in INDONESIA (Ceased operations in 6/2004. Expects to restart in 10/2005 as Air Efata. ...)
Eritrean Airlines in ERITREA ( ...)
Air Eritrea in ERITREA ( ...)
European Ukraine Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Executive Air Charter/American Eagle in USA.PUERTO RICO (Acquired 1989 by AMR Corp. Renamed 1/1/91 to Executive Airlines. ...)
Express Airways in GERMANY ( ...)
Farnair Europe in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Tulip Air as a member of Farnair Europe Group. ISO-9000 certified in 1 ...)
Tulip Air Charter in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Tulip Air as a member of Farnair Europe Group. ISO-9000 certified in 1 ...)
Feel Air in NORWAY (Plan undefinitely postponed in 9/11. ...)
Fortele Aeriene ale Republicii Socialiste Romania in ROMANIA ( ...)
GAS Air Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
General & Aviation Services/R & N Air Cargo in NIGERIA ( ...)
General Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
GLM Aviation in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes in BRAZIL (5.27% purchased in 10/11 by Fidelity Investments (FMR). 3% purchased by Delta Ai ...)
Gotlandsflyg in SWEDEN (Started ACMI-only services in 2002. ...)
HeavyLift Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered joint venture with Volga Dnepr in 1991. Acquired by Norway's Kvaerner SA ...)
Heavylift Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered joint venture with Volga Dnepr in 1991. Acquired by Norway's Kvaerner SA ...)
Helitaxi Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
IB Finance Leasing Company in CHINA (Originally formed as Fujian Industrial Bank. Renamed 6/01 to Fujian Industrial B ...)
Industrial Bank in CHINA (Originally formed as Fujian Industrial Bank. Renamed 6/01 to Fujian Industrial B ...)
Indonesia Air Transport in INDONESIA (Formed by Bhakti Investama Group. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent ...)
IAT in INDONESIA (Formed by Bhakti Investama Group. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent ...)
Inter-RCA in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Japan Transocean Airlines in JAPAN (Became member of OneWorld alliance effective 1/4/07. ...)
JTA in JAPAN (Became member of OneWorld alliance effective 1/4/07. ...)
Jet Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates until 8/12/16. AOC revoked on ...)
Kalitta Charters in USA.MICHIGAN (Originally formed as Kitty Hawk Charters. Reorganized in 2000 by Conrad Kalitta. ...)
Khmelnitsky Aviation Enterprise in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Khmelnitsky division of Ukraine directorate. Reo ...)
Khmelnitskoe aviapredpriatie in UKRAINE (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Khmelnitsky division of Ukraine directorate. Reo ...)
Khoriv-Avia in UKRAINE (Formed by Ukraine Ministry of Interior. ...)
Liana Air Company in UKRAINE ( ...)
Linea Internacional Aérea in ECUADOR ( ...)
LIA in ECUADOR ( ...)
Lionel Air in PERU (Formed 14/4/15. ...)
Loide Aéreo Nacional in BRAZIL (Formed by merger of Transportes Carga Aérea, Paulistas & TAB. Merged into VASP i ...)
LAN in BRAZIL (Formed by merger of Transportes Carga Aérea, Paulistas & TAB. Merged into VASP i ...)
London City Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by BMA. ...)
Lufthansa Italia in ITALY (Formed by Lufthansa, expecting to use AOC from Air Dolomiti (using 6 ERJ-195 ann ...)
Luftline Georgia in GEORGIA (Started services on 14/7/15. ...)
Mano River Airlines in SIERRA LEONE (Formed by Mano River Union, an international cooperation between Sierra Leone, G ...)
MAP Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Purchased by Passaredo (announced 21/8/19). Started using trade name Voepass in ...)
VoePass/Manaus Aerotaxi Participaçoes in BRAZIL (Purchased by Passaredo (announced 21/8/19). Started using trade name Voepass in ...)
Martinair Holland in NETHERLANDS (25%, later 29% then 33.8% stake taken by KLM, increased to 50% in 1995 - with re ...)
Merpati Nusantara Airlines in INDONESIA (Formed in 9/62 to take over domestic routes previously operated by military auth ...)
MNA in INDONESIA (Formed in 9/62 to take over domestic routes previously operated by military auth ...)
Ministère de l'Air in FRANCE ( ...)
Moxy Airlines in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by David Neelemen (formerly at Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue, Azul). Moxy ...)
MTM Aviation in GERMANY (Formed by Mini-Trans Transportbetriebe. Associated with Lufthansa Leasing ? Merg ...)
Management Transport Munich in GERMANY (Formed by Mini-Trans Transportbetriebe. Associated with Lufthansa Leasing ? Merg ...)
MVA in USA.WISCONSIN (Taken-over by Air Wisconsin. ...)
Mississippi Valley Airlines in USA.WISCONSIN (Taken-over by Air Wisconsin. ...)
NasJet in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Nordic Airlink in SWEDEN (Originally formed in 2000 as Reguljair. Started ops in 2001. 85% acquired by Fin ...)
FlyNordic in SWEDEN (Originally formed in 2000 as Reguljair. Started ops in 2001. 85% acquired by Fin ...)
Nordisk Aerotransport in SWEDEN (Acquired 1975 by SAS & then managed by Scanair. ...)
North West in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Odette Airways in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Crossair and Odette AG. Started operations 15/2/02. Reorganized as Hel ...)
Ozark Air Lines in USA.MISSOURI (Acquired 4/2001 by Great Plains Airlines Holding. ...)
Pacific Western Airlines in CANADA (Took-over Transair in 1979. Taken-over by Canadian AL and merged 26/4/87. ...)
PWA in CANADA (Took-over Transair in 1979. Taken-over by Canadian AL and merged 26/4/87. ...)
Pan African Air Services in TANZANIA ( ...)
Pars Airlines in IRAN ( ...)
Peninsular Linea Aérea in MEXICO (Airline operated during 15 days before collapsing. ...)
Peoples Republic of Kampuchea in CAMBODIA (Reformed with Vietnam assistance and training. Demobilized 27/6/92 with country' ...)
Pionair in INDIA (Unconfirmed in India. ...)
PowdAir in SWITZERLAND (Formed in 2/17. Intended to start on 17/12/17 with ACMI equipment and 2018/2019 ...)
Powdair in SWITZERLAND (Formed in 2/17. Intended to start on 17/12/17 with ACMI equipment and 2018/2019 ...)
Q Aviation in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Texas investment firm Q Investments. Announced its 9/06 its intention ...)
Qantas in AUSTRALIA (Acquired Australian AL in 1992. Stake attempt by Singapore AL failed in 1992. 25 ...)
Qantas Airways in AUSTRALIA (Acquired Australian AL in 1992. Stake attempt by Singapore AL failed in 1992. 25 ...)
Red Wings in RUSSIA (Banned from operating into EU by Russian government over safety issues from 25/6 ...)
RIV in ITALY ( ...)
Roraima Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
Royal Jet in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed as a joint venture between Amiri Flight and Abu Dhabi Aviation. ...)
Sahand Airlines in IRAN (Believed associated with the Iranian Navy. AOC granted in late 2010. Ceased oper ...)
Sahand Asia Airlines in IRAN (Believed associated with the Iranian Navy. AOC granted in late 2010. Ceased oper ...)
Sanwa Business Credit in USA (GENERAL) (Sold in 1999 to Fleet Financial Group. ...)
SkyAlps in ITALY (Formed by ABD Holding, owner of Bolzano airport. Expects to start in 5/20 with A ...)
SkyEurope Hungary in HUNGARY (Formed by Slovakia's SkyEurope. Shut-down operations at end 10/07. ...)
Sky Europe Hungary in HUNGARY (Formed by Slovakia's SkyEurope. Shut-down operations at end 10/07. ...)
Skyway Travelers in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Soho Express in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Solis Aviation in BULGARIA (Became a chartering-only company in 2001. ...)
Southern Air in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed using Southern Air Transport's assets and staff. Entered Chapter 11 in 20 ...)
Star Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (Originally formed in 1990, starting own operations in 1999. Formally moved to Bi ...)
Kyrgyzstan Air Star in KYRGYZSTAN (Originally formed in 1990, starting own operations in 1999. Formally moved to Bi ...)
Sudania Air Cargo in SUDAN ( ...)
Swe Fly in SWEDEN (Originally formed as Svea Flyg then West East Air. Started operations in 1995. R ...)
Tahoe Pacific Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
TEA Basel in SWITZERLAND (Formed by TEA. ...)
Trans European Airways in SWITZERLAND (Formed by TEA. ...)
Telair International in USA.CALIFORNIA (Cargo conversion company. ...)
Temple Airlines International in USA.CALIFORNIA (Ceased operations in 9/68. ...)
Tigres Voladores in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Titan Air in CANADA ( ...)
Trans Continental Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Dissolved when found member of Hermann combine. ...)
Trans National Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
TransAlsace in FRANCE (Merged 1993 with Lisbon-based Transportugal, forming TransEurope Airlines. Cease ...)
Trans Alsace in FRANCE (Merged 1993 with Lisbon-based Transportugal, forming TransEurope Airlines. Cease ...)
Transgabon in GABON (Formed by Sodetraf. ...)
Transports Aériens du Gabon in GABON (Formed by Sodetraf. ...)
Transport Aérien Zaïrois in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Ake Jansson. Renamed to TAC when the country was renamed. ...)
TAZ in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Ake Jansson. Renamed to TAC when the country was renamed. ...)
Transporte Aeronaves de Curaçao in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Frameair. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Boyacenses in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Meridionais in BRAZIL (Merged into TAM Linhas Aéreas in 2001. ...)
TAM in BRAZIL (Merged into TAM Linhas Aéreas in 2001. ...)
TranStar Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Shut down in mid-1987 when competitor Continental threatened to open a hub in Da ...)
Universal Air Transport in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Velocity in MOLDOVA (Unconfirmed in Moldova (Russia's Vilocity ?). ...)
Viola Avia Trans in RUSSIA ( ...)
Volare Air Transport Company in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviatransportnaya kompania Volare in RUSSIA ( ...)
Wamos in SPAIN ( ...)
West Indies Air Cargo in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Westair Bénin in BENIN (Formed by Westair Cargo Airlines. ...)
Western Airlines in USA.WASHINGTON (Formed late 2005, starting services on 24/1/07. Ceased all services 7/2/07. ...)
Zexus Air in INDIA (Formed 22/4/13. Submitted an AOC application in 5/13. Business plan abandonned b ...)

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