AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 8 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 8 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 04/07/2020 05:00:02


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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Aero4M in SLOVENIA (Formed by Groupe Regourd, France to operate mostly in Equatorial Guinea. AOC gra ...)
Aerolift Airlines in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Aerosegovia in NICARAGUA (Formed with assistance from Aerocaribbean. Ceased operations on 4/3/03. AOC canc ...)
Aerovias ASA in CHILE ( ...)
Air Blu@ in ITALY (Formed by former founder of Azzurra Air, and Friulia SpA (18%). Reorganized as o ...)
Air Blue in PAKISTAN (Started services on 18/6/04. Suspended operations on 23/3/20 due to COVID-19; re ...)
Airblue in PAKISTAN (Started services on 18/6/04. Suspended operations on 23/3/20 due to COVID-19; re ...)
Air Botnia in FINLAND (Formed by SAS. Renamed 1/1/04 to Blue1. ...)
Air Central in JAPAN (Merged 1/10/10 with Air Next and Air Nippon Network, forming ANA Wings. ...)
Air Demerara in GUYANA (Formed in 6/19. Expects to start services in 2021. ...)
Air Equator in MALDIVES (Formed by the SPA Group. AOC revoked 12/8/05. ...)
Air Finance International in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by AAR Corp. ...)
Air France-KLM in FRANCE (Formed by the merger of Air France (81%) and KLM (19%). 10% stake to be purchase ...)
Air Freight in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed with help from Skyways Coach Air. Acquired South West Avn in 1973. Rename ...)
Air Kazakstan in QAZAKSTAN (Formed (possibly as Kazakhstan Airways) on 8/10/96 by Kazak government following ...)
Air Max-Gabon in GABON ( ...)
Air North in USA.VERMONT (Purchased by Brockway Corp. ...)
Air North in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Air North International in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Air Sahara in INDIA (Started merger talks with Kingfisher during 10/05 for $500m but eventually annou ...)
Air Sénégal International in SENEGAL (Started services on 23/2/01 under the management leadership of Royal Air Maroc. ...)
ASI in SENEGAL (Started services on 23/2/01 under the management leadership of Royal Air Maroc. ...)
Air Taxi Service in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Ulster in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased services in 1/70. ...)
Ulster Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased services in 1/70. ...)
Air Volta in BURKINA FASO (Formed by Sodetraf with assistance from Air Afrique and UTA. ...)
Airlease International in USA.ARKANSAS ( ...)
Alaire Lineas Aéreas in SPAIN (Formed 12/01 and started operations in 7/02 with small equipment. ...)
Alfa 92 Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Alfa 92 Aircompany in RUSSIA ( ...)
American Air Transport & Flight School in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
American World Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Express America/Express US in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
ANA Wings in JAPAN (Formed 1/10/10 by the merger of Air Nippon Network, Air Next and Air Central. ...)
Atlas Air in TURKEY (Renamed before starting ops. ...)
Aurora Aviation Group in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by former executives from AAR Corp and RPK Capital. ...)
Aurora Leasing in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by former executives from AAR Corp and RPK Capital. ...)
Autair (Rhodesia) in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Aviation Service and Support in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Avion Jet Leasing in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
Azul Uruguay in URUGUAY (Formed 4/17 by Azul, Brazil. Expected to start in 2017Q4, launch undefinitely po ...)
BAe in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of BAC, Hawker Siddeley & Scottish Avn. Includes Jersey-bas ...)
British Aerospace in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of BAC, Hawker Siddeley & Scottish Avn. Includes Jersey-bas ...)
Belizean Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Harold W Harbican. ...)
Bright Flight in BULGARIA (Ceased operations in 3/19. AOC revoked in 4/20. ...)
British Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed as British Airways Ltd (BAL). Amalgamated on 1/4/40 with Imperial AW (for ...)
Canadian North in CANADA (Initially created as a division of Canadian AL. Acquired in 1998 by NorTerra hol ...)
Air NorTerra in CANADA (Initially created as a division of Canadian AL. Acquired in 1998 by NorTerra hol ...)
Caribe Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Castlelake in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
Cebu Pacific Air in PHILIPPINES (Originally formed as Cebu Air. Acquired by J.G. Summit Holdings Inc (JGS.PH). Fu ...)
Cebu Air in PHILIPPINES (Originally formed as Cebu Air. Acquired by J.G. Summit Holdings Inc (JGS.PH). Fu ...)
Charterair in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Chinese Nationalist Air Force in TAIWAN (Formed with Formosa-based assets and personnel of Chinese AF helped by staff fro ...)
CNAF in TAIWAN (Formed with Formosa-based assets and personnel of Chinese AF helped by staff fro ...)
Classic Wings in GERMANY ( ...)
Click Airways International in ARMENIA (Associated with Click AW, Kyrgyzstan. ...)
Crystal Luxury Air in ARUBA (Formed by Crystal Cruises and Genting Hong Kong Started services in 8/17 using A ...)
Darbhanga Aviation in INDIA ( ...)
Diamond Lease in JAPAN (IPO in 1985. ...)
Diamond Airfinance Ireland in JAPAN (IPO in 1985. ...)
East Horizon Airlines in AFGHANISTAN (Formed in 1/10. Operations reportedly suspended in 2015 after aircraft were foun ...)
East-West Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Arthur Yates. Acquired 1987 by TNT and absorbed into Ansett Australia. ...)
Eclipse Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Aviation Enterprises & Summit Aviation. ...)
Empresa Provincial de Aviación Civil in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Evans Aviation in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Export Air Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Fly2Sky in BULGARIA (Suspended operations on 5/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Força Aérea de Cabo Verde in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS ( ...)
Fortunair Canada in CANADA ( ...)
Fortune Air in CANADA ( ...)
Four Star Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Freedom Air International in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Mount Cook Group (becoming part of Air New Zealand holdings), original ...)
Freedom Air in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Mount Cook Group (becoming part of Air New Zealand holdings), original ...)
Frontier Inc in USA.MISSISSIPPI (Formed by Howard G Hale with help from Clayton Curtis. No connection with Fronti ...)
FSB in RUSSIA (Formed 12/4/95 by the Russian Ministry of Interior. ...)
Federal Security Service in RUSSIA (Formed 12/4/95 by the Russian Ministry of Interior. ...)
Fuerza Aérea Guatematelca in GUATEMALA (Originally formed in 1914 as Cuerpo de Aviación de Ejército. ...)
General Aviation in USA.TENNESSEE (Formed by TAG-The Aviation Group. Taken-over by Kitty Hawk. ...)
Government of Ivory Coast in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Government of Russia (Tuva) in RUSSIA ( ...)
Great Northern Freight Forwarding in CANADA ( ...)
Hang Meas Airlines in LAOS ( ...)
Hermanos Sebastian y Gomez in PANAMA (Cover nominee for CIA-held Air America, for Bay of Pigs operation. ...)
Hinduja Cargo Services in INDIA (Formed by Lufthansa (40%) & Induja Group (60%) with assistance from Custom Air T ...)
Lufthansa Cargo India in INDIA (Formed by Lufthansa (40%) & Induja Group (60%) with assistance from Custom Air T ...)
International Cargo Xpress in USA.MICHIGAN (Possibly originally formed 1972 as ICX Aviation in Washington,DC (CIA cover ?). ...)
ICX/International Charter Express in USA.MICHIGAN (Possibly originally formed 1972 as ICX Aviation in Washington,DC (CIA cover ?). ...)
ItAli Airlines in ITALY (Owner/chairman arrested on 27/10/10 on tax evasion charges. AOC changed to provi ...)
Itali Airlines in ITALY (Owner/chairman arrested on 27/10/10 on tax evasion charges. AOC changed to provi ...)
Junergy Aviation in IRELAND (Formed 8/2/13. ...)
Khomeini Guard in IRAN ( ...)
Labrador Airways in CANADA (Acquired in 1983 by Roger Pike. Renamed Air Labrador in 1994. ...)
Lab Air in CANADA (Acquired in 1983 by Roger Pike. Renamed Air Labrador in 1994. ...)
LACAS in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Comerciales al Sur in ARGENTINA ( ...)
LADU Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Linea Aérea Darien Uraba in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Leading Edge Air Services in PHILIPPINES (Formed by ACDI (Aviation Cadet Development Inc, founded in 1982 by pilots of the ...)
Leascor in PHILIPPINES (Formed by ACDI (Aviation Cadet Development Inc, founded in 1982 by pilots of the ...)
Linhas Aéreas de Sao Tomé e Principe in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE ( ...)
Longjiang Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Harbin Xiangyu Co. with assistance from Okay Airways as its regional s ...)
LJ Air in CHINA (Formed by Harbin Xiangyu Co. with assistance from Okay Airways as its regional s ...)
Luftwaffe in GERMANY (Re-formed in 1957 following WW2. ...)
Manhattan Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Mast Air in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ( ...)
MAZ Aviation in SAUDI ARABIA (Associated with Nexus Flight Operations. ...)
Meridiana Air in SPAIN (Formed by the merger of LA Canarias, UniversAir & Euravia under Aga Khan propert ...)
Ministry of Defence in UKRAINE ( ...)
Mistral Aviation Services in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Initially formed in South Africa in 2002 as a repair company for F.28 and DC-9 b ...)
Moldavian Airlines in MOLDOVA (AOC suspended on 11/8/14. ...)
MDV in MOLDOVA (AOC suspended on 11/8/14. ...)
National Commuter Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Newark Air Service in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Norway Airlines in NORWAY (Formed 2/4/87 by Trondelag-based investors. 33% purchased in 10/89 by Air Europe ...)
Odengene Air Shuttle Services in NIGERIA (Originally formed as a helicopter company. Taken-over in 2/17 by government-owne ...)
Oman Police Air Wing in OMAN ( ...)
Royal Oman Police Flight Operations in OMAN ( ...)
Pacific Air Express in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Pacific Interstate Airlines in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
PIA in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Paradise 1000 Travel Club in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Perle Airways in HAITI ( ...)
Pioneer International in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
PSI Air 2007 in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Queensland Pacific Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Pacific & Western Aviation. ...)
Quick Air Trans in HUNGARY ( ...)
Rainbow Air Cargo in GHANA ( ...)
Rainbow Air Cargo Express in GHANA ( ...)
Raj Air in INDIA (Formed by Raj Travel and Tours Ltd, expecting to start services on 5/12/93. Plan ...)
Raj Aviation/Raj Global Airways in INDIA (Formed by Raj Travel and Tours Ltd, expecting to start services on 5/12/93. Plan ...)
Rutas Aéreas Mexicanas in MEXICO (Formed by Radames Gaxiola. ...)
Redas Aérea Mexicana in MEXICO (Formed by Radames Gaxiola. ...)
Ryanair Sun in POLAND (Formed in 3/17 by Ryanair as a Polish charter airline. Started operations on 23/ ...)
Buzz in POLAND (Formed in 3/17 by Ryanair as a Polish charter airline. Started operations on 23/ ...)
SA Alliance Air in UGANDA (Uganda stake transferred in 2001 to Dairo AS, Tanzanian shares privatized to pri ...)
African Joint Air Service in UGANDA (Uganda stake transferred in 2001 to Dairo AS, Tanzanian shares privatized to pri ...)
Safari Air in INDONESIA ( ...)
Safiran Airlines in IRAN ( ...)
Sakha Avia National Aircompany in RUSSIA (Reorganized 9/95 by Sakhaavia Concern. ...)
Natsionalnaya aviakompanija Sakhaavia in RUSSIA (Reorganized 9/95 by Sakhaavia Concern. ...)
SAPO Air Operations in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by SAPO Luxury Car Rentals & Luxury Travel Management. Associated with Sw ...)
SARO in MEXICO (Ceased ops 3/95. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Rutas Oriente in MEXICO (Ceased ops 3/95. ...)
Saudi Arabian VIP Flight in SAUDI ARABIA (All flights operated by Saudi (later Saudi Arabian Airlines) in full colours sin ...)
Search Aviation in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Air Tankers in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
SERCA Costa Rica in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Servicios de Carga SA/Central American Air Cargo in COSTA RICA ( ...)
ShaNS Air in RUSSIA (Named after the Russian word for "chance" and founder name. ...)
Skyways AB in SWEDEN (Formed by Salenia AB (75%) and SAS (25%; diluted to 19.9% by 9/10 and sold to La ...)
Solitaire Air in JORDAN (Ceased all operations in 5/11. Restarted on 1/6/15 dba FlyJordan with 2 B.737-30 ...)
Strong Aviation in KUWAIT ( ...)
Touch & Go Airlines in RUSSIA (Note: Conveyer is Russian term for touch-and-go. ...)
Conveyer in RUSSIA (Note: Conveyer is Russian term for touch-and-go. ...)
Trans Ocean Airways in USA.LOUISIANA ( ...)
Transport Nord-Ouest in CANADA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Opita in COLOMBIA ( ...)
TTA in MOZAMBIQUE (Expected to relaunch in 2010 with a BAe RJ85 operated by SA Airlink; plan reject ...)
Empresa Nacional de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo in MOZAMBIQUE (Expected to relaunch in 2010 with a BAe RJ85 operated by SA Airlink; plan reject ...)
Tura Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Tura division. Transferred to the government of ...)
Turinskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Tura division. Transferred to the government of ...)
Turbo ATR Partnership in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
VASCO in VIETNAM (Formed by Vietnam AL (100%). 49% purchased by Techcombank and associates. Expect ...)
Vietnam Air Service Company in VIETNAM (Formed by Vietnam AL (100%). 49% purchased by Techcombank and associates. Expect ...)
VFW-Fokker in GERMANY (Split from Fokker, 61.6% stake taken by Krupp family. VFW assets taken-over 1979 ...)
Vistajet in CANADA ( ...)
VVB Aviation Malta in MALTA (Formed by VVB Group (Elstree, UK). AOC granted in early 7/15. ...)
West Atlantic Air in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Wien Alaska Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Renamed 1/66 to Wien Air Alaska. ...)
Windward Island Airways International in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Nationalized in 1974 then managed by ALM. Downgraded equipment to small commuter ...)
Winair in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Nationalized in 1974 then managed by ALM. Downgraded equipment to small commuter ...)
Zulu Air in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed to operate out of Sao Tomé with pax 747SP to Houston dba Island Express a ...)
Island Express in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed to operate out of Sao Tomé with pax 747SP to Houston dba Island Express a ...)

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