AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 82 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 82 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 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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ACM Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Purchased in 11/10 by TWC Aviation (qv). ...)
Aeromost-Kharkov in UKRAINE ( ...)
Aeromist-Kharkiv in UKRAINE ( ...)
Aerostar Asset Management in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
AeroSur Paraguay in PARAGUAY (Formed by Bolivia's AeroSur. Start-up initially planned 10/08, postponed to mid- ...)
Aerotrans Airlines in CYPRUS (Started operations in 2002. ...)
AFG Aviation Ireland in IRELAND (Formed on 7/7/17. ...)
Aircraft Finance Germany in IRELAND (Formed on 7/7/17. ...)
Air BC/Air Canada Connector in CANADA (85% stake taken 1987 by Air Canada. Received offer in 1999 from CIT Group/Newcou ...)
Air Cargo in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Air France in FRANCE (Formed 19/5/33 as SCELA (Société Centrale pour l'Exploitation de Lignes Aérienne ...)
Air Hamburg in GERMANY ( ...)
Air Ivoire in IVORY COAST (51% sold in 2009 to CFI international (owned by Koné Dossongui). Liquidated 8/11 ...)
Nouvelle Air Ivoire in IVORY COAST (51% sold in 2009 to CFI international (owned by Koné Dossongui). Liquidated 8/11 ...)
Air Manos in GREECE ( ...)
Air Martinique - Lignes Aériennes Caraïbes in FRANCE.MARTINIQUE (Reorganized in 1981. Attempted take-over by Corsair failed in 1993. Reorganized ...)
Compagnie Antillaise d'Affrêtements Aériens in FRANCE.MARTINIQUE (Reorganized in 1981. Attempted take-over by Corsair failed in 1993. Reorganized ...)
Air Nigeria in NIGERIA (Formed with assistance from Swissair. Did not start ops. ...)
Air Turks and Caicos in UNITED KINGDOM.TURKS & CAICOS (Formed by Trans-Jamaican AL (35%). ...)
Airflight in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Ajax in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot/RIA as cargo subsidiary. ...)
Ayaks Cargo Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Aeroflot/RIA as cargo subsidiary. ...)
Albatros Airline in TURKEY (Ceased ops between 12/92 and 1/94, again between 20/3/94 and 6/95. ...)
Air Albatros/Albatros Havacilik in TURKEY (Ceased ops between 12/92 and 1/94, again between 20/3/94 and 6/95. ...)
Alisarda in ITALY (Formed by Prince Aga Khan (79.3%). Renamed 1/9/91 to Meridiana when acquired sto ...)
Linee Aeree della Sardegna in ITALY (Formed by Prince Aga Khan (79.3%). Renamed 1/9/91 to Meridiana when acquired sto ...)
ALPA Aerotaxis in PERU ( ...)
Alpha Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed with operations under licence of VIM Airlines. ...)
AMC Airlines in EGYPT (Suspended operations on 30/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Ancargo in ANGOLA ( ...)
Aca-Ancargo in ANGOLA ( ...)
Animawings in ROMANIA (Formed in 1/19 by Memento Group (owner of Christian Tour) with assistance from O ...)
Arik Niger in NIGER (Formed by Arik Ar, Nigeria. Started services in 8/08 postponed to 4/09, eventual ...)
Armée de l'Air Malgache in MADAGASCAR ( ...)
Army of the People Liberation Army in CHINA ( ...)
PLA Army in CHINA ( ...)
Arnoro Airlines in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ( ...)
Aryana Airlines in AFGHANISTAN (Formed 1/55 by Afghan government (51%) and India's Indamer (49%). ...)
Asia Majestic Airlines in THAILAND (Formed 14/1/11. Expected to start operations in 4/11. ...)
Astrail Aviation in IRELAND (Formed 11/4/07. ...)
Atorie Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Aviation Technical Support in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
B&H Airlines in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (49% stake purchased (from Bosnia government) by THY (announced 29/8/08, complete ...)
BH Airlines in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (49% stake purchased (from Bosnia government) by THY (announced 29/8/08, complete ...)
BC Aircraft Leasing in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Berjaya Air in MALAYSIA (Originally formed as Pacific Air Charter. Acquired by Berjaya Group and renamed ...)
Bluebird Leasing in USA.DELAWARE ( ...)
British Gulf International Airlines in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Initially formed in 7/96 as a freight forwarder. Started own operations in 2/00. ...)
Business Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Business Jet in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Caisse d'Epargne in FRANCE ( ...)
Centavia in SERBIA (Formed by Zvonko Gobeljiç (75%, former director of the Belgrade-based branch of ...)
Central European Aviation in SERBIA (Formed by Zvonko Gobeljiç (75%, former director of the Belgrade-based branch of ...)
Century Airlines in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
China Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed 18/8/98 by China Eastern (70%) and China Ocean Shipping (30%). 25% acquir ...)
China Eastern Cargo in CHINA (Formed 18/8/98 by China Eastern (70%) and China Ocean Shipping (30%). 25% acquir ...)
China Eastern Airlines Executive Air in CHINA (Formed by China Eastern at its executive jets subsidiary. AOC granted in 4/11. S ...)
China Eastern Business Aviation Services Company in CHINA (Formed by China Eastern at its executive jets subsidiary. AOC granted in 4/11. S ...)
CIT Leasing in USA.NEW YORK (Entered the aircraft financing market in the 1970's. Merged in 1999 with Newcour ...)
CIT Aerospace/CIT Group in USA.NEW YORK (Entered the aircraft financing market in the 1970's. Merged in 1999 with Newcour ...)
Civil in TURKEY ( ...)
Civil in ITALY ( ...)
Coastal Air Transport in USA.ALABAMA ( ...)
CR Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG (40% acquired by China Rich Holdings Ltd in 2003. 85% intended to be purchased by ...)
Creek Railway Express in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Daallo Airlines in DJIBOUTI (Started services on 20/3/91. Purchased 13/11/07 by Dubai World's subsidiary Isti ...)
Daghestan Airlines in RUSSIA (Started trading as South East Airlines in 12/09. ...)
Avialinii Dagestana in RUSSIA (Started trading as South East Airlines in 12/09. ...)
Dai Nippon Airways in JAPAN (Assets used to form JAL. ...)
Dai Nihon Koku in JAPAN (Assets used to form JAL. ...)
Danish Airlease in DENMARK (Originally formed as Fairways ? ...)
Dart Airlines in UKRAINE (Ceased operations in 2001. Re-launched in 2011 and commercial services started i ...)
Departamento de Polícia Federal in BRAZIL ( ...)
DPF in BRAZIL ( ...)
Dominair in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Acquired by SAP Group in 2000. ...)
Aerolineas Dominicanas/ADSA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Acquired by SAP Group in 2000. ...)
DS Skytech in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 8/5/14 as a joint venture between DS Aviation (aviation leasing divisi ...)
Eastindo Services in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
EastMerchant Capital in GERMANY ( ...)
Eden Air in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Conrad Kalitta, using Kitty Hawk AOC. ...)
eVolavia in ITALY (Originally formed as a tour-operator. Expects to begin own operations in 2004, p ...)
Federal Air Traffic Control Authority in SERBIA ( ...)
FATCA Flight Inspection in SERBIA ( ...)
Festival Airlines in USA.ILLINOIS (Initially formed in 2004. Expects to start offering service in 2006 subcontracti ...)
Florida Express Jet in USA.FLORIDA (Expected to start on 20/3/14 using chartered equipment from Swift Air; however b ...)
Freedom Airways in CYPRUS (Expected to start operations in 2006 but AOC denied. Eventually started operatio ...)
Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña in EL SALVADOR (Formed 18/5/1946. ...)
G5 Executive in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Global Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Global Aviation Leasing (qv). Expected to start operations on 18/4/14, ...)
Holiday Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Northeast Bolivian. Re-launched in 2016 as Holiday Air, Costa Ri ...)
IAF Air Freighters in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Independent Air Freighters in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Inter Island Airways in USA.SAMOA ISLANDS (Formed 8/93. AOC granted in 9/95. ...)
Inter-Canadian/Canadian Partner in CANADA (Formed by Canadian AL Int'l/PWA Corp (31%) by the merger of Quebec Avn & Nordair ...)
JetBlue Airways in USA.NEW YORK (Offered IPO in 2002. Soros shares increased to 11.5% in 4/07. 19% purchased 13/1 ...)
Kaliningrad Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kaliningrad division (formed 8/10/45, starting o ...)
Kaliningradskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Kaliningrad division (formed 8/10/45, starting o ...)
Kenya Air Force in KENYA (Originally formed in 1933 as Kenya Defense Force Air Unit, renamed Kenya Auxilia ...)
KrasAvia in RUSSIA (Formed by the merger of Tura Air Enterprise and Evenkiya. ...)
LAC Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Caribe in COLOMBIA ( ...)
LB Smith Aircraft Corp in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Liberian Airways in LIBERIA ( ...)
Lloyd Aero Corporation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Lyoox Palyot in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Lyoox Polyot in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Magnicharters in MEXICO (Started trading as "Magni" effective 1/08. AOC suspended 12/6/08 by Mexican DGAC ...)
Mars Avia in ARMENIA (Added on EU black list on 4/6/20. ...)
Midway Metrolink in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by John Tague's father. ...)
NATO in $ GLOBAL (Formed 4/4/49. ...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in $ GLOBAL (Formed 4/4/49. ...)
Nefteyugansk Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Nefteyuganskie avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
Normandie Air Services in FRANCE ( ...)
NAS in FRANCE ( ...)
Northeast Bolivian Airlines in BOLIVIA (Relaunched in 2003 by Auxer Group (expecting to purchase the dormant AOC and to ...)
NEBA in BOLIVIA (Relaunched in 2003 by Auxer Group (expecting to purchase the dormant AOC and to ...)
Nouvelair International in TUNISIA (Formed by Nouvelair for lease-out operations to Libya. Dissolved as of 31/12/05 ...)
Fly International Airways in TUNISIA (Formed by Nouvelair for lease-out operations to Libya. Dissolved as of 31/12/05 ...)
Pacific Airlines Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Pan European in GERMANY (Originally formed as Eurocity. Intends to become a member of Team Lufthansa. ...)
PBA/Eastern Express/Continental Express in USA.FLORIDA (Taken-over in 1987 by Texas Air Corp (along other People Express assets) & merge ...)
Phoebus Apollo Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA (Initially formed as a flight school. Started scheduled pax/cargo flights in 1998 ...)
Pro Freight Cargo Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Royal Airlines in PAKISTAN (Formed on 6/11/98. ...)
Royal Bank of Scotland in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
RRC Air Service in ETHIOPIA ( ...)
Relief & Rehabilitation Committee in ETHIOPIA ( ...)
Rusaeroleasing Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Rosaerolising Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Satair in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA.SRPSKA ( ...)
ScanBlu Airlines in SWEDEN ( ...)
Sev-Avia in UKRAINE.CRIMEA (Formed on 31/3/15. ...)
Sky Express in GREECE (Became a commuter carrier in 6/07. Re-started large-scale operations in 9/09 usi ...)
Finaval Aviation in GREECE (Became a commuter carrier in 6/07. Re-started large-scale operations in 9/09 usi ...)
Small Planet Airlines Germany in GERMANY (Formed in 5/15 by Small Planet (Lithuania), expecting to obtain its own AOC in l ...)
Solenta Aviation Ghana in GHANA (Formed by Solenta Aviation, South Africa. ...)
South Pacific Air Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
South Pacific Airlines in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed on 25/2/17. Expects to start in 2018 Q3. ...)
Southeast Pacific Airways in CHILE (Formed with help from American Airlines. Merged into Chile's National AL. ...)
Southern Airways in USA.GEORGIA (Formed by Frank Hulse. Merged with North Central, forming Republic on 1/7/79. ...)
Southern Cross Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Company specialized in worldwide ferry flight on behalf of aircraft owners. ...)
Southern Cross International in USA.CALIFORNIA (Company specialized in worldwide ferry flight on behalf of aircraft owners. ...)
Southern Jersey Airways/Eastern Express/Continental Express in USA.NEW JERSEY (Ceased ops 1989 when lost its Continental affiliation, and could not succeed in ...)
Soviet Space Forces in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Spirit Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Started scheduled services in 1993 from Florida. Acquisition by Comair failed in ...)
SR Jet in CHINA (Formed in 9/13. Started operations in 2014 with small aircraft equipment. AOC (C ...)
Sparkle Roll Jet in CHINA (Formed in 9/13. Started operations in 2014 with small aircraft equipment. AOC (C ...)
Swiss European Air Lines in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swiss International to operate all RJ's on its behalf. Renamed on 3/2/ ...)
Tampico Airlines in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Huestis Wells. Later to Aviation Exchange Corporation (qv). ...)
TEA France in FRANCE (Formed by Belgium's TEA. Reorganized in 1991 & 1992. Acquired by EAS and then on ...)
Top Flight Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Trans Air Bénin in BENIN (Formed by Trans Air Congo, starting operations in 2000. Added on EU black list 8 ...)
TAB in BENIN (Formed by Trans Air Congo, starting operations in 2000. Added on EU black list 8 ...)
Trans-Orient in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Transtar Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
TRAST Aero Atlantic in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed by TRAST Aero. Also see company with similar name and a Kyrgyzstan AOC. ...)
U.S. Agency for International Development in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Uktus Aircompany in RUSSIA ( ...)
Viaggio Air in BULGARIA (Partnered with Hemus Air in 12/04. Being merged mid-2007 by government with Bulg ...)
Vic-Falls Airways in ZIMBABWE (Formed on 17/11/08. Expected to start operations from 15/11/10; plan abandonned. ...)
Victoria Falls Airways in ZIMBABWE (Formed on 17/11/08. Expected to start operations from 15/11/10; plan abandonned. ...)

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