AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 83 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 83 - 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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123 Airlines in CHINA (Became a subsidiary of OTT Airlines in 2/20. ...)
AB Aviation in COMOROS ISLANDS (Initially started in 4/11 with small commuter equpiment (AE690, then EMB-120). S ...)
Acropolis Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
ADSA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Aérolineas Dominicanas SA in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
AerCaribe Perú in PERU (Formed by AerCaribe, Colombia (30%). AOC granted on 4/1/13. ...)
Aero Acquisitions in USA.CONNECTICUT (Associated with Jetran International. ...)
Aero Express in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Aerocor in CHILE ( ...)
Aérolineas Cordillera in CHILE ( ...)
Aerolessors in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aero Lessors International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aerolineas de La Paz in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Afeef Zara Airways in PAKISTAN (Formed on 6/2/17 by Afeef Group. AOC granted in 4/18. ...)
Air 21 in USA.CALIFORNIA (Entered Chapter 11 and expected merger with Pacific Southwest AL failed in 1997. ...)
Air Alaska Cargo in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Air Alfa Hava Yollari in TURKEY ( ...)
Air Bessarabia in MOLDOVA (Operated only a couple of flights before being shut down. ...)
Air Cassai in ANGOLA ( ...)
Air Iceland in ICELAND (Formed as the domestic arm of Icelandair. Renamed to Air Iceland Connect on 24/5 ...)
Flugfélag Islands in ICELAND (Formed as the domestic arm of Icelandair. Renamed to Air Iceland Connect on 24/5 ...)
Air Inter Europe in FRANCE (Merged into Air France on 12/9/97. ...)
Air France Europe in FRANCE (Merged into Air France on 12/9/97. ...)
Air Kona in BULGARIA ( ...)
Bulgarian Aviation Company in BULGARIA ( ...)
Air Liguria in ITALY ( ...)
Air Moldova in MOLDOVA (Formed from Aeroflot's Moldovia directorate. Semi-privatized as a joint venture ...)
Air Oxford in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Périgord in FRANCE ( ...)
Airwork in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Nigel Norman & F Muntz. Took-over Transair 1958. Merged with Hunting-C ...)
ALAFCO in KUWAIT (Formed under Islamic sharia rules which ban the charging or the payment of inter ...)
Aviation Lease & Finance Co in KUWAIT (Formed under Islamic sharia rules which ban the charging or the payment of inter ...)
Alim-Air Lines in EGYPT (Never started operations as finances ran dry after overhaul of first aircraft at ...)
United Alim Airlines in EGYPT (Never started operations as finances ran dry after overhaul of first aircraft at ...)
ALTA Lineas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (Ceased operations in 8/98. ...)
American Air Cargo in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Atkins Aviation/Hangar 10 in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
American Sportsmen Travel in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Aram Air in IRAN ( ...)
Aram Airline in IRAN ( ...)
ArrivAir in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 9/9/07. ...)
Asiatic International Airways in SINGAPORE (Probable CIA-backed operator for Cambodia/Vietnam operations. ...)
Atlantic Express in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by ex-British Airways staff with financial backing from Golden Gate Capit ...)
AVISPA in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerovias Pilotos Asociados in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Avro Canada in CANADA (Formed on 1/12/1945 by UK's Avro Company following its war-time production at Ca ...)
Bankers Trust Company in USA.NEW YORK (Purchased by Deutsche Bank in 1998. ...)
BHT in TURKEY (Formed by THY with help from Aer Lingus. Taken-over by THY. ...)
Bogazici Hava Tasimaciligi/Bogazici Air Transport in TURKEY (Formed by THY with help from Aer Lingus. Taken-over by THY. ...)
Bingo Airways in POLAND (Started operations on 18/5/12. Suspended services from late 5/14 until early 6/1 ...)
Bluebird Cargo in ICELAND (Acquired in 2/05 by Flugleidir Icelandair Group. Re-branded 1/18 to Bluebird Nor ...)
Bravo Airlines in SPAIN (Acquired by Viva Airlines in 2004 (before start of operations). Plans restarted ...)
Business Air in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed with help from Euroair. 15% stake taken 1990 by Crossair. Lufthansa & Cro ...)
Business Air Centre in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed with help from Euroair. 15% stake taken 1990 by Crossair. Lufthansa & Cro ...)
CAAK/Civil Aviation Administration of Korea in KOREA (NORTH) (Started operations on 21/9/55. Renamed 28/3/92 to Air Koryo. ...)
Chosonminhang Korean Airways/Air Korea in KOREA (NORTH) (Started operations on 21/9/55. Renamed 28/3/92 to Air Koryo. ...)
CAE Parc Aviation in IRELAND (Aviation services company, including ferry flights and registry assistance. Form ...)
California Hawaiian Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by California Central for limited inter-state operations. Ceased ops betw ...)
Airline Transport Carriers in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by California Central for limited inter-state operations. Ceased ops betw ...)
California Pacific Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Canarias Cargo in SPAIN ( ...)
Euro Air Cargo in SPAIN ( ...)
Capital Aircraft in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Centec Aviation in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Cargo Aircraft Management in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Cargo Holdings International, later ATSG/Air Transport Services Group. ...)
Central Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed in Oklahoma. Merged into Frontier. ...)
Chinggis Airways in MONGOLIA (Formed by BAZ International, Mongolia. Expected to start in 3/12. ...)
Ciel Airlines in GREECE (Formed by Panayiotis Neufelt (99%). ...)
CITIC General Aviation in CHINA (Taken-over in 2013 by Minsheng Financial. ...)
Civil in CZECHOSLOVAKIA ( ...)
Civil in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Civil in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ( ...)
Civil Aviation Center in RUSSIA ( ...)
Tsentr Grazhdanskoj Aviatsii/Civil Aviation Information Education & Training in RUSSIA ( ...)
Compass Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Ceased operations on 20/12/91. ...)
Correio Aéreo Nacional in BRAZIL (Formed by Brazil AF. ...)
Cryderman Air Service in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Dash Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Dollar Lines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Dorval Air Transport in CANADA ( ...)
Eagle Aviation Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Eagle Air Cargo in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Euralair in FRANCE (Reorganized in 1999 as Groupe Euralair with main divisions Euralair Horizons (wi ...)
Eurolink Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Falcon Cargo in SWEDEN (Originally formed in the 1960s as an air taxi operator. ...)
Faso Airways in BURKINA FASO (Ceased ops in 2000. Expected to restart in 2002 using A310 or 737-800 leased fro ...)
Fleet Capital Leasing in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Formed by FleetBoston Financial. ...)
Fleet Business Credit in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Formed by FleetBoston Financial. ...)
Flight Precision in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Germany's Aerodata and FRAviation to perform calibration flights for v ...)
Força Aérea Nacional Angolana in ANGOLA ( ...)
Força Popular Aérea de Libertacao de Mozambique in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
FreshAer in IRELAND ( ...)
G7 Airlines in ITALY (Formed as a successor of Gandalf Airlines. ...)
Gading Sari Aviation Services in MALAYSIA (Formed early 2006 with financial backing from PMB after disagreement with Transm ...)
GSAS in MALAYSIA (Formed early 2006 with financial backing from PMB after disagreement with Transm ...)
Global Aero Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Global Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Belgian interests based at Charleroi. AOC revoked by Congolese CAA 9/0 ...)
GlobalJet Austria in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Global Jet Austria in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Guinée Airlines in GUINEA ( ...)
Havanatur in CUBA ( ...)
Hemet Valley Flying Service in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Venable Aircraft in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Honesty Air Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Started own operations in 2017. ...)
IAC Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Possibly originally International Air Center (IAC). ...)
Inception Aviation in MONACO ( ...)
Interfly in GERMANY ( ...)
Interstate Aviation in USA.TEXAS (Unconfirmed in Texas. ...)
JD Valenciana de Aviación in VENEZUELA ( ...)
JHM Cargo Expreso in COSTA RICA (Formed by Grupo TACA. Merged into TACA Int'l. ...)
JHM Airlines Cargo in COSTA RICA (Formed by Grupo TACA. Merged into TACA Int'l. ...)
Justice Aviation in USA.VIRGINIA (Believed to be operating exclusively for the US Dept of Justice. ...)
Aviation Enterprises in USA.VIRGINIA (Believed to be operating exclusively for the US Dept of Justice. ...)
Kearsley Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Khan Air in INDIA (Formed by Rashid Khan Air and Dr Nasser Rashid with dubious aeronautical backgro ...)
Air Transco in INDIA (Formed by Rashid Khan Air and Dr Nasser Rashid with dubious aeronautical backgro ...)
Kontakt Avia Salamandra in UKRAINE ( ...)
Kuwair in KUWAIT ( ...)
Kuwait Air Force in KUWAIT ( ...)
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Kuwaitiya in KUWAIT ( ...)
Mais Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (AOC granted on 18/6/10. Started operations on 6/9/12. Shut down during 2013. ...)
Merchant Air in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Mey-Air in NORWAY ( ...)
Mid-Sea Express in PHILIPPINES (Formed in 2011 by 2008-founded Island Helicopter Services, using commuter equipm ...)
Newlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Julian Cook. ...)
Nordair Arctic in CANADA (Formed by Nordair ...)
Noroeste in MEXICO ( ...)
Aviación del Noroeste in MEXICO ( ...)
Northeast Sunrise Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Oasis International Leasing in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by the Offsets Department of the UAE Government. Capital infusion from BA ...)
PANSA in $ FICTION ( ...)
PBA in USA.FLORIDA (Had split operations between Massachussets and Florida. Purchased Marco Island A ...)
Provincetown-Boston AL/Naples AL in USA.FLORIDA (Had split operations between Massachussets and Florida. Purchased Marco Island A ...)
People's Air in CANADA ( ...)
Premier International Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Premium Air in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Pronto Aviation Services in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Puntavia Airline de Djibouti in DJIBOUTI (Taken-over by Djibouti AL. ...)
Bin Mahfooz Aviation in DJIBOUTI (Taken-over by Djibouti AL. ...)
Pyramid Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 13/11/96. Associated with Phoenix Aircraft Leasing, Singapore. ...)
Ravn Alaska in USA.ALASKA (Parent company Ravn Air Group majority purchased in 8/15 by JF Lehman & Company, ...)
Corvis Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Parent company Ravn Air Group majority purchased in 8/15 by JF Lehman & Company, ...)
RICO Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Assets purchased 5/10 by investment fund, forming CargoBis (qv) and suspended op ...)
Royal Australian Air Force in AUSTRALIA (Originally formed as Australian Flying Corps. Renamed Australian Air Force on 31 ...)
RAAF in AUSTRALIA (Originally formed as Australian Flying Corps. Renamed Australian Air Force on 31 ...)
Royal Nepal Airlines in NEPAL (Formed to take over flights performed by Indian Airlines. Started operations on ...)
SAEMSA in MEXICO (Formed by Grupo Protexa. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Especializados Mexicanos in MEXICO (Formed by Grupo Protexa. ...)
Safe Air in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by NZNAC (94%). Acquired by Air New Zealand. Became a maintenance company ...)
Straits Air Freight Express in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by NZNAC (94%). Acquired by Air New Zealand. Became a maintenance company ...)
Scoot Tigerair in SINGAPORE ( ...)
SEAA in ANGOLA ( ...)
Serviços Executivos Aéreos de Angola in ANGOLA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Cochabamba in BOLIVIA (Formed by J Vargas. ...)
Simogh Air in IRAN ( ...)
Skyair Cargo in LIBERIA (Reorganized in 1994 by Pakistan interests (Sayed Naqvi) with former owner of Occ ...)
Transway Air Services in LIBERIA (Reorganized in 1994 by Pakistan interests (Sayed Naqvi) with former owner of Occ ...)
SLM in SURINAME ( ...)
Surinamse Luchtvracht Maatschappij in SURINAME ( ...)
Smiles Air Travel Club in USA.INDIANA ( ...)
Som Express Airways in SOMALIA (Originally formed as a travel agency in 2010. Started operations in 2017. ...)
Southern Jersey Airways/Allegheny Commuter in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Sultan Air in TURKEY (Formed by Turkish interests (51%), Transwede & Time Air Sweden (39%), and Dutch ...)
Sultan Hava Yollari in TURKEY (Formed by Turkish interests (51%), Transwede & Time Air Sweden (39%), and Dutch ...)
Sumisho Aircraft Asset Management in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Sumitomo, Japan. Includes other Sumitomo subsidiaries doing aircraft l ...)
Sumitomo Corp in NETHERLANDS (Formed by Sumitomo, Japan. Includes other Sumitomo subsidiaries doing aircraft l ...)
Supair in GERMANY ( ...)
Super International Airlines in GERMANY ( ...)
Swiftair in PHILIPPINES (Became a light aircraft only operator in 2000. ...)
TACI in URUGUAY ( ...)
Taiwan Aviation in TAIWAN (Formed by CIA. ...)
TASA in SUDAN ( ...)
Terra Surveys in CANADA (Reorganized in 1991 into Geoterrex. Taken-over by Cargaard Aviation. ...)
Tiger Air in SERBIA ( ...)
Transcharter in RUSSIA ( ...)
TransLift Airways in IRELAND (Formed by Thomas Shlgigh. 49% stake taken 1995 by All Leisure Travel Holdings. R ...)
Translift Airways in IRELAND (Formed by Thomas Shlgigh. 49% stake taken 1995 by All Leisure Travel Holdings. R ...)
USAfrica Airways in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Started operations in 6/94. Ceased services on 3/2/95. ...)
USAA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Started operations in 6/94. Ceased services on 3/2/95. ...)
Vietnam Airlines in VIETNAM (Renamed in 1989 when it became a state enterprise. Reorganized as a civil corpor ...)
VivaAeroBus in MEXICO (Formed by Grupo IAMSA (51%, ground transportation) and RyanMex (49%, Tony Ryan), ...)
Aerobús in MEXICO (Formed by Grupo IAMSA (51%, ground transportation) and RyanMex (49%, Tony Ryan), ...)
West Indies Air Transport in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Xtra Airways in USA.NEVADA (Purchased in 6/13 by PeoplExpress Airlines (announced 5/6/13). Started trading a ...)
TEM Enterprises in USA.NEVADA (Purchased in 6/13 by PeoplExpress Airlines (announced 5/6/13). Started trading a ...)
XTRAirways in USA.FLORIDA (Moved corporate HQ from Boise, ID to Coral Gables, FL in 8/15. Ceased operations ...)
Yellow Bird Air in CANADA (Taken-over by Burrard Air. ...)
ZanAir in TANZANIA ( ...)

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Generated: 04/06/2020 05:00:03

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