AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 85 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 85 - 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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ACE Freighters in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered bankrupcy on 14/9/66. ...)
Aviation Charter Enterprises in UNITED KINGDOM (Entered bankrupcy on 14/9/66. ...)
Aeris in FRANCE (Expected to create low-cost subsidiary Aeris Express using 10 MD-80's in 2003, p ...)
Aero Holland in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Aerokuznetsk in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Novokuznetsk division. Renamed 9/00 to Aerokuzba ...)
Aviakompania Aerokuznetsk in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Novokuznetsk division. Renamed 9/00 to Aerokuzba ...)
Aerolineas Dominicana in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Spain's Marsans travel group (owner of Aerolineas Argentinas). Exact n ...)
Aerolineas Moxi in MEXICO ( ...)
Aerorepública Colombia in COLOMBIA (Purchased 3/05 by COPA. Was expected to be renamed COPA Colombia during 2006, pl ...)
Aero República Colombia in COLOMBIA (Purchased 3/05 by COPA. Was expected to be renamed COPA Colombia during 2006, pl ...)
Africa Airlines in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Renamed in 4/12 to Karinou (after a hero of the 1928 colonial war). ...)
Air Atlantic-Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
AAC in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Air Charter in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Air Europa Express in SPAIN (Feeder franchise for Air Europa. ...)
Air Jet in FRANCE (Formed by Jet Services. Parent company acquired in 1999 by TNT Group. Acquired i ...)
Jet Air Services in FRANCE (Formed by Jet Services. Parent company acquired in 1999 by TNT Group. Acquired i ...)
Air Metack in ANGOLA ( ...)
Air Montréal in CANADA ( ...)
Air Sal in ITALY ( ...)
Air Sirin in UKRAINE (Became a bokerage-only company in 2012. ...)
Air Tropical in ANGOLA ( ...)
Air Virginia in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Flight America in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
Air Waves of Vava'u in TONGA ( ...)
Peau Vava'u Airwaves in TONGA ( ...)
Airborne Express in USA.OHIO (Parent company Airborne Freight Corporation renamed ABX Air in 1989, Airborne in ...)
ABX Air in USA.OHIO (Parent company Airborne Freight Corporation renamed ABX Air in 1989, Airborne in ...)
Airbus Industrie in FRANCE (Formed on 29/5/69 as a GIE (Groupement d'Intérêt Economique) partnership between ...)
AirSul in PORTUGAL (Formed by Avialgarve. ...)
Allco Finance Group in AUSTRALIA (Formed subsidiary Airline Partners Australia Limited and many SPC's named RIL Av ...)
Allco Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Formed subsidiary Airline Partners Australia Limited and many SPC's named RIL Av ...)
ALTA in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Limousin-Transport Aérien in FRANCE ( ...)
AnadoluJet in TURKEY (Formed 2/08 by THY (100%) as a low-cost subsidiary, sharing the same AOC. Starte ...)
Andes Líneas Aéreas in ARGENTINA (AOC received on 13/6/06 and started services 20/6/06. Subsidies from provincial ...)
Salta in ARGENTINA (AOC received on 13/6/06 and started services 20/6/06. Subsidies from provincial ...)
Arab Airways Jerusalem in JORDAN (Formed as Arab Airways Association with help from BOAC. Merged into Air Jordan. ...)
Aravco in UNITED KINGDOM (Ceased ops 3/07; restarted in 2013. ...)
ARCO in URUGUAY ( ...)
Aerolineas Colonia in URUGUAY ( ...)
Arctic Frontier Airways in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
ASL Airlines Ireland in IRELAND ( ...)
ATA Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerotransporte del Amazonas in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aviation Exchange Corporation in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by Huestis Wells (previously founder of Tampico AL). ...)
Aviatrans K in UKRAINE (Originally formed as a storage/MRO and leasing company. Ceased operations in 11/ ...)
Avia Trans K in UKRAINE (Originally formed as a storage/MRO and leasing company. Ceased operations in 11/ ...)
Bahamas World Airways in BAHAMAS ( ...)
BASE Business Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Became a British AW franchisee in 1999, ceased partnership in 2001. ...)
Bass Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Birmingham European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (British AW stake taken through TPL/The Plimsoll Line. Merged with Brymon, formin ...)
BEA in UNITED KINGDOM (British AW stake taken through TPL/The Plimsoll Line. Merged with Brymon, formin ...)
Blue Airways in ARMENIA (Formed 15/11/05 by Balli Group, UK. Only acted as import agent for Iran's Mahan ...)
BlueSky in ARMENIA (Formed 15/11/05 by Balli Group, UK. Only acted as import agent for Iran's Mahan ...)
Braniff Express in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Britt Airways/Continental Express in USA.INDIANA (Merged with Rocky Mountain & Bar Harbor, forming Continental Express on 1/9/90. ...)
Brockway Air/Piedmont Commuter in USA.VERMONT (Acquired 1989 by Metro AL & reorganized in New York as Trans World Express. ...)
Bush Air Safaris in KENYA ( ...)
Cargoplus Aviation in GHANA (Formed (possibly by Cargo Plus Aviation, UAE) by taking over the AOC of dormant ...)
Caribe Aviación de Panama in PANAMA ( ...)
CEIBA Intercontinental GE in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Initially formed by the government of Equatorial Guinea as an un-named project f ...)
Celsius Amtec in USA.FLORIDA (Formed when 1978-founded Amtec spares/engines dealer was purchased by Swedish gr ...)
Cirrus Airlines in GERMANY (Received its AOC and started scheduled services in 3/1998. Took-over Cosmos Air ...)
Concors Latvian Air Service in LATVIA ( ...)
Konkors in LATVIA ( ...)
Dallas Aero Service in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Destinair in CANADA ( ...)
Deutsche BA Luftfahrt in GERMANY (British AW's stake increased to 100% in 1998. Option granted by British AW to Ea ...)
Douniah Airlines in MALI ( ...)
EACS in LIBYA ( ...)
Executive Authority for Air Cargo and Special Flights in LIBYA ( ...)
Emirates Air Transport in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Empire Aviation Services in NIGERIA (Formed by Arkia (30%). ...)
Ethiopian Air Lines in ETHIOPIA (Formed 21/12/45 with TWA assistance, starting services on 8/4/46. Renamed 20/8/6 ...)
Falcon Aircraft Conversions in USA.TEXAS (Associated with Comtran (formerly Community Transport). ...)
Farnair Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (Became member of Farnair Europe Group comprising Netherlands' Tulip Air, Farner ...)
FirstJet in MEXICO (Started operations in 4/14. Ceased services in 10/17, later resumed. ...)
Compañía Ejecutiva in MEXICO (Started operations in 4/14. Ceased services in 10/17, later resumed. ...)
Florida Air Travel Association in USA.FLORIDA (AOC revoked 14/12/78 by FAA. ...)
Force Aérienne Rwandaise in RWANDA ( ...)
Geodynamika in RUSSIA (Formed by Tsentr prikladnoi geodinamiki (Practical Center for Geodynamics). ...)
Geodynamica Centre in RUSSIA (Formed by Tsentr prikladnoi geodinamiki (Practical Center for Geodynamics). ...)
GX Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Tianjin AL (70%) and Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group Co Ltd (30%). ...)
Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Tianjin AL (70%) and Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group Co Ltd (30%). ...)
Japan Air Charter Company in JAPAN (Formed by JAL (100%). Renamed 1/10/99 to JAL Ways. ...)
Jet-Sul in BRAZIL (Formed as Jet-Sul Taxi Aéreo. Reorganized in 2000 as member of Grupo Jet Sul. ...)
Jetstar Airways in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Qantas (100%) as low-cost subsidiary (initially code-named Skimpy), us ...)
JRV in YUGOSLAVIA ( ...)
Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovsto in YUGOSLAVIA ( ...)
Kairali Airlines in INDIA (Formed on 9/1/13. Expected to start operations on 1/11/13, postponed to 14/4/14. ...)
Kendall Aircraft Leasing in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Kiersley Airways in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Kudu Air in ZAMBIA (Unconfirmed in Zambia. ...)
LAR Romanian Airlines in ROMANIA (Formed 15/12/75 by Tarom. ...)
Linile Aeriene Romane in ROMANIA (Formed 15/12/75 by Tarom. ...)
LASA in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Salvadorianas in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Liberian National Airways in LIBERIA ( ...)
LNA in LIBERIA ( ...)
Lighthouse Aviation in DENMARK (Formed by former managers of Nordic Aviation. ...)
Magellan Air Travel in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Mallel Airline Services in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Maverick International in USA.NEW YORK (Formed as a subsidiary of Maverick cattle ranch and other investors with help pr ...)
Mesopotamia Air in IRAQ.KURDISTAN (Formed in 2006 using ACMI equipment. Expected to start own services in mid-2007, ...)
Missouri Airways in SAUDI ARABIA ( ...)
Omniflys in MEXICO (Formed by Grupo Omnilife SA. ...)
Orenburg Avia Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Orenburg directorate. ...)
Orenburgskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Orenburg directorate. ...)
Pacific AirFinance in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Pacific Overseas Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
PAL Airlines in CANADA (Purchased in 11/14 by Exchange Income Corporation. ...)
Pan Indonesia in INDONESIA ( ...)
Profit Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Profit Express in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Quaker City Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed 8/48, starting operations in 1/49. Dissolved when found member of the Her ...)
Redcoat Cargo Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Regent Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Robinson Airlines in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Cecil S Robinson. Started operations on 6/4/45. Purchased in 1952 by R ...)
Royal American Airlines in USA.ARKANSAS (Formed by Brown Oil & Gas Co. with Ronald J Clark (Go Group). ...)
Royal Atlantic Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Royal Tonga Airlines in TONGA ( ...)
Rybinsk Motors Production Association in RUSSIA (Formed by 1914-formed Rybinsk Aircraft Motors Factory. Member of MAP Group. Rena ...)
Rybinskie motory in RUSSIA (Formed by 1914-formed Rybinsk Aircraft Motors Factory. Member of MAP Group. Rena ...)
SADELCA Colombia in COLOMBIA (Formed on 31/10/74. ...)
Sociedad Aérea del Caqueta in COLOMBIA (Formed on 31/10/74. ...)
SAETA Air Ecuador in ECUADOR ( ...)
Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aéreos in ECUADOR ( ...)
Sapsan in QAZAKSTAN (Formed 14/7/09. Granted AOC during spring 2010. Started services on 17/5/10. ...)
Peregrine Falcon in QAZAKSTAN (Formed 14/7/09. Granted AOC during spring 2010. Started services on 17/5/10. ...)
Saudi Arabian Airlines in SAUDI ARABIA (Plan for future privatization announced 3/06, with 30% to be floated by end 2009 ...)
Saudia in SAUDI ARABIA (Plan for future privatization announced 3/06, with 30% to be floated by end 2009 ...)
Scibe Airlift Cargo Zaire in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by SCIBE: Société Commerciale et Industrielle Bemba (owned by J P Bemba S ...)
SBZ in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by SCIBE: Société Commerciale et Industrielle Bemba (owned by J P Bemba S ...)
Semeiavia in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by Kazakstan AL. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. ...)
SemeyAvia in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by Kazakstan AL. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. ...)
Servicios Integrales para la Navegación in MEXICO ( ...)
SIAN in MEXICO ( ...)
Sideral Air Cargo in BRAZIL (Formed 5/09 as an associate of Adorno Express (logstics company founded in 1994) ...)
Sideral Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Formed 5/09 as an associate of Adorno Express (logstics company founded in 1994) ...)
Skyservice Airlines in CANADA (Formed by Airtours. Air Canada to acquire 50% voting/35% non-voting interest in ...)
Lignes Aériennes Skyservice in CANADA (Formed by Airtours. Air Canada to acquire 50% voting/35% non-voting interest in ...)
Spantax in SPAIN (Formed by Rodolfo Bay as a Spanish air taxi service (hence its name). Ceased ope ...)
Sparrow Aviation in SWEDEN (Renamed in 7/14 to Sparrow Aviation. Entered bankrupcy on 24/6/18 and ceased ope ...)
Standard Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA (Ceased ops in 8/69. ...)
Straco General Aviation in CHINA ( ...)
Astro Air in CHINA ( ...)
Sun Way in GEORGIA (AOC granted 3/2/10, not renewed on 3/2/11. ...)
San Vei in GEORGIA (AOC granted 3/2/10, not renewed on 3/2/11. ...)
Sunrise Airways in HAITI (Started operations on 1/1/11 with commuter equipment. Suspended operations on 26 ...)
Suomen Ilmavoimat in FINLAND ( ...)
Syrian Airlines in SYRIA ( ...)
TAGB in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos da Guiné-Bissau/Air Bissau in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
TCB in BRAZIL ( ...)
Transportes Charter do Brasil in BRAZIL ( ...)
Ten Airways in ROMANIA (Formed on 22/1/09 following the collapse of Jetran Air, apparently re-using the ...)
Tend Air in ROMANIA (Formed on 22/1/09 following the collapse of Jetran Air, apparently re-using the ...)
Trans Global Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Transniger Aviation in NIGER (Became Nigeravia circa 1990. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Sul Americanos in BRAZIL ( ...)
Tristar Air in KENYA (Formed in 6/18 by Bushair, Rudufu (qv) and Buff Air (qv). ...)
TriStar Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Formed with help from JAL. ...)
ULS Airlines Cargo in TURKEY ( ...)
ULS Havayollari Kargo in TURKEY ( ...)
UniCredit in ITALY ( ...)
United Arab Airlines in EGYPT (Kept the UAA name for several more years following Syria's withdrawal in 1961, h ...)
UAA in EGYPT (Kept the UAA name for several more years following Syria's withdrawal in 1961, h ...)
V Fly Air in TUNISIA (Formed by VAC (Victory Aviation Consulting). AOC granted in 10/19. Expects to st ...)
VIA Viktor Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Vickers Armstrong in UNITED KINGDOM (Became a division of BAC in 1959 and renamed Vickers Aviation Ltd 13/10/61. ...)
Wenela Air Services in SOUTH AFRICA (Reorganized in 1960 to operate for Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (Gene ...)
Westar International Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Eagle Aviation in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
XL Airways Germany in GERMANY (Purchased 12/9/08 by Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf (Iceland) following fa ...)
Excel Airways Germany in GERMANY (Purchased 12/9/08 by Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf (Iceland) following fa ...)
Yangtze River Express in CHINA (Formed by Hainan AL as freight subsidiary. 25% acquired by China Airlines in 9/0 ...)
Yangtze River Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Hainan AL as freight subsidiary. 25% acquired by China Airlines in 9/0 ...)
Yemen Airways in YEMEN (Became a public limited company in 1972 and 49% stake acquired in 1977 by Saudi ...)
Zaire Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 21/5/97 to Congo Airlines. ...)
Alliance Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Renamed 21/5/97 to Congo Airlines. ...)

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