AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 87 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 87 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 22/10/2020 05:00:04


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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AdamAir in INDONESIA (Formed by Agung Laksono, Indonesian Speaker of the House of Representatives. Sta ...)
Adam Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Agung Laksono, Indonesian Speaker of the House of Representatives. Sta ...)
Adriatic Wings in CROATIA (Formed 7/12/06 as a successor to Adriatic Wings, expecting to start services mid ...)
Aero Honduras in HONDURAS ( ...)
Aerohonduras in HONDURAS ( ...)
Aerolineas Domingo Erregaborda in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aerovias Contreras in MEXICO ( ...)
Afghan Air Force in AFGHANISTAN (Originally formed 22/8/1924 as Afghan Military Air Arm. Renamed Royal Afghan Air ...)
Aigle Azur in FRANCE (Formed by 1970-born Lucas Aviation as Lucas Aigle Azur. Purchased by Gofast Hold ...)
Air Bahama in BAHAMAS (Formed by Executive Jet Aviation. Acquired 1969 by Loftleidir. ...)
International Air Bahama in BAHAMAS (Formed by Executive Jet Aviation. Acquired 1969 by Loftleidir. ...)
Air Calypso in BARBADOS ( ...)
Barbados International Airways in BARBADOS ( ...)
Air Norway in NORWAY ( ...)
Air Pacific International in USA.GUAM ( ...)
Air VIA Bulgarian in BULGARIA (Suspended operations in 10/16. ...)
VIA/Varna International Airways in BULGARIA (Suspended operations in 10/16. ...)
Aircraft Solutions Lux in LUXEMBOURG (Associated with Avmax. ...)
Aircraft Solutions Luxembourg in LUXEMBOURG (Associated with Avmax. ...)
Airtransivoire in IVORY COAST ( ...)
ATI in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Alas del Pacifico in PERU (Formed by ex-Faucett CEO, Alfredo Zanatti. ...)
Alexandair in GREECE (Formed by Cyprus interests, starting operations in 5/05. Ceased ops 2/07 when ai ...)
Alliance Express Rwanda in RWANDA (Formed by Alliance Air. ...)
Air Rwanda in RWANDA (Formed by Alliance Air. ...)
Alwafeer Air in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed 2/09 by Saudi Arabian Airlines (40%) and Bin Laden Group, Naghi Group, Al ...)
Al Wafeer Air in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed 2/09 by Saudi Arabian Airlines (40%) and Bin Laden Group, Naghi Group, Al ...)
American Travel Air in USA.VIRGINIA ( ...)
AmurAvia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Blagoveshchensk division. ...)
Atlantic Airways in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA ( ...)
Avex International Airlines in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Barnaul State Aviation Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Barnaul division. ...)
Barnaulskoe gosudarstvennoe aviapredpriatie/Barnaul Air in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Barnaul division. ...)
Berneeq Fly in LIBYA (Expected to start in 2019. ...)
Brascoota in BRAZIL (Formed 5/9/14. Expected to start operations in 2016Q4, postponed. ...)
Cooperativa Brasil Transporte Aéreo de Cargas in BRAZIL (Formed 5/9/14. Expected to start operations in 2016Q4, postponed. ...)
BWIA West Indies Airways in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Became a subsidiary of Caribbean International Airways Holding Ltd in 2003 along ...)
California Pacific Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by former owner of Air Resorts. Expected to start services in early 2011, ...)
CPA in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by former owner of Air Resorts. Expected to start services in early 2011, ...)
Cambodia Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Royal Group of Companies. Expected to restart in 2013/2014 with financ ...)
Cape Cod Aviation Services in USA.MASSACHUSETTS (Formed by Champlain Enterprises. ...)
Catalina Flying Boats in USA.CALIFORNIA (Reorganized by Aeronautical Svcs. Ceased operations in 2010 ? ...)
Central Mountain Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
Charlie Airlines in CYPRUS (Formed by S7 Group (S7 Airlines), 40% and local interests (60%). Expected to sta ...)
Chernomor-Avia in RUSSIA (Purchased by Centre Capital in 7/05 and ceased services 9/05. ...)
Civil in UGANDA ( ...)
Congo Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by the daughter of the Congo president. Apparently ceased operations in 2 ...)
Dellair Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Delta Air Lines in USA.GEORGIA (Took-over Northeast in 1972, Western in 1987, most of Pan Am Atlantic operations ...)
DERA in UNITED KINGDOM (Agency of the MoD/Ministry of Defence. Became QinetiQ on 2/7/01. ...)
Defence Evaluation & Research Agency in UNITED KINGDOM (Agency of the MoD/Ministry of Defence. Became QinetiQ on 2/7/01. ...)
Deutsche Operating Leasing in GERMANY (Formed by Deutsche Structured Finance. ...)
DutchBird in NETHERLANDS (Take-over announced by HollandExel Aviation Group on 25/11/04; however purchase ...)
Dutchbird in NETHERLANDS (Take-over announced by HollandExel Aviation Group on 25/11/04; however purchase ...)
Endeavor Air in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
Execuflite in USA.FLORIDA (Possibly a CIA cover company for setting up anti-Sandinistas operations. ...)
Express Air Cargo in TUNISIA (Formed by Express Logistics, Tunisia and UPS, expecting to start services with i ...)
Flair Airlines in CANADA (Formed by ex-Canada 3000 staff. AOC received 26/9/05. Moved to Edmonton in 2018. ...)
Florida West Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Entered Chapter 11 in 1994 until 1995 when reorganized by a group of private inv ...)
Fly Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Puerto Rico Airlines ? Ceased operations in 2004. Resumed o ...)
Fly Qeshm in IRAN (Formed in 2/16 by Qeshm’s Free Trade Organization and Chinese investors (possibl ...)
FlyLAL Charters Estonia in ESTONIA (Formed 4/09 by FlyLAL Charters. Renamed in 2010. ...)
FlyLAL Charters Eestii in ESTONIA (Formed 4/09 by FlyLAL Charters. Renamed in 2010. ...)
Flywell Airlines in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
Frobisher Airways in BELGIUM ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea Hondureña in HONDURAS (Formed as Escuela Nacional de Aviación. Renamed in 1936. ...)
Fuerza Aérea Venezolana in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Gabon Airlines in GABON (Formed by Christian Bongo Ondimba, one of President Omar Bongo's sons, with init ...)
GCS Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by former staff of Sun Light Airlines, Kyrgyzstan. ...)
Global Charter Services in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by former staff of Sun Light Airlines, Kyrgyzstan. ...)
Georgian National Airlines in GEORGIA (Ceased operations 10/08 and controliing asset purchased by US investment company ...)
National Airlines in GEORGIA (Ceased operations 10/08 and controliing asset purchased by US investment company ...)
Golden City Aviation in AUSTRIA (Formed using MAP Jet's AOC by Vienna-based Alpha-Centaur tour operator with capi ...)
GoldenAir in AUSTRIA (Formed using MAP Jet's AOC by Vienna-based Alpha-Centaur tour operator with capi ...)
Government of Brazil in BRAZIL ( ...)
Government of France in FRANCE ( ...)
Grinair in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Guinea Airlines in GUINEA (Formed on 25/2/17 as a joint venture between GBM (Groupe Business Marketing) and ...)
Guinée Express Aviation in GUINEA (Associated with UTA ? ...)
Gulf Air Taxi in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Heliopolis Airlines in EGYPT (Ceased ops between 1998 and 2000 when acquired by Flash Tour Group and renamed. ...)
Hughes Aircraft in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Howard Hughes. Taken over in 1997 by Raytheon. ...)
Icelandair in ICELAND ( ...)
Flugfélag Islands in ICELAND ( ...)
Intercontinental Aérea de Cuba in CUBA (Probably cover company set-up by Al Schwimmer to supply Israel. ...)
Jet Freight Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
JFC Enterprises in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Juneyao Airlines in CHINA (Originaly formed by Wang Junyao as a Shanghai-based investment company (with min ...)
Shanghai Lucky Airlines in CHINA (Originaly formed by Wang Junyao as a Shanghai-based investment company (with min ...)
Kalanga Air Services in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Kenting Aviation in CANADA (Renamed Kenting Atlas when purchased Atlas Aviation from Weldy Phipps. ...)
Kouillou Airways in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Kuwait Airways in KUWAIT (Took-over BOAC's subsidiary British Int'l AL in 1959. Fully nationalized in 1963 ...)
LAMIA Bolivia in BOLIVIA (Formed by LAMIA, Venezuela after its unsuccesful attempt to start operations. Ob ...)
Lebanese International Airways in LEBANON (31% interest acquired in 1968 against payment for CV-990As. Taken-over by MEA-Ai ...)
LIA in LEBANON (31% interest acquired in 1968 against payment for CV-990As. Taken-over by MEA-Ai ...)
Libertas Air in CROATIA (Formed by tour operator Carpe Diem. Expects to start operations in 2014Q2. ...)
Liberty Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Mediterranean Airlines in GREECE ( ...)
Miami Aviation Corporation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Minden Air in USA.NEVADA (Entered Chapter 11 on 18/8/16. ...)
Misr Airwork in EGYPT (Formed by Airwork Ltd, UK and Misr Bank, Egypt initially as a flying school. Sta ...)
Mount Cook Airlines in NEW ZEALAND (Temporarily named Mount Cook Line in 1985, then Mount Cook Airline in 1986. Mino ...)
Nav Canada in CANADA (Private company doing flight inspections and calibration. ...)
Ningxia Cargo Airlines in CHINA (Formed 18/4/12 by Shanghai Chongda Int'l Freight Co Ltd (40%), Shaanxi Tongyang ...)
Nordic East International Airways in SWEDEN (Renamed Nordic European in 7/1996. ...)
NEA/Nordic Inter-National Airways in SWEDEN (Renamed Nordic European in 7/1996. ...)
Northern Air Lines in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Northrop Grumman in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed in 1994 by the purchase of Grumman by Northrop. Purchased Westinghouse El ...)
Okay Airways in CHINA (Formed 26/5/04 as first private carrier in China, receiving its AOC on 27/2/05. ...)
OKAir/Aokai Airlines in CHINA (Formed 26/5/04 as first private carrier in China, receiving its AOC on 27/2/05. ...)
Orient Express Air in THAILAND (Formed by Cambodia Int'l AL. ...)
Orient Airways in THAILAND (Formed by Cambodia Int'l AL. ...)
Pacific Harbor Capital in USA.OREGON ( ...)
PacifiCorp in USA.OREGON ( ...)
Pakistan Aviation in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Paraense Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Halted operations on 15/7/70 due to government decision. ...)
Pasargad Airlines in IRAN ( ...)
Perimeter Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Ping An Leasing in CHINA (Formed by Ping An Insurance (founded in 1988). Aircraft leasing unit to Mizuho B ...)
Privajet in MALTA (Purchased in 4/20 by Aeronexus, South Africa. ...)
RayaJet in JORDAN (Formed 4/05 using biz-jet equipment. ...)
Royal Air Cambodge in CAMBODIA (Formed with help from Air France (24%) and Aigle-Azur (16%). Air France share in ...)
Saratov Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Saratov division. ...)
Saratovskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Saratov division. ...)
Shalkow Air Cargo Express in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Air Cargo Express in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Sibir Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo division. Intends to merg ...)
Siberia Airlines/Sibir Aviakompania/Sibavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo division. Intends to merg ...)
Sika Airlines in GHANA ( ...)
SkyAviaTrans in UKRAINE (AOC revoked on 15/11/19. ...)
Skytrans Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed 22/5/80, using small equipment. Started scheduled services in 11/93. Acqu ...)
Society of Sky Roamers in USA.OHIO (Unconfirmed in Ohio. ...)
Sky Roamers in USA.OHIO (Unconfirmed in Ohio. ...)
Sorens Aero in SAN MARINO (Formed on 5/5/15. ...)
Southern Cross Airways in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Southern International Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed 7/8/81 using assets from Florida Airlines. Operated exclusively for Air F ...)
Soviet Navy in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Aviatsiya voennomorskovo Flota/VF/Naval Aviation in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
STAIR in FRANCE ( ...)
Société de Transports Aériens Internationaux et Régionaux in FRANCE ( ...)
Stobart Air in IRELAND (Was expected to be purchased by CityJet in late 2016, plan terminated in 11/16. ...)
Aer Arann in IRELAND (Was expected to be purchased by CityJet in late 2016, plan terminated in 11/16. ...)
Stratolift in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Sunworld International Airlines in USA.KENTUCKY (Suspended all operations on 12/11/2004. Intended to restart in 2005 as SilverSky ...)
Tajik Air in TAJIKISTAN (Formed from part of Aeroflot's Tajikistan directorate. ...)
Tojikair in TAJIKISTAN (Formed from part of Aeroflot's Tajikistan directorate. ...)
The Sarcee Club in CANADA ( ...)
Time Air/Canadian Partner in CANADA (Acquired 1991 by Canadian/PWA Corp (100%). ...)
Trans Arabian Air Transport in SUDAN (Partially changed nationality to Uganda in late 1996 because of political situat ...)
TAAT in SUDAN (Partially changed nationality to Uganda in late 1996 because of political situat ...)
Trans Sierra Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Transports Aériens du Bénin in BENIN ( ...)
TAB in BENIN ( ...)
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri in TURKEY (ETI=Ankara-Etimesgut, YSL=Istanbul-Yesilkoy, METE=Diyarbakir, TAKA/TK=Eskisehir, ...)
United Export in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
United Nigeria Airlines in NIGERIA (Expects to start services in 2020 Q4. ...)
Valan International Cargo Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Moldova's Valan Air Company. Probably ceased ops in 6/07 following the ...)
VALC in VIETNAM (Formed as an un-named joint venture between BIDV/Vietindebank (bank), Vietnam Ai ...)
Vietnam Aircraft Leasing in VIETNAM (Formed as an un-named joint venture between BIDV/Vietindebank (bank), Vietnam Ai ...)
VenexCargo Transporte Aéreo de Carga in VENEZUELA (Ceased ops 8/96. ...)
Vias Internacionales de Panama in PANAMA ( ...)
Panama Aeronautics SA in PANAMA ( ...)
Vietnamese People's Air Force in VIETNAM ( ...)
Không Quân Viêt Nam in VIETNAM ( ...)
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Winner Airways in TAIWAN ( ...)
Zhigansk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Zhigansk division. Reorganized by Sakhaavia conc ...)
Zhiganskoe aviapredpriatie NAK Sakhaavia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Zhigansk division. Reorganized by Sakhaavia conc ...)

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