AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 89 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 89 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 03/08/2020 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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Adonai Aviation in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Aerolineas Republica in MEXICO ( ...)
Air Freighter Corp in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Stephen Quinto. ...)
Panavia Cargo Development/Coastal States Air Cargo/Sagittair in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Stephen Quinto. ...)
Air Inter Ivoire in IVORY COAST ( ...)
Air Kazakhstan in QAZAKSTAN (50% purchased back by Kazakh government in 2003. Ceased operations 29/2/04 over ...)
Air Southwest in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air-Van Airlines in ARMENIA (Formed by Imad Saba (Financial Advisory Group, East Western Airways). AOC revoke ...)
Alidaunia in ITALY ( ...)
Alpha 55 ExecuJet in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Originally formed in 11/05 as a joint venture between Bombardier, ExecuJet Aviat ...)
Alpha 55 Co Llc in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Originally formed in 11/05 as a joint venture between Bombardier, ExecuJet Aviat ...)
Anglo Aircraft in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Anglo American Corp of South Africa. ...)
Anglo American Corp in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Anglo American Corp of South Africa. ...)
ANTAU in UKRAINE ( ...)
Air & Navigational Transport Agency of Ukraine in UKRAINE ( ...)
Arbet International Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
ASERCA Aeroservicios Carabobo in VENEZUELA (Merger talks with Avensa failed in 2000. 65% acquired by Santa Barbara AL in 200 ...)
Aerolineas Regional del Centro in VENEZUELA (Merger talks with Avensa failed in 2000. 65% acquired by Santa Barbara AL in 200 ...)
Aspen Airways in USA.COLORADO ( ...)
Atlant-Aerobatics in HUNGARY (Renamed 4/01. ...)
Atrak Air in IRAN (Started operations in 5/13. Suspended services in 11/13, resumed on 26/1/14. ...)
Avia Crew Leasing in USA.ARIZONA (Company specialized in ferry flights. ...)
Aviakompania Antey in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aviapaslauga in LITHUANIA ( ...)
AP Airlines in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Azov-Avia Aircompany in UKRAINE ( ...)
Belize Air International in BELIZE (Formed by Agro Air to avoid hight costs associated with Part 121 operations. ...)
Bid Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as Express Air Services (qv). Re-launched in 2014 when assets ...)
BlueSky Aviation in LEBANON ( ...)
Bo-s-Aire in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA (Alias doubtful (qv). Operated on behalf of Federal Express until 1983. ...)
Bowman Aviation in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA (Alias doubtful (qv). Operated on behalf of Federal Express until 1983. ...)
Bryansk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bryansk division. ...)
Bryanskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bryansk division. ...)
Bureau of Mineral Resources in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Burma Air Force in MYANMAR ( ...)
Canada Coast Guard in CANADA (Formed as a division of Canada's Department of Transportation. ...)
Garde Côtière Canadienne in CANADA (Formed as a division of Canada's Department of Transportation. ...)
Canadair in CANADA (Formed in 1944 by the Canadian government, using assets from Canadian Vickers Lt ...)
Capital Airlines in CHINA (Formed 3/5/10 as a spin-off of Deer Jet. ...)
Beijing Capital Airlines in CHINA (Formed 3/5/10 as a spin-off of Deer Jet. ...)
Cargo Charter Airways in GERMANY ( ...)
Cascade Airways in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Chilejet in CHILE (Formed in 11/12 by the Asprou family (European Capital Corp). Expected to start ...)
Chung Cheong Airlines in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
Civil in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Condor Berlin in GERMANY (Formed by Condor. Parent company acquired by Thomas Cook and temporarily traded ...)
Cretan Wings in GREECE (Formed in 1/18. Expects to start in mid-2019. ...)
DAT Wallonie in BELGIUM (Formed by Delta AT (14%) & Sabena (49%). ...)
Delta Air Lines in USA (GENERAL) (Originally formed 1924 as a crop-dusting company. Ceased operations between 1930 ...)
Double Dragon Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Loong Air (90%) and Sichuan Airport Development Group. Expects to star ...)
Shuanglong in CHINA (Formed by Loong Air (90%) and Sichuan Airport Development Group. Expects to star ...)
Dubrovnik Airline in CROATIA (Formed 15/12/04 by Dubrovnik Airport and Atlantska Plovidba shipping company. St ...)
Dynamic International Airways in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Entered Chapter 11 on 19/7/17; exited on 8/3/18. Renamed to Eastern Airlines on ...)
Eagle Jet Charter in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Eagle Canyon AL/Viking Int'l AL (originally Lang Aire). Integrated int ...)
Eagle Air in USA.NEVADA (Formed by Eagle Canyon AL/Viking Int'l AL (originally Lang Aire). Integrated int ...)
Estonian Air in ESTONIA (28% stake intended by SAS in 1996 but not taken up. 49% stake taken in 1996 by M ...)
Estonian Airlines/Eesti Lennulinide in ESTONIA (28% stake intended by SAS in 1996 but not taken up. 49% stake taken in 1996 by M ...)
European Airlift in BELGIUM (Formed by Scibe Zaire. ...)
EAL in BELGIUM (Formed by Scibe Zaire. ...)
Federated Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
FlyHawaii Airlines in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
FlyHy Cargo Airlines in THAILAND (AOC granted 23/11/04. Became a dormant carrier. Renamed 5/1/07 to Sukhotai Airwa ...)
Flying Ambassadors in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Fujairah Airlines in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
FIATS in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Global Air Operations in COMOROS ISLANDS (Formed by Global Air Australia. ...)
Golden Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Total Aviation Services in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Golden Voyagers in CANADA ( ...)
Government of Azerbaijan in AZERBAIJAN ( ...)
Government of Philippines in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Haiti Air Inter in HAITI ( ...)
Haiti Air Transport in HAITI ( ...)
Holmström Air Sweden in SWEDEN (Reorganized in 1993. Bankrupt in 1995 and split in two parts. Renamed Swedeways ...)
Iberia Express in SPAIN (Formed 6/10/11 by Iberia as low-cost subsidiary. Started operations on 25/3/12, ...)
Intercontinent Charter in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
International Air Freight in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY ( ...)
IAF in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY ( ...)
Interot Air Services in GERMANY (Intially formed as the company air taxi service of Haindl Paper newsprint/shippi ...)
Interstate Airmotive in USA.MISSOURI (Ceased ops on 4/7/72. ...)
JARO International in ROMANIA (Formed by Romania's Adesgo (44%) with US interests. Ceased operations on 12/12/0 ...)
Jeju Air in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed 25/3/2005 by Aekyung Group (66.6%) and the Jeju Provincial Government (33 ...)
Jetcraft Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Paspaley Pearls Group, owner of sister companies Pear Avn and Transtat ...)
Jupiter-Avia in ARMENIA (Formed by Dvin-Avia. ...)
Kalitta Charters II in USA.HAWAII (Formed by Doug Kalitta using the all-cargo certificate of Reliant AL. ...)
Kavkazskie Aviatrassy in RUSSIA ( ...)
Keenair Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Keir Air in CANADA ( ...)
Khabarovsk Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed using assets from Nikolaevsk-na-Amure Air Enterprise. ...)
Khabarovsk Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed using assets from Nikolaevsk-na-Amure Air Enterprise. ...)
Korean Air Lines in KOREA (SOUTH) (Acquired in 1969 by Hanjin Group (remaining 8% stake resold in 7/15). Renamed 20 ...)
KAL in KOREA (SOUTH) (Acquired in 1969 by Hanjin Group (remaining 8% stake resold in 7/15). Renamed 20 ...)
Lebanese Overseas Airways in LEBANON ( ...)
Lensibavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Nauchny letno-metodicheski kompleks/Scientific Flight & Methodical Complex in RUSSIA ( ...)
Lethbridge Air Services in CANADA (Acquired Norcanair in 1987 when purchased by Canadian AL's parent PWA Corp. ...)
Lynx Aviation/Frontier Express in USA.COLORADO (Formed in 2006 by Frontier as wholly-owned subsidiary for turboprop operations. ...)
Magnitogorsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Magnitogorsk division. Ceased operations on 2/4/ ...)
Magnitogorskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Magnitogorsk division. Ceased operations on 2/4/ ...)
Malibu Travel Club in USA.WISCONSIN ( ...)
Mangal Airlines in NIGERIA (Formed by Express Airways Nigeria as Hajj-specific division, reusing former auth ...)
MAP Ulyanovsk APO in RUSSIA ( ...)
Meraj Air in IRAN (Formed by Iranian government. ...)
Meraj Airlines in IRAN (Formed by Iranian government. ...)
Michigan Peninsula Airways in USA (GENERAL) (Ceased operations on 14/7/82. ...)
MPA in USA (GENERAL) (Ceased operations on 14/7/82. ...)
Millionair Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as Exclusive Air by Ken Geldenhuis. Reorganized in 2001. Parti ...)
Million Air Charter in SOUTH AFRICA (Originally formed as Exclusive Air by Ken Geldenhuis. Reorganized in 2001. Parti ...)
Minoan Air in GREECE (Formed 7/9/11 by previous management of Sky Wings. Started operations in 6/12. S ...)
Mount Cook & Southern Lake Tourist Co. in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Nicon Airways in NIGERIA (Ceased operations early June 2007 and unable to finance new investments since. ...)
Niger Airways in NIGER (Formed in 2/13 by THY (49%) and local government. Equipment TBD. ...)
Nordica in ESTONIA (49% of Regional Jet purchased by LOT (announced in 11/16, concluded in 3/17). Ce ...)
Regional Jet in ESTONIA (49% of Regional Jet purchased by LOT (announced in 11/16, concluded in 3/17). Ce ...)
NZ Aerial Mapping in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Pan Am Express in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed as Chalk's then Pan Am Air Bridge. Renamed when acquired by Ai ...)
Par-Avion in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
PSA in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Friedkin Aeronautics. Started operations on 6/5/49. Acquired on 29/5/8 ...)
Pacific Southwest Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Friedkin Aeronautics. Started operations on 6/5/49. Acquired on 29/5/8 ...)
PuRen Airlines in GERMANY (Formed by PuRen Group, China after its acquisition of Lubeck airport. Expected t ...)
Republic Airlines in USA.INDIANA (Formed by Republic Airways Holdings for operations on behalf of United Express ( ...)
Routair Aviation Services in NIGERIA (Unconfirmed in Nigeria ? ...)
RoutAir Cargo in NIGERIA (Unconfirmed in Nigeria ? ...)
Sakha Aviation School Center in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 2002. ...)
Sakha tsentr podgotovki aviatsionnogo personala in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 2002. ...)
SAM Air in MALI (Formed 7/09 by Sky Pearl, Jordan and Al Madina tour-operator. Ceased operations ...)
Société Aérienne du Mali in MALI (Formed 7/09 by Sky Pearl, Jordan and Al Madina tour-operator. Ceased operations ...)
Saudia in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defence. Reorganized in 1946 with TWA as ...)
Saudi Arabian Airlines in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defence. Reorganized in 1946 with TWA as ...)
Sea & Sun Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Seoul Air Lines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Sibiryak in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sky Guinée Airlines in GUINEA (AOC suspended in 2013, cancelled in 2015. Restarted in 2017 ? ...)
Skygate International Aviation in KYRGYZSTAN (Associated with Skygate, Jordan. Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 and subsequent dat ...)
Smart Cargo in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Sphinx Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
Sriwijaya Air in INDONESIA (AOC granted on 23/6/03. Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates unti ...)
Swiftair in SPAIN (Formed by SEUR/Servicio Urgente. ...)
TANA in COLOMBIA (Reportedly taken over in 1978 by TAVINA. ...)
Transporte Aéreo Nacional in COLOMBIA (Reportedly taken over in 1978 by TAVINA. ...)
Taxi Aéreo El Llanero in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Taxis Aéreos Nacionales in MEXICO ( ...)
Templewood Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 1/11/67 as a charter brokerage company. Set-up Tempair division in 197 ...)
Thomas Cook Aviation in GERMANY (Formed by Thomas Cook Group using assets from the former Air-Berlin Aviation Gmb ...)
Tigerair in SINGAPORE (Shares owned by Singapore Airlines (through Budget Aviation Holdings Pte Ltd) in ...)
Tiger Air in SINGAPORE (Shares owned by Singapore Airlines (through Budget Aviation Holdings Pte Ltd) in ...)
Top Air in GERMANY ( ...)
Tradair in UNITED KINGDOM (Taken-over by Channel AW on 20/12/62. ...)
Trans Air Charter in ESWATINI (Unconfirmed in Swaziland. ...)
Trans Texas Air Freight in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Transafrica of Senegal in SENEGAL ( ...)
TransGlobal Airways in PHILIPPINES (Originally formed as a China-based freight forwarder. Started operations on 1/6/ ...)
Transportes Aéreos Universal in BRAZIL ( ...)
Trigana Air Service in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Tropical Airways d'Haiti in HAITI ( ...)
Ulyanovsk Aviation Plant in RUSSIA ( ...)
Wagair in CANADA ( ...)
Waglisla Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Whitejets in BRAZIL (Formed by Grupo Omni Aviação, also owner of Portugal's White. AOC granted 5/3/10 ...)
Zoom Airlines in CANADA (Formed 5/02 by Hugh and John Boyle. 7.5% purchased 8/06 by Bank of Scotland. Exp ...)

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