AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 9 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 9 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 05:00:02


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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Adria Airways in SLOVENIA (Became Slovenia's national carrier in 1991 as a subsidiary of Development Corp. ...)
Aero Flight in GERMANY (Formed by Bogomir Gradisnik (co-founder and former part owner of Aero Lloyd) usi ...)
Aeroleasing Soviet Union in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
ALG SU in SOVIET UNION ( ...)
Aerosweet Airlines in UKRAINE (Formed as a joint venture between Air Ukraine and Israeli partners. ...)
Ag Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Australian AL. ...)
Air Classic in GERMANY (Formed by Kurfiss group. ...)
Air Georgian in CANADA (Formed using small commuter equipment. Started operating for Air Alliance (qv) i ...)
Air Italica in ITALY (Formed with operational assistance from Alisea. ...)
Air O'Hare in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Air Service Berlin in GERMANY (Originally formed as RAS/Ruppiner Air Service. ...)
Air Srpska in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA.SRPSKA (Ceased ops 29/10/03 following a debt conflict with JAT. Replacement carrier Sky ...)
Air Uganda in UGANDA ( ...)
Uganda Air Cargo in UGANDA ( ...)
Air Vietnam in VIETNAM (Formed to take-over most domestic services of Air France, SITA & Avions Taxis d' ...)
Hàng Không Viêt-Nam in VIETNAM (Formed to take-over most domestic services of Air France, SITA & Avions Taxis d' ...)
AirGeoSky in GEORGIA ( ...)
Geo Sky in GEORGIA ( ...)
Airlink Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Also dba Interlink ? ...)
AirSpeed Charter in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Originally formed as a ground handling and freight brokerage company. ...)
Air Speed Charters FZE in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Originally formed as a ground handling and freight brokerage company. ...)
Airspeed Hawaii in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
AirTec in USA.MARYLAND (Operates mostly on surveillance, telemetry missions for the US Navy. ...)
All Star Airlines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Allied Air Carrier in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Aluu Airlines in DENMARK.GREENLAND (Expected to start in 6/15. Launch deferred undefinitely in 2/15. ...)
Anadyr Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Anadyr division. Merged into Chukotavia. ...)
Anadyrskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Anadyr division. Merged into Chukotavia. ...)
Aviant Leasing Corp in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Aviastar in RUSSIA (Formed by Aviastar Aircraft Factory, incorporating the former Ulyanovsk Aviation ...)
Axis Airways in FRANCE (Originally formed as Sinair in Grenoble. Acquired 6/00 by Axis Partners and rena ...)
Azimut in RUSSIA (Formed by the co-owner of Vnukovo airport and Rostov local government as feeder ...)
Azorra Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Baboo Airways in SWITZERLAND (Created by former founder of Stansted-based Newlines, with assistance from Cirru ...)
Flybaboo in SWITZERLAND (Created by former founder of Stansted-based Newlines, with assistance from Cirru ...)
BEA in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of Railway AS, Scottish AW, Isle of Man AS, Great Western a ...)
British European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by the merger of Railway AS, Scottish AW, Isle of Man AS, Great Western a ...)
Bexx Air in BULGARIA (Shut down by Bulgarian government after found issuing tickets (sub-chartered fro ...)
Bird of the Sun Air Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Blue-Line Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Bouraq Indonesia Airlines in INDONESIA (Ceased ops 11/05. AOC revoked in 2/07. ...)
BPX Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
BP Exploration Company Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Brasilia Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL (Proposed to be formed by the merger of Cruzeiro & TransBrasil. ...)
CanJet in CANADA (Formed by IMP Group taking over AOC from former CanJet Airlines. Ceased all sche ...)
Carco Air Services in USA.NEW MEXICO (Moved to Nevada by 1969 ? ...)
Centrafrican Airlines in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Ronald Desmet and Victor Bout's Gibraltar-based SouthBound Ltd, also t ...)
Central African Airlines in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Ronald Desmet and Victor Bout's Gibraltar-based SouthBound Ltd, also t ...)
China Northern Airlines in CHINA (Formed by CAAC Shenyang Region. Became officially independent from CAAC/Air Chin ...)
Citizens Holdings in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
City Wings in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Civil in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA ( ...)
Continental Express in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Corsair International in FRANCE (Nouvelles Frontières stake increased to 80% in 1999. Reorganized as SARL Corsai ...)
Corse Air International/Nouvelles Frontières Aviation in FRANCE (Nouvelles Frontières stake increased to 80% in 1999. Reorganized as SARL Corsai ...)
DAS Air Cargo in KENYA (Formed by Uganda's DAS Air Cargo. Listed on EU ban list 10/06. ...)
Delta Connection Kenya in KENYA (Formed by Aga Khan (Meridiana Group). Started services 2/2/07 to Juba. ...)
Dodge Air Charter in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Ecuato Guineana de Aviación in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Acquired by Spanair in 2000. AOC suspended 30/5/06 (along with all but 1 other E ...)
EGA in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Acquired by Spanair in 2000. AOC suspended 30/5/06 (along with all but 1 other E ...)
Elcon Finans in NORWAY ( ...)
Esen Air in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed 15/2/07. Possibly associated with Sun Light Airlines. Listed on EU ban li ...)
Fairways in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Operated for Int'l Development Corp and other US agencies. ...)
Falcon Aviation Group in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Falcon Aviation Service in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
FaroeJet in DENMARK.FAROE ISLANDS (Formed 12/05, starting services 14/5/06. Ceased operations 16/12/06. ...)
Fly Europa in UNITED KINGDOM.GIBRALTAR (Project possibly ressurected in 2006 as Fly Gibraltar. ...)
Foremost Aviation in NIGERIA ( ...)
Freedom Airlines in USA.OHIO (Formed by Broome County Avn, replacing Commuter AL. ...)
GATX Capital in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed as GATX-Armco-Boothe as a consortium to lease railway equipmen ...)
GATX Leasing/GATX Armco Leasing Company/GATX Airlog/Flightlease in USA.CALIFORNIA (Originally formed as GATX-Armco-Boothe as a consortium to lease railway equipmen ...)
Gilley Airways in USA.SOUTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Government of Somalia in SOMALIA ( ...)
Government of Turkey in TURKEY ( ...)
Gulf Air Transport in USA.LOUISIANA (Renamed 6/89 for overseas flights to avoid similarity with Oman's Gulf Air. ...)
Hay River Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
Henan Airlines in CHINA (Formed 24/9/12 as a joint-venture between China Southern (60%) and Henan Aviatio ...)
China Southern Airlines Henan in CHINA (Formed 24/9/12 as a joint-venture between China Southern (60%) and Henan Aviatio ...)
Iberia Regional in SPAIN ( ...)
International Airlines Group in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 1/11 as the holding company of British Airways and Iberia. Acquired Vu ...)
IAG in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed in 1/11 as the holding company of British Airways and Iberia. Acquired Vu ...)
Iran Air Tour in IRAN (Formed by Iran Air & Tajikair. Also uses unofficial trade name Iran AirTour. Ful ...)
Iran AirTour Airline in IRAN (Formed by Iran Air & Tajikair. Also uses unofficial trade name Iran AirTour. Ful ...)
Ivic Air in LIBERIA ( ...)
Janes Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Andy Janes (founder of Emerald Airways). Expects to receive its AOC an ...)
JetClub in SWITZERLAND (Ceased airliners operations in 9/07. Established subsidiaries International JetC ...)
Jhonlin Air Transport in INDONESIA (Started operations on 3/11/11 with small commuter equipment. Added on EU black l ...)
Karre Aviation Georgia in GEORGIA (AOC granted 30/12/10, revoked on 8/2/11. Re-launched mid-2016 ? ...)
Carre Aviation Georgia in GEORGIA (AOC granted 30/12/10, revoked on 8/2/11. Re-launched mid-2016 ? ...)
LADESA in PARAGUAY ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas del Este SA in PARAGUAY ( ...)
Lake Sport & Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Latin American Wings in CHILE (Started operations on 28/1/16. Suspended domestic services on 10/1/18, all opera ...)
LAW in CHILE (Started operations on 28/1/16. Suspended domestic services on 10/1/18, all opera ...)
Letecky Utvar Ministerstva Vnutra in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Flight Service Ministry of the Interior in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Loex Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Operations taken-over by Romoco Cargo. ...)
MAXjet Airways in USA.VIRGINIA (Received FAA certification in 8/05. IPO completed 6/07. Stock trading halted 6/1 ...)
MAYAir in MEXICO (Formed by Cancύn Travel Concepts as a successor to 1994-formed Aero Cuahonte S.A ...)
Mesa Airlines in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Larry Risley by purchasing JB Aviation's assets in 1979 in New Mexico. ...)
Mesa Air Group in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Larry Risley by purchasing JB Aviation's assets in 1979 in New Mexico. ...)
Middle East Leasing Group in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Midway Express in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by Midway AL & Air Florida. Merged into Midway AL. ...)
Midway Commuter in USA.ILLINOIS (Formed by Midway AL & Air Florida. Merged into Midway AL. ...)
Midwest Air Freighters in USA.IOWA ( ...)
Ministry of Agriculture in UKRAINE ( ...)
MJet in AUSTRIA (Formed 7/07. ...)
MNS Ukrainy in UKRAINE (Formed by Ministry of Ukraine for Emergency Situations and Affairs of Population ...)
MCHS Ukrainy in UKRAINE (Formed by Ministry of Ukraine for Emergency Situations and Affairs of Population ...)
National Airports Authority in INDIA ( ...)
Netherlands Government Air Transport in NETHERLANDS (Formed 6/10/45 by Dutch Ministry of Transport and Energy as a succssor to RAF 13 ...)
Nizhny Novgorod Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nizhny Novgorod (Gorkij) division. Entered recei ...)
Nizhnegorodskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nizhny Novgorod (Gorkij) division. Entered recei ...)
North Star Maritime in IRAN (Formed by actress Terry Moore. ...)
Northern Air Transport in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Oneida Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Owners Airlease Finance in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Pace Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Piedmont AS to operate private charters. Purchased by Hooters of Ameri ...)
Piedmont Aviation Services in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Piedmont AS to operate private charters. Purchased by Hooters of Ameri ...)
Pembroke Capital in IRELAND (Re-organized in 1999 as Pembroke Group by merging Pembroke Capital and Rolls-Roy ...)
Pembroke Group in IRELAND (Re-organized in 1999 as Pembroke Group by merging Pembroke Capital and Rolls-Roy ...)
Queen Charlotte Airlines in CANADA (Merged into PWA. ...)
Russia 223 letny otryad in RUSSIA (All aircraft are in full Aeroflot c/s. ...)
State Airlines 223rd Flight Unit in RUSSIA (All aircraft are in full Aeroflot c/s. ...)
S Group Aviation in KYRGYZSTAN (AOC granted on 16/3/07. Added on EU ban list 28/11/07 and subsequent dates. Anno ...)
Scanair in SWEDEN (Formed in Denmark. Acquired 1965 by SAS (100% splitted 3:2:2 between ABA, DDL & ...)
Sky Airline in CHILE (Formed by ex-staff of National Chile. Changed its business model to low-cost eff ...)
Sky Service Airlines in CHILE (Formed by ex-staff of National Chile. Changed its business model to low-cost eff ...)
Sky Master Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
Skymaster Airlines in BRAZIL ( ...)
Sky Rider Airlines in TAIWAN (Formed by China Airlines for overseas flights (including to Australia). Renamed ...)
Skybus Airlines in USA.OHIO (Formed 4/04, mostly by staff from Ryanair (Ireland). Submitted an AOC applicatio ...)
Snow Aviation in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
Soder Airlines in FINLAND ( ...)
Space Airlines in JORDAN ( ...)
Staero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sun-Air in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Tajikistan International Airlines in TAJIKISTAN (Formed 20/3/93 by Tajik Air. ...)
TIA in TAJIKISTAN (Formed 20/3/93 by Tajik Air. ...)
Tehran Airways in IRAN ( ...)
TAW in IRAN ( ...)
Trans Aéreos Illimani in BOLIVIA ( ...)
TAI in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Trans Island Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
TIA in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Federales in MEXICO (Set up by the government following the liquidation of AeroMéxico to operate dome ...)
TAF in MEXICO (Set up by the government following the liquidation of AeroMéxico to operate dome ...)
US Global Trading of Florida in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
WestJet Airlines in CANADA (Started operations on 29/2/96. Temporarily grounded during 2 weeks in 9/96. Rena ...)
Westjet Airlines in CANADA (Started operations on 29/2/96. Temporarily grounded during 2 weeks in 9/96. Rena ...)
White in PORTUGAL (Formed 11/04 by TAP (75%) and Viagens Abreu (24%) as a reorganization of Yes. Fu ...)
White Airways in PORTUGAL (Formed 11/04 by TAP (75%) and Viagens Abreu (24%) as a reorganization of Yes. Fu ...)
Windavia in PORTUGAL (Started operations on 11/12/13, sharing AOC with White. ...)
Wyoming Airlines in USA.WYOMING (Formed by ex-Emery Worldwide staff. ...)
YUVT Aero in RUSSIA (Formed as a successor of Tatarstan Airlines and Ak Bars Aero. AOC granted on 9/7 ...)
UVT Aero in RUSSIA (Formed as a successor of Tatarstan Airlines and Ak Bars Aero. AOC granted on 9/7 ...)
Zaire Air Services in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Zip Air in CANADA (Formed by Air Canada to operate low-cost operations in Western Canada. Re-integr ...)

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Generated: 08/08/2020 05:00:02

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