AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 90 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 90 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 25/05/2020 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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30 West Aircraft Leasing in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
Access Air in USA.IOWA (Formed by former Eastern AL staff, as a premium-service carrier. Entered Chapter ...)
Accessair in USA.IOWA (Formed by former Eastern AL staff, as a premium-service carrier. Entered Chapter ...)
Aero Sacasa in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Cecil E Wroton. ...)
Aerovias Coahuila in MEXICO ( ...)
Africargo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Formed by SFAIR. ...)
Air Alpes in FRANCE (Formed as an air-taxi operator, reorganized 1967. 35% stake taken by TAT. 36% th ...)
Air Belize International in BELIZE ( ...)
Air Chicago Freight in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Air Corse in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Europa Express in SPAIN (Formed by Air Europa. Ceased operations 29/10/01. ...)
Air Urga in UKRAINE (Formed by Ukraine Flying School (control interest) and Lyktos Group of Companies ...)
Airgroup Havacilik in TURKEY ( ...)
Airlantic Transport in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Alan Airlines in DJIBOUTI (Unconfirmed in Djibouti; possibly formed by Moldova's Valan Air Company. ...)
Ancar Aviation in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Armenia Airlines in ARMENIA (Formed by Ashot Torosyan (51%), Tamaz Gaiashvili (25%, founder of Air Zena) and ...)
Aircompany Armenia in ARMENIA (Formed by Ashot Torosyan (51%), Tamaz Gaiashvili (25%, founder of Air Zena) and ...)
Augsburg Airways in GERMANY (Became franchisee of Team Lufthansa in 1996. Purchased 12/04 by Cirrus Air (merg ...)
Aurigny Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM.GUERNSEY (Formed by the government of Guernsey. Started operations on 1/3/68 using small e ...)
Austrian Arrows in AUSTRIA (Started trading as Tyrolean Airways dba Austrian effective 1/7/12. ...)
Tyrolean Airways in AUSTRIA (Started trading as Tyrolean Airways dba Austrian effective 1/7/12. ...)
Avia Cargo System in TURKEY ( ...)
Avia Kargo Sistem in TURKEY ( ...)
BalairCTA in SWITZERLAND (Formed 1/1/93 by the merger of Balair & CTA. Ceased operations and liquidated in ...)
Bamiyan Airlines in AFGHANISTAN ( ...)
Beach Airways in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ( ...)
Belgium Universal Airways in BELGIUM (Formed by Canada's L-Air Holding (receiver of France's AéroLyon) and tour-operat ...)
Bentiu Air Transport in SUDAN ( ...)
Benair in SUDAN ( ...)
BLF Limited in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed 16/6/05 by unidentified investors. ...)
Blue Horizon Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Blue Horizons Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
BOC Aviation in SINGAPORE (IPO launched on 1/6/16 (with Boeing investing $30m). ...)
Bombardier in CANADA (Formed by Joseph-Armand Bombardier. Purchased Canadair in 1986, DHC in 1992 (see ...)
Buguruslan Flying School in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Buguruslan Flying School. ...)
Buguruslanskoe letnoe uchilishche in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Buguruslan Flying School. ...)
Cara Capital Corporation in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in 1993 by former GPA VP Joseph Farrell as International Aviat ...)
Cara Aircraft Leasing in USA.FLORIDA (Originally formed in 1993 by former GPA VP Joseph Farrell as International Aviat ...)
Central Air Express in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Champion Air in USA.MINNESOTA (Originally formed as Front Page Tours. Reorganized in 1995 by American Int'l usi ...)
Chesapeake Airways in USA.MARYLAND (Formed by Sam Goldman. ...)
Cirrus Middle East in LEBANON (Renamed 1/07 to ImperialJet. ...)
Civair Airways in SOUTH AFRICA (Ceased commercial long-range activities on 2/12/04 following lack of financing f ...)
Civil in ESTONIA ( ...)
Civil in NIGERIA ( ...)
Comision Federal de Electricidad in MEXICO (Initially formed in 1879, air division formed in 1949. ...)
CFE in MEXICO (Initially formed in 1879, air division formed in 1949. ...)
Compañia Méxicana de Aeroplan in MEXICO ( ...)
D-Connection in KENYA ( ...)
Delta Connection in KENYA ( ...)
Dominicana de Aviación in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed with Pan American assistance. Partially acquired in 1990 by Iberia. Priva ...)
Compañia Dominicana de Aviación in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed with Pan American assistance. Partially acquired in 1990 by Iberia. Priva ...)
East-Chukotka Airline in RUSSIA (Formed 14/1/08. AOC granted on 21/10/08. ...)
Vostok-Chukotka in RUSSIA (Formed 14/1/08. AOC granted on 21/10/08. ...)
Ellas in GREECE ( ...)
Express Freighters Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Qantas as domestic freight subsidiary. ...)
Fly-SAX in KENYA (Reorganized and renamed to EastAfrican effective 3/19. ...)
SAX in KENYA (Reorganized and renamed to EastAfrican effective 3/19. ...)
FlyGeorgia in GEORGIA (Formed by Iranian interests (reported by the WSJ as close to Iran government and ...)
Fly Georgia in GEORGIA (Formed by Iranian interests (reported by the WSJ as close to Iran government and ...)
Fourty Eight States Airline Sudan in SUDAN (Added on EU ban list 31/3/10 and subsequent dates. ...)
Ghostbuster in LIBERIA (No details, operator name believed given in flightplan. Probably associated with ...)
Government of Jordan in JORDAN (All flights operated by Royal Jordanian AL. ...)
Government of Mozambique in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
Government of Swaziland in ESWATINI ( ...)
Government of Ukraine in UKRAINE (Flights later operated by Ukraina Aviapredpriatie. ...)
Ibom Air in NIGERIA (Formed by Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom State. AOC granted on 6/6/19 ...)
ICRC/International Red Cross in $ WORLD ( ...)
CICR/Croix-Rouge Internationale in $ WORLD ( ...)
Indian Navy in INDIA ( ...)
Bharatiya Nau Sena in INDIA ( ...)
Itek Air in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed 16/8/99. AOC granted on 20/7/99. Listed on EU ban list 5/3/07 and subsequ ...)
Izmir Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by local interests. Purchased in 3/07 by Pegasus Airlines. Expected to me ...)
Izair in TURKEY (Formed by local interests. Purchased in 3/07 by Pegasus Airlines. Expected to me ...)
Jason Air in GHANA ( ...)
Jet Alsace in FRANCE (Formed by Minerve. Sold by AOM to Héli-Inter. Acquired by Transmed in 1993. ...)
Jet Express in GABON ( ...)
Karibu Airways in TANZANIA (Received its AOC on 17/11/05. Licence revoked 3/06 after airline owners fled fro ...)
Kazair West in QAZAKSTAN (Formed with participation from Clintondale Aviation, USA. Added on EU ban list 1 ...)
KazAirWest in QAZAKSTAN (Formed with participation from Clintondale Aviation, USA. Added on EU ban list 1 ...)
Kingfisher Airlines in INDIA (Formed by United Breweries Holdings (40.01%, UB Holdings Ltd; itself partially ( ...)
KLM voor Kolonien in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by KLM as its overseas division in the Dutch West Indies. Progressively d ...)
KLM West Indisch Bedrijf in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by KLM as its overseas division in the Dutch West Indies. Progressively d ...)
Korean National Airlines in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed by Ryu Gye-Taek. Nationalized in 1961. ...)
KNA/Air Korea in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed by Ryu Gye-Taek. Nationalized in 1961. ...)
LAN Ecuador in ECUADOR (Formed by LAN Chile. All aircraft allocated dynamically through fleet rotation r ...)
Lineas Aéreas Nacionales del Ecuador in ECUADOR (Formed by LAN Chile. All aircraft allocated dynamically through fleet rotation r ...)
Lauda Air Italy in ITALY (Formed by Lauda Air. Separated from Lauda Air/AUA Group in 2002 and became part ...)
Lebanese Air Transport in LEBANON (Formed with help from Pan American. ...)
Leopair in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Litoral in MEXICO (Acquired in 1990 by AeroMéxico. ...)
Servicios Aéreos Litoral in MEXICO (Acquired in 1990 by AeroMéxico. ...)
Luft-Lloyd in GERMANY ( ...)
Maritime Central Airways in CANADA (Taken-over by EPA in 9/63. ...)
Mercury Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Merkury-Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
MR-Lines in GABON (Formed probably by associates of the Bongo family. Started services 18/11/06. ...)
Murmansk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Murmansk division. ...)
Murmansk State Aviation Enterprise/Murmanskie aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Murmansk division. ...)
New Zealand Aero Transport Company in NEW ZEALAND (Acquired 1985 by Air New Zealand. ...)
Nexus Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by 18-year old student; business model to be confirmed.. ...)
Nitto Airlines in JAPAN (Formed 4/7/52. Merged to form JDA on 15/4/64. ...)
Oman Aviation Services in OMAN (Formed by merging Gulf Air's light aircraft division & Oman Int'l Services. Rena ...)
Owen Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Pan Europe Air in FRANCE ( ...)
Pan European Airways in $ FICTION ( ...)
PeoplExpress in USA.VIRGINIA (Intended to start in 8/12, postponed. Purchased Xtra Airways in 6/13. Operations ...)
People Express in USA.VIRGINIA (Intended to start in 8/12, postponed. Purchased Xtra Airways in 6/13. Operations ...)
Plane Business Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
PMT Air in CAMBODIA (Formed 1/03. AOC received 14/10/03. Suspended operations in 2008. ...)
Progress Multi Trade in CAMBODIA (Formed 1/03. AOC received 14/10/03. Suspended operations in 2008. ...)
Project 3000 in RUSSIA (Formed as a joint venture between Tupolev JSC (25%) and Cheboksary's ZAO Uninter ...)
Promodal Cargo in BRAZIL (Formed by Grupo GPT. ...)
Prudhoe Bay Oil Distribution Co in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Reem Air in KYRGYZSTAN (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Rex Aviation New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND (Doing business as Ansett New Zealand Regional from 1996 until 1999 when renamed ...)
Rhineair in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Salyut Aviakompania in RUSSIA ( ...)
Seabord Airlines in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Seulawah NAD Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Aceh provincial administration (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam) and Malaysia ...)
SIVA International in SURINAME ( ...)
Suriname International Victory Airline in SURINAME ( ...)
Skywings Airlines in GREECE (AOC suspended on 7/10/12 and ceased operations. ...)
Sky Wings Airlines in GREECE (AOC suspended on 7/10/12 and ceased operations. ...)
Smartwings in CZECH REPUBLIC (Suspended operations on 20/4/20 due to COVID-19. Resumed limited services on 7/5 ...)
Smile Air in GHANA (Expects to start operations in 8/15. ...)
Solaris Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed using the dormant AOC of Vyborg Airlines by OTI Holding, Turkey (parent c ...)
Solaris Rosaviation in RUSSIA (Formed using the dormant AOC of Vyborg Airlines by OTI Holding, Turkey (parent c ...)
Somali Airlines in SOMALIA (Formed in 7/12 by the local government using assets from CACAS (Nairobi-based Ci ...)
Southwestern Alloys in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Starways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by J.A.Wilson. Taken-over by British Eagle. ...)
Sunstate Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Whitaker Pty Ltd. Started services in 1981. Acquired in 1989 by Austra ...)
Surgut Avia in RUSSIA (Merged into Tyumenaviatrans. ...)
TAME in ECUADOR (Formed by FA Ecuatoriana. Minority (49%) stake expected to be acquired by TACA d ...)
Transportes Aéréos Militares Ecuatorianos in ECUADOR (Formed by FA Ecuatoriana. Minority (49%) stake expected to be acquired by TACA d ...)
Tauro in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transporte Aéreo Tauro in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Tavaj Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Taxi Aéreo Vale do Jurua. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Regulares in BRAZIL (Originally formed as Taxi Aéreo Vale do Jurua. ...)
Taxi Aéreo Nacional in COLOMBIA (Taken-over by Tavina. ...)
Texas Aerial Applicators in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
The Californian in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Thom's Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Added on EU ban list 4/7/07 until 8/4/09. ...)
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia in DENMARK (Purchase offer received in 5/19 from Triton, Germany. Ceased operations on 23/9/ ...)
Tiara Air in ARUBA (Formed on 8/11/04. AOC granted in 9/05 and started operations on 6/4/06 using sm ...)
Tigerair Australia in AUSTRALIA (Fully purchased by Virgin Australia effective 17/10/14. Became member of Value A ...)
Tiger Air Australia in AUSTRALIA (Fully purchased by Virgin Australia effective 17/10/14. Became member of Value A ...)
Treffield International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (AOC granted in 4/67. ...)
Tupolev-Aerotrans in RUSSIA (Formed by Tupolev Design Bureau. ...)
Union of Burma Air Force in MYANMAR ( ...)
VIP-Avia in GEORGIA ( ...)
Voe América in BRAZIL (Formed in 1/20 by German Efromovich (Avianca Brasil) and investors from Texas. ...)
VoeAmérica in BRAZIL (Formed in 1/20 by German Efromovich (Avianca Brasil) and investors from Texas. ...)
Wards Express in AUSTRALIA (Originally formed 1937. ...)
West Air Europe in SWEDEN (Announced 29/10/08 plan for merger with Atlantic Airlines, UK under new parent c ...)
Worldwide Airlines in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Xpress Air in INDONESIA (Started trading as Express Air in 2006. ...)
Travel Express Aviation Services in INDONESIA (Started trading as Express Air in 2006. ...)
Zing Airlines in CANADA (Formed in 2015, business plan needed to be validated. Expected to obtain financi ...)

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Generated: 25/05/2020 05:00:03

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