AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 91 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 91 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 08/08/2020 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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Aer Lingus Regional in IRELAND ( ...)
Aermediterranea in ITALY (Formed by Alitalia (80%) and ATI (20%) to operate part of Itavia's route structu ...)
Aerogaviota in CUBA (Formed by the Cuban army. ...)
Empresa de Aviación Aerogaviota in CUBA (Formed by the Cuban army. ...)
Aerolineas de Guinea Ecuatorial in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
AGE in GUINEA EQUATORIAL ( ...)
Aerolineas INI in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aeronor Chile in CHILE ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Norte y Sur y Cia in CHILE ( ...)
Aeroquetzal in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Afric Air in ALGERIA ( ...)
SACA/Société Algérienne de Constructions Aéronautiques in ALGERIA ( ...)
Africana Air in GAMBIA ( ...)
Agentair in ITALY ( ...)
Air Andalucia in SPAIN ( ...)
Air Distribution in USA.HAWAII (Possibly originally formed as Distribute Air at Albuquerque,NM circa 1970. Enter ...)
Air Cargo Enterprises in USA.HAWAII (Possibly originally formed as Distribute Air at Albuquerque,NM circa 1970. Enter ...)
Air Executive in ARGENTINA (Formed by former head of Air Plus Argentina and SEAFSA (Servicios de Enlaces Aér ...)
Air Fiji in FIJI (Originally formed as Fiji Air. Majority owned by Tuvalu government with addition ...)
Air Galaxy in FRANCE (Formed by TAT staff to operate Paris-Albi-Castres. ...)
Air Inter Gabon in GABON (Acquired by Héli-Gabon. ...)
Air Tourist Gabon in GABON (Started international flights in 2003 using ACMI equipment. Added on EU ban list ...)
Allegiance Gabon in GABON (Started international flights in 2003 using ACMI equipment. Added on EU ban list ...)
Air Track in SPAIN ( ...)
Air Truck Lineas Aéreas in SPAIN ( ...)
Air-Sea Service in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Ak Bars Aero in RUSSIA (Reorganized in 2013 as subsidiary of state-owned Ak Bars (also owner of Tatarsta ...)
Alitalia Team in ITALY (Proposal to merge with KLM after Italian government sold its 53% shares announce ...)
American West Jets in USA.NEVADA (Formed in 2002 by American West Aircraft, an aircraft dealer company. Entered do ...)
Amtec Corporation in USA.FLORIDA (Portfolios transferred or purchased to Belina Export Inc (qv). ...)
Amtec Jet in USA.FLORIDA (Portfolios transferred or purchased to Belina Export Inc (qv). ...)
Andalus Líneas Aéreas in SPAIN (Started operations on 27/2/09 (postponed from 22/12/08). Expected to be closed d ...)
Quality Líneas Aéreas in SPAIN (Started operations on 27/2/09 (postponed from 22/12/08). Expected to be closed d ...)
Antigua Caribbean Airways in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (Formed by Caribbean International Hotel. ...)
Austro Aéreo in ECUADOR ( ...)
Aviostart in BULGARIA ( ...)
BCM Airlines in SPAIN ( ...)
Blagoveschensk Air Unit in RUSSIA ( ...)
Bocomm Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Bank of Communications Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Bravo Air Congo in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Bravo Airlines, Spain. Started services 11/9/06. Listed on EU ban list ...)
Burma National Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Bykovo Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bykovo division. Taken-over by Centre-Avia. ...)
Aviakompania Bykovo Avia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Bykovo division. Taken-over by Centre-Avia. ...)
Cargo North in CANADA (Formed 8/12 by Frank Kelner through Kelner Group (local distributor for Pilatus) ...)
Chrono Aviation in CANADA (Formed division Chrono Jet in 2017 with its AOC granted on 30/8/17. ...)
Chrono Jet in CANADA (Formed division Chrono Jet in 2017 with its AOC granted on 30/8/17. ...)
Civil in BENIN ( ...)
CLPK Aircraft Funding SARL in LUXEMBOURG (Associated with PK Airfinance. ...)
Comlux Aviation in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
Compagnie Gabonaise d'Affrêtements Aériens in GABON (Formed by Jack Malloch to supply Biafra. ...)
Constellation International Airlines in BELGIUM ( ...)
Conti-Flug in GERMANY (Formed as Conti-Flug. Merged 1990 with EPC/European Private Charter. ...)
EPC Conti-Flug in GERMANY (Formed as Conti-Flug. Merged 1990 with EPC/European Private Charter. ...)
Continental Micronesia in USA.GUAM (Stake taken by DHL. 9% stake owned by United Micronesia Development Association ...)
Dakota National Air in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
DNA in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
DC-3 Queensland in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Rambler Bus Tours. Reorganized 1993. ...)
Air Rambler Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Rambler Bus Tours. Reorganized 1993. ...)
Direktflyg in SWEDEN (Formed by the merger of Skyways Regional AB and Highland Air AB. Ceased its own ...)
Svenska Direktflyg in SWEDEN (Formed by the merger of Skyways Regional AB and Highland Air AB. Ceased its own ...)
Downair in CANADA (Entered bankrupcy in spring 1975. ...)
Crane Aviation in CANADA (Entered bankrupcy in spring 1975. ...)
Eagle Airways Bermuda in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed in 7/57 by Eagle Airways, starting operations in 5/58. Traded as Cunard E ...)
Bermuda in UNITED KINGDOM.BERMUDA (Formed in 7/57 by Eagle Airways, starting operations in 5/58. Traded as Cunard E ...)
Eagle Aviation in FRANCE (Formed in Liberia to operate exclusively for Al Amrani Group of Companies. Moved ...)
EgyptAir Express in EGYPT (Formed in 5/06 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EgyptAir to operate RJ-class airc ...)
Empressa Aerovianca Atlantica in BRAZIL ( ...)
FlyOlympic in SWEDEN (Entered bankrupcy on 29/7/14 and ceased services. ...)
Fresh Air in NIGERIA (Formed by Sharjah-based Phoenix Aviation, initially dba Fresh Air Cargo. Moved t ...)
Georgian International Airlines in GEORGIA (AOC suspended mid-2010. Expected to restart on 1/7/13 with 1 B.737-400, 2 F.28-0 ...)
Golden International Airlines in TURKEY (Formed 4/8/05 by Bilgen Construction Ltd, Elsan Electronics a.s. and Alfa Bim (C ...)
Göta Vingar in SWEDEN ( ...)
Government of Austria in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Government of Niger in NIGER ( ...)
Guam Marianas Air in USA.GUAM (Formed with help from Formosa AL. ...)
Haughey Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Hawkins & Powers Aviation in USA.WYOMING (Formed by Dan Hawkins & Gene Powers. Took over Christler FS in 1979. Ceased oper ...)
H & P in USA.WYOMING (Formed by Dan Hawkins & Gene Powers. Took over Christler FS in 1979. Ceased oper ...)
Huaxi Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Hunnu Air in MONGOLIA ( ...)
Interlink Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Started ops in 2003. Ceased operations in 12/09 and entered liquidation proceedi ...)
Jade Cargo International in CHINA (Formed 10/04 as a joint venture between Shenzhen AL (51%, transferred in 2010 to ...)
Jet Star in MOLDOVA (Formed 5/12 by Nodic Cargo, Turkey. AOC granted on 21/8/12. Probably ceased oper ...)
JetConnect/Qantas NZ in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Qantas (100%). ...)
JetGo Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed as an aviation parts manufacturer. Purchased in 2010 by Aero Specialties ...)
JetTrain in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Jet Train in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Kolavia in RUSSIA (Formed 17/5/93. Ceased scheduled services on 1/10/11, becoming a charter carrier ...)
KogalymAvia in RUSSIA (Formed 17/5/93. Ceased scheduled services on 1/10/11, becoming a charter carrier ...)
Korean Aviation in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
Linair in LIBYA (Formed by Sabena. Acquired 1966 by BIAS. ...)
Libyan National Airways in LIBYA (Formed by Sabena. Acquired 1966 by BIAS. ...)
London European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 1986 by Ryan Air and ceased operations on 18/2/86. ...)
Ryanair Europe in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 1986 by Ryan Air and ceased operations on 18/2/86. ...)
Lone Star Contract Air Cargo in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Marathon Asset Management in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Mauria in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Société Mauritanienne d'Aviation in MAURITANIA ( ...)
Mid Asia Airlines in BANGLADESH ( ...)
New Gomair in RWANDA (Formed by associates of Gomair, DR Congo. ...)
Nikolaevsk-na-Amure Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nikolaevsk-na-Amure division. Shut-down and part ...)
Nikolaevskoe-na-Amure aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nikolaevsk-na-Amure division. Shut-down and part ...)
Nordic Air in NORWAY ( ...)
Pacific Express in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Phoenix Aviation in KENYA (Possibly associated with UAE-based Phoenix Aviation. 45% purchased in 5/14 by Fr ...)
Platinum Skies Aviation in PHILIPPINES (AOC request filed on 19/3/14. ...)
North South Airlines in PHILIPPINES (AOC request filed on 19/3/14. ...)
Polaris Aircraft Leasing in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by General Electric. Integrated into GECAS in 2000-2004, continuing asset ...)
Polaris Holding Comapny in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by General Electric. Integrated into GECAS in 2000-2004, continuing asset ...)
Private Wings Flugcharter in GERMANY (Suspended operations on 24/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Pro Air in USA.MICHIGAN (Certificate revoked by FAA and entered Chapter 11 on 18/9/00, possibly because o ...)
ProAir in USA.MICHIGAN (Certificate revoked by FAA and entered Chapter 11 on 18/9/00, possibly because o ...)
Race Aviation in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Farhad Azima. Reorganized in 1991 in Kansas as ALG/Aviation Leasing Gr ...)
Rent Aviation Cost Efficient in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Farhad Azima. Reorganized in 1991 in Kansas as ALG/Aviation Leasing Gr ...)
Ranger Air Cargo in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Resort Airlines in USA.NORTH CAROLINA ( ...)
Ridge Airways in ARMENIA ( ...)
Rijksluchtvaartdienst in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Staat der Nederlanden/Dutch Royal Flight in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Royal Brunei Airlines in BRUNEI (Formed 18/11/74, starting operations on 14/4/75. ...)
RwandAir in RWANDA (Formed by Rwanda government and Silverback Cargo. 40% expected to be privatized ...)
Rwandair Express in RWANDA (Formed by Rwanda government and Silverback Cargo. 40% expected to be privatized ...)
S7 Airlines in RUSSIA (25.5% to be sold by auction early 2007 by Russian Federal Property Fund, cancell ...)
Samorodok in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Aldan division. Reorganized as Nugget. ...)
Saudi Oger in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed as aviation department of Saudi Oger Ltd. Used as unofficial government c ...)
Seven Five Partners in LUXEMBOURG (Formed by Castlelake, Minneapolis and Merx Aviation Finance Holdings. ...)
Sky Work Airlines in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Sky Work AG (founded in 1983 as a flight school). Renamed 12/10 to Sky ...)
Smartwings Hungary in HUNGARY (Suspended operations on 19/3/20 due to COVID-19. Resumed services on 29/6/20. ...)
South-Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Southwestern Skyways in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Stellair Transports Aériens in FRANCE (Formed by Stella Bottaro. Taken-over by Air Toulouse. ...)
Tambov Avia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Thai Kom Airlines in THAILAND (Formed at the incentive of the Russia-Thailand economy panel. Expected to start ...)
Tigerair Mandala in INDONESIA (Tigerair shares increased to 35.8% in 9/13. Planned take-over talks with AirAsia ...)
Tiger Air Indonesia in INDONESIA (Tigerair shares increased to 35.8% in 9/13. Planned take-over talks with AirAsia ...)
Trans Atlantic Airlines in LUXEMBOURG (Formed by Daniel Walcott. Dissolved when owner arrested for various charges. ...)
Trans Tropic Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Transavia-Garantia in RUSSIA (AOC revoked on 29/4/10. ...)
Transcarga in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Uruguayos in URUGUAY ( ...)
Transvalair in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
UIA in SERBIA (Formed in Serbia as a successor of Air Sofia, Bulgaria. ...)
United International Airlines in SERBIA (Formed in Serbia as a successor of Air Sofia, Bulgaria. ...)
United Airways in BANGLADESH (Started operations on 10/7/07. Ordered by court in 7/11 to change its name to av ...)
United Iranian Airlines in IRAN (Formed 8/61 by the merger of Iranian AW and Persian Air Services. Renamed 24/2/6 ...)
Valorfly in MALTA (Formed by previous staff of Hermes Aviation (qv). ...)
VIARCO in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Vias Aéreas Colombianas in COLOMBIA ( ...)
VICA in BRAZIL ( ...)
Viaçao Charter Aéreo in BRAZIL ( ...)
Virgin Nigeria Airways in NIGERIA (Formed 28/9/04 by Virgin Group (49%) and local institutional investors (51%). St ...)
Ying An Airlines in CHINA (Initially formed as a general aviation operator, AOC granted on 19/1/05. Airline ...)
Yunnan Ying'an Airlines in CHINA (Initially formed as a general aviation operator, AOC granted on 19/1/05. Airline ...)

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