AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 92 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 92 - 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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ABC Financial Leasing in CHINA ( ...)
Agricultural Bank of China Financial Leasing Co in CHINA ( ...)
Admiral Air Service in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Jim Sorthun. Associated with Admiral Airways ? ...)
Adorna Airways in MALAYSIA ( ...)
Aéro France International in FRANCE (Taken-over by Air Entreprise. ...)
Aero-Mitla in MEXICO (Formed by Capt.Yañez, starting operations in 1984. ...)
AeroBol Transporte Aéreo in BOLIVIA (Ceased ops 9/95 after found operating for drug cartels. ...)
Aerobol in BOLIVIA (Ceased ops 9/95 after found operating for drug cartels. ...)
AeroKZ in QAZAKSTAN ( ...)
Aerolineas Sierra del Pacifico in MEXICO ( ...)
Aeromil in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Afrek in GREECE (Formed with help from UK's Airline Engineering. ...)
African Air Carriers in SOUTH AFRICA (Reorganized in 1985 as Interocean in Mozambique. ...)
AAC in SOUTH AFRICA (Reorganized in 1985 as Interocean in Mozambique. ...)
Air America in $ FICTION ( ...)
Air Astana in QAZAKSTAN (Formed by Kazakhstan government (51%) and BAe Systems (49%). Whole fleet except ...)
Air Calédonie in FRANCE.NEW CALEDONIA (Initially formed as Transpac (Trans Pacifique). Renamed in 1968. Suspended opera ...)
AirCal Domestic Airline in FRANCE.NEW CALEDONIA (Initially formed as Transpac (Trans Pacifique). Renamed in 1968. Suspended opera ...)
Air Cargo Express in USA.INDIANA (Associated with Rhoades Int'l ? ...)
Air Center International in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
International Air Center in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Air Changan Airlines in CHINA (Formed as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed in 1992 when reorganized 11/4/92 by Shaanxi P ...)
ACA in CHINA (Formed as Dapeng Airlines. Renamed in 1992 when reorganized 11/4/92 by Shaanxi P ...)
Air Falcon in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Air Guinée International in GUINEA (Formed 2/7/09 by Guinea government. Expected to start operations on 11/12/09, un ...)
Air-India Express in INDIA (Formed by Air-India (using internal resources from the Air-India Charters divisi ...)
Air India Express in INDIA (Formed by Air-India (using internal resources from the Air-India Charters divisi ...)
AirAsia X in MALAYSIA (10% stake each purchased by Orix (Japan) in 11/07, and Manara Consortium (Bahrei ...)
Airjet Exploraçao Aérea de Carga in ANGOLA (Added on EU ban list 14/11/08 and subsequent dates. AOC temporarily suspended in ...)
AirLanka in SRI LANKA (40% stake acquired in 1998 by Emirates, increased to 43.6% by 2004 with full man ...)
Air Lanka in SRI LANKA (40% stake acquired in 1998 by Emirates, increased to 43.6% by 2004 with full man ...)
AlpenAir in AUSTRIA (Reorganized 1992 as AmadeusAir. ...)
Alpine Air in NEPAL (Expected to start services on 18/1/10. Project abandonned in 3/10. ...)
ATA Brasil in BRAZIL (Originally formed as ATA Táxi Aéreo. ...)
Atlântico Transporte Aéreo in BRAZIL (Originally formed as ATA Táxi Aéreo. ...)
Atlanta Airways in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
Autrex in FRANCE (Formed by Jean Le Breton. Became a public transport company in 1950, Jean-Jacque ...)
Compagnie Autrex-Lopez-Loreta-Lebreton/AUsTeR EXtrême-orient in FRANCE (Formed by Jean Le Breton. Became a public transport company in 1950, Jean-Jacque ...)
Avesca Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerovuelos y Servicios Charter/Aerovias Especiales de Carga in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Avianca Central America in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
TACA in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Bali Air in INDONESIA (Separated from Bouraq in 2002. AOC revoked in 12/07. ...)
Bali International Air Service in INDONESIA (Separated from Bouraq in 2002. AOC revoked in 12/07. ...)
Belina Export Inc in USA.FLORIDA (Formed using assets and portfolios from Amtec Corporation (qv). ...)
BFS in GERMANY (Moved to Lechfeld AB in 1976. ...)
Bundesanstalt für Flugsicherung in GERMANY (Moved to Lechfeld AB in 1976. ...)
BIAS in BELGIUM (Formed by Compagnie Maritime Belge (51%). ...)
Belgian International Air Services in BELGIUM (Formed by Compagnie Maritime Belge (51%). ...)
Buzz in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by KLM uk, operating under KLM uk's AOC. Was to merge with Basiq Air in 2 ...)
C-Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
CAA Indonesia in INDONESIA ( ...)
Direktorat Jendral Perhubungan Udara in INDONESIA ( ...)
Cambodia Air Service in CAMBODIA (Formed by Jack M.Garfinkle and C.E.Wrotten under cover for CIA. ...)
Cambodian Air Service in CAMBODIA (Formed by Jack M.Garfinkle and C.E.Wrotten under cover for CIA. ...)
Cameroon Airlines in CAMEROON (Formed by Cameroon government after Cameroon's withdrawal from Air Afrique, with ...)
Cam-Air in CAMEROON (Formed by Cameroon government after Cameroon's withdrawal from Air Afrique, with ...)
Carga Expresa in COSTA RICA ( ...)
CASC in CHINA (Government body formed for the import, export, lease, maintenance and consignmen ...)
China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corporation in CHINA (Government body formed for the import, export, lease, maintenance and consignmen ...)
Central Pacific Air in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Charter Flight in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Charter Fly in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Civil in SWEDEN ( ...)
Civil in URUGUAY ( ...)
Club Air in ITALY (Formed 10/02 by tour operator Valsole Viaggi e Turismo, Milan and Italian/Romani ...)
Clubair Sixgo in ITALY (Formed 10/02 by tour operator Valsole Viaggi e Turismo, Milan and Italian/Romani ...)
CNAC in CHINA (Initially reformed as Hong Kong-based sales agent for Chinese airlines in 1978. ...)
China National Aviation Corp in CHINA (Initially reformed as Hong Kong-based sales agent for Chinese airlines in 1978. ...)
Copa Airlines Colombia in COLOMBIA (Most traffic rights transferred to Wingo (qv) from 1/12/16, completed in 2018. ...)
CuraçaoExel in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by HollandExel. Renamed 3/2/05 following the collapse of the Exel Group. ...)
Dauria in RUSSIA (Declared bankrupt on 12/5/11. ...)
Avialinii Zabaikalaya in RUSSIA (Declared bankrupt on 12/5/11. ...)
DFS in GERMANY (Renamed when privatized. Integrated into German Flight Inspection. ...)
Deutsche Flugsicherung/Gemeinsame Flugvermessungsstelle in GERMANY (Renamed when privatized. Integrated into German Flight Inspection. ...)
DHL Island Airways in USA.HAWAII (Formed by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn (D, H, L). Started opera ...)
Elite Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Eurafric in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Federal Airlines in SUDAN ( ...)
Finlight Airline in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1997 as a lesing company. AOC granted in 6/12. ...)
Finlayt in RUSSIA (Originally formed in 1997 as a lesing company. AOC granted in 6/12. ...)
Firstport International Ltd in UNITED KINGDOM.GIBRALTAR ( ...)
Fly 365 Aviation in ROMANIA (AOC granted on 17/8/15. ...)
Fly540 Angola in ANGOLA (Formed 4/08 by Lonrho Africa (parent company of Fly540.com). Expected to start s ...)
Force Aérienne Centrafricaine in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ( ...)
Free Airways in GREECE (Formed 10/08 in association with Air Business International as an offspring of d ...)
Gauteng Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Global Aircraft Solutions in USA.ARIZONA (Purchased Hamilton Aerospace on 2/5/02, World Jet Corporation on 29/7/04, 20% of ...)
Global SuperTanker in USA.COLORADO (Formed by Alterna Capital Partners to operate large fire-fighting aircraft/ ...)
Go2Sky in SLOVAKIA (Formed 2/13. Started in early summer 2013. Ceased operations on 8/3/20. ...)
Government of French Polynesia in FRANCE.POLYNESIA ( ...)
Government of Nigeria in NIGERIA ( ...)
Great Plains Airlines in USA.IOWA ( ...)
Guine Bissau Airlines in GUINEA BISSAU ( ...)
Hilair in SWEDEN ( ...)
Hillerström Flyg in SWEDEN ( ...)
IAT Cargo Airlines in NIGERIA ( ...)
International Air Tours in NIGERIA ( ...)
Italiatour Airlines in ITALY (Formed by Gruppo Soglia. Received its own AOC in early 3/09, starting operations ...)
KC International Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed by Chinese investors. Started services in 8/18. Shut down services on 15/ ...)
KC Air in CAMBODIA (Formed by Chinese investors. Started services in 8/18. Shut down services on 15/ ...)
Kiwi Travel Air Charter in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Kiwi International Airlines in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Kiwijet Airline in NEW ZEALAND (Formed 11/06 by interests in Florida and The Trustee Group NV, expecting to take ...)
Laredo Air in USA.TEXAS (Formed by American Airfreight. ...)
Latvian Airlines in LATVIA (Formed 10/91 using assets from Aeroflot's former Latvia division. ...)
Latvijas Aviolinijas in LATVIA (Formed 10/91 using assets from Aeroflot's former Latvia division. ...)
Lease Fly in PORTUGAL ( ...)
Loadair in SWEDEN (Taken-over by Tor-Air. ...)
London European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
London Executive Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Started operations in 1996. Purchased in 5/14 by Luxaviation, Luxembourg. ...)
Lone Star Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed as a Texas intra-state carrier. Operations started in 3/60 on a shuttle-t ...)
McIver Aviation in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Laurie McIver. Ceased ops after founder was killed in an automobile ac ...)
Mega Airlines in QAZAKSTAN (Formed using assets (and possibly management) from Trans Aviation Global Group a ...)
Ministry of Technology in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Myair in ITALY (Formed by LTE (99.67%). Received its AOC on 23/12/04. Purchased in 3/06 by Micha ...)
My Way Airlines in ITALY (Formed by LTE (99.67%). Received its AOC on 23/12/04. Purchased in 3/06 by Micha ...)
National Aviation of Egypt in EGYPT (Formed 9/1986. Ceased own operations in 1998, chartering aircraft from other car ...)
National Aviation Company in EGYPT (Formed 9/1986. Ceased own operations in 1998, chartering aircraft from other car ...)
Nighthawk Air Systems in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Jim MacIvor. ...)
Nordic Airways in SWEDEN (AOC changed 10/08 to temporary permit due to financial difficulties, eventually ...)
Nordic Regional in SWEDEN (AOC changed 10/08 to temporary permit due to financial difficulties, eventually ...)
North Central Airlines in USA.MINNESOTA (Merged with Southern & Hughes Airwest, forming Republic Airlines. ...)
Nouvelair Tunisie in TUNISIA (Renamed when accumulated losses reduced Air Liberté share to zero; 55% stake the ...)
Occidental in MEXICO ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Occidental in MEXICO ( ...)
Opticap Aviation in USA.DELAWARE (Believed to be a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman. ...)
Orient Airways in PAKISTAN (Formed before the partition of India. Moved from Calcutta to Karachi in 1948. Me ...)
Oriental Pearl Airways in CHINA.HONG KONG ( ...)
Pacific Blue Airlines (Australia) in AUSTRALIA (Formed as sister company of New Zealand airline with the same name, using its ow ...)
Pacific Galactic in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Panama International Air in PANAMA (Formed by TransGlobal Logistics Inc. ...)
Pannon Airlines in HUNGARY ( ...)
Pearl Air in PAKISTAN (Formed by Habib Alvi Group of Companies. Initial start-up failed in 2004. AOC re ...)
Penas in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list 24/7/08, 14/11/08. ...)
Perum Survai Udara in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list 24/7/08, 14/11/08. ...)
Phoenix Air Cargo in BULGARIA (Later restarted as Kyrgyzstan-based Phoenix Aviation. ...)
Piedmont Air Cargo in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed by Capt Tim Smith. ...)
Pop Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Formed as a reorganization of Whitejets Brasil, becoming a scheduled carrier. Pr ...)
Pop Brasil in BRAZIL (Formed as a reorganization of Whitejets Brasil, becoming a scheduled carrier. Pr ...)
Queen Bilqis Airways in YEMEN (Formed in 2013. Started operations in 5/18 using wet leased aircraft. ...)
RegionAli in ITALY ( ...)
Rosa Airlines in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Rosneft-Baltika in RUSSIA ( ...)
Saladair in SOLOMON ISLANDS (Unconfirmed in Solomon Islands. ...)
Samsung Techwin Aviation in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
Hanwha Techwin in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
Saratov Airlines in RUSSIA (Was to be purchased by new holding company set up by Sergei Chemezov (close asso ...)
Saravia/Saratovskie avialinii in RUSSIA (Was to be purchased by new holding company set up by Sergei Chemezov (close asso ...)
Silk Way Italia Airlines in ITALY (Formed by Silk Way, Azerbaijan (42%) and Italian investors ( Ignacio Coraci and ...)
SW Italia in ITALY (Formed by Silk Way, Azerbaijan (42%) and Italian investors ( Ignacio Coraci and ...)
Sky Tours in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Smartwings Poland in POLAND (Suspended operations on 27/3/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Soundair Express in CANADA (Dissolved when Soundair entered bankrupcy. ...)
Southern Sudan Airlines in SOUTH SUDAN (Formed 9/05 by Kenya's Charleston Travel Ltd. ...)
State Street Bank and Trust in USA.CONNECTICUT (Taken over 31/12/02 by US Bank NA Trustee as successor owner trustee. ...)
Swiss Jet in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
TNT Airways in BELGIUM (Formed by TNT as a subsidiary of TNT Post Group (TPG) to operate all aircraft ba ...)
Toll Priority in NEW ZEALAND (Formed by Toll Group (Australian logistics company originally founded in 1888 by ...)
Trans African Airways in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Trans Air Service in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Posadas Trans Air Services in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Transcaesa in MEXICO ( ...)
Transportes de Carga Aérea Especializada y Servicios Aeronaúticos in MEXICO ( ...)
Unitemp-M Industrial in RUSSIA (Renamed in 2006 to Estar Avia. ...)
Urcupina in BOLIVIA ( ...)
UTAGE in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Union de Transporte Aéreo de Guinea Ecuatorial in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 and subsequent dates. ...)
Vega Aircompany in RUSSIA ( ...)
Venus Airlines in GREECE (Formed by NordicEast (49%). ...)
VIP-Air in AUSTRIA (Formed by Rheintalflug. ...)
Volcanair in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Wayra Perú in PERU (Formed by Synergy Aerospace through Ocean Air (Brazil, 49%, owned by German Efro ...)

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