AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 94 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 94 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 17/10/2020 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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AELIS Group in SLOVAKIA ( ...)
Aero Bee Airlines in CANADA (Formed on 5/7/12. Expected to obtain its AOC during fall 2012. ...)
Aéro Services Corporate in FRANCE (Formed by Aéro Service Exécutive. ...)
Aerocargo Peruana in PERU ( ...)
Aeroflot in SOVIET UNION (Formed 9/2/1923 as Dobrolet, a joint-stock company which started services on 15/ ...)
Grazdanskij Wozdusnyj Flot in SOVIET UNION (Formed 9/2/1923 as Dobrolet, a joint-stock company which started services on 15/ ...)
Aeromaster del Peru in PERU (Formed by Aeromaster Airways, Ecuador (formed in 1988). ...)
Aerostan in KYRGYZSTAN (Originally formed as Bistair-Fez. Renamed in 2008, AOC granted on 12/6/08 and st ...)
Air Charter West in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Dakota in BELGIUM (Formed by Publi-Air. AOC for passenger flights could not be obtained and ceased ...)
Air Holiday in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Air Katanga in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by or in close association with ITAB. Added on EU ban list 11/4/08 and su ...)
Katanga Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by or in close association with ITAB. Added on EU ban list 11/4/08 and su ...)
Air Kiribati in KIRIBATI ( ...)
Air Lituanica in LITHUANIA (Formed by Air Vilnius Group UAB. Started services on 30/6/13 using ACMI equipmen ...)
Air Montréal in CANADA ( ...)
Air Nordic Swe Aviation in SWEDEN ( ...)
Airone in JAMAICA (Formed by St. Lucia-based Airone Holdings Limited. Expected to receive its AOC i ...)
AirPhil Express in PHILIPPINES (Re-branded as PAL Express effective 15/3/13. ...)
Airtime Airlines in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed by Koomaresen Eargambram (first black pilot in SAAF) through Blackbird Ae ...)
Alexandria Airlines in EGYPT (Formed 12/06 by Jordan Aviation. Suspended operations on 31/10/19. Resumed short ...)
Aloha Flying Club in USA.HAWAII ( ...)
AMW Tchad in TCHAD (Formed by Duane A Egli. ...)
Aircraft Machinery Works in TCHAD (Formed by Duane A Egli. ...)
Arab Wings in JORDAN (Acquired by Royal Jordanian AW (25%). Relaunched in 7/05 by International Wings ...)
Askari Aviation in PAKISTAN (Formed by Army Welfare Trust, Pakistan. ...)
Atlantico Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Formed by Aparte Taxi Aéreo. ...)
ALA in BRAZIL (Formed by Aparte Taxi Aéreo. ...)
Atlantis in GERMANY ( ...)
AtlasGlobal Ukraine in UKRAINE (Suspended operations on 26/11/19 when its parent company collapsed. AOC revoked ...)
Belize Airways in BELIZE ( ...)
Braniff International Airways in USA.TEXAS (Took-over Mid-Continent in 1952 and Panagra in 1967. Attempted take-over by East ...)
Brazza Airways in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Buker Airways in USA.VERMONT ( ...)
Capital Airline Leasing in USA.WYOMING ( ...)
Central Air in GERMANY ( ...)
Charlotte Aircraft Corporation in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed 9/53. Created wholly-owned subsidiary Caldwell Aircraft Trading Co. ...)
Charlotte Aircraft Leasing/Charlotte Aerospace in USA.NORTH CAROLINA (Formed 9/53. Created wholly-owned subsidiary Caldwell Aircraft Trading Co. ...)
Cheboksary Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Cheboksary division. Renamed Chuvashia AL when b ...)
Cheboksarskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Cheboksary division. Renamed Chuvashia AL when b ...)
Chelal in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Chelyabinsk division. ...)
Chelyabinsk avialinii/Chelyabinsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Chelyabinsk division. ...)
Chieftain Airways in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Chkalov Aviation Enterprise in UZBEKISTAN (Organized 1992 by Chkalov Tashkent Aircraft Factory. ...)
MAP Tashkent APO in UZBEKISTAN (Organized 1992 by Chkalov Tashkent Aircraft Factory. ...)
Civil in GREECE ( ...)
CNET Opérations Aériennes in FRANCE (Became a division of France Telecom. Ceased own operations in 2001. ...)
Centre National d'Etudes des Télécommunications in FRANCE (Became a division of France Telecom. Ceased own operations in 2001. ...)
Comores Air Service in COMOROS ISLANDS (Originally formed as Aéro Comores. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 until 26/11/09, ...)
Air Service Comores in COMOROS ISLANDS (Originally formed as Aéro Comores. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06 until 26/11/09, ...)
Comsys Aviation Leasing in CHINA.HONG KONG (Formed 25/7/12. ...)
Comtran International in USA.TEXAS (Possibly originally formed as Jetran Inc and renamed 10/89 to Comtran. Reorganiz ...)
Community Transport Inc in USA.TEXAS (Possibly originally formed as Jetran Inc and renamed 10/89 to Comtran. Reorganiz ...)
DBA in GERMANY (Partial (20%) management buy-out in 2004. 64% purchased by Germania Express oper ...)
Delta Air Regionalflugverkehr in GERMANY (Acquired by Crossair. 49% stake taken 1992 by British AW through Deutsche BA Luf ...)
Delta International in BELGIUM (Formed to take over jet operations of BIAS. ...)
Dhofar City Airways in OMAN ( ...)
Directair in GERMANY ( ...)
Dolphin Air in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Started operations in 2002. Re-organized by Arabian Devt Trading & Construction, ...)
Eastern Caribbean Express in JAMAICA (Formed by Air Jamaica. Merged into Air Jamaica, becoming Air Jamaica Express, on ...)
ECXpress in JAMAICA (Formed by Air Jamaica. Merged into Air Jamaica, becoming Air Jamaica Express, on ...)
Egypt Air Charter in EGYPT ( ...)
Elysian Airlines in CAMEROON (Formed mid-2006 in Cameroon. Switched to smaller equipment (EMB-120) in mid-2007 ...)
Experts Air Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by UAE Ministry of Defence with Ukrainian assistance. Started trading as ...)
Experts Cargo in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by UAE Ministry of Defence with Ukrainian assistance. Started trading as ...)
FB Ayer in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Frederick B Ayer, originally named Trade-Ayer Inc until 8/58 and based ...)
FB Air/Pan Ayer in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Frederick B Ayer, originally named Trade-Ayer Inc until 8/58 and based ...)
FGL Aircraft Ireland in IRELAND (Formed by Fuyo General Lease, Japan. ...)
Fuyo General Lease in IRELAND (Formed by Fuyo General Lease, Japan. ...)
Flight Express in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by TepAvia Trans. ...)
FlyEquator in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Flying Enterprise in SWEDEN (63% stake to be acquired in 2000 by Skyways Sweden, and reorganized as Skyways E ...)
Frontier Airlines in USA.COLORADO (Formed on 8/2/94 by ex-Frontier (FL) staff. Started operations on 5/7/94. Attemp ...)
Garinco Airways in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Gas Turbines International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Georgian Air in GEORGIA ( ...)
Germanwings in GERMANY (Started operations 27/10/02. Expected to merge in 2008 with TUIfly (announced 11 ...)
Global Lift in BELGIUM (Formed by Andrey Goryashko (40%, ex-CEO of Aeroflot Cargo; through VCL and Partn ...)
Gold Coast Air Charter in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Twin Air in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Gorlitsa Airlines in UKRAINE ( ...)
Horlytsa Avia in UKRAINE ( ...)
Guest Aerovias México in MEXICO (Formed by Winston Guest. ...)
Mexicana Guest Airways in MEXICO (Formed by Winston Guest. ...)
Hamilton Aviation in USA.ARIZONA (Formed by Gordon B Hamilton (a friend of Howard Hughes), ultimately reorganized ...)
Hamzair in NIGERIA ( ...)
Nigeria International Airservices in NIGERIA ( ...)
Helitt Linéas Aéreas in SPAIN (Formed 16/4/10. Started operations on 21/11/11. Ceased scheduled services in 2/1 ...)
Highland Express Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Virgin Atlantic's co-founder. ...)
Houston Airlines in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Jet Charter Travel. ...)
Hunting Air Transport in UNITED KINGDOM (Acquired in 1953 by Clan Line. Merged into BUA. ...)
Hwa-Hsia Leasing in TAIWAN ( ...)
IAL in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by George Batchelor. Acquired in 1999 by IAL of PR headed by Anthony C.Ti ...)
International Air Leases/Batchair/Interair/AL Aircraft in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by George Batchelor. Acquired in 1999 by IAL of PR headed by Anthony C.Ti ...)
Imaatong South Sudan Airlines in SOUTH SUDAN ( ...)
Imperial Ethiopian Air Force in ETHIOPIA ( ...)
ING Aviation Lease in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Iran Air in IRAN (Expected to be 49% privatized in 2005, indefinitely postponed. Added on EU ban l ...)
The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran in IRAN (Expected to be 49% privatized in 2005, indefinitely postponed. Added on EU ban l ...)
JAL Express in JAPAN (Formed by JAL as a low-cost domestic subsidiary. Became an associated member of ...)
JEX in JAPAN (Formed by JAL as a low-cost domestic subsidiary. Became an associated member of ...)
Jet Aviation Malta in MALTA (Formed 6/17 by Jet Aviation, Switzerland. AOC granted in 12/17. ...)
Jetair in GERMANY (Moved from Belgium. ...)
Korean Civil Aviation Bureau in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
LEBCA in VENEZUELA (Taken-over by Transcarga. ...)
Línea Expresa Bolívar CA in VENEZUELA (Taken-over by Transcarga. ...)
Lignes Aériennes Congolaises in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Franchise operations started 12/05 by SkyCongo. Shut down following the 4/06 cra ...)
LAC in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Franchise operations started 12/05 by SkyCongo. Shut down following the 4/06 cra ...)
Lobaye Airways in CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Operated only a single flight before ceasing operations. ...)
Lufthansa Leasing in GERMANY ( ...)
LuzAir in PORTUGAL (Started as a brokerage company and using smaller equipment. Own AOC granted 15/4 ...)
LUZair in PORTUGAL (Started as a brokerage company and using smaller equipment. Own AOC granted 15/4 ...)
Magicbird Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Originally formed as Magicblue AL. AOC expected 7/07 but certification denied an ...)
Magic Bird in NETHERLANDS (Originally formed as Magicblue AL. AOC expected 7/07 but certification denied an ...)
Magicblue Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Became MagicBlue following a management buy-out in 2004. Ceased operations durin ...)
MagicBlue Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Became MagicBlue following a management buy-out in 2004. Ceased operations durin ...)
Magritte Aircraft Leasing in IRELAND (Formed by BAe Systems. ...)
Martin Air Transport in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by J Patrick Soltes. ...)
Massawa Airways in ERITREA ( ...)
Naft Airlines in IRAN (Renamed on 16/8/17 to Karoon Airlines. ...)
Iranian Naft Airlines in IRAN (Renamed on 16/8/17 to Karoon Airlines. ...)
Nanjing Airlines in CHINA (Formed by China United AL with help from Fujian AL. Became a division of China U ...)
NFD Luftverkehrs in GERMANY (31% stake taken 1989 by ILG/Air Europe, increased in 1990 to 49%, then transferr ...)
Nürnberger Flugdienst in GERMANY (31% stake taken 1989 by ILG/Air Europe, increased in 1990 to 49%, then transferr ...)
NordStar in RUSSIA (Formed 2/09 by Norilsk Nickel (68%) and other officials from Norilsk city. Origi ...)
Taimyr in RUSSIA (Formed 2/09 by Norilsk Nickel (68%) and other officials from Norilsk city. Origi ...)
North-East Cargo Airlines in RUSSIA (Formed by Magadan AL. ...)
SVGAL/Northern East Cargo Airlines/Serevo-vostochnye gruzovie avialinii in RUSSIA (Formed by Magadan AL. ...)
Northern Airlines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Norwegian Air Norway in NORWAY (Formed by Norwegian to operate its aircraft based in Scandinavia outside Norway. ...)
Our Airline in NAURU (Renamed Nauru Airlines effective 1/8/14. ...)
Oceanic United Republics Airline in NAURU (Renamed Nauru Airlines effective 1/8/14. ...)
Pacific Fret Airways in FRANCE.POLYNESIA ( ...)
PAL Aerolineas in MEXICO (Formed by TAESA. Integrated into TAESA. ...)
Puebla Airlines in MEXICO (Formed by TAESA. Integrated into TAESA. ...)
Palma Holding in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
PLM International in USA.CALIFORNIA (Ceased aircraft brokerage activities in 2001, reselling last assets in 2006. ...)
PLM Financial Services/PLM Worldwide Leasing Corp in USA.CALIFORNIA (Ceased aircraft brokerage activities in 2001, reselling last assets in 2006. ...)
Regionair in UNITED KINGDOM (24.9% stake by Busy Bee in 1990 was cancelled. ...)
Region Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (24.9% stake by Busy Bee in 1990 was cancelled. ...)
Rostrum Leasing in IRELAND (Formed on 15/12/17. ...)
Royal Air in BENIN (Started operations on 17/11/08. Added on EU black list 8/4/09 and subsequent dat ...)
Rym Airlines in ALGERIA (Formed by Groupe BCIA (Banque Commerciale et Industrielle d'Algérie), expecting ...)
Safair in SOUTH AFRICA (Acquired in 1999 by Imperial Holdings (logistics company). Parent's company avia ...)
SAT Airlines in RUSSIA (Planned to join AiRUnion alliance in 2006, cancelled. Majority share purchased b ...)
Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy in RUSSIA (Planned to join AiRUnion alliance in 2006, cancelled. Majority share purchased b ...)
SAT Flug in GERMANY (Formed by Günter Kurfiss and Wilhelm Stiber. Purchased by Hinrich Bischoff for D ...)
Special Air Transport in GERMANY (Formed by Günter Kurfiss and Wilhelm Stiber. Purchased by Hinrich Bischoff for D ...)
Seba Airlines in GUINEA ( ...)
Servicio Aeronaval de la Marina Peruana in PERU (Originally formed in 1920 by Peruvian Navy as Cuerpo de Aviadores Navales de la ...)
Fuerza de Aviación Naval de la Marina de Guerra del Perú in PERU (Originally formed in 1920 by Peruvian Navy as Cuerpo de Aviadores Navales de la ...)
Servicios Aéreos SA in CUBA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Titan in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Severstal Aircompany in RUSSIA (Formed 21/5/02 by Cherepovetsky metallurgicheski kombinat/Cherepovets Metalurgic ...)
SGA Airlines in THAILAND (Formed 2/01, AOC granted in 7/02. ISO-9000 certified in 8/04. Started trading as ...)
Nok Mini in THAILAND (Formed 2/01, AOC granted in 7/02. ISO-9000 certified in 8/04. Started trading as ...)
Shannon Air in IRELAND (Started services on 30/5/64. ...)
Silver Express Aviation Company in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Skyjet in BELGIUM (Formed by Caribjet in Antigua. ...)
Skyline in TURKEY (Formed as an helicopters operator. ...)
Smartlynx Airlines Malta in MALTA (Formed on 24/12/18 by Smartlynx, Latvia. Suspended operations on 27/3/20 due to ...)
Solenta Aviation Côte d'Ivoire in IVORY COAST (Formed by Solenta Aviation, South Africa. Started its own operations in 2017. ...)
Sporthawk International Airlines in CANADA ( ...)
Suedflug in GERMANY (Formed by Lufthansa to operate most Condor aircraft. Integrated into Condor. ...)
Süddeutsche Fluggesellschaft in GERMANY (Formed by Lufthansa to operate most Condor aircraft. Integrated into Condor. ...)
Sunwing Airlines in CANADA (Formed by Sunwing Holidays and Red Seal Vacations. Tour-operator services operat ...)
SWAN in SWITZERLAND (Formed with help from Geneva city after Swissair concentrated all long haul traf ...)
Swiss World Airline Network in SWITZERLAND (Formed with help from Geneva city after Swissair concentrated all long haul traf ...)
Tampa Air Center in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Tandem-Aero in MOLDOVA (Added on EU ban list on 16/4/19. Suspended operations on 31/3/20 due to COVID-19 ...)
Texel Air in BAHRAIN (Formed 2/7/13 by Chisholm Enterprises. Started operations in 5/14. ...)
Thomsonfly in UNITED KINGDOM (Took over First Choice AW on 1/5/08, keeping its marketing and operational ident ...)
Thunderbird Airways in USA.NEW JERSEY ( ...)
TRACO in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Believed ceased operations when owner was killed in An-12 accident at Luxor. Add ...)
TRADO/Trans Dominican Airways in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Anin Canaan. ...)
Transporte Aéreo Dominicano in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Formed by Anin Canaan. ...)
Trans Alaskan Airlines in USA.ALASKA (Associated with Currey Air Transport, Great Lakes Airlines and Nevada Aero Trade ...)
Trans Amazon in PERU ( ...)
Trans Gulf in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Transafrica Airlines in LIBYA (Unconfirmed in Libya. ...)
Transaustralian Air Express in AUSTRALIA (Reorganized as an operating company and filed for administration. Aircraft acqui ...)
Transport Facilities in HAITI ( ...)
Triangle Regional Aircraft Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 2/10/01 by BAE Systems. ...)
Tricon International Airlines in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Uralex in ANGOLA ( ...)
Viking Air in SWEDEN ( ...)
VOTEC Servicios Aéreos Regionais in BRAZIL (Renamed when purchased by TAM. ...)
Wenela Rhodesia in ZIMBABWE (Moved from South Africa, to Bostwana. ...)
World Airways in USA.GEORGIA (Formed by Benjamin Pepper, starting operations on 29/3/48 with B.314s. Acquired ...)
World Executive Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Planned for air service to Beauvais; project abandonned. ...)

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