AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 95 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 95 - 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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A1 in RUSSIA (Originally planned in 2005 as Aurora (qv). Re-formed 6/07 as a joint-venture bet ...)
AER in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aerotransportes Entre Rios in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aero Caribbean in CUBA (Merge into Cubana on 1/7/15 with operations taken over by Cubana. ...)
Empresa Aero Caribbean in CUBA (Merge into Cubana on 1/7/15 with operations taken over by Cubana. ...)
Aerolineas Regionales in MEXICO (Formed by Regional Cargo Holdings, Mexico. Shut down operations in 2011, expects ...)
Regional Cargo in MEXICO (Formed by Regional Cargo Holdings, Mexico. Shut down operations in 2011, expects ...)
Aerovias Latino Americanas in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Air Bagan Myanmar in MYANMAR (Formed 8/04 as a joint venture between Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Htoo ...)
Air Caraïbes in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed 16/12/00 as a subsidiary of SCTA/Société Caribienne de Transports Aériens ...)
Caraïbes Air Transport/La Caribéenne des Transports Aériens Air Caraïbes in FRANCE.GUADELOUPE (Formed 16/12/00 as a subsidiary of SCTA/Société Caribienne de Transports Aériens ...)
Air Carnival in INDIA (Formed in 4/15 by CMC Group (Coimbatore Marine College). Started operations on 1 ...)
Air Frêt in FRANCE (Formed by Roger Colin with the Pompidou (later French president) family, origina ...)
Air Gambia in GAMBIA (Formed by Omega Air, mainly operating ACMI services. Ceased ops 18/1/94. ...)
Air Iberia in GEORGIA (AOC revoked on 4/4/11. ...)
Air Maken in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Originally formed as a travel agency and GSA. Reorganized as EuroGuineana de Avi ...)
Air Paradise International in INDONESIA (Ceased operations on 23/11/2005. ...)
Air Sur in SPAIN ( ...)
Air Switzerland in SWITZERLAND (Formed using assets from Swisswings. ...)
Air Uganda in UGANDA (Formed by Aga Khan (majority owner of Meridiana) through AKFED (Aga Khan Fund fo ...)
Meridiana Africa Airlines Uganda in UGANDA (Formed by Aga Khan (majority owner of Meridiana) through AKFED (Aga Khan Fund fo ...)
Air Via in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Air Viking in ICELAND (Started IT services in summer 1970 until end 1970. Re-formed during summer 1973 ...)
AirAsia India in INDIA (Formed on 28/3/13 by AirAsia (49%), Tata Group (30%) and Telstra Tradeplace (21% ...)
AirFleets International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Air Fleets in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Airwork Services in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Alicol Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Aerolineas Intercolombianas in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Angelica Aircraft Assets in IRELAND (Formed on 23/8/17. ...)
Anglers Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Angola Air Charter in ANGOLA ( ...)
AAC in ANGOLA ( ...)
APISA Air Cargo in PERU ( ...)
Aerotransportes Peruanos Internacionales SA in PERU ( ...)
ArabJet in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed 8/04 by the CEO of SG Capital. Reportedly in talks with administrators of ...)
Arrow Panama in PANAMA (Formed by Arrow Air. Ceased operations in 9/08. ...)
Australian Challenge Airways in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
ACA in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Bahamasair in BAHAMAS (Formed at independence time, taking over Flamingo and Out Island AW. Suspended o ...)
BAS in BELARUS (Formed by GAZ-407 overhaul plant. ...)
Belarussky aviatsionny servis in BELARUS (Formed by GAZ-407 overhaul plant. ...)
Basler Turbo Conversions in USA.WISCONSIN (Formed by Basler for DC-3 piston-to-turbo conversion and rebuild work. ...)
Beijing VistaJet Aviation in CHINA (Formed by Austria's VistaJet. ...)
Belgian Armed Forces - Air Component in BELGIUM ( ...)
Forces Armées Belges/Belgische Strijdkrachten in BELGIUM ( ...)
Bicol Air Express in PHILIPPINES (Formed 12/11 by South West Air Corporation. ...)
Blue Panorama Airlines in ITALY (Formed by Distal/ITR Group tour operators, later Astra Travel. Formed executive ...)
Braniff Airways in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Paul & Tom Braniff, dba Tulsa-Oklahoma City Airline. Reorganized 1930. ...)
Breeze Airways in USA.UTAH (Certificate purchased from Compass Airlines in 7/20. Expects to start charter op ...)
Breeze Aviation in USA.UTAH (Certificate purchased from Compass Airlines in 7/20. Expects to start charter op ...)
Bulgarian Air Defence & Air Force in BULGARIA (Formed as a formal outspring of Bulgarian Army aviation corps. ...)
PVOiVVS/Bulgarske Vazdusne Sobstenie in BULGARIA (Formed as a formal outspring of Bulgarian Army aviation corps. ...)
Bulgarian Air Force in BULGARIA ( ...)
BVVS/Bulgarski Voennovazdushni Sili in BULGARIA ( ...)
BWIA in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed 27/11/40 by Lowell Yerex, TACA's founder. Sold out to TWA in 1945. 20% st ...)
British West Indian Airways in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Formed 27/11/40 by Lowell Yerex, TACA's founder. Sold out to TWA in 1945. 20% st ...)
Cairgo in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ( ...)
Caribbean Air Cargo in BARBADOS ( ...)
Caricargo in BARBADOS ( ...)
Caspiy in QAZAKSTAN (Formed in 2006 by the Kazakhstan government. Set up a flying division in 2010, p ...)
Caspiy SRC National Company in QAZAKSTAN (Formed in 2006 by the Kazakhstan government. Set up a flying division in 2010, p ...)
Castle Harbour Leasing in USA.CONNECTICUT (Formed by GECAS. ...)
CESA Cargo in MEXICO (AOC granted on 24/11/06. ...)
Challey Ltd in IRELAND (Formed by Alitalia. Associated with Flightlease and GOAL (qv). ...)
ChitaAvia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Chita division. Acquired in 2004 by Centre Capit ...)
Civil in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Civil in CYPRUS ( ...)
Crystal Thai Airlines in THAILAND (Formed in 2009. AOC granted 24/2/11. Expected to start operations on 3/2/11, pos ...)
Dalmia Jain Airways in INDIA ( ...)
Department of Energy Mines & Ressources in CANADA ( ...)
Centre for Remote Sensing in CANADA ( ...)
Desert Eagle Aviation in USA.ARIZONA (Possibly associated with Desert Air Parts. ...)
Eagle Air Freight in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Eastern Trade Wings Denmark in DENMARK ( ...)
EasyJet Airline in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou (later Sir). Started initial operations using Air ...)
easyJet in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou (later Sir). Started initial operations using Air ...)
Elan International in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by DHL to carry heavy parcels. ...)
Empressa do Transporte Aéreo Brasileiro in BRAZIL (Taken-over by Aerovias. ...)
Far Eastern Cargo Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
Dal'nevostochny gruzovie avialinii in RUSSIA ( ...)
Federal Medical-Biological Agency in RUSSIA ( ...)
Flying Dragon in CHINA ( ...)
CTLAC in CHINA ( ...)
FlyMe Sweden in SWEDEN (Formed by Array AB (47%). Purchased 50% of River Don Ltd (parent company of Glob ...)
Global Aircraft Leasing in ISRAEL ( ...)
Global Knafaim Leasing in ISRAEL ( ...)
Golden Isles Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
GosNii GA in RUSSIA (State Scientific & Research Institute of Civil Aviation. ...)
Gosudarstvenny nuchno issledovatelny institut grazhdanskoi aviatsii in RUSSIA (State Scientific & Research Institute of Civil Aviation. ...)
Government of Moldova in MOLDOVA ( ...)
Government of Senegal in SENEGAL ( ...)
Government of South Korea in KOREA (SOUTH) ( ...)
GTI Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by former staff of Active Air. Renamed 2/98. ...)
Guangxi Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Southern Airlines Group, parent company of China Southern AL. ...)
Harvest Air in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
HESA Airlines in IRAN (Formed by HESA to operate Iran-140 aircraft. Suspended operations in 9/13, resum ...)
IASC in CHINA (Formed by CAAC. ...)
Industrial Aviation Service Corp in CHINA (Formed by CAAC. ...)
Imperial Air Cargo in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed 1/8/06 as a joint-venture between Comair (30%), Safair (70%) and Express ...)
IAC in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed 1/8/06 as a joint-venture between Comair (30%), Safair (70%) and Express ...)
Indigo Aviation in TANZANIA (Suspended operations in 7/10. ...)
ING Lease International Equipment Management in NETHERLANDS (Acquired by Abbey National, UK, in 2001 and renamed 9/1/02 to IEM. ...)
Inter-Fret Transport Aérien in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Merged into Air Charter Service. ...)
ITA in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Merged into Air Charter Service. ...)
Interface Group in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Iran National Air Lines in IRAN (Formed 24/2/62 by the forced merger of Iranian AW and Persian Air Services throu ...)
Iran National Airlines Corporation in IRAN (Formed 24/2/62 by the forced merger of Iranian AW and Persian Air Services throu ...)
JAL in JAPAN (Joined OneWorld alliance on 1/4/07. Entered severe financial difficulties in 200 ...)
Japan Airlines International in JAPAN (Joined OneWorld alliance on 1/4/07. Entered severe financial difficulties in 200 ...)
Jetstar New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND (Formed in 6/15 by Jetstar as its local feeder carrier using the AOC from Eastern ...)
Jetstar Regional New Zealand in NEW ZEALAND (Formed in 6/15 by Jetstar as its local feeder carrier using the AOC from Eastern ...)
JLT WP Aircraft in USA.MINNESOTA ( ...)
JUST in JAPAN (Formed by JAL. Became a paper company in 1996. ...)
Japan Universal System Transport in JAPAN (Formed by JAL. Became a paper company in 1996. ...)
Ka'an Beel Air in MEXICO (Formed by Lomas Travel and other touristic concerns in Yucatan peninsula, drawin ...)
KBAir in MEXICO (Formed by Lomas Travel and other touristic concerns in Yucatan peninsula, drawin ...)
Kievskaya Rus in UKRAINE ( ...)
Kuwait Navy in KUWAIT (Naval arm never fully established. ...)
KV Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed 25/3/09 by former management of Allco Aviation. ...)
LAN Express in CHILE (Formed by LAN Chile (99.4%) using Ladeco assets. Aircraft taken-over by LAN duri ...)
Transporte Aéreo SA in CHILE (Formed by LAN Chile (99.4%) using Ladeco assets. Aircraft taken-over by LAN duri ...)
Linkair Express in ITALY ( ...)
Met Air in PHILIPPINES (Formed by MET International, Shanghai. ...)
Missouri Commuter Airlines in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Mitsubishi Aircraft in JAPAN (Formed 1/4/08 as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (90%) and Toyota Mo ...)
Nesma Airlines Saudi Arabia in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed by Nesma Airlines, Egypt. AOC granted in 7/16, started services on 27/10/ ...)
Nuclear Technical Support & Safety in RUSSIA ( ...)
Oklahoma Airmotive in USA.OKLAHOMA (Taken over by McCulloch Airmotive. ...)
OLT in GERMANY (Formed 1/11/58, initially as an air taxi operator. Started operations on 19/6/59 ...)
Ostfriesische Lufttransport in GERMANY (Formed 1/11/58, initially as an air taxi operator. Started operations on 19/6/59 ...)
Panama Air International in PANAMA (Formed using assets from Air Panama. ...)
Parks Air Lines in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Peak Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Pocono Airlines/Trans World Express in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Port Aviation in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Sahara India Airlines in INDIA ( ...)
SAISA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
SAPEL in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos de Pilotos Ejecutivos in COLOMBIA ( ...)
SAVAR in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Servicios Aéreos Varinas in VENEZUELA ( ...)
Shandong Airlines in CHINA (Formed by China Eastern. Started operations on 26/12/94. Reorganized as main sub ...)
Sibaviatrans in RUSSIA (Formed by Krasnoyarsk Metallurgy Factory, originally named Kramzavia. Formed Air ...)
SIAT in RUSSIA (Formed by Krasnoyarsk Metallurgy Factory, originally named Kramzavia. Formed Air ...)
Skiers Limited in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Sococi Airways in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Started operations mid-2005. Own AOC received in 2006 but ceased services shortl ...)
SOciété COngolaise COmmerciale & Industrielle in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Started operations mid-2005. Own AOC received in 2006 but ceased services shortl ...)
South African Airlink in SOUTH AFRICA (SAA's 10% stock purchased by SA Airlink in 7/05. Severed link with SAA effective ...)
SA Airlink in SOUTH AFRICA (SAA's 10% stock purchased by SA Airlink in 7/05. Severed link with SAA effective ...)
Star Air in INDONESIA (Formed by PT Dwipusaka Abadi. Shut down services on 1/6/05. Restarted limited op ...)
Star Flight in ZAMBIA ( ...)
Surinam Air Cargo in SURINAME ( ...)
TAVIC in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Transportes Aéreos Virgen de Carmen in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Tiger Aircraft Trading in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Titair in $ FICTION ( ...)
Tor Air Aviation in KENYA ( ...)
Tradewinds Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Seabord World AL. AOC suspended 2/7/91. ...)
Trai Thien Air Cargo in VIETNAM (Formed 11/6/08. AOC granted in 10/09. Entered financial difficulties in 10/10. ...)
Trans-Air Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
TAS in NIGERIA ( ...)
Trans-Avia Düsseldorf in GERMANY ( ...)
TAD in GERMANY ( ...)
Transair Gabon in GABON ( ...)
Transwisata Airlines in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Transwisata Prima Aviation in INDONESIA (Added on EU ban list on 4/7/07 and subsequent dates until 14/6/18. ...)
Travel Service Poland in POLAND (Formed by Czech Republic's Travel Service AL. ...)
TRIP Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (6% purchased in 9/08 by SkyWest, USA for $5m (with option for additional 14%). 3 ...)
TUI Travel PLC in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
TUI Group in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Virgin European Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Virgin Atlantic. ...)
Waig Aircraft in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
War Assets Administration in USA (GENERAL) (Formed as a successor to Reconstruction Finance Corp (qv). ...)
WAA in USA (GENERAL) (Formed as a successor to Reconstruction Finance Corp (qv). ...)
Wenela Botswana in BOTSWANA (Moved from South Africa then Rhodesia. ...)
Western Global Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed in 1/13. AOC granted on 4/8/14. ...)
Weststar Express in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed by Sunworld Int'l AL as cargo subsidiary. ...)
WSE in USA.KENTUCKY (Formed by Sunworld Int'l AL as cargo subsidiary. ...)
Wheeler Airlines in CANADA (Heavy transport division sold 1960 to Nordair. ...)
Zairian Airlines in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Zaire Express ? ...)
ZAL in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Zaire Express ? ...)
Zoom Zoom Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)

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