AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 96 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 96 - 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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Aero-Pioneer Group in KENYA (Includes subsidiary AirGenium. ...)
Aerolineas Unidas SA in MEXICO ( ...)
ALUSA in MEXICO ( ...)
Aeronaves Alimentadoras in MEXICO (Formed by Pedro Maus Santander (75%, owner of Nacional Aérea SA which was the Me ...)
Aerovias Guatemala in GUATEMALA (Ceased ops 1/10/1998 when co-owner split company into RACSA. ...)
African Airline Investments in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed as a spin-off of Allegiance Air. Closed down operations in 11/10, with Ai ...)
AAI in SOUTH AFRICA (Formed as a spin-off of Allegiance Air. Closed down operations in 11/10, with Ai ...)
Air Aid Ltd in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Air Algérie in ALGERIA (Nationalized in 1972. ...)
Entreprise Nationale d'Exploitation des Services Aériens in ALGERIA (Nationalized in 1972. ...)
Air Batumi in GEORGIA (Formed 2/09 using ACMI MD-83 equipment. Expected to start its own operations in ...)
Air BTR in BULGARIA (Formed 5/12 by Turkish investors. Business plan apparently abandonned in 10/12. ...)
Air Cess in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Originally formed by Victor Bout's brother in Liberia in 1995. Used cover compan ...)
Cessavia in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Originally formed by Victor Bout's brother in Liberia in 1995. Used cover compan ...)
Air Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Added on EU ban list 26/11/09 and subsequent dates. ...)
Nouvelle Air Congo in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Added on EU ban list 26/11/09 and subsequent dates. ...)
Air Illinois in USA.ILLINOIS (Merged into Atlantic Gulf Air. ...)
Air Kallyste International in FRANCE ( ...)
Air Miles in GREECE ( ...)
Air Nevada Airlines in USA.NEVADA (Taken-over by Eagle Canyon AL in 1998. ...)
Air Philip in KOREA (SOUTH) (Started services on 26/5/18. Ceased operations on 3/3/19. ...)
Air Rwznzori in UGANDA ( ...)
Air Sweden in SWEDEN (Formed as a successor to Nordic Airways. AOC granted 11/12/09. Started operation ...)
Air Tanzania in TANZANIA (Formed 10/3/77 after the breakup of EAAC. Was to be privatized late 1998, eventu ...)
AirAsia Turkey in TURKEY (Formed 2/13 by AirAsia with local investors (tba). Plan abandonned due to politi ...)
Airbus Transport International in FRANCE (Formed by Airbus Industrie. ...)
Aircastle in USA.NEW YORK (Started trading as Aerofort/Aircastle mid-2004 with $400m investment from Fortre ...)
Fortress Investment Group/Aerofort in USA.NEW YORK (Started trading as Aerofort/Aircastle mid-2004 with $400m investment from Fortre ...)
AirFleets in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Airlease Corporation in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by Whirlpool Financial. ...)
Airmel in SPAIN (Formed by Grupo Meridional. Expects to start operations on 1/7/11 using AOC from ...)
Amazonia Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL ( ...)
Amedeo in IRELAND (Planned to apply for an Irish AOC in 2018 to operate its ordered A380's. Minorit ...)
America West Express in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Anglo-Vaal Air Transport in SOUTH AFRICA (Reorganized as Africair. ...)
Anton Air in LESOTHO (Formed by Russia's Aviation Company Pilot, later with Avient in Zimbabwe. ...)
Antonair International in LESOTHO (Formed by Russia's Aviation Company Pilot, later with Avient in Zimbabwe. ...)
Archway Aviation in IRELAND (Formed 30/5/11. ...)
Armenian Air Force in ARMENIA ( ...)
Asia Pacific Airlines in USA.GUAM (Formed by Consolidated Transportation Services/Tan Holdings. ...)
Aero Micronesia in USA.GUAM (Formed by Consolidated Transportation Services/Tan Holdings. ...)
Asialink Cargo Express in INDONESIA (Formed as a joint venture between Indonesian company PT Kaltimex Lestari Makmur ...)
Atlantic Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Atlantic Airlines de Honduras in HONDURAS (Formed by Nicaragua's Atlantic Airlines using assets from Rollins Air. Ceased op ...)
Audi Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Audi Enterprises in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Aura Airlines in SPAIN (Formed on 11/3/16 as a sister company of Gowair (qv). ...)
Azee Air in QAZAKSTAN (Formed on 8/9/17. Started operations in 6/19. AOC revoked on 21/4/20 over UN pre ...)
Azerbaijan Airlines Avia in AZERBAIJAN (Formed from Aeroflot's Azerbaijan directorate, Avia division. Created its low-co ...)
AZAL Avia/Azerbaijan Hava Yollari/Azerbedzanski Avialinii in AZERBAIJAN (Formed from Aeroflot's Azerbaijan directorate, Avia division. Created its low-co ...)
BAC Express Airlines in UNITED KINGDOM (Parent company BAC Group majority purchased by Air Contractors, Ireland in 2004. ...)
Balair CTA Leisure in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair as its charter airline using a similar name to project some c ...)
Balair in SWITZERLAND (Formed by Swissair as its charter airline using a similar name to project some c ...)
BB Airways in NEPAL (Formed by Nepalese investors resident in Japan. Preliminary approval on 3/1/12 b ...)
Belgian Air Force in BELGIUM (Air arm originally organised in 1910 as Aviation Militaire Belge, renamed Aérona ...)
Force Aérienne Belge/Belgische Luchtmacht in BELGIUM (Air arm originally organised in 1910 as Aviation Militaire Belge, renamed Aérona ...)
Binter Cabo Verde in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Formed on 17/6/15 by Binter Canarias, expecting to start operations later in 201 ...)
Binter CV in CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (Formed on 17/6/15 by Binter Canarias, expecting to start operations later in 201 ...)
Birgenair in TURKEY ( ...)
Birgen Air Charter Group/BACG/Birgen Havacilik in TURKEY ( ...)
Blue Ridge Aero Services in USA.VIRGINIA (Probably a reorganized company from California Microwave. Operates exclusively f ...)
Budget Air in BANGLADESH ( ...)
Cambodia Airlines in CAMBODIA (Formed in 6/13 as a joint venture between Philippine Airlines (51%) and Royal Gr ...)
CargOman in OMAN (Formed by Affretair. ...)
CATA in ALGERIA (Formed by Général Joseph Vuillemin and Eugène Amiel. Taken-over by Aigle-Azur in ...)
Compagnie Algérienne de Transports Aériens in ALGERIA (Formed by Général Joseph Vuillemin and Eugène Amiel. Taken-over by Aigle-Azur in ...)
Cello Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Gill Group. AOC granted on 9/7/10. Entered liquidation on 12/10/18. ...)
Celtic Capital in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Bron Hafner. ...)
Bravo Capital in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Bron Hafner. ...)
Central Iowa Airlines in USA.IOWA ( ...)
Civil in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Comores Aviation in COMOROS ISLANDS ( ...)
Coones Flying Service in USA.CALIFORNIA (Formed by Howard I Coones with help from Marvin Janzen. Received STC on 19/9/77 ...)
Czech Air Force in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Ceské Letectvo a Protivzdusná Obrana in CZECH REPUBLIC ( ...)
Darwin Airline in SWITZERLAND (33.3% purchased by Etihad AW (announced 17/11/13, eventually approved 4/15 by Sw ...)
El Safari Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Eldorado Aviation in CANADA ( ...)
Elista Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Elista division. Was to become the national airl ...)
Elistinskoe aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Elista division. Was to become the national airl ...)
Euro Asia Aviation in LAOS ( ...)
F A Conner in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Francis Augustus Conner. Became a brokerage-only firm. ...)
Conner Air Lines in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Francis Augustus Conner. Became a brokerage-only firm. ...)
Firefly in MALAYSIA (Originally formed as Kelas Services by Malaysia AL as wholly-owned subsidiary. A ...)
FlyFirefly in MALAYSIA (Originally formed as Kelas Services by Malaysia AL as wholly-owned subsidiary. A ...)
First Line Air in SIERRA LEONE (Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Flight-Chernobyl Association in RUSSIA (Formed in association with GosNii GA ...)
Polyot-Chernobyl in RUSSIA (Formed in association with GosNii GA ...)
Flightexec in CANADA (Formed by The Craig Evan Corporation (CEC). ...)
Flylink Express in SPAIN (Formed as a brokerage company. Started services in mid-2007. Purchased in 11/08 ...)
Fokker Services in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Fokker Aircraft Services in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Gambia Bird Airlines in GAMBIA (Formed by Germania (90%, later 49%). Started commercial operations on 22/10/12. ...)
Globex Cargo Air in BRAZIL (Temporary AOC granted on 28/1/08, did not began operations. Intends to restart i ...)
Government of Biafra in BIAFRA ( ...)
Holiday Airways in USA (GENERAL) (2-letter code unconfirmed. Renamed Pacific Coast AL in 1989 ? ...)
International Air Ltd in USA.NEVADA (Moved to Nevada in 1973. ...)
Interocean Airways in LUXEMBOURG (Formed by Intercontinental US. ...)
Interswede Aviation in SWEDEN ( ...)
IrAero in RUSSIA (AOC suspended 17/8/11 over safety issues, later reinstated. 51% purchased by the ...)
Irair in RUSSIA (AOC suspended 17/8/11 over safety issues, later reinstated. 51% purchased by the ...)
Iranian Airways in IRAN (Formed in 12/44 by local interests (including Reza Afshar) as a successor to pre ...)
Imperial Iranian Airways in IRAN (Formed in 12/44 by local interests (including Reza Afshar) as a successor to pre ...)
Ireland Airways in IRELAND (Liquidated in 2/98. ...)
EI Air Exports in IRELAND (Liquidated in 2/98. ...)
Island Air in USA.GUAM ( ...)
Island Aviation in USA.GUAM ( ...)
JAL Domestic in JAPAN (Merged into JAL International effective 1/10/2006. ...)
Japan Airlines Domestic in JAPAN (Merged into JAL International effective 1/10/2006. ...)
Jet Asia Airways in THAILAND (Formed 29/12/09. Expected to start services in 4/10, postponed. AOC granted 29/3 ...)
K2 SmartJets in GREECE ( ...)
K2 Smart Aviation in GREECE ( ...)
Kansas City Southern Skyways in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Koninklijke Luchtmacht in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Royal Netherlands Air Force in NETHERLANDS ( ...)
Lan-Dale Company in USA.ARIZONA (Unconfirmed in Arizona. ...)
LAR Transregional in PORTUGAL (30% stake 1990 by TAP. Renamed 13/5/93. ...)
Linhas Aéreas Regionais in PORTUGAL (30% stake 1990 by TAP. Renamed 13/5/93. ...)
Level in SPAIN (Formed by IAG as a long-haul low-cost initiative (not an airline). Started servi ...)
LoadAir Cargo in KUWAIT (Formed through public IPO as exclusive national cargo carrier. Planned to start ...)
LTA in VENEZUELA (Ceased operations in 6/18. ...)
Linea Turistica Aéreotuy in VENEZUELA (Ceased operations in 6/18. ...)
Luxe-Aviation in AUSTRIA ( ...)
Malmö Aviation in SWEDEN (Acquied in 1993 by the Crafoord/Wiklund family. Acquired in 1998 by Braathens AS ...)
Malmö Aviation Schedule in SWEDEN (Acquied in 1993 by the Crafoord/Wiklund family. Acquired in 1998 by Braathens AS ...)
Marshall Aerospace in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Mayan World Airlines in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Ministry of Defence in RUSSIA ( ...)
Mistral in SPAIN ( ...)
Monarch Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Purchased in 4/83 by PEMCO. ...)
Nanshan Jet in CHINA (Formed 11/10. AOC granted in 11/11. ...)
Nanshan Corporate Jets in CHINA (Formed 11/10. AOC granted in 11/11. ...)
New World Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Ningxia Airlines in CHINA (Formed 11/07 as a joint venture between Shenzhen Airlines and the local governme ...)
North Japan Airlines in JAPAN (Formed 30/6/53. Merged to form JDA on 15/4/64. ...)
NJA in JAPAN (Formed 30/6/53. Merged to form JDA on 15/4/64. ...)
NWT Air/Air Canada Connector in CANADA (Acquired 1987 by Air Canada (100% by 1988). Sold to First Air in 1997 and merged ...)
Pelican Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pelican Express in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Pelita Air Service in INDONESIA (Formed by Pertamina Oil (90%) and Pata Jasa. Started operations on 24/1/70. In c ...)
Phoenix Airlines in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Pocono Airlines/Allegheny Commuter in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Acquired 1986 by Jet Florida. ...)
Points North Air Services in CANADA ( ...)
Professional Maintenance Services in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Formed by the CEO of Wimbi Dira AW and former personal pilot of Joseph Kabila, D ...)
Quantum Air in SPAIN (Resumed limited services on 8/3/09. Ceased operations on 26/1/10. ...)
Queensland Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Acquired in 1958 by Ansett. ...)
QAL in AUSTRALIA (Acquired in 1958 by Ansett. ...)
Qwest Air Parts in USA.TENNESSEE (Purchased in 6/19 by AerSale. ...)
RAVSA Venezolana in VENEZUELA (Formed in 2001, remaining dormant until 2006. ...)
Rutas Aéreas de Venezuela in VENEZUELA (Formed in 2001, remaining dormant until 2006. ...)
Red Baron Charter in USA.MISSOURI ( ...)
Red Dodge Aviation in USA.ALASKA (Formed by Flying W AW, and believed to be a cover company for the CIA. ...)
Rich International Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Mrs Jean Rich after her divorce (as a successor to Florida Caribbean A ...)
Royal Canadian Mountain Police/Gendarmerie Royale du Canada in CANADA (Flying division established in 1937. ...)
RCMP/GRC in CANADA (Flying division established in 1937. ...)
Rubloff Jet Support Services in USA.ILLINOIS ( ...)
Ruili Airlines in CHINA (Formed by Yunnan Jincheng Group (100%). Launch approved in 5/13 by CAAC. Started ...)
Rusavia International Airtransport in RUSSIA (Entered bankrupcy in 12/00. ...)
Saeaga Airlines in MALAYSIA (Formed by States of Sabah and Sarawak (40%). ...)
Safe Air in PAKISTAN (Originally formed as a small air-taxi operator (AOC granted on 25/6/99) which cl ...)
SAM Intercontinental Group in MALI (Formed 8/08, mostly to operate Hajj traffic. Possibly associated with Sam Air Co ...)
Silver Airways in USA.FLORIDA (Formed on 21/5/11 by Versa Capital Management. Started services 15/12/11 with sm ...)
Silver Wings in USA.NEVADA (Unconfirmed in Nevada. ...)
Simbirsk-Aero in RUSSIA (Became associated with Volga-Dnepr AL. ...)
Simbirsk-Air in RUSSIA (Became associated with Volga-Dnepr AL. ...)
Skyjet in QAZAKSTAN (AOC received in 2005, started operations 12/06. Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and ...)
Stavropol Airlines in RUSSIA ( ...)
SAAK/Stavopolskaya aktsionernaya aviakompania/Stavropol Joint-Stock Airline in RUSSIA ( ...)
Surinam Air Transport in SURINAME ( ...)
TAER Andalus in SPAIN (Formed as a joint-venture between Pan Air Lineas Aéreas and Cordoba-based Trabaj ...)
TASSA in SPAIN ( ...)
Trabajos Aéreos del Sahara SA in SPAIN ( ...)
Tassili Airlines in ALGERIA (Formed by Air Algérie (49%) and public oil company Sonatrach (51%). Started oper ...)
Tiger Air in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Tiger Leasing Group in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Trans Avia Export Cargo Airlines in BELARUS (Formed by the Belarus government (99.9%). Received its AOC on 8/6/93. Expected t ...)
TransAviaExport in BELARUS (Formed by the Belarus government (99.9%). Received its AOC on 8/6/93. Expected t ...)
Trans-World Leasing in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by T.Keegan, originally as Kay Rings Ltd. ...)
TransAer Cologne in GERMANY (Formed by TransAer. ...)
Transartic in RUSSIA ( ...)
Transcontinental SA in ARGENTINA (Formed by Jorge Carnicero (owner of California Eastern Airlines). Ceased operati ...)
TSA in ARGENTINA (Formed by Jorge Carnicero (owner of California Eastern Airlines). Ceased operati ...)
Transportes Aéreos de Carga in MEXICO (Formed out of ACSA/Aerocarga SA. ...)
TACSA in MEXICO (Formed out of ACSA/Aerocarga SA. ...)
Trent Valley Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Vibas in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Viva Air Colombia in COLOMBIA (IPO planned for late 2021, postponed. ...)
West Air Aviation in NAMIBIA ( ...)
Westair Wings Charters in NAMIBIA ( ...)
Wings Abadi Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Lion Air (100%). Started operations on 13/6/03. Added on EU ban list o ...)
Wings Air in INDONESIA (Formed by Lion Air (100%). Started operations on 13/6/03. Added on EU ban list o ...)
Zantop Airways in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)

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