AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 97 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 97 - 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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Aboitiz Air Cargo in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Aboitiz Air Transport in PHILIPPINES ( ...)
Aerolineas Alpha in PERU ( ...)
Aeronaves Doredo in ARGENTINA (Formed from defunct Italian Corporation. Never granted permission for scheduled ...)
Compañia Argentina de Aeronavigación Doredo in ARGENTINA (Formed from defunct Italian Corporation. Never granted permission for scheduled ...)
AeroSun International in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Aeroturismo in PERU ( ...)
Aero Turismo y Publicidad in PERU ( ...)
Afrijet Cameroon in CAMEROON (Formed by Afrijet, Nigeria. ...)
Agro Air International in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Operations reorganized 1993 under Fine Air. ...)
Air Botswana in BOTSWANA (Nationalized in 1988. Was to be partially (45-49%) privatized in 2004, postponed ...)
Air Charter Scotland in UNITED KINGDOM (Originally formed as Edinburgh Air Charter. ...)
Air Charter Service in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Tschimbombo Mukuna. ...)
ACS in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Formed by Tschimbombo Mukuna. ...)
Air Commerce in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Ceased ops between 1992 and 1996. ...)
Air Commerce Sarajevo in BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (Ceased ops between 1992 and 1996. ...)
Air Creebec in CANADA (Formed by the Cree nation with assistance from Austin AW. Took-over Air Ontario' ...)
Air Mar Freight Systems in USA.PUERTO RICO (Reorganized in Dominican Rep. ...)
Air Oregon in USA.OREGON (Purchased 17/6/82 by Horizon Airlines. ...)
Executive Flight Services in USA.OREGON (Purchased 17/6/82 by Horizon Airlines. ...)
Air Outre-Mer in FRANCE ( ...)
CTAC/Compagnie de Transport Aérien et de Commerce in FRANCE ( ...)
Airborne Transport in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Airborne Cargo Lines in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Aircrafts Pty in AUSTRALIA (Formed by R J S Adair. Acquired in 1948 by Butler. ...)
Airtours International Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 1/10/990 by Airtours tour operator (formed in 1972, later partially ow ...)
Airtours International Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed on 1/10/990 by Airtours tour operator (formed in 1972, later partially ow ...)
Al Maha Airways in SAUDI ARABIA (Formed in 11/13 by Qatar Airways to operate domestic services in Saudi Arabia (a ...)
Alas U in URUGUAY (Formed in 5/13 by previous staff of PLUNA as a successor to the trade-union back ...)
Alas-Uruguay in URUGUAY (Formed in 5/13 by previous staff of PLUNA as a successor to the trade-union back ...)
Alliance Air in INDIA ( ...)
Almaty Aviation in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2010. ...)
Almaty Avia Cargo in QAZAKSTAN (Added on EU ban list 14/7/09 and subsequent dates. AOC revoked in 2010. ...)
Alsie Express in DENMARK (Started operations as Air Alsie with a fleet of biz-jet equipment. Suspended all ...)
Air Alsie in DENMARK (Started operations as Air Alsie with a fleet of biz-jet equipment. Suspended all ...)
Amjet Executive in GREECE (AOC granted on 16/9/10. ...)
AREF Logistics Aviation in KUWAIT (Formed by AREF Holding Group (minority owner of Sudan AW) to ferry pilgrims to S ...)
Rubban Logistics in KUWAIT (Formed by AREF Holding Group (minority owner of Sudan AW) to ferry pilgrims to S ...)
Arizona Air in USA.ARIZONA (Merged into Scenic AL. ...)
Atlantic Coast Airlines/United Express in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed by WestAir to replace Presidential AL. ...)
ACA in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Formed by WestAir to replace Presidential AL. ...)
Aurora Airlines in SLOVENIA (Started services in 2/08, also using trade name "Air Dardania" for operations to ...)
Australia Asia Airlines in AUSTRALIA (Formed by Qantas (100%) to operate to Taiwan. Dissolved when Qantas was privatiz ...)
Avcon Jet San Marino in SAN MARINO (Formed by Avcon Jet, Austria. ...)
Aviakompanija Khakasia in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Abakan division. ...)
Khakasia Airlines in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Abakan division. ...)
Aviation Facilities in USA.FLORIDA (Formed by Miami Airport's Air Agency/Cecil E Wroten. Possibly renamed Africair i ...)
Avluga-Trans in QAZAKSTAN (Aktyubinsk Higher Flying School of Civil Aviation, originally formed as an Aerof ...)
Aktyubinskoe vysshee letnoe uchilishche GA in QAZAKSTAN (Aktyubinsk Higher Flying School of Civil Aviation, originally formed as an Aerof ...)
Braathens in NORWAY (98% of shares acquired by SAS in 2001. AOC merged into SAS Norway operations 7/0 ...)
Bréguet Aviation in FRANCE (Taken-over by Dassault. ...)
Bremenfly in GERMANY (AOC granted mid-4/09. Started operations on 20/5/09. Moved base to Cologne 10/09 ...)
Bulgarian Air Charter in BULGARIA (Formed by German interests with assistance from Airlines 400. Suspended operatio ...)
BAC in BULGARIA (Formed by German interests with assistance from Airlines 400. Suspended operatio ...)
Butler Aviation Miami in USA.FLORIDA (Associated with Butler Aircraft Company ? ...)
Cairo Air Transport Company in EGYPT ( ...)
Cairo Charter & Cargo Air Transport in EGYPT ( ...)
Canafrica Transportes Aéreos in SPAIN ( ...)
CTA Espana in SPAIN ( ...)
Carga del Caribe in MEXICO ( ...)
CGTA-Air Algérie in ALGERIA (Merged 23/5/1953 with Compagnie Air Transport. ...)
Compagnie Générale de Transports Aériens-Air Algérie in ALGERIA (Merged 23/5/1953 with Compagnie Air Transport. ...)
Chailease Group in TAIWAN (Originally formed as China Leasing Company. Became affiliated with China Trust G ...)
Chailease Finance Corp in TAIWAN (Originally formed as China Leasing Company. Became affiliated with China Trust G ...)
China Aircraft Trading in CHINA (Formed by CASGC to lease aircraft equipment to domestic operators. Reorganized a ...)
Circle Airways in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Civair in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Department of Civil Aviation in NEW ZEALAND ( ...)
Civil in LEBANON ( ...)
Clesh Aviation in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) (Was not granted a full AOC for regular domestic operations in Congo. ...)
Coastal Aviation in USA.FLORIDA (Moved to Florida in 1967 using Beech 99. Ceased operations in 4/69. ...)
Compañia Boliviano de Rutas Aéreas in BOLIVIA ( ...)
COBRA in BOLIVIA ( ...)
CRAFT in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Costa Rica Air Freight Transport in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Dala Air Services in NIGERIA ( ...)
Dutch Caribbean Express in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Air ALM to operate regional/local flights. Ceased ops 7/10/04 along pa ...)
DCE in NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Formed by Air ALM to operate regional/local flights. Ceased ops 7/10/04 along pa ...)
East Coast Flying Services in USA.WEST VIRGINIA (Formed by S Ross Lipscomb. ...)
Edelweiss Airlines in SWITZERLAND (Formed 19/10/95 by Kuoni Travel (33%), increased to 62% in 1996, later 100%. Sta ...)
Euroworld Airways in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by former Air Europe Express staff. ...)
Express Cargo Charter Service in GERMANY ( ...)
Flight Club Air in USA.MICHIGAN ( ...)
Flightways in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Flyington Freighters in INDIA (Formed by Deccan Chronicle media company. AOC initially granted 22/8/07, lapsed. ...)
Foreign Air Transport Development in USA.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Government body set up to own aircraft loaned to foreign countries under supervi ...)
Forestry Ministry in RUSSIA ( ...)
Freedom Air in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
Golden Air in SWEDEN (Formed by Erik Thuan AB (shipping and logistics company). 75% optioned in 4/11 b ...)
Government of Albania in ALBANIA ( ...)
Government of Algeria in ALGERIA ( ...)
Government of Armenia in ARMENIA ( ...)
Government of Haiti in HAITI ( ...)
Guicango in ANGOLA (Scheduled services started in 6/10. AOC suspended 4/11-6/11 over safety issues. ...)
Air Guicango in ANGOLA (Scheduled services started in 6/10. AOC suspended 4/11-6/11 over safety issues. ...)
Guinea Cargo in GUINEA EQUATORIAL (Formed as a handling company. Listed on EU ban list 22/3/06. ...)
Hajvairy Airlines in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Hellenic Air Transport in GREECE (Merged with Hellenic AL & TAE. ...)
Aeroporike Metaphore Hellados in GREECE (Merged with Hellenic AL & TAE. ...)
Hemisphere Air Transport in USA.NEW YORK (Formed by JF Adelman. Merged 1/50 into North American Airlines Agency. ...)
Horizontes in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Imtrec Aviation Cambodia in CAMBODIA (AOC revoked 13/10/08. ...)
Indus Airways in INDIA (Formed in 2005 by Mohan Meakins liquor company, using alleged legacy from Lahore ...)
Interflight Airline Management in ESWATINI ( ...)
Interflight Airline Marketing in ESWATINI ( ...)
International Airfinance Corporation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Abjad Group and Islamic Development Bank. ...)
IAFC in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Abjad Group and Islamic Development Bank. ...)
Ion Tiriac Air in ROMANIA (Formed by Ion Titiac (tennis champion), with legal HQ in Liechtenstein. Ceased m ...)
Izhevsk Air Enterprise in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Izhvesk division. ...)
Izhveskoe Gosudarstvennoe Aviapredpriatie in RUSSIA (Originally formed as Aeroflot's Izhvesk division. ...)
Japan Maritime Safety Agency in JAPAN ( ...)
MSA/Kaijo Hoan Cho in JAPAN ( ...)
Kyrgyzstan Pegasus Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN (Formed by Pegasus Airlines, Tukey. ...)
LANTA Aviation in MONACO ( ...)
Lithuanian Air Force in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Karo Aviacija in LITHUANIA ( ...)
Malawian Airlines in MALAWI (Formed in 7/13 as a joint venture between the Malawi government (20%), Ethiopian ...)
Malawi Airlines in MALAWI (Formed in 7/13 as a joint venture between the Malawi government (20%), Ethiopian ...)
Malta Air Charter in MALTA (Formed by Air Malta. ...)
Maryland Air Travel Club in USA.MARYLAND ( ...)
Maverick Airways in USA.COLORADO (Formed to replace Rocky Mountain Airways/Continental Express at Denver. Ceased o ...)
Maya Carga Internacional in MEXICO (Formed by Pescamex. ...)
MetroJet in RUSSIA (Resumed scheduled services dba Kolavia on 1/5/13. Announced in 4/14 its intent t ...)
Kolavia in RUSSIA (Resumed scheduled services dba Kolavia on 1/5/13. Announced in 4/14 its intent t ...)
National Aircraft Leasing in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
NAL in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Nigeria Air Force in NIGERIA ( ...)
Nigerian Trade Wings in NIGERIA ( ...)
Air Vanni in NIGERIA ( ...)
North East Airlines in INDIA (Formed 8/07 and attempted to merge business and financial interests since. Expec ...)
North Star Air in CANADA (Purchased by North West Company Inc, Winnipeg (announced 28/4/17). ...)
Cargo North in CANADA (Purchased by North West Company Inc, Winnipeg (announced 28/4/17). ...)
Northwest Territorial Airways in CANADA ( ...)
NWT Air in CANADA ( ...)
Palm Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Paradise Island Airlines in USA.FLORIDA (70% stake acquired in 1997 by Air Alaska (formerly Wien Air Alaska). ...)
Peace Air in SRI LANKA ( ...)
Phoenix Airways in BIAFRA (Formed by "Phoenix Group" on behalf of the Biafran government. ...)
Phoenix Air Transport in BIAFRA (Formed by "Phoenix Group" on behalf of the Biafran government. ...)
Phoenix Aviation in GHANA (Formed by Christopher Barrett-Jolley. ...)
Photros Air in IRAN ( ...)
Platinum Jet Air in CANADA ( ...)
Corporate Express in CANADA ( ...)
PNG Air in PAPUA NEW GUINEA ( ...)
PointAir in FRANCE (Formed by Le Point Mulhouse, replacing SATT. Ceased ops when DGAC withdrew opera ...)
Premier Airways in INDIA (Launched in 6/15 as Premier Airways and expected to start operations in 10/15 wi ...)
ProAir in GERMANY ( ...)
Royal Jordanian Air Force in JORDAN ( ...)
RJAF/Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya Almalakiya al-Urduniya in JORDAN ( ...)
Royal Spirit Airways in CAMBODIA (Formed in 11/13 as a joint venture between Far Eastern Air Transport, Huafu Ente ...)
Rutas Aéreas de Florencia in COLOMBIA (Probably formed by Cali drug cartel. ...)
RAF in COLOMBIA (Probably formed by Cali drug cartel. ...)
Sankuru Air Services in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
Sankair International in CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) ( ...)
SATA in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
SA de Transport Aérien in SWITZERLAND ( ...)
SEFA in FRANCE (Training and calibration government body of the DGAC/Direction Générale de l'Avi ...)
Service d'Exploitation de la Formation Aéronautique in FRANCE (Training and calibration government body of the DGAC/Direction Générale de l'Avi ...)
Shahin Air in IRAN ( ...)
Shorter Airlines in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Silvas Express in USA.CALIFORNIA ( ...)
Sir Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Siraero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Sky Express in RUSSIA (Formed 3/06 by Boris and Alexander Abramovich, owners of KrasAir. Planned to bec ...)
Sky High in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (AOC granted on 5/10/12. Started operations with small commuter equipment. Suspen ...)
Sky High Aviation Services in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (AOC granted on 5/10/12. Started operations with small commuter equipment. Suspen ...)
Skyfreighters in USA.TEXAS (Acquired by Kitty Hawk Group. ...)
Skyjet Uganda in UGANDA (Formed early 2008 with financial assistance from Alok, Sudan. Obtained its AOC i ...)
Skyjet Aviation Uganda in UGANDA (Formed early 2008 with financial assistance from Alok, Sudan. Obtained its AOC i ...)
Skyking Airlines International in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Southcentral Air in USA.ALASKA ( ...)
Sunway Airlines in TURKEY (Formed by Tursem Group tour operator, subsidiary of UK Sun Tours. Ceased ops whe ...)
Sunway Intersun Havacilik in TURKEY (Formed by Tursem Group tour operator, subsidiary of UK Sun Tours. Ceased ops whe ...)
TCA in $ FICTION ( ...)
Trans Continental Airlines in $ FICTION ( ...)
Thai Air in THAILAND (Formed by owners of Orient Thai and One-Two-Go Airlines. Originally applied for ...)
Thompson Flying Service in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Trado Inc in USA.PENNSYLVANIA ( ...)
Trans Capital Air in CANADA (Formed by founder of City Express. ...)
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos in GUATEMALA (Formed by Aero Express' owner. ...)
TAG International Cargo in GUATEMALA (Formed by Aero Express' owner. ...)
Transportes Generales in NICARAGUA ( ...)
Transun in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Tristar Air in EGYPT (Suspended operations in 10/15 following the loss of its only aircraft. ...)
Tropic Airways in SOUTH AFRICA ( ...)
U.S. Forest Service in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fire & Aviation Management division. ...)
USFS in USA (GENERAL) (Formed by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fire & Aviation Management division. ...)
United Aviation in LIBYA (Formed by Libyan Afriqiyah Holding Company. Aircraft grounded 17/3/11 after UN r ...)
Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) in NEW ZEALAND (Transferred all operations to Australia-based Virgin Australia operators in 3/15 ...)
Vuela Airlines in EL SALVADOR (Started services on 28/11/14. ...)
Waqf Airlines in MALAYSIA (Formed on 22/12/15 by Eco Riths Travel and Tour Sdn Bhd and Perbadanan Wakaf Sel ...)
AirRiths in MALAYSIA (Formed on 22/12/15 by Eco Riths Travel and Tour Sdn Bhd and Perbadanan Wakaf Sel ...)
West China Airlines in CHINA (Originally code-named Chongqing Airlines but re-branded before formal creation b ...)
China West Air in CHINA (Originally code-named Chongqing Airlines but re-branded before formal creation b ...)
Wylie Air Cargo in USA.FLORIDA (Believed associated with Trans Caribbean/Seagreen Air Transport. ...)
Wylie Aircraft Corp in USA.FLORIDA (Believed associated with Trans Caribbean/Seagreen Air Transport. ...)

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