AeroTransport Data Bank (ATDB.aero) - Index 80 - Aircraft Operators

All Operators since 1930
AeroTransport Data Bank - Index 80 - Aircraft Operators

Generated: 09/07/2020 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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ACA Air in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
AnCargo Air in CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) ( ...)
Aero American Corp in USA.ARIZONA (Became Oklahoma A/c Corp by 1980 ? ...)
Aero Argentinas in $ FICTION ( ...)
Aero Continente Chile in CHILE (Formed by Peru's Aero Continente. Temporarily grounded after allegations of mone ...)
Palm Aire Chile in CHILE (Formed by Peru's Aero Continente. Temporarily grounded after allegations of mone ...)
Aero Régional in ARGENTINA (Formed out of Transportes Aéreos Neuquén with assistance from Aero Sur, Bolivia. ...)
Aerocardal in CHILE ( ...)
Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aéreos in ARGENTINA ( ...)
Aerominas in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Aerostar Ukraine in UKRAINE ( ...)
Air Alliance/Air Canada Connector in CANADA (Formed by Air Canada (75%). Operations merged into Air Nova in 1999 but Air Alli ...)
Air Anatolia in TURKEY (Became a wet-leasing airline in 2002. Ceased all activites in late 2003. ...)
Anatolia Anadolu Havacilik in TURKEY (Became a wet-leasing airline in 2002. Ceased all activites in late 2003. ...)
Air Bissau International in GUINEA BISSAU (Formed 6/07 by the government. ...)
Air Bucharest in ROMANIA ( ...)
Air Caravane in CANADA (Renamed 6/81 to Air Cardinal. ...)
Air Indonesia in INDONESIA ( ...)
Air Lesotho in LESOTHO (Privatized in 1997, formally renamed Air Lesotho, and sold to South Africa's Ros ...)
Lesotho Airways in LESOTHO (Privatized in 1997, formally renamed Air Lesotho, and sold to South Africa's Ros ...)
Air Libya Tibesti in LIBYA (Reorganized in 2002 with separate division Tibesti Aviation operating smaller ai ...)
Tibesti Air Libya in LIBYA (Reorganized in 2002 with separate division Tibesti Aviation operating smaller ai ...)
Air Madrid in SPAIN (Formed by Hotusa Hotels (20%), Celuisma Hotels(20%), Catalonia Hotels (10%), Ero ...)
Air Partner in UNITED KINGDOM ( ...)
Air Transport School in RUSSIA ( ...)
Airtransport School in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aircraft Surplus Co in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
Airways of Georgia in GEORGIA ( ...)
ALAS in URUGUAY ( ...)
Atlantida Linea Aérea Sudamericana in URUGUAY ( ...)
AlbaExel in SPAIN (Formed by Air Exel. ...)
Alba Exel in SPAIN (Formed by Air Exel. ...)
Albatross Aero in RUSSIA ( ...)
Aeroclub "Albatross Aero" in RUSSIA ( ...)
Am Air in $ FICTION ( ...)
APSA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Aeroservicios Puntarenas SA in COSTA RICA ( ...)
Aqaba Airlines in JORDAN (Formed by Jordan Avn. ...)
Atlantic Airways in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Atlantic International in $ FICTION ( ...)
AIA in $ FICTION ( ...)
Australasian Jet in AUSTRALIA ( ...)
Avex Air Transport in SOUTH AFRICA (Re-launched in 2012 and new AOC granted on 29/3/12. ...)
AAT in SOUTH AFRICA (Re-launched in 2012 and new AOC granted on 29/3/12. ...)
Aviacioni Ushtarak Shqipetare in ALBANIA ( ...)
Albanian Air Force in ALBANIA ( ...)
Avior Regional in VENEZUELA (Originally formed as an internal division of Avior Airlines. Obtained its own AO ...)
Avirex in GABON ( ...)
BAE Systems in UNITED KINGDOM (Includes leasing/asset management division BAE Systems Regional Aircraft; portfo ...)
Baltika in UKRAINE ( ...)
Braniff in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Montreal investors. ...)
British Antarctic Survey in UNITED KINGDOM.FALKLAND ISLANDS (Formed by Natural Environment Research Council. ...)
Central American International in USA.KENTUCKY (Purchased in 1984 by Transamerica Corp and renamed Trans Int'l AL in 1987. ...)
Central British Columbia Airways in CANADA (Formed by the merger of Associated Airways and Central BC Airways. Renamed when ...)
Charles E Bush in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
China Central Longhao Airlines in CHINA (Renamed again in 11/19 after moving to Zhengzhou. ...)
Civil in MOZAMBIQUE ( ...)
Compagnie Aérienne Gabonaise in GABON (Taken-over by Transgabon. ...)
Concord Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Note: this company may be a marketing special-purpose invention as no management ...)
Dan-Air Services in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by 1922-born Davies & Newman Ltd (ship brokerage company specialized in o ...)
Denim Airways in GERMANY (Renamed after court injonction following action from KLM CityHopper. Started ope ...)
Eurohopper in GERMANY (Renamed after court injonction following action from KLM CityHopper. Started ope ...)
Dniproavia in UKRAINE (Joined the Ukrainian Aviation Group alliance in 10/10. Ceased operations briefly ...)
Dnepr Air in UKRAINE (Joined the Ukrainian Aviation Group alliance in 10/10. Ceased operations briefly ...)
Eastern Air Transport in USA (GENERAL) (Renamed twice in succession to work around the limitations of the 1934 Air Mail ...)
Eastern Airlines in MONGOLIA ( ...)
Ermolino Flying Test Research Enterprise in RUSSIA ( ...)
ELIIP/Ermolinskoe letnoe ispitatel'no-issledovatelskoe predpriatie in RUSSIA ( ...)
Etihad in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Abdu Dhabi government (100%), starting services on 5/11/03. Formed Eti ...)
Etihad Airways in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Abdu Dhabi government (100%), starting services on 5/11/03. Formed Eti ...)
Eurocity Express in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by BMA. Integrated into BMA. ...)
Eurojet Airlines in FRANCE (Formed to operate for Avione tour operator. Reorganized after Avione ceased acti ...)
Executive Air Charter in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Executive Airlines & Charter Svces in USA.PUERTO RICO ( ...)
Fair Air in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
Far Eastern Air Transport in TAIWAN (Formed 5/6/1957. Stake owned by China AL. 56.1% stake taken 1995 by AIG (USA), r ...)
FAT in TAIWAN (Formed 5/6/1957. Stake owned by China AL. 56.1% stake taken 1995 by AIG (USA), r ...)
Fiesta Air Travel Club in USA.ARIZONA ( ...)
FinnComm Airlines in FINLAND (Originally formed as West Bird Aviation. Renamed in 2003 and became associated w ...)
Finnish Commuter Airlines in FINLAND (Originally formed as West Bird Aviation. Renamed in 2003 and became associated w ...)
FlyMex in MEXICO (Formed by former head of TAESA. Suspended scheduled services in 4/11. ...)
Servicios Integrales de Aviación in MEXICO (Formed by former head of TAESA. Suspended scheduled services in 4/11. ...)
Força Aérea Popular Angola in ANGOLA ( ...)
Friendly Island Airways in TONGA ( ...)
Fuerza Aérea de El Salvador in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
FAES in EL SALVADOR ( ...)
Gama Aviation FZC in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Gama Aviation, UK. AOC granted on 4/2/10. ...)
Generation Jets in USA.WASHINGTON (Started operations with smaller biz)jet equipment. ...)
Georgia Air in USA.GEORGIA (Possibly continued operations after aircraft was repossessed in 1971, until seiz ...)
GIRjet in SPAIN (AOC suspended on 28/2/08, revoked on 14/3/08 but apparently continued limited se ...)
GAE Aviación/Gestion Aérea Ejecutiva in SPAIN (AOC suspended on 28/2/08, revoked on 14/3/08 but apparently continued limited se ...)
Global Aviation in LIBYA (AOC obtained on 4/1/06. Ceased operations in 2010, re-started 12/11 ? Added on E ...)
Global Aviation Services Group in LIBYA (AOC obtained on 4/1/06. Ceased operations in 2010, re-started 12/11 ? Added on E ...)
Government of Rwanda in RWANDA ( ...)
Guinée Air in GUINEA ( ...)
Indonesian Airlines in INDONESIA ( ...)
Intercredit Corporation in USA.GEORGIA ( ...)
International Aerospace Group in USA.FLORIDA ( ...)
International Air in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Israel Aircraft Industries in ISRAEL (Formed by Adolph William (Al) Schwimmer. Intended to be privatized in 1994, plan ...)
IAI/Bedek Aviation in ISRAEL (Formed by Adolph William (Al) Schwimmer. Intended to be privatized in 1994, plan ...)
Jet Star in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Leaseway International in USA.NEVADA ( ...)
Karka Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Kawasaki Leasing International in JAPAN (Formed by Kawasaki Enterprises. Suspended aircraft leasing activities in 2002. ...)
Krasnoyarsk-Ajaria in RUSSIA (Formed by local politicians (Alexander Lebed, Abashidze) from Krasnoyarsk and Aj ...)
Kraj in RUSSIA (Formed by local politicians (Alexander Lebed, Abashidze) from Krasnoyarsk and Aj ...)
Lambda Air Cargo in BOLIVIA ( ...)
Lesavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Lineas Aéreas Mayas in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Aerolineas Mayas in GUATEMALA ( ...)
Linebacker Sportsliner Travel Club in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Martin's Air Charter in NETHERLANDS (Formed 24/5/58 by Martin Schröder with assistance from UK's Overseas Aviation. ...)
MAC in NETHERLANDS (Formed 24/5/58 by Martin Schröder with assistance from UK's Overseas Aviation. ...)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA.MASSACHUSETTS ( ...)
Maya Airways in BELIZE (Formed to succeed BWIA-formed British Honduras AW. Merged with Island Air, formi ...)
McNeely Air Charter in USA.ARKANSAS ( ...)
McNeely Charter Service in USA.ARKANSAS ( ...)
Memphis Group in USA.TENNESSEE (Originally formed in 10/71 as Memphis Avionics. Renamed 1988. Purchased 8/06 by ...)
The Memphis Group in USA.TENNESSEE (Originally formed in 10/71 as Memphis Avionics. Renamed 1988. Purchased 8/06 by ...)
Metro Cargo in SWITZERLAND (Formed on 28/12/89 by Metropolitan Aviation SA (Lugano; also owner of Air City), ...)
Metropolitan Aviation in SWITZERLAND (Formed on 28/12/89 by Metropolitan Aviation SA (Lugano; also owner of Air City), ...)
Milne Bay Air in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Renamed Airlines of Papua New Guinea in 4/01. ...)
MBA in PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Renamed Airlines of Papua New Guinea in 4/01. ...)
Ministère de la Défense Nationale in FRANCE ( ...)
Muse Air in USA.TEXAS (Formed by Lamar Muse (previous Southwest founder). Acquired by Southwest AL on 2 ...)
Musee Air Service in ZIMBABWE (Unconfirmed in Zimbabwe. ...)
Nacional Transportes Aéreos in BRAZIL ( ...)
NATA in BRAZIL ( ...)
National Legacy Aircraft Management in KUWAIT (All/most aircraft opf Al Futtooh Investments Co.//Khalaf Al Habtoor. ...)
Nevada Aero Trades in USA.NEVADA (Associated with Currey Air Transport, Trans Alaskan Airlines and Great Lakes Air ...)
Nippon Cargo Airlines in JAPAN (Started ops in 1985. ANA shares resold 7/05 to Nippon Yuken K.K. Operations susp ...)
NCA in JAPAN (Started ops in 1985. ANA shares resold 7/05 to Nippon Yuken K.K. Operations susp ...)
Ocean Airways in FRANCE (Formed by ex-Eagle Avn staff. ...)
Osterman Aircharter in SWEDEN (Used assets from Denmark's Flying Enterprise. Taken-over by Internord on 30/11/6 ...)
Ostermanair Charter in SWEDEN (Used assets from Denmark's Flying Enterprise. Taken-over by Internord on 30/11/6 ...)
Pacific Air Express Australia in AUSTRALIA (Formed on 5/5/17 by the Australian subsidiary of Pacific Air Express, Solomon Is ...)
Peoples' Republic of Kampuchea Air Force in CAMBODIA (Absorbed into Vietnam Air Force. ...)
Petroff Air in RUSSIA ( ...)
Progress in RUSSIA (Formed by Arsenyev Aviation Factory. Member of MAP Group. Reorganized in 2000 as ...)
Arsenevskaya aviatsionnaya kompania Progress im.N.I.Sazykina in RUSSIA (Formed by Arsenyev Aviation Factory. Member of MAP Group. Reorganized in 2000 as ...)
Qantas Empire Airways in AUSTRALIA (Taken-over by federal Australian government during WW2. ...)
Ransome Airlines/Delta Connection in USA.PENNSYLVANIA (Acquired 1986 by Pan Am and became a Pan Am Express feeder in 3/87. ...)
Republic of Korea Air Force in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed on 1/10/49. ...)
RoKAF in KOREA (SOUTH) (Formed on 1/10/49. ...)
Rio Linhas Aéreas in BRAZIL (Started operations in 6/09. Planned to be purchased by Colt in early 2013 but de ...)
Rossiya Russian Airlines in RUSSIA (Internal division SLO (Specialny Lyoutny Otryad, aka Special Flight Department) ...)
Rutas Aéreas de Colombia in COLOMBIA ( ...)
Safe Flight in ARGENTINA (AOC received in 1/06. ...)
SALPA Air Transport Russia in RUSSIA ( ...)
Samir Airlines in PAKISTAN ( ...)
Santa Cruz Imperial in LIBERIA (Associated with Victor Bout and Sanjivan Ruprah. Acquired by Flying Dolphin and ...)
SCI in LIBERIA (Associated with Victor Bout and Sanjivan Ruprah. Acquired by Flying Dolphin and ...)
SAPO International in SWITZERLAND (Formed by ex-Privatair staff. ...)
SCS Air Transport in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
JLR Air Transport in USA.TEXAS ( ...)
Seattle Air Charter in USA.WASHINGTON ( ...)
Service Air in CANADA (Originally formed in 1995 as a freight forwarder. ...)
Seven Seas Airlines in LUXEMBOURG ( ...)
Shonkar in RUSSIA (Formed by BAL/Bashkirskie avialinii, and later re-integrated. ...)
Falcon Air in RUSSIA (Formed by BAL/Bashkirskie avialinii, and later re-integrated. ...)
Sibirinteravia in RUSSIA (Formed by Tyumen Motors. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Siberia-Interavia in RUSSIA (Formed by Tyumen Motors. Member of MAP Group. ...)
Silver Wings Aviation in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ( ...)
Sky Star Express in SERBIA ( ...)
Skystar Express in SERBIA ( ...)
Skyservice Aviation in CANADA (Formed by Skyservice Airlines as executive subsidiary. Placed in receivership 31 ...)
Sorya Airlines in LAOS ( ...)
South West Aviation in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by Air Freight (100%). Taken-over by Air Freight. ...)
Specavia in RUSSIA ( ...)
LPS/Letnye Proverkii Sistemy in RUSSIA ( ...)
StarJet in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Formed by Star Air. Added on EU ban list 20/6/06. Ceased ops 11/06 and reorganiz ...)
Strategic Airlines in FRANCE (Formed by Strategic Airlines, Australia. Granted a French AOC on 13/8/09. Ceased ...)
Sun Jet in FRANCE ( ...)
Sun Light Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Sunlight Airlines in KYRGYZSTAN ( ...)
Swiftair Bahrain in BAHRAIN (Formed by Swiftair, Spain. ...)
TABOY in COLOMBIA (Formed by Taxader. ...)
Sociedad Taxader Boyaca in COLOMBIA (Formed by Taxader. ...)
TAC Heavylift in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by TMAC. Control transferred 1979 to Trafalgar House (67%) & Eurolatin Av ...)
Transmeridian Heavylift in UNITED KINGDOM (Formed by TMAC. Control transferred 1979 to Trafalgar House (67%) & Eurolatin Av ...)
TAE in SPAIN (Ceased ops between 1970 and 1973. Ceased definitely in 11/81. ...)
Trabajos Aéreos y Enlaces in SPAIN (Ceased ops between 1970 and 1973. Ceased definitely in 11/81. ...)
Tajikistan National Airlines in TAJIKISTAN (Formed from part of Aeroflot's Tajikistan Directorate. Merged into Tajik Air ? ...)
Tojikistan in TAJIKISTAN (Formed from part of Aeroflot's Tajikistan Directorate. Merged into Tajik Air ? ...)
Tarkim Air in TURKEY (Originally formed in 1994 in Adana as Tarkim Aircraft Maintenance and Aviation. ...)
TKjet Business Aviation in TURKEY (Originally formed in 1994 in Adana as Tarkim Aircraft Maintenance and Aviation. ...)
Tata Air Lines in INDIA (Formed as Tata Sons and renamed in 1938. Became a public company 8/1946 and rena ...)
Tli Cho Air in CANADA (Formed 5/03 as a joint venture between Air Tindi (49%) and Dogrib Group (Tli Cho ...)
Top Fly in SPAIN (Originally formed as a flight-training school. Ceased operations on 5/6/11 and e ...)
Trans International Express in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
TIE Aviation in USA.NEW YORK ( ...)
Trans-Central Airlines in USA.OKLAHOMA ( ...)
Transafrik in SAO TOME E PRINCIPE (Formed 11/85 by Shannon's IAS Group, later T.W.L. Ltd., initially as a support o ...)
Ultimate Air in SOUTH SUDAN (Formed by Ultimate Aviation Group, South Africa. ...)
UM Air in UKRAINE (Formed by N.M.T. Group, Lebanon. AOC received 15/9/99, starting charter services ...)
Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines/Ukrainske-Tschermomorskie Avialinii in UKRAINE (Formed by N.M.T. Group, Lebanon. AOC received 15/9/99, starting charter services ...)
Vacation Air in USA (GENERAL) ( ...)
Varesh Airlines in IRAN (AOC granted in 10/18. Started operations on 9/10/18. ...)
Western Airways in USA.TEXAS (Suspended operations on 1/4/20 due to COVID-19. ...)
Xiongan Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 6/18 by China Southern. ...)
Xiong An Airlines in CHINA (Formed in 6/18 by China Southern. ...)
XP Airlines in NETHERLANDS (Acquired by KLM and immediately sold to TNT Express. ...)
XP Express Parcel Systems in NETHERLANDS (Acquired by KLM and immediately sold to TNT Express. ...)
Zambia Airways in ZAMBIA (Formed in 2014; re-launched in 12/17 by the government (55%, through IDC/Industr ...)
Zimbabwe Cargo Airlines in ZIMBABWE ( ...)
ZCA in ZIMBABWE ( ...)

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