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Operator index for Australia
Last updated: 8 March 2011
A list of aircraft operators that have that have suffered an accident, serious incident or hijacking. The list may also contain defunct airlines or airlines that in the meantime have changed their name or have merged.

Airlines:
Adastra Airways (purchased by East-West Airlines)
Advance Airlines
Aero-Tropics Air Services
Air Express
Air North Queensland
Airlines of New South Wales (renamed Ansett Airlines of NSW)
Airlines of Tasmania
Airnorth
Airtex Aviation
Alliance Airlines
Ansett Airlines of Australia (became Ansett Australia Airlines)
Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea
Ansett Airways (became Ansett-ANA after merger with Ansett Airways)
Ansett Australia Airlines (ceased operations)
Ansett Flying Boat Service
Ansett-ANA (renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia)
Associated Airlines of Australia (presumably ceased opeations about 1999)
Aurukun Air Services
Australian National Airways - ANA (became Ansett-ANA after merger with Ansett Airways)
Barrier Reef Airways
British Commonwealth Pacific Airways
Broome Aviation
Bush Pilots Airways (becane Air Queensland)
Butler Air Transport (renamed Queensland Airines, and later Airlines of New South Wales)
Cape York Airlines
Central Air
Cockatoo Island Airways
Connair
Corporate Air (Australia)
Eagle Airways Pty Ltd
East West Airlines (operations absorbed by Ansett in 1993)
Eastern Air Services
Fawcett Aviation Service
Flight Safety Australia
Flight West Airlines
Gibbes Sepik Airways (acquired by Mandated Airlines)
Guinea Air Traders
Guinea Airways Pty Ltd. (purchased by Ansett in 1959 and renamed Airlines of South Australia (ASA) 1960)
Hamilton Island Air
Hardy Aviation
Hazelton Airlines (merged with Kendell into Regional Express)
Holyman's Airways (merged with Adelaide Airways into Australian National Airways)
Impulse Airlines (absorbed into QantasLink group, 2001)
Island Air Gold Coast
Jetcraft (renamed Toll Aviation)
Jetstar Airways
Kendell Airlines (merged with Hazelton Airlines into Regional Express)
MacRobertson Miller Airlines (absorbed by Ansett in 1993)
Mandated Airines Ltd. - MAL (continued as Ansett-M.A.L., 1961 and later Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea)
Moore's Air Charter
National Jet Systems
Network Aviation Australia
New Holland Airways
Norfolk Island Airlines
Norfolk Pacific Aviation
Pacific Air Express (PAE)
Pacific Aviation
Pan-Air
Papuan Airlines (renamed Ansett (P&NG) in 1972)
Pel-Air
Prime Aviation Pty. Ltd.
Qantas
Qantas Empire Airways ( formed by Qantas and Britain's Imperial Airways)
QantasLink
Queensland Airlines (renamed Airlines of New South Wales)
Skytraders
Skywest Airlines (Australia) (rebranded Virgin Australia Regional 2013 after takeover)
South Pacific Airmotive
Stephens Aviation
Sunbird Airlines Pty Ltd
Sunshine Express Airlines
Tamair (presumably ceased opeations about 1999)
Tiger Airways Australia
Toll Aviation (named Jetcraft until 2008)
Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Trans Oceanic Airways
Transair Australia
Unionair
Uzu Air
V Australia
Virgin Australia Airlines
Virgin Australia Regional (named Skywest Airlines until 2013)
World Wide Air Services

Corporations:
Australian Iron & Steel
Corporate and Leisure Charters
Ellyou Goldfields Development Corp.
John Fairfax & Sons
Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority
Yulgilbar Pastoral Co Pty Ltd

Flying schools, Aeroclubs, Paraclubs:
Sydney Skydivers Parachuting School

Government:
Australian Department of Civil Aviation

Manufacturers:
Government Aircraft Factories - GAF (reorganised and renamed as Aerospace Technologies of Australia (ASTA))

Military:
Allied Directorate of Air Transport (ADAT)
Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Royal Australian Army

Private:
A. McVinish
W.R. Carpenter

Special operations (survey, crop spraying etc.):
Adastra Aerial Surveys (acquired by Qasco (Queensland Aerial Survey Company Pty Ltd))
Royal Flying Doctor Service