I've just been doing some more searches about this. Need to read the docs first, thought. The names to watch are "Flying Dolphin", "Air Cess", "Santa Cruz Imperial", and "Centrafricain Airlines". As far as folk go, apart from the man himself, look out for Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Saqr al Nayhan(link), Sanjivan Ruprah(link), and Leonid Minim(link). It's a curious feature of the story just how many photos of these characters' aeroplanes are lying around the web. For example, try this pic of Ilyushin-76 registration TL-ACU, belonging to Viktor Bout's Air Pass.
Or this, Leonid Minim's BAC111 as mentioned above: