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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount


Magazine Report
1 July 1955

Discover the history of the Viscount with these contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine

Transair buy Viscounts

Latest Viscount order to be announced – on June 24th – is one placed by Transair Ltd., for two series 800s, to be delivered in mid-1957. The order, which represents the third purchase of Viscounts by a British independent airline, brings the total number of these aircraft sold to 229.

Transair are also the third company to select the extended fuselage Viscount 800; BEA who inspired development of this version, have ordered 22 Viscount 802s and KLM recently announced their purchase of nine Type 803s. Seating capacity of the 800 varies from 53 (first-class) to 70 (tourist) according to operators’ requirements.

Based at Croydon, Transair operate a fleet of 10 DC3s on both scheduled and charter services.

Transair DC3 G-AMVL

Transair DC3 G-AMVL

History and photos of Viscount c/n 248 G-AOXU
History and photos of Viscount c/n 249 G-AOXV



Turbines for the Tropics

BWIA - British West Indian Airways V.702 VP-TBK

BWIA - British West Indian Airways V.702 VP-TBK

The first of four Viscounts ordered by British West Indian Airways taxies in from a test flight at Hurn. Completed Viscounts now number 60 and the total sold is 229.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 71 VP-TBK



Smiths SEP2 automatic pilot to be fitted to TAA Viscounts

The Smiths SEP2 automatic pilot will be fitted to the second batch of Viscounts for Trans-Australia Airlines. This announcement follows TAA's reassessment of the value of the autopilot, which is not fitted on their existing Viscount fleet of five aircraft. A new feature of the TAA autopilot will be an ‘airspeed lock’ enabling the aircraft to be flown at a constant airspeed.





Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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