June 1955 to August 1955
BOAC Associated Companies
VP-TBK - c/n 71 - a V.702 series Viscount
Trinidad & Tobago registered
circa June 1955
This was the 1st V.702 ordered by BOAC Associated Companies for use by BWIA - British West Indian Airways.
Flight Magazine report - 1 July 1955
Production Aircraft No. 61 - the 61st production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 33rd Viscount fuselage assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England,
and the 31st Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
Production Order No. F01/702. Sales Order No. 01/53B. Stock Order No. 16/22B.
13 September 1954
Fuselage assembly commenced at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
Fuselage transported by road from Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England to Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
2 November 1954
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
17 June 1955
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
1 July 1955
Handed over to BOAC Associated Companies.
28 July 1955
Ferried to Heathrow Airport, London, England for fitment of radio equipment by BOAC.
17 August 1955
Leased to BWIA - British West Indian Airways in a modified BOAC livery.