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Viscount c/n 81

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 81
BOAC Associated Companies Ltd


England flag England

This V.702 series Viscount was built for
BOAC Associated Companies Ltd as VP-TBN

It first flew on Wednesday, 5 October 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 505 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
British West Indian Airways (BWIA) and Bahamas Airways


Photo of Viscount c/n 81
Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)


Venezuela flag Venezuela

Its final owner/operator was
Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) as YV-C-AMT.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at Maiquetia Airport, Caracas, Venezuela 13 October 1976.

Subsequently broken up for scrap circa December 1980. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Operational record
Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Ltd Viscount VP-TBN

Country of Registration Trinidad & Tobago

January 1954 to November 1955

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd

VP-TBN - c/n 81 - a V.702 series Viscount
Trinidad & Tobago registered

circa January 1954
This was the 4th V.702 ordered by BOAC Associated Companies Ltd for use by British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA).

Production Aircraft No. 75 - the 75th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 45th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 43rd Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F04/702. Sales Order No. F04/53B. Stock Order No. F19/22B.

13 April 1955
Fuselage assembly commenced.

17 June 1955
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

5 October 1955
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

4 November 1955
Handed over to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and ferried to London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England.

Radio equipment was then fitted by British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).

22 November 1955
Dry leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA) in a modified BOAC livery.


Photo of British West Indian Airways (BWIA) Viscount VP-TBN

Country of Registration Trinidad & Tobago

November 1955 to April 1965

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)

VP-TBN - c/n 81 - a V.702 series Viscount
Trinidad & Tobago registered

22 November 1955
Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and departed from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England on delivery.

Noted with a dark blue tail and white stripes and BWIA titles dropping the word 'Overseas'.

Later noted with a dark blue tail and white stripes and BWIA titles dropping the word 'Overseas'.

April 1965
Re-registered 9Y-TBN.


Photo of British West Indian Airways (BWIA) Viscount 9Y-TBN

Country of Registration Trinidad & Tobago

April 1965 to May 1966

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)

9Y-TBN - c/n 81 - a V.702 series Viscount
Trinidad & Tobago registered

April 1965
Re-registered from VP-TBN.

Painted in a turquoise and white livery.

1 May 1966
Sub-leased to Bahamas Airways.


Photo of Bahamas Airways Viscount VP-BCI

Country of Registration Bahamas

May 1966 to May 1967

Bahamas Airways

VP-BCI - c/n 81 - a V.702 series Viscount
Bahamas registered

1 May 1966
Sub-leased from British West Indian Airways (BWIA), leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd, in a modified BWIA livery.

May 1967
Returned to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA).


Photo of British West Indian Airways (BWIA) Viscount 9Y-TBN

Country of Registration Trinidad & Tobago

May 1967 to January 1968

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)

9Y-TBN - c/n 81 - a V.702 series Viscount
Trinidad & Tobago registered

May 1967
Returned from Bahamas Airways sub-lease.

January 1968
Sold to Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) by BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.


Photo of Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) Viscount YV-C-AMT

Country of Registration Venezuela

January 1968 to December 1980

Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)

YV-C-AMT - c/n 81 - a V.702 series Viscount
Venezuela registered

January 1968
Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA) and painted in the 'blue bird' third livery.

circa June 1970
Noted at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England being overhauled by Field Aircraft Services Ltd, still in the 'blue bird' livery.

Painted in the new LAV - Linea Aeropostal Venezolana red and dark blue livery.

29 January 1972
Noted at Maiquetia Airport, Caracas, Venezuela painted in the new Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) red and dark blue fourth livery.

A new style Venezuelan registration YV-09C was allocated but not taken up.

13 October 1976
Withdrawn from service and stored at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela.

8 October 1980
Noted still stored at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela.

circa December 1980
Broken up for scrap.

The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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