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Viscount c/n 186

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 186
BOAC Associated Companies Ltd


England flag England

This V.760D series Viscount was built for
BOAC Associated Companies Ltd as VR-HFI

It first flew on Thursday, 13 December 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Hong Kong Airways, Malayan Airways and Aden Airways


Photo of Viscount c/n 186
British Midland Airways (BMA)


England flag England

Its final owner/operator was
British Midland Airways (BMA) as G-AWCV.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by British Midland Airways (BMA) after its final service from Aldergrove Airport, Belfast, Northern Ireland to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England and stored 28 November 1969.

Ferried to Teesside International Airport, Darlington, County Durham, England and stored in April 1970. Broken up for scrap after spares recovery in May 1970.


Operational record
Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Ltd Viscount VR-HFI

Country of Registration Hong Kong

January 1957 to January 1957

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd

VR-HFI - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
Hong Kong registered

circa June 1955
This was the 1st V.760 ordered by BOAC Associated Companies Ltd for use by Hong Kong Airways.

Production Aircraft No. 165 - the 165th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 114th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 120th Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F01/760. Sales Order No. 01/70B. Stock Order No. 41/27B.

28 June 1956
Fuselage assembly commenced at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

14 August 1956
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

13 December 1956
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

December 1956
Delivered to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.

1 January 1957
Leased to Hong Kong Airways fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.


Photo of Hong Kong Airways Viscount VR-HFI

Country of Registration Hong Kong

January 1957 to August 1959

Hong Kong Airways

VR-HFI - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
Hong Kong registered

1 January 1957
Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

1 August 1959
Transfered to Malayan Airways.


Photo of Malayan Airways Viscount VR-RCH

Country of Registration Malaya

August 1959 to August 1959

Malayan Airways

VR-RCH - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
Malaya registered

1 August 1959
Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transfered from Hong Kong Airways.

Registration not taken up.


Photo of Malayan Airways Viscount 9M-ALY

Country of Registration Malaya - Malaysia

August 1959 to September 1963

Malayan Airways

9M-ALY - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
Malaya - Malaysia registered

1 August 1959
Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transfered from Hong Kong Airways.

It was delivered fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks but these were soon removed.

September 1963
Transferred to Aden Airways.


Photo of Aden Airways Viscount VR-AAU

Country of Registration Aden

September 1963 to September 1963

Aden Airways

VR-AAU - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
Aden registered

September 1963
Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Malayan Airways.

Registration not taken up.


Photo of Aden Airways Viscount VR-AAW

Country of Registration Aden

September 1963 to April 1967

Aden Airways

VR-AAW - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
Aden registered

September 1963
Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Malayan Airways.

It was delivered fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Maintenance was carried out by Central African Airways (CAA) and the fleet was regularly ferried to Kentucky Airport, Salisbury Rhodesia.

Painted in the Aden Airways 'White Nose' livery.
Aden Airways
'White Nose' livery

circa 1965
Painted in the Aden Airways 'White Nose' livery

25 April 1967
Returned to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.


Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Ltd Viscount VR-AAW

Country of Registration United Kingdom

April 1967 to April 1968

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd

VR-AAW - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

25 April 1967
Returned from Aden Airways lease via Luqa Airport, Malta and stored outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd engineering facility at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England.

5 February 1968
UK registration issued to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.


Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Ltd Viscount G-AWCV

Country of Registration United Kingdom

April 1968 to April 1968

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd

G-AWCV - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

5 February 1968
UK registration issued to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.

7 April 1968
Sold to British Midland Airways (BMA).


Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-AWCV

Country of Registration United Kingdom

April 1968 to May 1970

British Midland Airways (BMA)

G-AWCV - c/n 186 - a V.760D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

7 April 1968
Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and delivered from the Field Aircraft Services Ltd engineering facility at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England to the BMA engineering facility at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England.

Painted in the British Midland Airways (BMA) 'Second Viscount' livery.
British Midland Airways (BMA)
'Second Viscount' livery

September1969
Noted painted in a later version of the British Midland Airways (BMA) livery.

28 November 1969
Final service from Aldergrove Airport, Belfast, Northern Ireland to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England, stored and offered for sale.

4 April 1970
Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) expired.

16 April 1970
Ferried to Teesside International Airport, Darlington, County Durham, England on a one-flight permit and stored.

May 1970
Broken up for scrap after spares recovery.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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