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Viscount c/n 190

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 190
Union of Burma Airways


Burma flag Burma

This V.761D series Viscount was built for
Union of Burma Airways as XY-ADH

It first flew on Thursday, 26 September 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
BOAC Associated Companies Ltd, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines (MEA), Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban, Burma Airways Corporation, Pearl Air, International Air Charter and Intra Airways


Photo of Viscount c/n 190
Southern International Air Transport Ltd


England flag England

Its final owner/operator was
Southern International Air Transport Ltd as XY-ADH.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England in November 1979. Broken up for scrap after spares recovery 21 January 1980.


Operational record
Photo of Union of Burma Airways Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration Burma

October 1957 to March 1960

Union of Burma Airways

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

circa 1955
This was the 3rd V.761 ordered by Union of Burma Airways.

Production Aircraft No. 219 - the 219th production Viscount built,
was the 177th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 174th Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F03/761. Sales Order No. F03/79B. Stock Order No. F08/32B.

2 May 1957
Fuselage assembly commenced at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

13 June 1957
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

17 September 1957
First engine run.

26 September 1957
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

22 October 1957
Delivered to Union of Burma Airways fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

29 March 1960
Noted at Bahrein International Airport, Al Muharraq, Persian Gulf on its way to Beirut, Lebanon.

31 March 1960
Leased to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.


Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Ltd Viscount G-APZN

Country of Registration United Kingdom

March 1960 to March 1960

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd

G-APZN - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

31 March 1960
Leased from Union of Burma Airways and registered to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd.

31 March 1960
Sub-leased to Kuwait Airways.


Photo of Kuwait Airways Viscount G-APZN

Country of Registration United Kingdom

March 1960 to January 1963

Kuwait Airways

G-APZN - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

31 March 1960
Sub-leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd, leased from Union of Burma Airways.

5 April 1960
Noted at Bahrein International Airport, Al Muharraq, Persian Gulf after returning from Beirut, Lebanon.

It was now in a Kuwait Airways livery

6 January 1963
Returned to Union of Burma Airways.


Photo of Union of Burma Airways Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration Burma

January 1963 to April 1963

Union of Burma Airways

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

6 January 1963
Returned from BOAC Associated Companies lease, Kuwait Airways sub-lease.

1 April 1963
Leased to Middle East Airlines (MEA).


Photo of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration Burma

April 1963 to November 1963

Middle East Airlines (MEA)

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

1 April 1963
Leased from Union of Burma Airways in full Middle East Airlines (MEA) livery.

1 November 1963
Middle East Airlines (MEA) merged with Air Liban with their titles added to the MEA livery.


Photo of Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration Burma

November 1963 to April 1964

Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

1 November 1963
Middle East Airlines (MEA) merged with Air Liban with their titles added to the MEA livery.

circa April 1964
Returned to Union of Burma Airways.


Photo of Union of Burma Airways Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration Burma

April 1964 to December 1972

Union of Burma Airways

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

1964
Returned from Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban lease.

December 1972
Union of Burma Airways changed its name to Burma Airways Corporation.


Photo of Burma Airways Corporation Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration Burma

December 1972 to March 1976

Burma Airways Corporation

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

December 1972
Burma Airways Corporation changed its name from Union of Burma Airways.

March 1976
Sold to Pearl Air.


Photo of Pearl Air Viscount 9Q-CRH

Country of Registration Zaire

March 1976 to May 1977

Pearl Air

9Q-CRH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Zaire registered

March 1976
Purchased from the Burma Airways Corporation and registered to Pearl Air.

May 1976
Noted at Moi Airport, Mombasa, Kenya without titles.

17 May 1977
Sold to International Air Charter Ltd for use by their parent company Intra Airways.


Photo of International Air Charter Viscount 9Q-CRH

Country of Registration Zaire

May 1977 to February 1978

International Air Charter

9Q-CRH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Zaire registered

17 May 1977
Purchased from Pearl Air and ferried from Moi Airport, Mombasa , Kenya via Brindisi Airport, Italy and Jersey Airport, Channel Islands to Exeter Airport, Devon, England and stored outside the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility.

International Air Charter Ltd was a subsidiary of Intra Airways.

June 1977
A proposed sale to SAETA in Ecuador was not completed.

November 1977
Noted still in storage outside the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility at Exeter Airport, Devon, England with the Republic of Zaire registration now crudely painted out.

1 February 1978
Title transferred to Intra Airways.


Photo of Intra Airways Viscount G-APZN

Country of Registration Burma

February 1978 to July 1979

Intra Airways

G-APZN - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
Burma registered

1 February 1978
Title transferred from subsidiary company International Air Charter Ltd while the aircraft was still stored outside the West Country Aircraft Services facility at Exeter, Devon, England.

It was re-registered as G-APZN, but the registration was never re-applied to the aircraft.

19 July 1978
Noted with the tail removed.

It never entered service with Intra Airways.

14 July 1979
Sold to Southern International Air Transport.


Photo of Southern International Air Transport Ltd Viscount XY-ADH

Country of Registration United Kingdom

July 1979 to January 1980

Southern International Air Transport Ltd

XY-ADH - c/n 190 - a V.761D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

14 July 1979
Purchased from Intra Airways.

31 July 1979
Ferried to Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England and stored inside the Southern International Air Transport hangar.

November 1979
Officially withdrawn from service at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England.

21 January 1980
Broken up for scrap after spares recovery.

Total time 22,445 hours.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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