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Viscount c/n 227

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 227
Capital Airlines (USA)


United States flag United States

This V.745D series Viscount was built for
Capital Airlines (USA) as N7465

It first flew on Wednesday, 10 April 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
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines, Philippine Air Lines, Falconair Charter AB, Malmö Aero and Skyline Sweden


Photo of Viscount c/n 227
Malmö Technical Museum


Sweden flag Sweden

Its final owner/operator was
Malmö Technical Museum as SE-CNK.

Its fate:-
Converted to V.784D in 1959. Withdrawn from service by Skyline Sweden and stored at Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden in August 1976. Broken up for scrap in March 1978. The forward fuselage section was saved and donated to the Malmö Technical Museum, Sweden.


Operational record
Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7465 *

Country of Registration United States

January 1957 to February 1957

Capital Airlines (USA)

N7465 * - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
United States registered

August 1954
This was the 60th V.745 and the 63rd Viscount ordered by Capital Airlines.

Production Aircraft No. 187 - the 187th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 144th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 142nd Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F60/745. Sales Order No. 03/87B. Stock Order No. 13/32B.

8 November 1956
Fuselage assembly commenced at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

10 January 1957
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Capital Airlines Viscounts had integral front 'airsteps' fitted from new and now with weather radar fitted during the construction.

1957
The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘383’ was not completed and the aircraft remained the property of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. It was fully painted in Capital livery.

Fleet number '383' was later used on Viscount c/n 231.


Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount N7465 *

Country of Registration United States

February 1957 to March 1958

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

N7465 * - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
United States registered

1957
Remained the property of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as the sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘383’ was not completed

20 March 1957
First engine runs carried out.

10 April 1957
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England still in the full Capital livery.

January 1958
Noted test flying in bare metal with a whitewash on the fuselage top and rear section. It was dumping fuel from the wing nozzles.

8 March 1958
First flight registered as VH-TVO from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

14 March 1958
Leased to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA).


Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVO

Country of Registration Australia

March 1958 to February 1959

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

VH-TVO - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Australia registered

14 March 1958
Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd in full TAA livery named as 'David Lindsay'.

The lease rate was £4,000 per month.

15 March 1958
Noted at Heathrow Airport, London, England prior to its departure to Australia.

February 1959
Returned to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.


Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount VH-TVO

Country of Registration Australia

February 1959 to December 1959

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

VH-TVO - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Australia registered

February 1959
Returned from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease to Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Converted to a V.784D.

17 December 1959
Sold to PAL - Philippine Air Lines.


Photo of Philippine Air Lines (PAL) Viscount PI-C772

Country of Registration Philippines

December 1959 to May 1967

Philippine Air Lines (PAL)

PI-C772 - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Philippines registered

17 December 1959
Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.

9 May 1967
Sold to Falconair Charter AB.


Photo of Falconair Charter AB Viscount SE-CNK

Country of Registration Sweden

May 1967 to March 1971

Falconair Charter AB

SE-CNK - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Sweden registered

9 May 1967
Purchased from PAL - Philippine Air Lines. This sale was brokered through the Exporters Refinance Corporation.

22 March 1971
Sold to Malmö Aero.


Photo of Malmö Aero Viscount SE-CNK

Country of Registration Sweden

March 1971 to August 1971

Malmö Aero

SE-CNK - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Sweden registered

22 March 1971
Purchased from Falconair Charter AB.

20 August 1971
Malmö Aero changed its name to Skyline Sweden.


Photo of Skyline Sweden Viscount SE-CNK

Country of Registration Sweden

August 1971 to March 1978

Skyline Sweden

SE-CNK - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Sweden registered

20 August 1971
Malmö Aero changed its company name to Skyline Sweden. The full name was Firma Skyline Drangel och Nordström AB.

August 1976
Withdrawn from service and stored at Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden.

March 1978
Broken up for scrap. The forward fuselage section was saved and donated to the Malmö Technical Museum, Sweden.


Photo of Malmö Technical Museum Viscount SE-CNK

Country of Registration Sweden

March 1978 to

Malmö Technical Museum

SE-CNK - c/n 227 - a V.745D series Viscount
Sweden registered

March 1978
The forward fuselage section was donated to the Malmo Technical Museum, Sweden after the aircraft was scrapped at Sturup, Malmo, Sweden.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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