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Viscount c/n 340

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 340
Deutsche Lufthansa AG


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This V.814 series Viscount was built for
Deutsche Lufthansa AG as D-ANAD

It first flew on Monday, 15 December 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Nora Air Services (NAS) and Skyline Sweden


Photo of Viscount c/n 340
British Midland Airways (BMA)


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

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978. Dismantling began in January 1979 with the fuselage remaining outside a hangar at East Midlands Airport for several years. Last noted 27 September 1981. The scrap date is unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Operational record
Photo of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANAD

Country of Registration Germany

January 1959 to July 1971

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

D-ANAD - c/n 340 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

15 June 1956
An order was placed by Deutsche Lufthansa AG for seven aircraft, which was later increased to nine.

15 December 1958
First flight from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England.

It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying.

21 December 1958
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England.

10 January 1959
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England on delivery to Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

10 January 1959
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England during the delivery to West Germany.

1971
Withdrawn from service and stored at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany.

26 July 1971
Sold to Nora Air Services (NAS).


Photo of Nora Air Services (NAS) Viscount D-ANAD

Country of Registration Germany

July 1971 to February 1973

Nora Air Services (NAS)

D-ANAD - c/n 340 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

26 July 1971
Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG and named as 'Meimbressen'.

The aircraft remained stored at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany as NAS were having financial difficulties.

January 1972
Ferried to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England for a possible sale to Airwork Ltd.

The sale to Airwork Ltd was not completed.

27 March 1972
Noted back at Calden Airport, Kassel, West Germany.

11 May 1972
Noted at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England. It is thought to be clearing customs inbound from Calden Airport, Kassel, West Germany before moving on to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England where it was eventually purchased by British Midland Airways (BMA).

February 1973
Sold to British Midland Airways (BMA). The sale was brokered through Henschel Flugzeugwerke.


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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

February 1973 to September 1975

British Midland Airways (BMA)

G-BAPD - c/n 340 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

February 1973
Purchased from Nora Air Services (NAS). The sale was brokered through Henschel Flugzeugwerke.

Ferried from Calden Airport, Kassel, West Germany to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England.

Painted in full BMA livery.

29 June 1975
Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) renewed.

5 September 1975
Leased to Skyline Sweden.


Photo of Skyline Sweden Viscount SE-FOX

Country of Registration Sweden

September 1975 to October 1977

Skyline Sweden

SE-FOX - c/n 340 - a V.814 series Viscount
Sweden registered

5 September 1975
Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA).

The full name of the company was: - Firma Skyline Drangel Och Norstrom AB after the two owners Lennart Nordstrom and Christoffer Drangel.

It operated services for Linjeflyg and a sticker was applied to the port side of the nose stating 'INHYRT AV LINJEFLYG'.

This was because Linjeflyg were having delivery delays of their new Fokker F28 Fellowships.

14 October 1977
Returned to British Midland Airways (BMA).


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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

October 1977 to December 1981

British Midland Airways (BMA)

G-BAPD - c/n 340 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

14 October 1977
Returned from Skyline Sweden lease.

It was then repainted in full BMA livery.

7 September 1978
Withdrawn from service and stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England.

It was then robbed of all useful parts, particularly the valuable Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 530 engines.

3 February 1979
Noted minus outer wings, tail and tailplanes.

One outer wing was later fitted to G-AZLT (C/N 349) during a major overhaul following a landing accident. It was then re-registered as G-BMAT.

2 July 1981
Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use.

27 September 1981
Noted as a bare metal fuselage only, still mounted on wheels.

The final scrap date is unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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