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Viscount c/n 345

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 345
Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)


Brasil flag Brasil

This V.789D series Viscount was built for
Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) as FAB 2101

It first flew on Sunday, 1 December 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 345
Museu Aeroespacial


Brasil flag Brasil

Its final owner/operator was
Museu Aeroespacial as VC-90 2101.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by the Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) and stored at Galeao Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa 1990.

Placed on display at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in full FAB livery circa January 1992. A severe storm in the Rio de Janeiro area resulted in structural damage to several museum buildings and hangars 14 February 2018. Noted parked outside 5 April 2018. Noted still parked outside along with several other museum aircraft 2 November 2018.


Operational record
Photo of Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) Viscount FAB 2101

Country of Registration Brasil

December 1957 to October 1958

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)

FAB 2101 - c/n 345 - a V.789D series Viscount
Brasil registered

circa 1957
This was the 1st V.789 and the 2nd Viscount ordered by Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB).

Production Aircraft No. 231 - the 231st production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 188th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 186th Viscount assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Production Order No. F01/789. Sales Order No. 01/16C. Stock Order No. 02/37B.

5 June 1957
Fuselage assembly commenced at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 15 August 1957.
Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport,
Bournemouth, Hampshire, England

15 August 1957
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

1 December 1957
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

16 December 1957
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches.

23 December 1957
Handed over to the Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) and ferried to Tollerton Airfield, Nottinghamshire, England for fitting out by Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

4 September 1958
Arrived at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England for crew training.

22 September 1958
Departed from Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England after the completion of the crew training period.

1 October 1958
Re-serialised C90 2101 prior to delivery to Brasil.


Photo of Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) Viscount C-90 2101

Country of Registration Brasil

October 1958 to January 1961

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)

C-90 2101 - c/n 345 - a V.789D series Viscount
Brasil registered

1 October 1958
Brasilian military serial number changed from FAB 2101. C-90 was the type designation issued by the Fôrça Aérea Brasileira for the Viscount.

6 October 1958
Delivered to the Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

1 January 1961
Re-serialised VC-90 2101 when it became a Presidential / VIP aircraft.


Photo of Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) Viscount VC-90 2101

Country of Registration Brasil

January 1961 to January 1900

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)

VC-90 2101 - c/n 345 - a V.789D series Viscount
Brasil registered

1 January 1961
Brasilian military serial number changed from C-90-2101 when it became a Presidential / VIP aircraft. The prefix 'V' denoting a VIP aircraft.

David Carter illustration of Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) Viscount VC-90 2101

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


circa 1970
Its VIP role was replaced by a new BAC One-Eleven.

circa 1990
Withdrawn from service and stored at Galeao Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

circa January 1992
Transferred to the Museu Aeroespacial.

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


Photo of Museu Aeroespacial Viscount VC-90 2101

Country of Registration Brasil

January 1992 to January 1900

Museu Aeroespacial

VC-90 2101 - c/n 345 - a V.789D series Viscount
Brasil registered

circa January 1992
Transferred from the Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB) in full livery.

This is a National Aviation Museum located at Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

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

14 February 2018
A severe storm in the Rio de Janeiro area resulted in structural damage to several museum buildings and hangars.

5 April 2018
Noted parked outside to allow repairs to be carried out to the museum buildings, which were damaged during a storm in February.

2 November 2018
Noted still parked outside along with several other museum aircraft.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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