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Viscount c/n 383

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 383
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)


Canada flag Canada

This V.757 series Viscount was built for
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TIC

It first flew on Monday, 23 June 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Air Canada, Beaver Enterprises Ltd, Harrison Air, Pier 1 Aviation and 515489 Ontario Ltd


Photo of Viscount c/n 383
Air Charter Service (ACS)


Zaire flag Zaire

Its final owner/operator was
Air Charter Service (ACS) as 9Q-CGQ.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at an unknown location in 1988. Presumed scrapped. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Operational record
Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

June 1958 to June 1964

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

May 1957
An order was placed by Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) for a fifth batch of thirteen Type V.757 aircraft as a follow on from the previous Type V.724 and V.757 orders.

This was the thirty second one built.

The total order for V.757 aircraft reached thirty six in May 1957.

Production Order No. F32/757. Sales Order No. F32/76B. Stock Order No……...

23 June 1958
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

It was fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

28 June 1958
Aircraft passed off by TCA inspectors as completed and ready for delivery.

It was painted in the later 'white top' livery.

30 June 1958
Departed from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England on delivery to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '647'.

It was flown by Vickers pilot Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce and an unknown co-pilot.

After refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland it continued on to Keflavik Airport, Iceland (742 nautical miles), Bluie West 8 (BW8) Airfield, Sondre Stromfjord, Western Greenland (804 nautical miles), Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada (872 nautical miles), Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada (810 nautical miles), arriving at 15:20 hours local time.

BW8 was built during WWII to assist the transfer of military aircraft from North America to Europe and was opened in October 1941.

The cabin seating was installed in Canada, as the seats used by TCA were of American manufacture.

The cabin was fitted out with 44 seats which was a reduction from the original 48 seat specification and provided more leg room.

This was heavily marketed and resulted in a high load factor compared to the 18 seat Douglas DC-3 that it replaced on some routes.

1 June 1964
Transferred to Air Canada due to a corporate name change.


Photo of Air Canada Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

June 1964 to April 1974

Air Canada

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

1 June 1964
Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '647'.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

21 April 1969
No.4 propeller struck a runway lamp at Halifax Airport, Nova Scotia, Canada during taxying.

7 May 1970
Ran off the runway after landing at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

April 1973
Withdrawn from service and stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada.

Total time 31,040:29 hours.

30 April 1974
Sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd.


Photo of Beaver Enterprises Ltd Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

April 1974 to January 1977

Beaver Enterprises Ltd

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

30 April 1974
Purchased from Air Canada but the aircraft remained stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada.

A total of 24 aircraft were included in this sale.

United Aviation Services Ltd had some role in the processing of these Viscounts. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

The Rolls-Royce RDa3 Mark 506 engines installed were: -

No.1 TCA S/N 61A 62KA 3990 hours remaining out of a TBO (overhaul life) of 9,000 hours

No.2 TCA S/N 61A 235K 1666 hours remaining out of a TBO (overhaul life) of 9,000 hours

No.3 TCA S/N 61A 111K 2989 hours remaining out of a TBO (overhaul life) of 9,000 hours

No.4 TCA S/N 61A 232KA 1992 hours remaining out of a TBO (overhaul life) of 9,000 hours

7 January 1977
Sold to Harrison Air together with CF-THG (C/N 224).


Photo of Harrison Air Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

January 1977 to February 1978

Harrison Air

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

7 January 1977
Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd together with Viscount CF-THG (C/N 224). They were based at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada.

16 February 1978
Sold to Pier 1 Aviation.


Photo of Pier 1 Aviation Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

February 1978 to January 1982

Pier 1 Aviation

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

16 February 1978
Purchased from Harrison Air and ferried to Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

It arrived in full Harrison Air livery but the titles were later removed.

January 1982
Sold to 318975 Ontario Ltd, 145-149 Adelaide Strret West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Photo of 318975 Ontario Ltd Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

January 1982 to May 1982

318975 Ontario Ltd

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

January 1982
Purchased from Pier 1 Aviation but the aircraft remained stored at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

27 May 1982
Canadian Certificate of Registration cancelled due to a change of ownership.

27 May 1982
Sold to 515489 Ontario Ltd, 1816-1850 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Photo of 515489 Ontario Ltd Viscount CF-TIC

Country of Registration Canada

May 1982 to May 1983

515489 Ontario Ltd

CF-TIC - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

27 May 1982
Purchased from 318975 Ontario Ltd and ferried to Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

17 January 1983
Canadian Certificate of Registration (C of R) cancelled as aircraft exported.

17 January 1983
Sold to Air Charter Service (ACS).


Photo of Air Charter Service (ACS) Viscount 9Q-CGQ

Country of Registration Zaire

January 1983 to January 1988

Air Charter Service (ACS)

9Q-CGQ - c/n 383 - a V.757 series Viscount
Zaire registered

17 January 1983
Purchased from 515489 Ontario Ltd.

1988
Withdrawn from service and stored at an unknown location. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Presumed scrapped. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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