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Viscount c/n 443

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 443
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

England flag England

This V.828 series Viscount was built for
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8201

It first flew on Wednesday, 7 June 1961 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.

During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Photo of Viscount c/n 443
Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)

Indonesia flag Indonesia

Its final owner/operator was
Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) as PK-MVT.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia and stored in 1971. Broken up for scrap in 1973.

Operational record
Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount G-ARKX

Country of Registration United Kingdom

March 1961 to June 1961

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

G-ARKX - c/n 443 - a V.828 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

April 1960
Order placed by All Nippon Airways (ANA) as Type 828, initially for three aircraft, followed by two further batches of three.

This is the first one in the first batch.

23 March 1961
Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.

7 June 1961
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Unusually, it landed at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England.

16 June 1961
UK Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) issued.

circa 22 June 1961
During a ceremony at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England the aircraft was officially handed over to ANA.

23 June 1961
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England on delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.

The ANA titles were not applied until it arrived in Japan.

Photo of All Nippon Airways (ANA) Viscount JA8201

Country of Registration Japan

June 1961 to September 1970

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

JA8201 - c/n 443 - a V.828 series Viscount
Japan registered

23 June 1961
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England on delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.

All Nippon Airways titles in Japanese and the local registration were applied after delivery.

All Nippon Airways titles were later applied in English.

26 June 1961
UK registration cancelled as aircraft exported.

24 September 1970
Sold to Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA).

Photo of Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) Viscount PK-MVT

Country of Registration Indonesia

September 1970 to June 1974

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)

PK-MVT - c/n 443 - a V.828 series Viscount
Indonesia registered

24 September 1970
Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and named as 'Teminabuan' which is a small town in South Sorong Regency, West Papua. Merpati means Dove (or Pigeon) in Malay and Nusantara means 'of the Indonesian Islands'

12 November 1970
Total time 17,891:55 hours.

14 December 1970
Total time 18,044:10 hours.

Withdrawn from service and stored at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia.The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Total time 19,219 hours.

Broken up for scrap.
The actual date is not known.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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