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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount c/n 449

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 449
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

England flag England

This V.828 series Viscount was built for
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8206

It first flew on Wednesday, 25 April 1962 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.

Photo of Viscount c/n 449
All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Japan flag Japan

Its final owner/operator was
All Nippon Airways (ANA) as JA8206.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan in April 1969. Broken up for scrap in December 1970.

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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

January 1962 to May 1962

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

G-ARWU - c/n 449 - a V.828 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

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

This is the second one in the second batch.

23 January 1962
Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.

25 April 1962
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

26 April 1962
UK Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) issued.

1 May 1962
Departed 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 JA8206

Country of Registration Japan

May 1962 to December 1970

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

JA8206 - c/n 449 - a V.828 series Viscount
Japan registered

1 May 1962
Delivered 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.

7 May 1962
UK registration cancelled as aircraft exported.

30 April 1969
Withdrawn from service and stored at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan.

Total time 15,633 hours and 13,626 total landings.

December 1970
Broken up for scrap.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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