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59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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Viscount c/n 450

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 450
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

England flag England

This V.828 series Viscount was built for
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as JA8207

It first flew on Monday, 28 May 1962 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.

Photo of Viscount c/n 450
All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Japan flag Japan

Its final owner/operator was
All Nippon Airways (ANA) as JA8207.

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Withdrawn from service and stored at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan in August 1969.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

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

Country of Registration United Kingdom

January 1962 to June 1962

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

G-ARWV - c/n 450 - 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 aircraft is in the second batch.

This is the third one in the second batch.

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

28 May 1962
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

4 June 1962
UK Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) issued.

5 June 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 JA8207

Country of Registration Japan

June 1962 to September 1970

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

JA8207 - c/n 450 - a V.828 series Viscount
Japan registered

5 June 1962
Departed 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.

9 June 1962
UK registration cancelled as aircraft exported.

31 August 1969
Withdrawn from service and stored at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan.

September 1970
Broken up for scrap.

Total time 16,162 hours and 14,009 total landings.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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