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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount Sale

TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount c/n 47 VH-TVD
VH-TVD at Rochford in 1967

In the late 1960s TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines placed their fleet of V.700 and V.800 Viscounts up for sale for use outside Australia because of the countries 'Two-Airline' policy that was in force at the time.

Unfortunately most of the TAA Viscount fleet remained unsold and were later scrapped in Australia. However two of their V.720C series Viscounts, c/n 47 VH-TVD and c/n 49 VH-TVF, were sold to Keegan Aviation Ltd. and delivered to the UK in 1967, but were later stripped for spares and scrapped at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England in 1970.

This advert was placed in 'Janes' aircraft books by a UK agent in an attempt to sell the TAA Viscount fleet. It is interesting to note that the Viscount used to illustrate this advert for the sale of V.720C and V.756 series aircraft, is VH-TVQ c/n 434, a V.816 series Viscount painted in an earlier TAA livery. Also note that no V.720 or V.756 series Viscounts were ever fitted out as 70 seaters!

TAA - Trans Australia Airlines Viscount sale advert


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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