24 April 2017
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Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.

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

Viscounts registrations by country

TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount c/n 48 VH-TVE
Australia issued 36 registrations

Viscounts have been registered in 81 countries

Viscounts have been registered in 81 countries since the 1950s with the United Kingdom issuing 230 and Equatorial Guinea issuing only one.


Displayed will be all the Viscount registrations issued in the selected country together with the first owner or operator to use each registration. NOTE: Some aircraft may have had more that one registration issued to it.

Featured aircraft - c/n 327 - I-LILI

Photo of Alitalia Viscount I-LILI c/n 327
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I-LILI - Alitalia - October 1957 to June 1969

Transferred from LAI - Linee Aeree Italiane due to a corporate merger. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in June 1960 next to I-LOTT (C/N 330). To the left is a Swissair Convair 440 and in the background a USAF Fairchild C-119 Packet.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 327, a V.785D, was built for Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) as I-LILI and first flew on Saturday, 18 May 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Alitalia

Its final owner/operator was Aerolineas TAO. Its fate: Withdrawn from service by Aerolineas TAO and stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in January 1975. Noted still in existence in November 1979. Subsequently broken up for scrap.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 327 I-LILI
Alitalia Viscount fleet list and photos
Italy issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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