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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.


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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 384 - CF-TID

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TID c/n 384
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Canada


CF-TID - Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) - March 1959 to June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '648'. Taken during a flight from Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA to Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa October 1960.

Note the larger sized Rolls-Royce badge which was the self-adhesive version.

This type was subsequently replaced by an aluminium version which was held on by rivets and was therefore more durable.

Photo source - David Gay


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 384, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TID and first flew on Wednesday, 25 February 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada, Sarcee Travel Club, United Aircraft of Canada, Ecole Nationale d'Aerotechnique (ENA) and Fondation Aerovision Quebec (FAQ)

Its final owner/operator was Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ). Its fate: Withdrawn from service at St Hubert Airfield, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa July 1989. Fondation Aerovision Quebec (FAQ) acquired the aircraft from Ecole Nationale d'Aerotechnique (ENA) in October 1989 and used it for film work. Having sat outside since 1996 it has slowly deteriorated externally although the interior is still relatively good. Noted with false US registration 'N6225C' and 'Sphinx Air' titles in May 1999. Since 2008 the existence of this aircraft has been under threat. Transferred to Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) at Laval, Province of Quebec, Canada for fire fighting training use in September 2011, initially still marked as 'N6225C'. Still noted in existence in June 2019.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 384 CF-TID
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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