25 March 2019
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Viscount history

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 81 - VP-TBN

Photo of British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA) Viscount VP-TBN c/n 81
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Trinidad & Tobago

VP-TBN - British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA) - November 1955 to April 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Piarco Airport, Port of Spain, Trinidad circa June 1964 with VP-TBT (C/N 236) facing nose on.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 81, a V.702, was built for BOAC Associated Companies Ltd as VP-TBN and first flew on Wednesday, 5 October 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA) and Bahamas Airways

Its final owner/operator was Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV). Its fate: Withdrawn from service and stored at Maiquetia Airport, Caracas, Venezuela 13 October 1976.

Subsequently broken up for scrap circa December 1980. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 81 VP-TBN
British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Trinidad & Tobago issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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