21 September 2020
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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 87 - G-ATDU

Photo of British Eagle International Airlines Ltd Viscount G-ATDU c/n 87
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G-ATDU - British Eagle International Airlines Ltd - May 1965 to March 1968

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Liverpool'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa June 1967 with a British European Airways (BEA) de Havilland Heron in the background which served the Scottish Highland routes.

This is a Flightpath Postcard Ref FP131

Photo source - Hugh Urquhart collection

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 87, a V.739, was built for Misrair - Egyptian Airlines as SU-AIE and first flew on Thursday, 12 January 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by United Arab Airlines (UAA) and Air France

Its final owner/operator was British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Its fate: Withdrawn from service at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in September 1968 and subsequently broken up for scrap in April 1969 after the removal of all useful parts.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 87 G-ATDU
British Eagle International Airlines Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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