19 September 2018
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Viscount history


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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 270 - CF-THI

Photo of National Museum of Science and Technology Viscount CF-THI c/n 270
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Canada


CF-THI - National Museum of Science and Technology - November 1969 to January 2000

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in December 1982. Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Dave Kirkby


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 270, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THI and first flew on Sunday, 19 May 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada, the National Museum of Science and the Canada Aviation Museum

Its final owner/operator was Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Its fate: Withdrawn from service 28 February 1969. Donated by Air Canada in TCA livery to the National Aeronautical Collection which was part of the National Museum of Science and Technology for preservation at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 18 November 1969. In January 2000 the facility was renamed the Canada Aviation Museum. In May 2011 the facility was renamed the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 270 CF-THI
National Museum of Science and Technology Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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