18 March 2018
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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 339 - G-AWXI

Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-AWXI c/n 339
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G-AWXI - British Midland Airways (BMA) - January 1969 to March 1970

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG and entered service in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery with an Invicta logo on the tail. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in April 1969.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 339, a V.814, was built for Deutsche Lufthansa AG as D-ANOL and first flew on Monday, 1 December 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Condor Flugdienst, British Midland Airways (BMA) and Leicestershire Police

Its final owner/operator was National Diving Centre. Its fate: Damaged beyond repair by an engine fire during a takeoff from Heathrow Airport, London, England 22 January 1970.

Forward fuselage section transferred to the National Diving Centre at Stoney Cove, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, England. Remains sunk into a lake at a former stone quarry at a depth of 21 feet and used for dive training and recreation diving.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 339 G-AWXI
British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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