26 September 2022
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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 17 - G-AMOE

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AMOE c/n 17
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G-AMOE - British European Airways Corporation (BEA) - July 1953 to March 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Edward Parry'. Taken arriving at Luqa Airport, Malta in June 1957.

Note that the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail has now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 17, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AMOE and first flew on Friday, 26 June 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines Ltd, Starways Ltd, Cambrian Airways, Northeast Airlines (UK), British Airways (BA) and Lambton Airways

Its final owner/operator was Saltwell Park. Its fate: Withdrawn from service by Northeast Airlines (UK) at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in 1973 and used for cabin crew training.

Preserved at Lampton Pleasure Park from April 1977 and at Saltwell Park, Gateshead from 1982.

Broken up for scrap and taken to a scrap yard in Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England in March 1993.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 17 G-AMOE
British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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