29 May 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 172 - EI-AOG

Photo of Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines Viscount EI-AOG c/n 172
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EI-AOG - Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines - February 1966 to July 1972

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Finian / 'Finghin'. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 7 October 1969.

The aircraft is being recovered after a heavy landing on runway 28 resulted in the collapse of the nose undercarriage leg.

Sadly, that was the end of its service life.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 172, a V.803, was built for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) as PH-VIA and first flew on Friday, 5 April 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Its final owner/operator was Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines. Its fate: Damaged during a heavy landing at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England. Temporary repairs were carried out and the aircraft was ferried to Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland via Speke Airport, Liverpool, England and stored 7 October 1969. Registration cancelled as permanently withdrawn from use 26 July 1972. Broken up for scrap in July 1972.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 172 EI-AOG
Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines Viscount fleet list and photos
Ireland issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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