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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 275 - CF-THO

Photo of Air Canada Viscount CF-THO c/n 275
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CF-THO - Air Canada - June 1964 to April 1974

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 1972 taxying out to the runway for a departure to Toronto as flight number AC443. This is a nice view of the slim No.4 engine nacelle containing a Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engine. Photo Ref RD-39.

Photo source - Rod Digney

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 275, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THO and first flew on Saturday, 18 January 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada

Its final owner/operator was Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Its fate: Withdrawn from service and stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in January 1974. Sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd 30 April 1974. Broken up for scrap circa September 1976. The starboard outer wing section with the registration visible was noted propped up in the middle of the airfield in March 1977. It was still there in July 1987! Does anyone know why this part was not scrapped along with the rest of the aircraft? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 275 CF-THO
Air Canada Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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