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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 382 - G-APEY

Photo of British World Airlines (BWA) Viscount G-APEY c/n 382
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G-APEY - British World Airlines (BWA) - April 1993 to December 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands circa June 1992 with Shell oil rig and support workers boarding for the flight to Aberbeen. The aircraft behind is G-AOHM (C/N 162) which is still in BAF livery.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 382, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-APEY and first flew on Monday, 7 July 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines (UK), Cambrian Airways, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), Oasis Oil Company, Air Algerie, Sirte Oil Company, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British World Airlines (BWA), Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd, SAFT Gabon, Interflight, Air Zimbabwe and Air Ogooue

Its final owner/operator was Global Airways (Swaziland). Its fate: This was the last airworthy Viscount in the UK in 1997. Noted still active in Africa in 2005 and noted in storage at N'djili Airport, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 March 2008. Put up for sale in 2008 for an unknown price. No further sightings including Google Earth so presumed as scrapped. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 382 G-APEY
British World Airlines (BWA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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