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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 261 - G-AOYL

Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AOYL c/n 261
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G-AOYL - British Air Ferries (BAF) - January 1984 to February 1993

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named as 'Viscount Churchill'. Taken arriving at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa September 1985. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Dennis Penny

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 261, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYL and first flew on Thursday, 23 January 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines and BA - British Airways

Its final owner/operator was Hanningfield Metals. Its fate: Withdrawn from service by British Air Ferries (BAF) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England on the 23 September 1987. It was gradually robbed of all useful spares. Remains purchased by Hanningfield Metals in February 1993, cut up into sections and moved to their yard at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex, England for final processing.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 261 G-AOYL
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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