Aircraft operational records
Viscount c/n 435 had a
long and varied career
Records for all 445 aircraft built are available
The story of each Viscount is as varied as the number of aircraft built. Some like c/n 248 G-AOXU and c/n 435 G-BFZL had
long and varied careers. Others like c/n 84 VH-TVG and c/n 447 D-ANAF had loyal careers with only one owner. Some however
had very short careers like c/n 337 AP-AJE that crashed after only 5 months service.
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used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).
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Featured aircraft - c/n 29 - G-AMOP
G-AMOP - Cambrian Airways - December 1962 to September 1972
Purchased from BEA - British European Airways. Taken at Ringway, Manchester, England in August 1969. This classic 1960s shot includes two BOAC – British Overseas Airways Corporation jets – a Vickers Super VC10 and a Boeing 707-336, together with an Air Canada Douglas DC8-63.
Photo source - Brian Burrage collection
BEA - British European Airways Corporation
This aircraft c/n 29, a V.701, was built for BEA - British European Airways Corporation as G-AMOP and first flew on Friday, 8 January 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways.
Its final owner/operator was J Shackleton Ltd as G-AMOP.
Withdrawn from service by Cambrian Airways and stored at Rhoose, Cardiff, Wales 27 August 1971.
Total time 31,507 hours and 25,815 landings.
Certificate of Airworthiness expired 7 February 1972.
Registration cancelled as permanently withdrawn from use 13 April 1972.
Sold to J Shackleton Ltd for metal salvage in May 1972.
Sections moved by road to J Shackleton’s yard at Halifax, Yorkshire, England along with sections of Viscount G-AMOH (C/N 21) for final processing 2 September 1972.
History and photos of Viscount c/n 29 G-AMOP
Cambrian Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Burrage collection