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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

Aircraft operational records

Viscount c/n 435 had a long and varied career
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.

To retrieve an aircraft's operational record enter either its construction number (1-459) or one of the registrations it used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).


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Displayed will be all the information that we have on file for that aircraft. However the history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 218 - CF-THA

Photo of Wabush Mines Ltd Viscount CF-THA c/n 218
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Canada


CF-THA - Wabush Mines Ltd - November 1968 to October 1976

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken landing at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1971.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-THA
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 218, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THA and first flew on Monday, 14 January 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Canadian Inspection & Test Company

Its final owner/operator was Wabush Mines Ltd as CF-THA.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Wabush Mines and stored at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1976. Broken up for scrap circa October 1978. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


History and photos of Viscount c/n 218 CF-THA
Wabush Mines Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Jean-Pierre Bonin


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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