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.
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 348 - ZS-CDV
ZS-CDV - SAA - South African Airways - November 1958 to January 1972
Delivered new to SAA - South African Airways named as 'Waterbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa June 1965 during an open day in the later livery. Does anyone have any more information on this event?
Photo source - Bernie King collection
SAA - South African Airways
This aircraft c/n 348, a V.813, was built for SAA - South African Airways as ZS-CDV and first flew on Friday, 7 November 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BMA - British Midland Airways, Cyprus Airways, British Aerospace, Dowty Aerospace, Technical Aeroparts and Civil Aviation Authority Fire Training School
Its final owner/operator was IFTC - International Fire Training Centre as G-AZLS.
Donated by Technical Aeroparts to CAA Fire School and fuselage used by the fire training school at Teesside Airport, County Durham, England 1 August 1986. Airport renamed Tees Valley Airport 21 September 2004. Noted still in existence in May 2011.
History and photos of Viscount c/n 348 ZS-CDV
SAA - South African Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
South Africa issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Bernie King collection