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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 341 - 4X-AVI

Photo of Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Viscount 4X-AVI c/n 341
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4X-AVI - Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines - December 1979 to March 1980

Leased from JEA - Jersey European Airways. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 11 March 1980 arriving back off of lease.

Photo source - John Smith

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANIP
Deutsche Lufthansa AG

This aircraft c/n 341, a V.814, was built for Deutsche Lufthansa AG as D-ANIP and first flew on Saturday, 31 January 1959 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Condor Flugdienst, NAS - Nora Air Services, BMA - British Midland Airways, BA - British Airways, Intra Airways, JEA - Jersey European Airways, Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines, Express Aviation Services, Southern International Air Transport, Royal American Airways, Go Transportation Inc, Fred S Brown Enterprises and Atlantic Gulf Airlines

Its final owner/operator was Viscount Unlimited Inc as N145RA.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1993. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed while ground personnel were attempting to move it circa November 2000 and it was subsequently broken up for scrap in March 2002.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 341 4X-AVI
Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Viscount fleet list and photos
Israel issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by John Smith

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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