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 381 - G-APEX
G-APEX - Northeast Airlines (UK) - November 1970 to April 1974
Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1972 in the later yellow livery. Note the Bedford CA Van converted into a set of mobile steps. In the background is a Kuwait Airways Boeing 707 and a BOAC Vickers VC10.
Photo source - Des Pike collection
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
This aircraft c/n 381, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-APEX and first flew on Friday, 13 June 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines and BA - British Airways
Its final owner/operator was British Air Ferries (BAF) as G-APEX.
Permanently withdrawn from service at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex due to corrosion 26 March 1984 and immediately robbed of all useful spares. Noted as a fuselage only in May 1990. Remains broken up for scrap in 1994.
History and photos of Viscount c/n 381 G-APEX
Northeast Airlines (UK) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Des Pike collection