27 July 2021
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Viscount Survivors


59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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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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 248 - G-CSZB

Photo of British World Airlines (BWA) Viscount G-CSZB c/n 248
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G-CSZB - British World Airlines (BWA) - April 1993 to October 1998

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view of the overhead panel from the jumpseat during the takeoff from Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland on a flight to Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 March 1996.

This panel has the anti-icing systems, fuel pumps and circuits, electrical generator gauges and switches and various navigation and communication radios.

The polished copper air vents are unusual.

Photo source - Clive Worboys


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Transair (UK) Ltd Viscount G-AOXU
Transair (UK) Ltd

This aircraft c/n 248, a V.804, was built for Transair (UK) Ltd as G-AOXU and first flew on Saturday, 31 August 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British United Airways (BUA), Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT), New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC), Pearl Air, Southern International Air Transport Ltd, Dan-Air London, Philstone International Ltd, Royal American Airways (RA), British Air Ferries (BAF), Euroair Transport Ltd, British World Airlines (BWA), J A Renton & Sons and Colin Jacobs

Its final owner/operator was East Midlands Aeropark as G-CSZB.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British World Airlines (BWA) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 15 October 1996.

Broken up for scrap in October 1998 except for the nose section. Some parts were sent to the Moorabbin Air Museum in Australia to help restore Viscount VH-TVR (C/N 318).

The forward fuselage section was noted stored in the haulage yard of J A Renton & Sons at Coalville, near Loughborough, Leicestershire, England 9 May 2002. Offered for sale for £500.00 in 2003.

Purchased by Colin Jacobs and loaned to the East Midlands Aeropark collection at East Midlands Airport circa August 2003. This is no public access to the interior. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum closed to the general public until further notice in March 2020.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 248 G-CSZB
British World Airlines (BWA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Clive Worboys


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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