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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 36 - G-ARIR

Photo of Inter City Airlines Viscount G-ARIR c/n 36
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G-ARIR - Inter City Airlines - March 1981 to December 1983

Inter City Airlines changed its name from Alidair. Taken at Ringway, Manchester, England 20 June 1981 still carrying Alidair Scotland titles.

Photo source - Shaun Connor

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Air France Viscount F-BGNS
Air France

This aircraft c/n 36, a V.708, was built for Air France as F-BGNS and first flew on Sunday, 30 May 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Danish Air Charter, Starways Ltd, Air Inter, Alidair, Dan-Air London, BMA - British Midland Airways, Guernsey Airlines, Inter City Airlines and Hards Travel/Janus Airways

Its final owner/operator was MMM Aero Services (3MAS) as 9Q-CAH.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by MMM Aero Services (3MAS) and stored at Middelkerke, Ostend, Belgium in November 1984.

Aircraft destroyed after being blown up using dynamite in March 1989. Remains broken up for scrap soon afterwards. Does anyone know the date it was scrapped? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 36 G-ARIR
Inter City Airlines Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Shaun Connor

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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