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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 229 - CF-DTA

Photo of Canadian Department of Transport Viscount CF-DTA c/n 229
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CF-DTA - Canadian Department of Transport - March 1958 to April 1982

Purchased in new condition from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after its conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 1 September 1970. Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the Capital Airlines specification and that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7467
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 229, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7467 and first flew on Sunday, 28 April 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Canadian Department of Transport, Ronald J Clark, Go Transportation, Jadepoint USA, Chase Manhattan Bank and Bill Walker & Associates

Its final owner/operator was Turbo Aire Holdings Inc as N660RC.

Its fate:-

Converted from a V.745D to a V.797D for the Canadian Department of Transport in October 1958. Withdrawn from service by Turbo Aire Holdings Inc and stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1992. Broken up for scrap in August 1993.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 229 CF-DTA
Canadian Department of Transport Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)


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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