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.
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 (*).
Enter the construction number
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 48 - VH-TVE
VH-TVE - TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines - January 1955 to March 1960
Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines named 'Charles Sturt'. Taken flying over Victoria State, Australia 24 January 1957.
Photo source - Peter J O Ralph
TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines
This aircraft c/n 48, a V.720, was built for TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines as VH-TVE and first flew on Thursday, 23 December 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by ANSETT-ANA
Its final owner/operator was TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines as VH-TVE.
Withdrawn from service by TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines and stored at Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1967.
Broken up for scrap 18 December 1969.
History and photos of Viscount c/n 48 VH-TVE
TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter J O Ralph