17 January 2019
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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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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 153 - G-AOJD

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOJD c/n 153
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G-AOJD - British European Airways Corporation (BEA) - January 1957 to July 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sebastian Cabot'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa October 1960. The stewardess is giving two 'thumbs up' in her pristine white gloves.

Photo source - Alan Lord collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOJD
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 153, a V.802, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOJD and first flew on Thursday, 29 November 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British Airways (BA)

Its final owner/operator was Jersey Airport Fire & Rescue Service as G-AOJD.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 31 March 1976 and used for fire and rescue practice circa May 1976. Broken up for scrap circa March 2003.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 153 G-AOJD
British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Alan Lord collection


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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