25 February 2017
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Viscount history

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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 381 - G-APEX

Photo of Northeast Airlines (UK) Viscount G-APEX c/n 381
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G-APEX - Northeast Airlines (UK) - November 1970 to April 1974

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1972 in the later yellow livery. Note the Bedford CA Van converted into a set of mobile steps. In the background is a Kuwait Airways Boeing 707 and a BOAC Vickers VC10.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 381, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-APEX and first flew on Friday, 13 June 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines and BA - British Airways

Its final owner/operator was British Air Ferries (BAF) as G-APEX.

Its fate:-

Permanently withdrawn from service at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex due to corrosion 26 March 1984 and immediately robbed of all useful spares. Noted as a fuselage only in May 1990. Remains broken up for scrap in 1994.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 381 G-APEX
Northeast Airlines (UK) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Des Pike collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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