07 December 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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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Owner or operator Viscount fleet lists

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 152 G-AOJC
BEA - British European
Airways Corporation

Records for all owner or operators are available

Over 570 owners and operators have been involved with the Viscount. Some like Capital Airlines (USA) and BEA - British European Airways Corporation operated many while others like Air Anglia operated only one.

Viscounts operated by large airlines who had their aircraft for many years will have painted them in several different versions of their livery.

Owner or operator

Displayed will be the fleet list for the selected owner or operator together with each aircrafts history sorted by the date that the aircraft joined the fleet. NOTE: Some aircraft may have entered the fleet several times and possibly with a different registration.

Featured Aircraft - c/n 250 - OE-LAB

Photo of Austrian Airlines (AUA) Viscount OE-LAB c/n 250
Austria flag


OE-LAB - Austrian Airlines (AUA) - January 1958 to March 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken overflying an unknown location. This is a period postcard issued by the airline circa 1958 but the livery, titles and registration have been crudely applied to a previous photo. See Capital Airlines N7402 (C/N 88).

Photo source - Ed Whinnery collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S Viscount LN-FOH
Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S

This aircraft c/n 250, a V.779D, was built for Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S as LN-FOH and first flew on Saturday, 13 April 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Austrian Airlines (AUA), British European Airways (BEA) and Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)

Its final owner/operator was Huns Air Pvt Ltd as VT-DOE.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Palam Airport, Delhi, India in 1980. Subsequently broken up for scrap. The date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 250 OE-LAB
Austrian Airlines (AUA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Austria issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Ed Whinnery collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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