19 September 2020
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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 92 - G-AOCB

Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-AOCB c/n 92
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G-AOCB - British Midland Airways (BMA) - February 1969 to September 1970

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany 8 June 1969.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Airwork Ltd Viscount G-AOCB
Airwork Ltd

This aircraft c/n 92, a V.755D, was built for Airwork Ltd as G-AOCB and first flew on Thursday, 24 May 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A., Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd, Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd, British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and Invicta Airways Ltd

Its final owner/operator was British Midland Airways (BMA) as G-AOCB.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British Midland Airways (BMA) 30 October 1969 and stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England after a technical survey deemed the aircraft uneconomic to repair as extensive corrosion was found.

Spares recovery process started May 1970.

Remains finally cleared away for scrap 19 September 1970.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 92 G-AOCB
British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Ralf Manteufel

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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