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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.

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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 152 - G-AOJC

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOJC c/n 152
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G-AOJC - British European Airways Corporation (BEA) - January 1957 to July 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 10 April 1973 now without the ‘BEA’ titling. The ground power unit (GPU) has now been connected.

Photo source - Brian Mells


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 152, a V.802, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOJC and first flew on Wednesday, 7 November 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British Airways (BA), Wales Aircraft Museum.

Its final owner/operator was Unknown (UK) as G-AOJC.

Its fate:-

Ferried to Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales and withdrawn from service by British Airways (BA) 10 October 1975. Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 31 October 1975.

Donated to the South Wales Aircraft Preservation Society (SWAPS) for display at the Wales Aircraft Museum circa January 1976. Painted in Cambrian Airways final livery of orange upper fuselage, white window line and grey underside circa June 1977, even though the aircraft was never operated by Cambrian.

Noted painted up in a poor rendition of the BEA 'Red Square' livery in December 1993.

Dismantled after the closure of the Wales Aircraft Museum circa January 1996.

The fuselage less the tail was transferred to Enstone, Oxfordshire.

Subsequently scrapped circa March 1997.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 152 G-AOJC
British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Mells


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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