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Established 2005
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 45 - VH-RMQ

Photo of MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) Viscount VH-RMQ c/n 45
Australia flag

Australia


VH-RMQ - MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) - September 1968 to December 1968

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.2 (port inner) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVB
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

This aircraft c/n 45, a V.720, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVB and first flew on Wednesday, 20 October 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by ANSETT-ANA

Its final owner/operator was MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) as VH-RMQ.

Its fate:-

Crashed 48 kms south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968.

MMA - MacRobertson-Miller Airlines flight 1750 departed from Perth Airport, Australia at 08:29 for a scheduled flight to Port Hedland Airport. All 26 on board were sadly killed.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 45 VH-RMQ
MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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