24 April 2017
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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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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 244 - G-APCE

Photo of Cyprus Airways Viscount G-APCE c/n 244
Cyprus flag


G-APCE - Cyprus Airways - September 1957 to October 1957

A lease to Cyprus Airways named as 'Buffavento' was not completed despite the aircaft being fully painted during construction. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1957 during the ground running phase.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Viscount OD-ADE
BOAC Associated Companies

This aircraft c/n 244, a V.754D, was built for BOAC Associated Companies as OD-ADE and first flew on Sunday, 24 November 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cyprus Airways

Its final owner/operator was Middle East Airlines (MEA) as OD-ADE.

Its fate:-

Crashed after a mid-air collision with a Turkish Air Force Douglas C47 Skytrain during an approach to land at Esenboğa International Airport, Ankara, Turkey 1 February 1963.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 244 G-APCE
Cyprus Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
Cyprus issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter Upton collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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