20 October 2018
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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 363 - G-AVHE

Photo of Albatros Flugmuseum Viscount G-AVHE c/n 363
Germany flag

Germany


G-AVHE - Albatros Flugmuseum - January 1990 to current

Forward fuselage section acquired from the Historic Aircraft Museum. Taken from the spectators roof terrace on top of the terminal building at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany circa June 2011 in a basic Lufthansa livery. The rear of the fuselage has been boarded off with an access door and windows. The paintwork has started to show its age now.

Photo source - Manfred Poznanski


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N251V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 363, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N251V and first flew on Monday, 13 October 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, Air Ferry Ltd, Rousseau Aviation, Historic Aircraft Museum, Air Classik Museum, Dusseldorf Airport Authority, Albatros Flugmuseum and Kiemele Museum

Its final owner/operator was Morlock Motors as G-AVHE.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service due to wing main spar cracking and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 30 May 1970. Broken up for scrap except for the forward fuselage section which was transferred to the Historic Aircraft Museum, Southend, Essex, England in June 1972. Noted repainted in a BMA livery in October 1974. The museum closed due to financial difficulties in 1983. Forward fuselage section acquired by the Albatros Flugmuseum in May 1983 and displayed on the terminal building spectator roof terrace at Stuttgart Airport, Echterdingen, West Germany. Forward fuselage transferred to Kiemele Museum at Seifertshofen, near Eschach, Germany circa June 2014. Forward fuselage section sold to Morlock Motors at Peterslahr, Germany circa June 2016. The current status is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


History and photos of Viscount c/n 363 G-AVHE
Albatros Flugmuseum Viscount fleet list and photos
Germany issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Manfred Poznanski


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.