26 September 2022
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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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 248 - G-CSZB

Photo of British World Airlines (BWA) Viscount G-CSZB c/n 248
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G-CSZB - British World Airlines (BWA) - April 1993 to October 1998

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view from the jumpseat on the final approach to Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 March 1996.

Note the snow that has built up on the central windscreen. Luckily the pilots have their own heated windscreens to look out of, which also have wiper blades.

The runway visual range (RVR) is obviously above the legal horizontal minimum.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Transair (UK) Ltd Viscount G-AOXU
Transair (UK) Ltd

This aircraft c/n 248, a V.804, was built for Transair (UK) Ltd as G-AOXU and first flew on Saturday, 31 August 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British United Airways (BUA), Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT), New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC), Pearl Air, Southern International Air Transport Ltd, Dan-Air London, Philstone International Ltd, Royal American Airways (RA), British Air Ferries (BAF), Euroair Transport Ltd, British World Airlines (BWA), J A Renton & Sons and Colin Jacobs

Its final owner/operator was East Midlands Aeropark as G-CSZB.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British World Airlines (BWA) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 15 October 1996.

Broken up for scrap in October 1998 except for the nose section. Some parts were sent to the Moorabbin Air Museum in Australia to help restore Viscount VH-TVR (C/N 318).

The forward fuselage section was noted stored in the haulage yard of J A Renton & Sons at Coalville, near Loughborough, Leicestershire, England 9 May 2002. Offered for sale for £500.00 in 2003.

Purchased by Colin Jacobs and loaned to the East Midlands Aeropark collection at East Midlands Airport circa August 2003. This is no public access to the interior. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions the museum closed to the general public in March 2020 for a limited period. Noted with a fresh coat of paint and still carrying the name 'Viscount Scotland' 15 April 2022. The museum is now operating normally.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 248 G-CSZB
British World Airlines (BWA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Clive Worboys

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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