24 January 2018
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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.

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 65 - G-ANHE

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-ANHE c/n 65
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G-ANHE - British European Airways Corporation (BEA) - June 1955 to August 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Gino Watkins'. Taken taxying past the RAF dispersal area at Luqa Airport, Malta 8 October 1957 operating the inaugural Viscount service from London. The Viscount gradually replaced the Airspeed Ambassador (Elizabethan) which last operated a service to Malta 30 April 1958. Two flags are flying from the cockpit, the BEAC flag on the port side and the Maltese national flag on the starboard side. Roy was an RAF Junior Technician at the time, based at RAF Luqa.

Photo source - Roy Pawson

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 65, a V.701C, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-ANHE and first flew on Wednesday, 22 June 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)

Its final owner/operator was Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) as PP-SRQ.

Its fate:-

Damaged beyond repair after veering off the runway during a training flight at Galeao Airport, Rio Janeiro, Brasil 3 March 1965. Broken up for scrap. Date unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 65 G-ANHE
British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Roy Pawson

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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