26 March 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 353 - B-2037

Photo of Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) Viscount B-2037 c/n 353
Taiwan flag


B-2037 - Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) - January 1979 to March 1980

Returned from Mandala Airlines lease. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei Taiwan in January 1979.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N240V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 353, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N240V and first flew on Friday, 14 February 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation, Tenneco Inc, Alidair, Cyprus Airways, FAT - Far Eastern Air Transport and Mandala Airlines

Its final owner/operator was Bouraq Indonesia Airlines as PK-IVS.

Its fate:-

Crashed into marshland at Cape Karawang, 26 kms north east of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 26 August 1980. The cause of this accident was the in-flight fracture of a spigot in the elevator tab circuit. This part had exceeded the 12,000 flight hours retirement life by 21,000 hours resulting in a total life of 33,000 hrs.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 353 B-2037
Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) Viscount fleet list and photos
Taiwan issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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