21 September 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 170 - 3D-PFI

Photo of Pegasus Aviation Viscount 3D-PFI c/n 170
Swaziland flag


3D-PFI - Pegasus Aviation - July 2003 to January 2009

Purchased from Transtel after its return from lease to the Ivory Coast Government. Taken at São Tomé International Airport, São Tomé Island in late July 2003, shortly after returning off lease to Transtel.

Photo source - Pedro Augusto Branco Batista

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 170, a V.802, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOHV and first flew on Wednesday, 10 July 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BA - British Airways, BAF - British Air Ferries, Oasis Oil Company, Esso Standard Oil, Polar Airways, Euroair Transport, Alexandra Aviation Ltd, Tunisavia, BWA - British World Airlines, Airwing 2000 Ltd, Interflight, Transtel, Ivory Coast Government, Pegasus Aviation and Global Airways

Its final owner/operator was GTRA Airways as 9Q-COD.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Global Airways and stored at Lubumbashi Airport, Democratic Republic of Congo in January 2009.

Sold to GTRA Airways but remained stored at Lubumbashi Airport, Democratic Republic of Congo. Offered for sale in September 2012 for US $250,000 reportedly in a 'flyable' condition. No longer visible on Google Earth as of July 2015, so presumed to be scrapped.

This was probably the last Viscount to fly anywhere in the world.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 170 3D-PFI
Pegasus Aviation Viscount fleet list and photos
Swaziland issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Pedro Augusto Branco Batista

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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