23 November 2020
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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 38 - F-BGNU

Photo of Auto und Technik Museum Viscount F-BGNU c/n 38
Germany flag

Germany


F-BGNU - Auto und Technik Museum - June 1985 to current

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 23 April 2016.

A view of the cockpit which is in nice condition except for the armrests and the corroded control column wheels.

Photo source - Antonio Doblado


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Air France Viscount F-BGNU
Air France

This aircraft c/n 38, a V.708, was built for Air France as F-BGNU and first flew on Monday, 5 July 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Viet Nam, Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and Aéro Club de Mulhouse

Its final owner/operator was Auto und Technik Museum as F-BGNU.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Air Inter and stored at Orly Airport, Paris, France 21 January 1975.

Moved to Habsheim Airfield, Alsace, France and used by Aéro-Club de Mulhouse 26 March 1975. Noted with 'Fred Air' titles circa 1979.

Transferred to Auto und Technik Museum, Sinsheim, Germany circa June 1985 and placed on display mounted on poles in Air Inter livery with 'Museum Airlines' titles circa April 1986. Repainted in an Air Inter style livery with Air France titles in May 2002. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum closed to the general public until further notice 16 March 2020.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 38 F-BGNU
Auto und Technik Museum Viscount fleet list and photos
Germany issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Antonio Doblado


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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