19 February 2019
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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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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 256 - G-AOYG

Photo of Cambrian Airways Viscount G-AOYG c/n 256
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G-AOYG - Cambrian Airways - September 1970 to July 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 24 July 1973. Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 256, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYG and first flew on Friday, 4 October 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, British Airways (BA), Alidair, British Air Ferries (BAF), Guernsey Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways

Its final owner/operator was Hanningfield Metals as G-AOYG.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British Air Ferries (BAF) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in December 1992.

Sold to Hanningfield Metals in January 1994 for metal recovery. Sectioned remains transferred to their yard at West Hanningfield, Essex, England in late January 1994. Registration cancelled 7 March 1994 as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use. Remains noted still in existence in March 1994.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 256 G-AOYG
Cambrian Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Paul Robinson

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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