05 July 2020
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Viscount history

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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 264 - G-AOYO

Photo of British Airways (BA) Viscount G-AOYO c/n 264
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G-AOYO - British Airways (BA) - July 1973 to January 1984

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Leeds/Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in September 1975, now in the full British Airways livery.

Photo source - Michael Blank

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 264, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYO and first flew on Tuesday, 18 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines (UK), British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF) and Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)

Its final owner/operator was Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Aeronáutica de Canarias (CETAC) as EC-DXU.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory in May 1989.
Transferred to Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Aeronáutica de Canarias (CETAC) circa September 2011 for use as an instructional aircraft to train engineers. It has gradually deteriorated externally ever since.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 264 G-AOYO
British Airways (BA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Michael Blank

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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