10 June 2023
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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 312 - EI-ALG

Photo of Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines Viscount EI-ALG c/n 312
Ireland flag


EI-ALG - Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines - February 1960 to June 1972

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken on the east ramp maintenance area at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in June 1966.

This was not the normal parking area but due to congestion and ramp repairs this was the only area available.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Eagle Airways Ltd Viscount G-APDX
Eagle Airways Ltd

This aircraft c/n 312, a V.805, was built for Eagle Airways Ltd as G-APDX and first flew on Monday, 3 February 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines as EI-ALG.

Its fate:-

Converted from V.805 to V.808 standard by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd for Aer Lingus.

Withdrawn from service and stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in November 1969. Broken up for scrap in June 1972.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 312 EI-ALG
Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines Viscount fleet list and photos
Ireland issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by William H Blunt collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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