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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 385 - CF-TIE

Photo of Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM) Viscount CF-TIE c/n 385
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Canada


CF-TIE - Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM) - July 1975 to August 1989

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1975, shortly after Keith and Dennis Carter purchased the aircraft for the museum. Sadly it was not to be, as vandals destroyed the interior by fire a few years later and Beaver kindly supplied CF-THS (C/N 279) as a replacement. (Photo Ref KDO114H)

Photo source - Keith Olson


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TIE
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 385, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TIE and first flew on Tuesday, 10 March 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada and Beaver Enterprises Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM) as CF-TIE.

Its fate:-

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd by Keith Olson and Dennis Carter who were founding members of the Western Canada Aviation Museum for CAN $10,000.00 in July 1975 for preservation at the museum. The cabin interior was destroyed by fire at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada by vandals 12 April 1980. Preservation plans were abandoned and Viscount CF-THS (C/N 279) was purchased as a replacement. Robbed of all useful parts to assist in the restoration of CF-THS or sold off to other Viscount operators such as Filair. Broken up for scrap in July / August 1989.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 385 CF-TIE
Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Keith Olson


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
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