27 July 2021
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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

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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 253 - G-AOHW *

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOHW * c/n 253
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G-AOHW * - British European Airways Corporation (BEA) - August 1957 to July 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy 1 April 1968 with 'The Malta Airlines' titles on the cheatline.

This was a joint summer service from London to Malta via Rome.

Note the repositioned registration.

The aircraft in the background is an Aeroflot Tupolev TU-104 from the Soviet Union.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 253, a V.802, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOHW and first flew on Thursday, 18 July 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British European Airways (BEA) and British Airways (BA)

Its final owner/operator was Newcastle Airport Fire Service as G-AOHW.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in November 1975. Donated to the Newcastle Airport Fire Service 18 May 1976. Used for fire and rescue practice. Broken up for scrap in August 1983.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 253 G-AOHW *
British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Fred Barnes

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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