24 August 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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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 307 - 9Q-CKS

Photo of Zaire Aero Service Viscount 9Q-CKS c/n 307
Zaire flag

Zaire


9Q-CKS - Zaire Aero Service - August 1978 to current

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978, after its arrival from Canada. It is still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

Photo source - Bernie King collection


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 307, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THY and first flew on Wednesday, 23 April 1958 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 Zaire Aero Service as 9Q-CKS.

Its fate:-

Noted stored at Ndolo Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 30 August 1980. Did it ever fly again? Does it still survive? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


History and photos of Viscount c/n 307 9Q-CKS
Zaire Aero Service Viscount fleet list and photos
Zaire issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Bernie King collection


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
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.