17 January 2019
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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount photos by contributor

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from the Ed Jones collection
BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from
the Ed Jones collection

To all of our contributors we say a big thank you

The Vickers Viscount Network would not have been possible without the generous support of the people listed here who contributed their photos to the museum. To them and future contributors we say a big thank you.

Our ultimate aim is to have an image of every single aircraft in every livery that it operated, together with images showing significant moments in each aircrafts life.

Any photograph, even a poor quality one, that shows an unique part of an aircrafts history is better than not having one at all. Our graphic systems can restore all but the worst image. This target will probably never be totally fulfilled, but with your help it could come close.


Displayed will be all the Viscount photos that we have on file from the selected contributor.

Dave Thaxter

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Photo of British United Airways (BUA) Viscount G-APND c/n 402
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G-APND - British United Airways (BUA) - July 1960 to November 1966

Transferred from Airwork Ltd due to a merger of companies. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in February 1961.

Photo source - Dave Thaxter

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Airwork London Ltd Viscount G-APND
Airwork London Ltd

This aircraft c/n 402, a V.831, was built for Airwork London Ltd as G-APND and first flew on Wednesday, 4 February 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British United Airways (BUA), East African Airways Corporation (EAAC), Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines, British Midland Airways (BMA), Ghana Airways, British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines, British Air Ferries (BAF) and Hanningfield Metals

Its final owner/operator was Chelmer Transport Hauliers as 4X-AVF.

Its fate:-

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines by British Air Ferries (BAF) for spares in January 1989 and prepared for shipment in sections.

Shipped sections arrived at Stansted Airport, Essex, England together with a second Viscount in March 1989 and then transferred to Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

Remains sold to Hanningfield Metals in July 1989 with the forward fuselage section being transferred to the yard of Chelmer Transport Hauliers at Coggleshall, Essex, England.

Still noted in existence in April 1991. Chopped-off cockpit section noted lying on the ground circa June 1992. What happened to it afterwards?
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 402 G-APND
British United Airways (BUA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Dave Thaxter

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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