20 September 2017
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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.


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Frank Schaefer

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Photo of Go Transportation Inc Viscount 4X-AVE c/n 403
United States flag

United States


4X-AVE - Go Transportation Inc - May 1982 to January 1992

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in July 1988 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Airwork Ltd Viscount G-APNE
Airwork Ltd

This aircraft c/n 403, a V.831, was built for Airwork Ltd as G-APNE and first flew on Monday, 9 March 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BUA - British United Airways, BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation, Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines, BMA - British Midland Airways, Ghana Airways, Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines, Go Transportation, Pima Community College Aviation School and DMI Aviation (Dross Metals)

Its final owner/operator was Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM) as 4X-AVE.

Its fate:-

Purchased by Go Transportation Inc for spares recovery and stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Remains donated to Pima Community College Aviation School in 1992 for instructional use, still in full Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines livery. Noted minus No.4 engine on the 23 September 1995.

Moved to K-Tech scrap yard, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA on 19 October 1998. Broken up with the fuselage split into two sections and the tail removed circa 2000. Nose section noted at DMI Aviation scrap yard, Tucson, Arizona, USA still in Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines livery in April 2003. Rear fuselage section noted at Pima County Community College still in Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines livery in April 2004. Forward fuselage section noted at ARM - Aircraft Restoration & Marketing yard (formerly Dross Metals yard) in July 2016.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 403 4X-AVE
Go Transportation Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Frank Schaefer


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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