25 May 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

Viscount photos by owner or operator

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines Viscount c/n 40 CF-TGI
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines

Photos for most 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 all the photos that we have on file illustrating the operational history of the Viscount with each owner or operator.

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Bouraq Indonesia Airlines Viscount PK-IVZ c/n 451
Indonesia flag


PK-IVZ - Bouraq Indonesia Airlines - August 1983 to June 2003

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and re-registered from RP-C792. Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 2002. It still has its Rolls-Royce Dart engines installed but they were eventually removed and sold to H+S Aviation Ltd in the UK for spares recovery to support other Dart overhauls. The airframe was finally scrapped sometime in 2003. PK-IVY (C/N 455) is seen in the right background.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Viscount 402
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)

This aircraft c/n 451, a V.843, was built for Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) as 402 and first flew on Thursday, 14 March 1963 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Bouraq Indonesia Airlines as PK-IVZ.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in August 1993. Broken up for scrap circa June 2003.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 451 PK-IVZ
Bouraq Indonesia Airlines Viscount fleet list and photos
Indonesia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Richard Vandervord

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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