28 October 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

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.

Air Canada

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Air Canada Viscount CF-THL c/n 272
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CF-THL - Air Canada - June 1964 to April 1974

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 17 February 1965, still in its TCA 'white top' livery.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

Note that the rear steps are in Air Canada colours.

Photo Ref FRP002

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 272, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THL and first flew on Friday, 29 November 1957 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 CF-THL.

Its fate:-

Stored at Cartierville Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in December 1973. Sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd 30 April 1974. Purchased by Zaire Aero Service as a source of parts. Remains broken up for scrap circa January 1979.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 272 CF-THL
Air Canada Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Fred Prior collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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