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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.

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd Viscount VH-RMO c/n 97
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VH-RMO - Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - December 1969 to October 1976

Transferred from Ansett-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 28 July 1976 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd Viscount VH-BAT
Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd

This aircraft c/n 97, a V.747, was built for Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd as VH-BAT and first flew on Thursday, 15 September 1955 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Ansett-ANA and MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)

Its final owner/operator was Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd as VH-RMO.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Ansett-ANA and stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1968.

Painted in a blue and white version of the Ansett-ANA livery in April 1968 for a possible sale to Pan Indonesian.

Registration cancelled 26 March 1970 as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use.

Scrapping commenced in July 1972 with the hulk finally being taken away for reprocessing 25 October 1976.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 97 VH-RMO
Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Graham Bennett collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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