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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 histories told by photos

Viscount c/n 447 had a long and varied career
Viscount c/n 447 had a
long and loyal career with Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Photos of all 445 aircraft built are available

The story of each Viscount is as varied as the number of aircraft built. Some like c/n 248 G-AOXU and c/n 435 G-BFZL had long and varied careers. Others like c/n 84 VH-TVG and c/n 447 D-ANAF had loyal careers with only one owner. Some however had very short careers like c/n 337 AP-AJE that crashed after only 5 months service.

To retrieve an aircraft's photos enter either its construction number (1-459) or one of the registrations it used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).

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Displayed will be all the photos that we have on file for that aircraft. However, the photo history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 264 - EC-DXU

Photo of Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) Viscount EC-DXU c/n 264
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EC-DXU - Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) - September 1985 to September 2011

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named as 'Isla de Gran Canaria'. Taken at Arrecife Airport, San Bartolomé, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 18 September 1986.

Photo source - Phil Rix

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOYO
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 264, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYO and first flew on Tuesday, 18 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines, BA - British Airways, BAF - British Air Ferries and LAC - Lineas Aereas Canarias

Its final owner/operator was Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Aeronáutica de Canarias (CETAC) as EC-DXU.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory in May 1989. Transferred to CETAC - Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Aeronáutica de Canarias circa September 2011 for use as an instructional aircraft to train engineers. Looking in poor external condition and in need of a good wash in February 2014. Noted still in existence 31 October 2014.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 264 EC-DXU
Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) Viscount fleet list and photos
Spain issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Phil Rix

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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