15 November 2018
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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

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Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVP
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VH-TVP - Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) - May 1959 to April 1971

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'John Gould'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in October 1969. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVP
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

This aircraft c/n 433, a V.816, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVP and first flew on Friday, 8 May 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Consolidated Aviation Holding Pty Ltd, Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) and Air Vietnam

Its final owner/operator was Mandala Airlines as PK-RVS.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Mandala Airlines and stored at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia on the 31 January 1995. Broken up for scrap circa April 2004. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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