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Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AOYR
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G-AOYR - British Air Ferries (BAF) - May 1986 to March 1989

Returned from British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) lease and named as 'Viscount Gatwick'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in March 1987 with 'British' titles which were previously used by British Airways on their fleet. The aircraft behind is an Air UK Fokker F27 Friendship.

Photo source - John W Meneely

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 266, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYR and first flew on Saturday, 1 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), British Caledonian Airways (BCAL), Aer Lingus and British World Airlines (BWA)

Its final owner/operator was Hanningfield Metals as G-AOYR.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 20 April 1994. Sold to Hanningfield Metals for scrap and the chopped up sections were transferred to their yard at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex, England in June 1996 for final processing.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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