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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.

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Photo of Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) Viscount 501
Oman flag

Oman


501 - Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) - June 1971 to July 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 18 February 1978 with AFSO Viscount 502 (C/N 436) in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks fitted to both aircraft.

Photo source - David A Ingham


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 435, a V.816, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVR and first flew on Monday, 24 August 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Alda Corporation, Jetair Australia / Jet Airlines Australia, Brins Finance Corporation, Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales, Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO), Royal Swazi National Airways, British Midland Airways (BMA), Manx Airlines, British Aerospace PLC (BAe), Baltic Airlines, Landhurst Leasing PLC, British Air Ferries (BAF), British World Airlines (BWA), Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd and Planes R Us (Pty) Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Trans IntAir as 9Q-CGL.

Its fate:-

Damaged beyond economic repair at Bondo airstrip in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an aborted three engine takeoff from a gravel airstrip. Noted still in existence 19 July 2018 but gradually disappearing into the undergrowth.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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