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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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The Viscount 700 Series Specification


Version AL6 issued June 1954


Viscount prototype c/n 3 G-AMAV


1. This specification covers the design and construction of a four-turbine propeller aircraft, with pressurised fuselage, to carry 40 passengers with a flight crew of three, (two pilots and a radio operator), and two hostesses plus baggage and freight on continental and inter-city routes. Alternative accommodation for 48 passengers can be installed. (Refer: Optional Equipment)

2. The aircraft is powered by four Rolls-Royce Dart R.Da3 Type 506 engines.

3. The aircraft and power plant are suitable for operation through a range of climatic conditions from tropical maximum to the tropical and temperature minima defined in Section Z.8 issue 1 of BCAR (Airworthiness Requirements only).

4. The aircraft will be delivered with a normal category British Certificate of Airworthiness valid for all sub-divisions in the normal category as stated in BCAR. Section A Chapter 1-1 dated 1st April 1952, and will comply with BCAR's current upon that date. The C of A will cover day and night flying and operation in icing conditions.

5. The aircraft complies with the requirements of the Air Navigation Order (1952), for International operation.

NOTE:- The British Civil Airworthiness Requirements, Issue 2, Section D represent the most up-to-date airworthiness code in existence, and the rationalised requirements therein are expected to be embodied in a new ICAO code in due course.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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