NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 11136. Vickers 627 Viking 1B (G-AIXR c/n 233) Tradair
Photographed at Beek, the Netherlands, August 19, 1962, by Nico Braas

Vickers 627 Viking 1B

01/31/2012. This aircraft was registered as G-AIXR to Airwork Limited of London, UK on November 30, 1946. On May 13, 1959, the 31-seat airliner was registered to the charter company Tradair Limited of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Three and a half year later, December 1962, Tradair declared bankruptcy and its fleet was taken over by Channel Airways, G-AIXR being reregistered to the latter on December 20, 1962. However, only nine months later, September 25, 1963 it was withdrawn from use, and it was broken up at Southend in February 1965.

Created January 31, 2012