NEVILLE DENTON COLLECTION
No. 7988. Vickers 708 Viscount (G-ARGR c/n 14) Dan Air London
Photographed July-August 1977, by Neville Denton
06/30/2008. Twelve Model 708 Viscount aircraft, powered by four 1,400 shp Rolls-Royce Dart R.Da1 Mk.505 turboprop engines, were ordered by Air France in November 1951. The first aircraft, F-BGNK c/n 8, flew on February 11, 1952, the pictured aircraft flew for the first time from Weybridge, Surrey, England, on August 26, 1953, registered as F-BGNN. It was shown at the SBAC show at Farnborough, Hampshire, in September and delivered to the airline on October 29, 1953.
Cyprus Airways, July 18, to March 3, 1976
Alidair became Inter City Airlines on March 1, 1981, the airline ceased operations on July 29, 1983 and from then the Viscount was operated by BAF (British Air Ferries), the aircraft was acquired by BAF in the following September. However, three months later, on December 22, 1983, it was sold to Hards Travel, on April 10, 1984 it started services with Janus Airways of Lydd in Kent, while it was sold again on November 22, 1984 to MMM Aero Services of Zaire. The aircraft was broken up at Kinshasa in January 1987.
Created June 30, 2008