JACK McKILLOP COLLECTION
No. 5380. Vickers 634 Viking 1B (EI-ADF c/n 208) Aer Lingus "St. Ronan"
Photograph from Aer Lingus, taken at Dublin Airport, Ireland, ca. 1947-1948
05/31/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "In 1946, Aer Lingus
main aircraft was the Douglas DC-3. The airline needed additional
aircraft to supplement DC-3s on new routes planned from Dublin,
Ireland, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Belfast, Northern Ireland;
Brussels, Belgium; Glasgow, Scotland; and Manchester, England.
Additional routes from Shannon Airport, Ireland, to London, England,
and Paris, France, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Liverpool,
England, were also planned. However, there was a shortage of DC-3s
and Aer Lingus chose to purchase seven Vickers 634 Viking IBs to
provide these services. This Viking IB was delivered to Aer Lingus
Teoranta (Air Fleet Ltd.) on June 4, 1947, registered EI-ADF and named
Created May 31, 2006