Vickers Viscount

The Vickers Viscount was a British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. A product of the Brabazon Committee, it was a ground-breaking aircraft making use of a brand-new form of propulsion, the turboprop engine, replacing the conventional piston engine.

The Viscount was well received by the public for its favourable cabin conditions, which included pressurisation, significant reductions in vibration and noise, and large panoramic windows. Due to these unique advantages, it went on to be one of the most successful and profitable of the first generation post-war transport aircraft types; a total of 445 Viscounts were built for a wide range of international customers, including the North American market.

Read more about Vickers ViscountOperational History, Accidents and Incidents, Variants, Aircraft On Display, Specifications (Type 810)

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BMI (airline) - Incidents and Accidents
... On 20 February 1969 a Vickers Viscount, G-AODG, was damaged beyond economic repair when it landed short of the runway at East Midlands Airport ... On 20 March 1969 a Vickers Viscount, G-AVJA, crashed on take-off at Ringway Airport, Manchester ... On 22 January 1970 a Vickers Viscount, G-AWXI, was damaged beyond economic repair at London Heathrow Airport when an engine caught fire on take-off ...
List Of Aircraft By Tail Number - Civil - Australia
... A380 Qantas Flight 32 VH-QPA Airbus A330-300 Qantas Flight 72 VH-RMI Vickers Viscount Ansett-ANA Flight 149 VH-RMQ Vickers Viscount MacRobertson Miller Airlines Flight ...
Vickers Viscount - Specifications (Type 810)
... General characteristics Crew Two pilots + cabin crew Capacity 75 passengers Length 85 ft 8 in (26.11 m) Wingspan 93 ft 8 in (28.56 m) Height 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m) Wing area 963 ft² (89 m²) Empty weight 41,276 lb (18,722 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 67,500 lb (30,617 kg) Powerplant 4 × Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.7/1 Mk 525 turboprop, 1,990 shp (1,484 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 352 mph (566 km/h) Range 1,380 mi (2,220 km) Service ceiling 25,000 ft (7,620 m) Wing loading 75 lb/ft² (368 kg/m²) Power/mass 0.12 hp/lb (0.19 kW/kg) ...
List Of Aircraft By Tail Number - Civil - Indonesia
... Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836 PK-MVS Vickers Viscount 1971 Indian Ocean Vickers Viscount crash PK-MZK Xian MA60 Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 8968 PK-NVC DHC-6 Twin ...
SAN Ecuador - Accidents and Incidents
... On 4 September 1977, Vickers Viscount HC-IBL crashed into a mountain in the Cajas Mountains killing all 33 people on board ... On 29 December 1977, Vickers Viscount HC-BEM crashed into a hill near Cuenca ... On 8 October 1982, Vickers Viscount HC-ATV was damaged beyond economic repair at Mariscal Lamar Airport, Cuenca ...

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