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VICKERS VISCOUNT DETAILS & FLEET LISTING
The Viscount is a British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948. It would go on to be one of the most successful of the first-generation post-war transports, with 445 being built. Dan Air made use of ten Viscounts in total. It is noteworthy that each time the type entered the Dan Air fleet it only served for approximately one year. Two leased versions from Alidair served during the Winter season of 1975. An Air Bridge Carriers vessel served with the company from march 1975 until October of that year. When Dan Air eventually purchased two of the type outright they came in the form of 800 series and they first joined the fleet in January 1979, followed by her Sister ship in March that year. The first had left the fleet by October 1980 and the final aircraft to serve with Dan Air (G-BCZR) left the fleet in May 1981. Although the aircraft was superbly designed and had much popular appeal it never had the enduring appeal to Dan Air as the superlative Hawker Siddeley 748 which served the airline for over 20 continuous years, with up to 20 of the type flying with the company at any one time. Throughout this section of the website we have endeavoured to find a photograph of each individual aircraft. There are thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.
G-ARBY
Type:  708

Serial Number: 010

Entered Service:  October 1975

Last Flown: December 1975

Obtained From: Leased From Alidair (Scotland)

Notes:

G-ARBY GALLERY
G-ARIR
Type:  708

Serial Number: 036

Entered Service:  December 1975

Last Flown: December 1975

Leased Again  April 1978 - April 1979

Obtained From: Leaded from Alidair (Scotland) Had a non fatal accident at Lydd 10th August 1978 - Report Here (Opens in new window)

G-ARIR GALLERY
G-BBDK
Type:  808C

Serial Number: 291

Entered Service:  March 1975

Last Flown: October 1975

Obtained From: Air Bridge Carriers (Leased)

G-BBDK GALLERY
G-ARGR
Type:  708

Serial Number: 14

Entered Service: July 1977

Last Flown: August 1977
Leased Again: July 1978 to January 1979

Obtained From: Alidair

Notes: Returned to Alidair

G-ARGR GALLERY
G-BDRC
Type:  724

Serial Number: 52

Entered Service: January 1979

Last Flown: February 1979

Obtained From: Alidair

Notes: Returned to Alidair (Wet lease)

G-BDRC GALLERY
G-BGLC
Type:  810/839

Serial Number: 436

Entered Service: 30/01/79  

Last Flown: 26/10/80

Obtained From : Field Air Services

Notes: Sold to Air Zimbabwe 30/10/80

G-BGLC GALLERY
G-BCZR
Type:  810/830

Serial Number: 446

Entered Service: 19/03/79

Last Flown: 01/05/81

Obtained From: Swaziland Field Aircraft Services)

Notes: Sold to Air Zimbabwe 01/05/81

G-BCZR GALLERY
G-CSZB
Type:  804

Serial Number: 248

Entered Service: January 1979

Last Flown: March 1980

Obtained From: Southern International Air Transport

Notes: Returned to Southern International Air Transport

G-CSZB GALLERY
G-AZNH
Type: 814

Serial Number: 342

Entered Service: February 1977

Last Flown: March 1977

Obtained From: Alidair

Notes: Returned to Alidair

G-AZNH GALLERY
G-BAPG
Type: 814

Serial Number: 344

Entered Service: November1978

Last Flown: February 1979

Obtained From: Alidair

Notes: Returned to Alidair

G-BAPG GALLERY
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