FLEET HISTORY


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Aircraft Type Registration Construction No Purchased from Date Sold to Date Remarks
Dakota G-AIWE 13479 Crewsair 12/10/51 Skyways 13/04/52 1st Service 07/02/52
Eventually went to Iberia as EC-AGS
Dakota G-AMSF 14380 RAF, Kilbride (XF646) 30/04/52 Don Everall Aviation 23/01/59

"Whitten Brown"
Crashed at Elmdon Airport in March 1960

Dakota G-AMSH 16583 RAF, Kilbride (XF648) 07/05/52 Brothers Air Transport 12/12/66

"John Alcock"
Hit tops of Trees on approach to Leeds / Bradford and was fitted with G-AIWD wings

Dakota G-AMVB 43-48821 RAF, Kilbride (XF647) 01/03/53 Hunting Aerosurveys 05/08/57

"Charles Linberg"

Dakota G-AMVC 44-77058 RAF, Kilbride (XF645) 07/03/53 Crashed near Carlisle 17/10/61

"Kingsford Smith"

Dakota G-ANAF 44-77104 RAF (KP220) 17/06/53 Hunting Aerosurveys 07/11/58

"Jean Batten" 
Still in service with Air Atlantique in 2010

Viking Mk1b G-AGON 104

?

Jan 55

Withdrawn from use

Dec 55

 
Viking Mk1b G-AJJN 289 BEA 10/12/54 Continental 03/12/57

"Jim Mollison"

Viking Mk1b G-AJBR 243 BEA 21/02/55 Continental 05/01/57 "Amy Johnson"
Re Reg D-ADAF
Viking Mk1b G-AIKN 131 RAF(as Mk 1e) 29/06/56 Continental Early 58

"Bert Hinkler"

Ambassador G-AMAD 5211 BEA 23/07/57 Crashed at Heathrow 03/07/68 Converted to Horse Freighter
Ambassador G-ALZT 5216 BEA 05/05/58 Withdrawn from use

Mar 68

Converted to Freighter 31/10/67
Broken up Newcastle

Ambassador G-ALZW 5219 BEA 15/05/58 Withdrawn from use 31/10/67

Last flight 31/3/68 Broken up at Southend 5/4/68

Bristol 170 G-AMLJ 13072 E.A.S. LTD 14/10/58 AER Turas 11/3/66 "John Moody"
Re Reg EI-APC
Dakota G-APPO 20453 Williamsons Diamond Mines 07/04/59 Strathair

4/05/66

 
Dakota G-AIWD 13475 BEA 18/05/60 Brothers Air Transport 28/02/67

It lay wingless at Leeds for some time after its wings were put on G-AMSH after it had been damaged by trees

Ambassador G-AMAC 5225 BEA 21/06/60 Withdrawn from use 31/10/67

Delivered Newcastle - Southend for scrapping 3/7/68. Broken up 4/69

HS 748 Series 1 G-ARRW 1549 Hawker Siddeley 23/04/63 Skyways 13/03/67

Written off in Nepal in 1997

Ambassador G-ALZR 5214 Rolls Royce Sep-63 Accident 26/07/69 Converted to Horse freighter Nov 1964.

Nosewheel collapse on landing at Gatwick & was sold to Dan Air ferried to Lasham and broken up.
HS 748 Series 1                  (108) G-ASPL 1560 Hawker Siddeley 14/04/64 Skyways 18/03/67

Crashed nr East Midlands 26/06/81 (Dan Air)

HS 748 Series 2                  (214) G-ATAM 1576 Hawker Siddeley 17/02/65 Hawker Siddeley 11/07/67

After service with airlines in S.Africa, Jamaica, Denmark, Nigeria, the Phillipines and Mexico, it was in 2008 still flying for Wasaya Airways as a fuel tanker flying unpressurised and delivering fuel supplies to Inuit communities in Northern Canada. C-GMAA.

Britannia 102 G-ANBH 12909 BOAC 30/09/65 Withdrawn from use 28/10/68

Broken up SOUTHEND 09/69

Britannia 102 G-ANBK 12912 BOAC 30/09/65 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Broken up NEWCASTLE 03/72

Britannia 102 G-ANBD 12905 BOAC 16/11/65 Withdrawn from use 31/01/70

Broken up NEWCASTLE 

Britannia 102 G-APLL 12908 BOAC 29/12/65 Withdrawn from use 31/2/69 Was G-ANBG reregged by Basil Smallpiece - Broken up NEWCASTLE 09/69
Viscount 745 G-ATTA 124 United Airlines 19/04/66 Withdrawn from use 13/01/70

Broken up LEEDS BRADFORD 11/71

Viscount 798 G-AVED 286 TACA 19/01/67 Withdrawn from use 17/03/70

Broken up NEWCASTLE 11/70

Viscount 776 G-APNF 225 BOAC 25/02/67 Withdrawn from use 17/03/70

DBF NEWCASTLE 10/70

Viscount 786 G-AVIY 333 TACA 25/03/67 Withdrawn from use 23/03/70

Broken up LEEDS BRADFORD 06/70

Viscount 806 G-APEX 381 BEA 30/03/70 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Broken up SOUTHEND

Viscount 806 G-APEY 382 BEA 02/04/68 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Last airworthy Viscount in the UK before being sold in 1998 to South Africa. After being used by several South/Central African operators it was stored in N’Djili, Kinshasa in 2003 and scrapped in July 2008

Viscount 806 G-AOYL 261 BEA 26/04/68 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Broken up SOUTHEND 02/93

Viscount 806 G-AOYO 264 BEA 30/04/68 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Stored derelict at Tenerife Los Rodeos as EC-DXU in the L.A.C. colours.

Viscount 806 G-AOYH 311 BEA 31/07/68 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Broken up SOUTHEND

Viscount 806 G-AOYR 266 BEA

10/03/70

Transferred to Northeast

01/11/70

Broken up SOUTHEND 06/96

Trident 1E G-AVYC 2137 Hawker Siddeley 28/03/69 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Broken up Heathrow 05/81 (BA)

Trident 1E G-AVYD 2138 Hawker Siddeley 09/04/69 Transferred to Northeast 01/11/70

Written off after a landing accident Bilbao 15/09/75 (BA)

The following Viscounts were leased in for fairly short periods
                                           G-APTA c/n 71 17/7/67 to 10/10/67
                                           G-ARBY c/n 10 from 14/6/61, believed just for the summer
                                           G-ARER c/n 12 29/5/61 to 22/11/61
                                           G-ARGR c/n 14 20/6/61 to ? Was with Silver City by 4/62

                                           G-AMOC, G-AMOJ, G-APZB, G-APZC were also used on short term leases in 1966 and 1967

During 1965 BEA Viscounts were used regularly on LBA to Heathrow services including G-APOX (Click for photo)

Bristol 170s  leased
G-AILW c/n 12787 Lsd from Shackleton Av. 23/5/57 to 19/2/60 and 4/60 to 12/62 (became OO-FAH with Avions Fairey)
G-AHJD Leased from North South Airways 9/60
G-AICT Leased from Channel Airways 10/63
HS748s G-ARMV, 'W & 'X leased on many occasions
Short term use of Britannia Airways Britannias and Cambrian Viscounts (other than those already recorded) also happened.