VH-TVO. Vickers Viscount 745D. c/n 227.

 

This aircraft was built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn, Bournemouth, Dorset for Capital Airlines

It was the 60th Viscount 745D built and was the 63rd Viscount ordered by Capital Airlines, U.S.A.

It was allocated the Aircraft Production Number '187'

It was the 144th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn and the 142nd Viscount assembled at the Dorset factory

It was allocated the Production Order Number F60/745

Allocated the Sales Order Number '03/87B' with a Stock Order Number of '13/32'

Assembly of the fuselage commenced at Hurn - November 08, 1956

The fuselage was moved to the 'Erecting Shop E' - January 10, 1957

Capital Airlines Viscounts had intergral stairs fitted from new with weather radar fitted during construction

First engine runs carried out - March 20, 1957

The sale of this Viscount to Capital Airlines was not proceeded with

The aircraft remained the property of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

First flown as 'VH-TVO' - April 10, 1957

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVO - March 14, 1958

Registered to Vickers Armstrong (Australia) Ltd

Leased to Trans-Australia Airlines as the registered operator - March 15, 1958

The leasing fee was set at UKP 4,000 per month

Departed Hurn on the delivery flight to Australia - March 15, 1958

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport on completion of the delivery flight - March 17, 1958

Known crew: Captain R. Widmer; F/O C. Allen (Vickers Armstrong); Navigator B. Roberts

The aircraft was named 'David Lindsay'

Operated its first revenue service - March 31, 1958

Operated its final revenue service - January 1959

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to England - January 25, 1959

Known flight crew: Captains A. Hawkesford, I. A. Clarke; Navigator A. Thompson

Returned to Vicker- Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd at the end of the lease - January 31, 1959

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 27, 1959

It was converted to Viscount 784D standard - 1959

Sold to Philippine Airlines - December 17, 1959

Entered onto the Philippine Aircraft Register as PI-C772 - December 17, 1959

Cancelled from the Philippine Aircraft Register - ?

Sold to Falconair, Sweden - May 05, 1967

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-CNK - ?

The aircraft was stored when the company ceased operations - September 01, 1970

Sold to Malmo Aero - March 22, 1971

Malmo Aero changed its name to Firma Skyline Drangel Och Norstrom AB - August 20, 1971

The airline traded as Skyline Sweden

Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Malmo (Sturup) Airport - August 01, 1976

Used as a fire trainer by Malmo Airport Fire Services

Broken up for scrap with the nose section going to Malmo Technical Museum, Sweden - March 1978

 

VH-TVO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'David Lindsay' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-186.)

SE-CNK. Falconair Sweden - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-222.)

SE-CNK. Skyline - in the original livery at Malmo Sturup Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-224.)

SE-CNK. Skyline - in the original livery at Stockholm Airport, August 1971.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-223.)

SE-CNK. Skyline - in the modified livery at Stockholm Airport, April 1975.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-458.)

SE-CNK. Skyline - in the final livery at Malmo Sturup Airport, June 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-273.)