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


Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn, Bournemouth, Dorset factory

It was the 6oth Viscount 745D built and 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

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

Fuselage moved to '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 at the conclusion of the delivery flight - March 17, 1958

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

Aircraft was named 'David Lindsay'

Operated first revenue service - March 31, 1958

Operated 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 on termination of the lease - January 31, 1959

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 27, 1959

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 - ?

Placed in storage when 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

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Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Malmo (Sturup) Airport - August 01, 1976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. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.


SE-CNK. Falconair - in the original livery at unknown location, August 1967.

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

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

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

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