The Vickers Viscount is the world’s first propeller-turbine (turboprop) airliner. Designed and built by Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. of Great Britain, the first prototype rolled off the assembly line in July 1948. The first production aircraft entered commercial service with British European Airways on August 20, 1952. A total of 445 were built with the last delivered to China in 1964. The last known commercial Viscount flights occurred in Africa in 2008.
Viscount Air Services Inc., 1991
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