March 1955 to March 1955
Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK - c/n 70 - a V.737 series Viscount
This was the 1st V.737 ordered by the Canadian Department of Transport.
Production Aircraft No. 50 - the 50th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 19th Viscount fuselage assembled at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England,
and the 28th Viscount assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England.
Production Order No. F01/737. Sales Order No. 01/60B. Stock Order No. 22/22B.
17 July 1954
Fuselage assembly commenced Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
Fuselage transported by road from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England to Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
5 October 1954
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
15 March 1955
First flight from Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying as the runway at Weybridge was too short for a completed aircraft to takeoff.
28 March 1955
Delivered to the Canadian Department of Transport at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada by Vickers test pilot Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce fitted with integral front 'airsteps'.
Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines installed were: -
No.1 S/N 3060, No.2 S/N 3061, No.3 S/N 3062, No.4 S/N 3063.
29 March 1955
Leased to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA). Was it delivered with TCA titles? Details please to firstname.lastname@example.org