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De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B aircraft picture

British European Airways - BEA De Havilland Comet G-APME climbing away after a departure from Stockholm-Arlanda, June (Photo: Lars Söderström)

de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C

Actually, Speedbird is the call sign for British Airways but the Comet certainly broke the mold. Granted, there were countless imperfections, this aircraft also ushered in "The Jet Age.

De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B aircraft picture

De Havilland Comet where engineers learned of the problems of edge distance



De Havilland DH-106 Comet 1XB aircraft picture

The story of one man's passion to restore the cockpit of one of the last remaining De Havilland Comets to full flight simulator status.

United Arab Airlines De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C SU-ALE, circa 1960s. SU-ALE crashed on take-off at Munich-Riem on 9 February 1970 due to buffeting, caused by icing on the wings. The aircraft was written-off

1962 ♦ July 19 – United Arab Airlines Flight a de Havilland Comet on an international scheduled flight from Hong Kong to Cairo via Bangkok, crashes into the Khao Yai mountain while descending to Bangkok; all 26 die.

G-APDA (cn 6401) de Havilland Comet 4C, BOAC. The Comet is one of the most elegant airliners ever built!

G-APDA (cn de Havilland Comet BOAC. The Comet is one of the most elegant airliners ever built!


The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the first production commercial jetliner. Developed and manufactured by de Havilland at its Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom headquarters, the Comet 1 prototype first flew on 27 July 1949

2 maggio 1952 Primo primo jet commerciale compie un volo di linea

July 1949 – Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.

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DeHavilland DH.106 Comet, Royal Air Force Transport Command

[I] Havilland DH.106 Comet

De Havilland Comet / The first production commercial airliner! Some thought it was the Titanic of the skies, but soon a few incidents would questions its reliability and safety.