deHavilland aircraft was formed by Geoffrey de Havilland in late 1920 on the outskirts of London and later moved to Hatfield.
deHavilland was known for a number of important aircraft including the Moth, the wooden wonder Mosquito fighter bomber of World War II and the worlds first jet airliner the Comet of the 1950's.
deHavilland became part of the Hawker Siddeley group in 1960 and was fully merged by 1963. Hawker Siddeley is now part of BAE Systems.
In early 1920, Geoffrey deHavilland was working as the technical director and chief designer for Airco but unfortunately Airco was shut down in July 1920. deHavilland went on to set up deHavilland aircraft on 26th September 1920 with help from George Holt Thomas and the company concentrated on designing and building single and two seat biplanes using the companies own Gipsy engines. Amy Johnson flew solo from England to Australia in a deHavilland Gipsy Moth.
The airline also built the DH88 Comet racer that became famous as the winner of the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia.
During World War II the company built the famous Mosquito aircraft that was built out of wood.
After WWII deHavilland built a number of experimental aircraft, including the DH108 Swallow which crashed in the Thames Estuary during high speed trials, killing Geoffrey deHavilland Jr, the son of the companies founder.
In the 1950's the company built the worlds first jet airliner the DH 106 Comet which entered service in 1952 but was withdrawn from service in 1954 after a number of in flight breakups which were traced to metal fatigue. The research into the failures helped other manufacturers, as well as deHavilland to design safer airliners. The redesigned Comet 4 entered service in 1958 but by this time Boeing had introduced the 707 and Douglas the DC-8 which were both larger and faster.
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