October 2, 2022
De Havilland
History

7/27/1949: First Flight of the Comet 1

This is the story of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, the world’s first commercial jet airliner.

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The New Dash-8 Turboprop Freighters

As more of the larger jets are witnessing freighter conversion programs, the smaller turboprops are following suit.

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History

5/02/1952: First Commercial Jet Flies to South Africa

Today in Aviation, the first scheduled jet flight bound for Johannesburg, South Africa, left London in 1952 with 36 passengers.

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