#OTD First flight of de Havilland Comet on 27 July 1949. #aeroausmag #history #aviation #dehavilland #comet #airliner #avgeek

#OTD First flight of de Havilland Comet on 27 July 1949. #aeroausmag #history #aviation #dehavilland #comet #airliner #avgeek

DeHavilland DH.106 Comet, Royal Air Force Transport Command

[I] Havilland DH.106 Comet

July 27, 1949 – The de Havilland Comet, the Worlds First Jet-Powered Airliner, makes its first flight.

July 27, 1949 – The de Havilland Comet, the Worlds First Jet-Powered Airliner, makes its first flight.

68 yıl önce bugün İngiliz De Havilland şirketi, dünyanın ilk jet motorlu yolcu uçağı De Havilland Comet'i başarıyla uçurdu. Uçağın kanadına yerleştirilen 4 adet Havilland Ghost 50 turbojet tipi motor ile 770 km/s hız yapabilmekteydi.

68 yıl önce bugün İngiliz De Havilland şirketi, dünyanın ilk jet motorlu yolcu uçağı De Havilland Comet'i başarıyla uçurdu. Uçağın kanadına yerleştirilen 4 adet Havilland Ghost 50 turbojet tipi motor ile 770 km/s hız yapabilmekteydi.

De Havilland DH88 Comet.jpg

De Havilland DH88 Comet.jpg

British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4 G-APDI at Dar es Salaam-International, September 1963. Fuel stop on the London-Johannesburg service. (Photo: Michael Parker)

British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4 G-APDI at Dar es Salaam-International, September 1963. Fuel stop on the London-Johannesburg service. (Photo: Michael Parker)

1954 ♦ April 8 – South African Airways Flight 201, a de Havilland Comet flying from Rome to Cairo bound for Johannesburg, disintegrates in mid-air, killing all 14 passengers and 7 crew; as in BOAC Flight 781, the cause is metal fatigue at stress risers at the corners of the square windows in the aluminum skin.

1954 ♦ April 8 – South African Airways Flight 201, a de Havilland Comet flying from Rome to Cairo bound for Johannesburg, disintegrates in mid-air, killing all 14 passengers and 7 crew; as in BOAC Flight 781, the cause is metal fatigue at stress risers at the corners of the square windows in the aluminum skin.

24th July 1947. First flight of Avro 691 Lancastrian equipped with de Havilland Ghost 50 outer engines (used for the Comet 1).

24th July 1947. First flight of Avro 691 Lancastrian equipped with de Havilland Ghost 50 outer engines (used for the Comet 1).

de Havilland DH.88 Comet was a twin- engined British aircraft designed for the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.

de Havilland DH.88 Comet was a twin- engined British aircraft designed for the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.

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