de Havilland

1920-1963 aircraft manufacturer

The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer, founded in 1920 by Geoffrey de Havilland. It was based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. De Havilland produced the first jet-powered passenger aircraft.[1]


  1. Failure Analysis Case Studies II, Vol. II, ed. David R. H. Jones (Amsterdam; Oxford: Elsevier, 2001), p. 185

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