Dan-Air's Comets: Second-hand stalwarts

Second-hand Comets found a willing buyer in London-based Dan-Air, as Robin Cordery reveals

When it entered service on May 21, 1952 the de Havilland DH.106 Comet became the world’s first jet-powered airliner. It slashed journey times and the combination of its smooth engines and flying ‘above the weather’ gave travellers a far more comfortable experience than the earlier piston-powered types.

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