The start of the new Elizabethan age brought with it one of Britain’s greatest aeronautical achievements: the inauguration of jet-powered airliner travel. Alas, the Comet’s lead soon evaporated
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For an event of such significance, it seemed a remarkably low-key affair. There was no fanfare of trumpets, just men in suits watching a government minister handing over a document. But it wasn’t any document, because it signified that the world’s first jet airliner was fit to fly fare-paying passengers. And start changing the world.