De Havilland

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of de Havilland, Key.Aero is launching a special week of bespoke videos on September 21 that pays homage to a true aviation pioneer. From the humble beginnings of the Humming Bird and the ground-breaking Hornet Moth, through to the staggering engineering of the DH88 Comet and mighty Mosquito, this video series charts both the aircraft and the fascinating details that form the history of one of Britain's most iconic aircraft manufacturers. 

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De Havilland at 100: Fatal Success

Tony Buttler delves into the story of de Havilland’s radical ‘bat jet’...

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Wings of Peace

It seems remarkable that the most diminutive aircraft from the Brabazon Committee’s
masterplan for post-war British commercial aviation...

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DE HAVILLAND AT 100: TURNING POINTS

From biplanes to jetliners: Ken Ellis examines the major steps that quickly transformed de Havilland...

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LIVING HISTORY: THE IMMORTAL MOTH

Bob Fischer speaks to Wim Stapel about his charming ex-French Air Force de Havilland Tiger Moth...

Wednesday Historic Quiz: de Havilland Edition

How much were you paying attention to our specially dedicated de Havilland week, where we payed tribute to 100 years of the company? Test yourself and find out!

How de Havilland pioneered the flight simulator

Even as far back as the 1930s, de Havilland had thought of an ingenious way to train pilots…

Twenty years and counting: restoring a Dragon Rapide

Bringing a 1930s biplane back to life is difficult and time-consuming, but this classic de Havilland will be incredible when it’s finished.

How de Havilland moved into air-to-air missiles

With propellers on the way out, de Havilland upped the stakes and started producing some serious weaponry…

The Sea Vixen: 17 tons of naval jet fighter

Operational throughout the 1960s, the Sea Vixen was a 55ft-long beast capable of 690mph.

De Havilland’s last airliner design

On the 100th anniversary of de Havilland, Key Aero examines the history of the DH.121 – later the Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident – which was the Hatfield-based airframer’s final airliner design before its merger in 1960.