de Havilland

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of de Havilland, Key.Aero 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. 

Win a Tiger Moth flight scholarship!

Young people with a proven passion for aviation have the chance to learn to fly in a historic de Havilland Tiger Moth...

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De Havilland at 100: Fatal Success

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

Snapped aileron cable caused Flybe diversion

Flight carrying 59 passengers between Newquay and Heathrow made a precautionary landing at Exeter last November because of control issues relating to the ailerons

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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!

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 pioneered the flight simulator

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

The Sea Vixen: 17 tons of naval jet fighter

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