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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The Humming Bird: de Havilland's first light aeroplane

Devised for the early days of air racing, the RAF even investigated the possibility of launching Humming Birds from beneath airships…

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Twin Otter: Part 1 – The de Havilland Canada Years

The Twin Otter has many claims to fame, but one fact stands out...

de Havilland 100: Making of the Moth

First flown five years into the life of Geoffrey de Havilland’s eponymous
company...

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de Havilland 100: Goblin engine

For de Havilland to set up its own aero engine company...

de Havilland 100: School of Excellence

To be able to say you were trained by the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School...

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de Havilland 100: MacRobertson race Rapide

Think of de Havilland
aircraft in 1934’s MacRobertson International Air Race from England to Australia...

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de Havilland 100: Comet 4

In the de Havilland Comet 4, the British Overseas Airways Corporation...

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de Havilland 100: Hornets in Malaya

The initial conception of the de Havilland Hornet as a Pacific theatre fighter seemed distant...

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de Havilland 100: “Far better than we thought”

That the Mosquito was among the finest British designs of the Second World War...

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OUT OF THE ASHES

After two Comet jetliners plunged into the Mediterranean Sea...