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de Havilland Company

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 The Company

 

 

 

Airco
First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1916 D.H.4    
 
de Havilland
First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1931 D.H.82   Tiger Moth
1940 D.H.98   Mosquito
1943 D.H.100   Vampire
1962 D.H.125   Dominie
 

Engines

 
First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1931     Gipsy Major
1943 H.1   Goblin
1959     Gnome
Geoffrey de Havilland began designing aircraft for the Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Airco) in 1914.  He established the de Havilland Company in 1920.

Famous de Havilland aircraft include the D.H.4 (designed while at Airco), the Moth series of light aircraft, the Mosquito of World War II fame and the first jet airliner, the Comet.

De Havilland also designed and built aircraft engines.  The company's first engine was the Gipsy of 1928.  The engine division became The de Havilland Engine Company in 1944.

In 1960 de Havilland became part of Hawker Siddeley Group, Ltd.

 

 

 

 

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