Stephen Brown - Heading Home For Christmas - de Havilland Comet - BOAC

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de Havilland Comet BOAC Airliner Christmas Card by Stephen Brown


The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner. It first flew in 1949 and entered service with BOAC in 1952. It was operated for several years before being replaced by the Boeing 707. The Comet was revolutionary for its time and was continuously developed  over its lifetime. It entered service with a number of operators around the world and was also adapted for a number of military roles. 

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