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Sixty years of the jet age

From the debut of Comet to carbonfibre airliners, we list the era's 60 most memorable milestones

While Queen Elizabeth commemorates her Diamond Jubilee, another important anniversary is worth celebrating. Sixty years ago, in 1952, a BOAC De Havilland Comet took to the skies on its first revenue flight…the commercial jet era had started!

To celebrate 60 years of jet airliners we have delved into our archives and compiled a a list of sixty important milestones of commercial jet aviation, with the corresponding images, so that you can get a flavour of what the evolution of the jet airliner has been in this past six decades.

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