News Listings for Geoffrey de Havilland

  • Flight 100 - History 1909-1918

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Philip Jarrett

    Britsh aviation made a slow start, but within the decade the country was making aircraft and the RAF had formed
  • 100 Greatest 21-50

    News | 16 Jul 2008 09:21

    <P><STRONG><IMG style="WIDTH: 450px; HEIGHT: 111px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23805" border=0></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>21&nbsp;<A href=";sKeywords=Beech+King+Air+90">Engine</A>:&nbsp;&nbsp;Pratt &amp; Whitney PT6</STRONG>&nbsp; </P> <P><A href=""><FONT color=#427ab4><STRONG>Archive</STRONG></FONT></A><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><A href=""><FONT color=#427ab4><STRONG>AirSpace&nbsp;images/discussion</STRONG></FONT></A></P> <P>The ubiquitous <A href=";sKeywords=pt6">PT6</A> has become the most popular turbine engine in history, appearing on innumerable executive, general aviation, regional and agricultural aircraft. Some variants are optimised for helicopter use. </P> <P>Production of the <A href="h
  • 100 Greatest - People Nominations

    News | 15 May 2008 00:00

    Find out more about the final engine shortlist in the 100 greatest survey
  • Thinking big again

    News | 06 Jul 2004 00:00

    <p>UK general aviation may be long past its heyday, but the now tiny manufacturing sector is still pushing innovation despite the many difficulties it faces</p> <p>At its height, between 1925 and 1950, UK general aviation was famed for its innovation, success and pioneering designs. The illustrious sector spawned luminaries such as Fred Miles, designer of the M2 Hawk and M65 Gemini; Desmond Norman and John Britten, developers of the BN-2 Islander, Trilander and Defender utility aircraft; and Geoffrey de Havilland, designer of the Moth family and ubiquitous Hawker business jet, which is now produced in the USA following its sale to Raytheon Aircraft in 1993. </p> <p>At the opening of the 21st century, the landscape has changed beyond recognition for the now tiny but no less innovative UK GA manufacturing sector. Aviation focus has switched to European air transport and defence programmes, while the UK has become a nation of first- and second-tier suppliers to the aerospace industry. G
  • De Havilland

    News | 21 Aug 1996 10:48

    <p>DE HAVILLAND </p> <p>A fund established to create a permanent memorial to Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882-1965) is to sponsor post-graduate studies in aerospace engineering at the University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield, and erect a statue of him in the grounds of the university. The university is built on land donated by the de Havilland company in 1946. The appeal committee, whose patron is HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (pictured with de Havilland in 1956), hopes to raise £350,000 ($583,000), and has already received a substantial donation from British Aerospace. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>