AVIATION: Early Bird

Proudly, Britain's De Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd. last week announced delivery of the last of nine Comet I jet airliners to British Overseas Airways Corp. By early 1953, BOAC hopes to have the fleet flying on a London-Tokyo route as well as to South Africa, Colombo and Singapore. De Havilland hopes to have all the bugs of jet operation eliminated—and perhaps be flying its Comet III—before the U.S. gets a commercial jet transport into the air.

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