de Havilland Gipsy Major
de Havilland Goblin
de Havilland 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.