Simons, an aviation historian and author, documents the aircraft of De Havilland Aircraft
Company, founded by Geoffrey de Havilland in 1920 in England.
But the de Havilland Aircraft
Museum is on a farm in Hertfordshire, next to a barn full of straw bales and an historic moated manor house called Salisbury Hall.
In 1952 the de Havilland Aircraft
Company, based on the site, started production of the Comet 2s.
It in addition has manufacturing rights for all out-of-production de Havilland aircraft
, including the DASH-7 regional airliner, a predecessor to Bombardier's Q400 turboprop.
Her passion for flying started in 1965 when she was the personal assistant to noted chief test pilot for De Havilland Aircraft
Company John Cunningham.
This was followed in 1990 by the acquisition of the bankrupt Learjet Company of Wichita, Kansas, builder of the Learjet business aircraft, and finally the money-losing Boeing subsidiary, de Havilland Aircraft
of Canada based in Toronto, Ontario in 1992.
When Sidney, British Colombia-based Viking accepted the de Havilland Type Certificates from Bombardier, it had been almost 20 years since the last de Havilland aircraft
rolled off the line.
During World War I, Gillows' Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland aircraft
1948 - De Havilland Aircraft
took over the factory.
In June, Bombardier reached an agreement with nearly 3,000 workers at its de Havilland aircraft
plant in Toronto, where the company assembles the Q400 turboprop aircraft, avoiding a strike.
Among these were Aquarium examples, made - apparently - from windscreens from de Havilland aircraft
RAC and its predecessor companies began operating de Havilland aircraft
more than 35 years ago.