Geoffrey de Havilland
Geoffrey de Havilland founded an important British aircraft manufacturer.
The first aircraft de Havilland designed was a biplane with two pusher propellers and a 33.5 kW (45 hp)-engine. It flew once in December 1909. De Havilland then designed a Farman-type biplane sold as an "F.E. 1" to the British War Office. In 1911 he issued a model called the F.E. 2 "with an angular nacelle for the pilot." It was further developed at "the government's works at Farnborough" for World War I. De Havilland led a team at Farnborough to develop other aircraft called the "Royal Aircraft Factory types." For his other WWI aircraft, see Airco.
Patents whose inventor or applicant is Geoffrey de Havilland
- Patent GB-1910-17844 (Filing date: 1910-07-27)
- Patent BE-1916-276166 (English title: Improvements in airplane control apparatus, Filing date: 1916-11-16)
- Patent FR-1919-494088 (Filing date: 1916-11-27)
Publications by or about Geoffrey de Havilland
- Bamfourth, Catherine Jill, Abbott, Malcolm, Entrepreneurs of the sky: Case studies on entrepreneurial learning from the early British aviation industry, 2019 (Simple title: Entrepreneurs of the sky: Case studies on entrepreneurial learning from the early British aviation industry)
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- Catherine Jill Bamforth; Malcolm Abbott. 2019. Entrepreneurs of the sky: Case studies on entrepreneurial learning from the early British aviation industry, Business History, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1579196 -- With comparison of four quick-learning and successful pioneers and entrepreneurs of British aviation, this study illustrates the relevance of "communities of practice established through apprenticeships, airshows and hobby groups" which gave these newcomers "access to resources and knowledge that allowed them to effectively learn."
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