Last updated July 30 2019

DE HAVILLAND COMET

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Below, postcards from my collection are shown per airline.

Please note that I have no ambition to collect Comet postcards a s such, but since I have quite a substantial number of postcards I find it interesting to group them together per aircraft type from a presentation perspective.

Number of postcards: 15

BEA (4)

BOAC (3)

MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (2)

OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (1)

UNITED ARAB AIRLINES (4)

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BEA
British European Airways

BEA operated 19 different de Havilland Comet aircrafts between 1959 and 1973.
Registrations used were:

Comet 3 (1 aircrafts)

G-ANLO

Comet 4 (18 aircrafts)

G-APMA, G-APMB, G-APMC, G-APMD, G-APME, G-APMF, G-APMG

G-APYC, G-APYD, G-APZM

G-ARCO, G-ARCP, G-ARDI, G-ARGM, G-ARJK, G-ARJL, G-ARJM, G-ARJN

In the collection 5 of the 19 aircrafts are represented.

G-ANLO
Construction number 6100, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 3B.
Delivered 1954? Performed the first jet around the world flight in December 1955.
In service until august 1973. Transferred to RAE Royal Aircraft Establishment.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-ANLO
BEA
In flight
VC
Valentine's
England

G-APMB
Construction number 6422, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B.
Delivered November 9 1959. In service until 1972 when sold to Dan-Air. Registration remained the same.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-APMB
BEA
Nice (NCE)
France
VC
Librairie-Tabacs de 'Aéroport de NICE-COTE D'AZUR,
Nice, France

G-APMC
Construction number 6423, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B.
Delivered November 16 1959. In service until 1973 when sold to Dan-Air. Registration remained the same.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-APMC
BEA
Gibraltar (GIB)
Gibraltar
VC
J. Arthur Dixon,
Inverness, Scotland

G-APME
Construction number 6436, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B.
Delivered May 10 1960. In service until 1972 when sold to Dan-Air. Registration remained the same.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-APME
BEA
München (MUC)
Germany
VC
Hans Andres Verlag
München, Germany

G-ARJN
Construction number 6459, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B.
Delivered August 4 1961. In service until 1973 when sold to Dan-Air. Registration remained the same.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-ARJN
BEA
Gibraltar (GIB)
Gibraltar
VC
John Hinde Limited,
Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, Ireland
BOAC
British Overseas Airways Corporation

BOAC operated 37 different de Havilland Comet aircrafts between 1952 and 1969.
Registrations used were:

Comet 1 (12 aircrafts)

G-ALYP, G-ALYR, G-ALYS, G-ALYU, G-ALYV, G-ALYW, G-ALYX, G-ALYY, G-ALYZ, G-ANAV
G-ALYT (leased), G-ALZK (leased)

Comet 2 (6 aircrafts)

G-AMXA, G-AMXB, G-AMXC, G-AMXD, G-AMXE, G-AMXF

Comet 4 (19 aircrafts)

G-APDA, G-APDB, G-APDC, G-APDD, G-APDE, G-APDF, G-APDG, G-APDH, G-APDI, G-APDJ, G-APDK, G-APDL

G-APDM, G-APDN, G-APDO, G-APDP, G-APDR, G-APDS, G-APDT

In the collection 2 of the 37 aircrafts are represented.

G-APDI
Construction number 6428, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4.
Delivered 1959.
In service until 1966. Sold to AREA in Ecuador. New registration became HC-ALT.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-APDI
BOAC
Unknown airport, possibly
Zürich-Kloten (ZRH)
Switzerland
VC
Swissair Photo A. G.,
Zürich, Switzerland

G-APDJ
Construction number 6429, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4.
Delivered 1959.
In service until 1972. Sold to Dan-Air. Registration remained the same.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-APDJ
BOAC
In flight
VC
A. V. Fry & Co., Ltd,
London, England

UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFTS

de Havilland Comet 4
Unidentified aircraft
BOAC
In flight
VC
Japanese publisher
Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines operated 7 different de Havilland Comet aircrafts between 1960 and 1976.
Registrations used were:

Comet 4 (7 aircrafts)

OD-AEV, OD-ADQ, OD-ADR, OD-ADS, OD-ADT

9K-ACA (leased), 9K-ACE (leased)

In the collection 1 of the 7 aircrafts are represented.

OD-ADQ
Construction number 6446, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C.
Delivered February 15 1961.
In service until December 28 1968 when destroyed by the Israeli Army when parked at Beirut airport.

Accident description (Aviation Safety Network)

de Havilland Comet 4
OD-ADQ
Middle East Airlines
Beirut (BEY)
Lebanon
VC
Airline issued
de Havilland Comet 4
OD-ADQ
Middle East Airlines
Beirut (BEY)
Lebanon
VC
Airline issued
Olympic Airways

Olympic operated 4 different de Havilland Comet aircrafts between 1960 and 1976.
Registrations used were:

Comet 4 (4 aircrafts, all most likely leased from BEA)

G-APYC (also SX-DAK), G-APYD (also SX-DAL), G-APZM (also SX-DAN), G-ARDI (also SX-DAO)

In the collection 1 of the 4 aircrafts are represented.

G-APYC (SX-DAK)
Construction number 6437, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4.
Leased from BEA - British European Airline during 19xx-19yy.

de Havilland Comet 4
G-APYC
Olympic Airways
In flight
VC
Valentine's Post Card
United Arab Airlines
former Misrair SAE Egyptian Airlines

United Arab Airlines operated 9 different de Havilland Comet aircrafts between 1960 and 1976.
Registrations used were:

Comet 4 (9 aircrafts)

SU-ALC, SU-ALD, SU-ALE, SU-ALL, SU-ALM, SU-AMV, SU-AMW, SU-ANC, SU-ANI

In the collection 3 of the 9 aircrafts are represented.

SU-ALC
Construction number 6428, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4.
Delivered June 10 1960.
In service until January 2 1971 when crashed in a sand storm over Libya.

Accident description (Aviation Safety Network)

de Havilland Comet 4
SU-ALC
United Arab Airlines
In flight
VC
Airline issued

SU-ALE
Construction number 6444, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4.
Delivered December 23 1960.
In service until February 9 1970 when written off after an emergency landing (aborted take-off) at Munich airport due to engine failure.

Accident description (Aviation Safety Network)

de Havilland Comet 4
SU-ALE
United Arab Airlines
Cairo (xxx)
Egypt
VC
Krüger

SU-AMV
Construction number 6462, model De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4.
Delivered 1961.
Registration transferred to Egyptair in October 1971. In service until 1976 when sold to Dan-Air for spare parts. New registration G-BEEY.

de Havilland Comet 4
SU-AMV
United Arab Airlines
Unknown airport
Nigeria
VC
John Hinde,
Ireland

Unknown registration

de Havilland Comet 4
Unknown registration
United Arab Airlines
In flight
VC
Airline issued