Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic De Havilland Comet. BOAC accepted the Ghost as a temporary measure as it developed more appropriate Rolls Royce Avon. At that time, De Havilland Comet overcame the problem of weight by extensive use of metal bonding instead of the traditional reverts. In addition, the manufacturers used thin aluminium gauge on the fuselage.
The design requirement of the aircraft included a few things that were not present prior to its development. Foremost, there was the requirement of a swept-wing principal edge. BOAC also needed integral wings fuel tanks. In addition, there was the need for a four-wheel bogie major undercarriage unit. Given the high weight that the jet required to ferry as a passenger jet, it needed powerful engines that would propel the weight. The liner needed a streamlined shape that would allow it to move through air currents like those that the earlier jets did. It, therefore, needed space for four jet engines that would power the low-wing cantilever.
Considering the design size, the De Havilland Comet was almost the size of the soon after Boeing 737-100. It carried fewer people than the later design in an appreciably more spacious environment. Its design required that BOAC install thirty-six reclining slumber-seats with 1100 mm (45 inches) centres. This allowed for enough legroom both in the front and behind the seat. The airliner had eleven rows of seats and with 4 seats on each row. There were large picture window views with a table seating accommodation for each row of passengers.
In as much as BOAC had the desire to have the airliner fly, there was the need to use materials that would withstand stress and tension forces (Davies & Birtles 1999, 22). The engineers acknowledged the fact that although the plane needed a small weight to compensate for the large weight of passengers and luggage that the liner would ferry, there was the need to have a firm architecture that would not place the lives of those on board at risk. . .