Questions about the DH Comet

Date:         28 Aug 97 02:30:45 
From: (Trond Olav Berg)
Organization: Universitet i Oslo
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I am curious about the first commercial jet airliner: the british Comet.

When was this project started?
How many years was it manufactured, and where was it built?
How many planes were built, and when was the last one assembled?
How many years was it in traffic, and which routes did they fly most
Was it a safe plane?
How did jets inside the wings perform, compared to the jets on the 707 etc?

Trond Olav Berg, Oslo