Actress Ann Todd and director David Lean (second left), with pilots Mike Lithgow (left), Donald Morgan (centre) and Neville Duke (right), all waving after landing in the Comet plane at Orly Airport, prior to the premiere of the film 'The Sound Barrier, Paris, October 9th 1952. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Picture released on October 9, 1952 in Paris of (from L to R) Pilots Mike Thgow, Neville Duke, actor David Lean and actress Ann Todd and pilot David Morgan waving at their arrival at Orly airport, after the first commercial flight of the de Havilland DH 106 Comet 1 of the British company BOAC. The world's first jetliner was inaugurated scheduled service from London to Johannesburg, on 2 May 1952. The final Comet from BOAC's initial order, registered G-ALYZ, began flying in September 1952 and carried cargo along South American routes while simulating passenger schedules        (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)