It was beaten to the air by only 13 days by the de Havilland Comet, thereby becoming the second jet airliner in the world. The name "Jetliner" was chosen as a shortening of the term "jet airliner", a term which is still in popular usage. The aircraft was considered suitable for busy routes along the US eastern seaboard and garnered intense interest, notably from Howard Hughes who even offered to start production under license. However continued delays in Avro\u0027s all-weather interceptor project, the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck, led to an order to stop working on the project in 1951, with the prototype Jetliner later cut up for scrap. \u00a0 \nOnly one prototype was built, the second was cancelled during production and scrapped. Read more of the story of this airliner that never really was, including the unusual contract conditions here.