Aircraft Data Sheet: W 30-Series 100 (1979)

W 30-Series 100
First flight: 10th April 1979
Rotor diameter: 13.31m/43ft 8ins
Length: 15.9m/52ft 2ins
Max weight: 5,443kg/12,000lb
or 5,818kg/12,800lb (160)
Max speed: 241kph/130knots
Power: Two 1,120shp/835kW
Rolls Royce Gem 42-1 turboshafts
or Two 1,260shp/940kW
Rolls Royce Gem 60-3 turboshafts (160)
Accommodation: Two crew and 19 passengers
No Built: 14 Series 100 & 24 Series 160

This was the basic version of the W-30, British Airways Helicopters purchased three of the Series 100 and these were delivered in 1982. Helicopter Hire Ltd were the second customer to operate the Westland 30-100, which were involved in many excursions across the USA and India. Subsequent orders came from PanAm and Airspur in the USA. The Indian Government also expressed an interest in buying the Series 100-60, after a successful demonstration to the Helicopter Corporation of India (later known as Pawan Hans) a contract for 19 Series 160 was signed.