Westland Wessex Series 60, G-AVNE/PK-HBQ/VH-BHC/9M-ASS/5N-AJL/G-17-3 on display at The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare.
|Westland Wessex Series 60, G-AVNE, Con.No.
WA/561, a 16 passenger civil transport with twin 1350 shp Rolls-Royce Gnome H1200
turboshaft engines, was delivered in 1967 as the first long-range Series 60 and served
with Bristow Helicopters in Sunderland, N.E. England, from March 1968, in the North Sea
offshore oil rig support role.
In 1970 G-AVNE was flown out to Singapore and transferred to Bristow's Far East operations,
serving successively in Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia, each time with appropriate