Heavy lift helicopters and air cranes have been integral in the construction of utility transmission lines all across the world. Aerial installation of utilities is preferred because helicopters can achieve access to locations that may be remote or underserved, are difficult to traverse or may be environmentally challenging. A point, in fact, helicopter usage in the establishment of transmission lines minimizes damage to existing or fragile environments up to 95 percent and helicopters additionally have been shown to have diminished right of way intrusion. They are significantly faster at completing the process of establishing utilities in newly developed areas as well.
The installation of poles, stringing of wires, hanging of insulators and accouterments, when facilitated via the use of helicopters, can be completed in a fraction of the time. Utility and electrical companies, as well as contractors seeking helicopter support for utility installation, can connect with us. We specialize in reserving helicopter-assist services for the utility construction and maintenance industry. Agents are available 24/7 to accommodate on-demand requests for service and through a series of questions asked during the reservation process will source appropriate resources to satisfy your companies needs.
Although used widely in new installations, helicopters can assist in a number of ways. For example, in upgrades to existing installations, helicopters can be used to supplant modernized steel poles for worn or outdated wooden ones, restringing of wires, even in installing optical ground wire(OPGW) where applicable. Helicopters can even provide more support by delivering work crews, tools and hardware to elevated destinations. The positive implications for utility companies and contractors brought about through the use of aerial utility construction is limitless.