Summit Helicopter specializes in maintenance and repair work of power lines. The most efficient method of performing maintenance on energized or de-energized conductors and shield wires is to use our special platform method.
Compared to other forms of maintenance, the platform method allows much greater clearance between the helicopter’s main rotor blades than working off the helicopter skid. Platforms are also substantially more efficient, in most cases, than having a lineman working using the HEC method (sitting on the platform gives the lineman a solid structure from which to work). Using a platform also significantly reduces pilot and lineman fatigue.