Mast construction

Cable cars are built almost exclusively on mountains and high ground, and the masts for power lines or floodlights often have to be built or maintained on sloping terrain. A crane is not an option for transporting these heavy masts as a crane cannot be set up safely on a slope. Instead, a crane flight by helicopter is the easiest and safest solution. In addition, helicopters offer a high degree of flexibility when several masts have to be installed at a specified distance from each other.

Feasibility check

The first step is to discuss the main details of the planned crane flight with you by telephone. Based on the information you provide, we will check the feasibility of your proposed flight and give you a guide price so that you can estimate the costs involved. In addition, we can already determine the costs for permits and approvals at this point and can thus provide you with an initial proposal for the date of the operation. This initial consultation will be free of charge.

Planning the crane flight

We meticulously prepare each crane flight in detail and aim to take care of all the organisation for you. Taking your requirements into account, we will select the helicopter that is best suited for the mission. Of course, we will also assemble an experienced team for you, which includes the pilot, the ground crew and, if required, specialised industrial climbers. During our site visit, we will familiarise ourselves with the local conditions. We will then prepare a detailed risk assessment for you upon request.

In consultation with you, we will determine a suitable loading site and possible landing sites for the helicopter. We will also clarify all the details with the relevant authorities and will obtain the necessary permits for your cargo flight. If local residents need to be informed, we will take care of that as well. We will provide you with a detailed operational plan prior to the start of the mission to give you an overview of the planned crane flight.

Carrying out the crane flight

Each of our missions is carried out by a well-rehearsed team consisting of a pilot and ground crew. In addition, one of our helicopter flight experts will be on site to coordinate the work of any contractors involved in the installation of the mast. This includes a comprehensive safety briefing for all employees and contractors. We will ensure that the scheduled transport sequence is adhered to, so that every mast and every part is brought to the right place at the right time. If any road or railway line closures are required for the crane flight, we will also organise these.

As crane flights often attract significant interest from the media, we can also help with this: we are happy to be available as contact persons for the media and will answer any questions concerning the operation. Should you need visual documentation of the crane flight, we will be happy to produce appropriate photographs or video material and will make it available to you at the end of the operation.