We established Quanta Aviation Services in order to promote safety and innovation throughout our aviation operations, and we have grown our aviation fleet to over 70 aircraft. Utilizing helicopters to support our ground operations allows us to access difficult terrain and reduces the environmental footprint on projects. We also gain efficiency, enabling us to complete jobs faster and in shorter outage windows, saving customers time and money.
As Quanta has grown, we have also developed and implemented a Helicopter Series Training, which standardizes and tracks the proficiencies and core competencies of our journeymen and lineworkers needed to perform work from a helicopter.
For the last five years, we have been supporting several long-time customers to perform 345 kV and 500 kV insulator replacements without having to build access roads, and maximizing productivity over limited spring and fall outage windows.