External Load Operations
(Energized and De-energized)
Class A External Load Operations
- Performance Operations
- External Cargo Carriage
- Power Line Working Platform
Class A external load operations involve the carriage of cargo outside the helicopter and above the helicopter’s landing gear skids. CBH PLUS, Class A operations involves the carriage of external cargo on our platforms (up to 500 pounds per rack). Class A operations also involves the carriage of a helicopter-based electric lineman for use in power line repair operations.
Class B Long Line Operations
- Long Line Operations
- Lifting and Transporting Objects Up to 2,000 lbs
Class B long line operations involve the carriage of an external load below the helicopter, lifted free of the ground or other surface. Typically, these operations involve the hoisting of air conditioning units to or from rooftop areas or delivering supplies to remote areas. Class B operations can also include power line, pipeline, or antenna construction/de-construction activities.
Class C Side Pull Hook/Sock Line Pulling Operations
- Side Pull Hook for Sock Line Pulling
Class C operations side pull hook operations involve the utilization of our side pull hook on the side of the helicopter. We typically utilize our side pull hook for sock line pulling in power line construction activities.