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Helicopters offer air support for linemen working from a bucket truck.

Airborne Workforce Improves the Grid

When the transmission grid needs speed and efficiency, it is time to call in air support.

Getting a different view of the grid literally became possible with the invention of airplanes. They provided a new viewpoint, which has proven to be a valuable tool for humanity and the power industry.

Utility aeronautics has become much like a Swiss Army knife with all its multi-tool functionality. Airplanes, helicopters, drones and even satellites are used to perform tasks such as inspections, surveying, construction, maintenance and vegetation management, and the list is gro

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