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First Utility H145 in US delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

First Utility H145 in US delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new Airbus H145 to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a major Southern California public utility company, which has put the aircraft to use supporting its vast electric transmission and distribution network. This helicopter is the first H145 in utility service in the U.S. Other operations of the modern… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Apr-18

San Diego Gas & Electric launches fire-fighting Aircrane

San Diego Gas & Electric launches fire-fighting Aircrane

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today unveiled the latest additions to its fire-preparedness toolkit for this year, which includes the return of the Erickson Skycrane “Sun Bird” for the seventh straight year. The helitanker, which holds a maximum of 2,650 gallons of water or fire suppressant and can get airborne in just 15 minutes, already helped… Read more »

Source: SDG&E, 11-Aug-16

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SDG&E Continues Air-Crane Support For Regional Firefighters

SDG&E Continues Air-Crane Support For Regional Firefighters

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced it has renewed agreements with the County and City of San Diego and firefighting agencies to continue to make a heavy-lift air-crane available to support fire suppression efforts this high-risk fire season.  The Erickson Air-Crane helitanker, with the capacity to drop up to 2,500-gallons of water, will be on standby… Read more »

Source: SDG&E, 16-Sep-13

Soloy delivers portable helipads to utility company

Soloy delivers portable helipads to utility company

Soloy Aviation Solutions has delivered four Model 570-1000-1 portable Heliports to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE). According to Flynn Ortiz, design engineer for SDGE, the company needed to access remote locations of transmission towers for maintenance and inspection. The rugged free standing 12ft x 13ft transportable helicopter pads with a 6,000 lbs capacity met… Read more »

Source: Soloy, 07-Oct-12

Erickson Air-Crane buys Sun Bird aircraft from San Diego Gas & Electric

Erickson Air-Crane buys Sun Bird aircraft from San Diego Gas & Electric

Erickson Air-Crane, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced its purchase of the Sun Bird Aircraft (“Sun Bird”) and associated spare parts inventory and accessories from San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”). The Sun Bird is an Erickson model S-64F Aircrane that was originally… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 07-Oct-12

SDG&E Renews Air-Crane Support For Regional Firefighters

SDG&E Renews Air-Crane Support For Regional Firefighters

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced it has renewed agreements with the County and City of San Diego and firefighting agencies to continue to make a heavy-lift air-crane available to support fire suppression efforts this fire season. An Erickson Air-Crane helitanker, the “Sun Bird,” was used by SDG&E during construction of the Sunrise… Read more »

Source: SDG&E, 06-Sep-12

Two lifting accidents in four days for San Diego Gas & Electric’s Air-Crane

Two lifting accidents in four days for San Diego Gas & Electric’s Air-Crane

In December 2009, Erickson Air-Crane announced that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) company was their first non-governmental sale for the Air-Crane.  In the last week this helicopter has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons with not one but two lifting incidents.  Fortunately the helicopter was not damaged in either event, but the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jun-11

10-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

While setting an elecriticy tower within a utility right-of-way two miles SE of Plaster City, three of the helicopter’s four hooks holding up a tower section released. While hanging from the remaining hook, the structure was slowly lowered to the ground and, once on the ground, was released. The tower subsequently tipped over. No one… Read more »

10-Jun-11

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07-Jun-11 N237AC Erickson S64F Plaster City, US-California

San Diego Gas & Electric’s helicopter was involved in an incident when a section of a transmission tower carried by the helicopter fell approximately 200- feet to the ground. No one was injured.

07-Jun-11

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