Four Seasons Aviation Ltd., Sprint Mechanical Inc., and Lifting Gear Hire Canada, Inc. demonstrated their combined capability in aerial construction at the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto, Ontario, in September. The team worked together to lift cargo up to 4,500 pounds with Four Season’s newly acquired Sikorsky S-58T helicopter, Sprint’s mechanical expertise, and Lifting Gear Hire’s rental rigging equipment.
The partnership was born earlier this year when Sprint Mechanical sought out a solution for difficult rooftop HVAC installations in instances where utilizing a crane wasn’t an option. Sprint’s expertise is in mechanical, not aviation—Four Seasons Aviation met all of Sprint Mechanical’s qualifications to include Transport Canada approvals, a base of operations, mechanical staff, piloting staff, and they were seeking ways to expand into new markets.
It took extensive research to determine the correct helicopter for these specialized operations as it had to be able to lift the biggest rooftop units and it had to be certified to fly over busy city areas while doing so. The team decided upon the Sikorsky S-58T helicopter. With upgrades and safety features added, it can lift up to 4,500 pounds. The interior cargo space is 18 feet long and 6 feet, 2 inches high, and can carry up to 17 people or 4,000 pounds of cargo. Four skids can be loaded with a forklift through the side door and swing open tail section.
True to both Sprint and Four Season Aviation’s value toward partners who specialize, Lifting Gear Hire Canada was brought on board for its specialty in safe, high-capacity lifting and rigging rental equipment. Lifting Gear Hire has an extensive inventory of high-capacity lifting, rigging, and moving equipment in its rental fleet in Toronto, Ontario. With LGH’s excellent safety record along with its thorough inspection and maintenance, it just made sense to continue to partner with companies with the same high quality and safety standards.
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) is Canada’s largest and longest-running aviation display; and one of the largest air shows in North America. The demonstration of aerial construction lift capability with the Sikorsky S-58T helicopter was performed once each day of the air show. Over its 6-decade-plus history, the CIAS continues to thrill air show fans from around the world each Labour Day weekend. For more, visit www.cias.org.
Sprint Mechanical Inc. is a well-established mechanical engineering and construction firm with a 26-year history in design/build, construction management, traditional plan and spec contracting, and Infrastructure Ontario – Design, Build Finance, and maintained private partnership projects (P2/P3). Sprint Mechanical has completed several successful mechanical contracts—from retrofit projects to multi-million dollar commercial construction projects. For more, visit www.sprintmechanical.com.
FOUR SEASONS AVIATION LTD.
A privately owned helicopter company located in Toronto, Ontario, is providing clients with a comprehensive range of turnkey services in the field of Executive Aircraft Management. Four Seasons Aviation owns and operates an extensive fleet of single and twin engine corporate configured helicopters. The helicopters are available and equipped for Aerial Cinematography and Executive Air Charters, day or night, year round. For more, visit www.fourseasonsaviation.com.
LIFTING GEAR HIRE
Founded in 1990, Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is the largest single multinational organization devoted exclusively to the provision of lifting and moving equipment for rental. LGH provides hoisting, pulling, jacking, rigging, material handling, and safety equipment available for immediate and safe use. LGH’s mission is to offer expertise in the rental of the safest and most reliable hoisting and rigging equipment to build and support a better world. LGH—Puts Safety First.
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For more information about Lifting Gear Hire, visit www.rentlgh.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions, December 2017
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