A Smart Solution for Mechanical Contractors, Erickson’s Air Crane Saves Weeks of Installation Time, Costs

Recently featured in Smart Solutions, the newsletter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, was Erickson’s safe and successful lift of 44 sections of rooftop heating and air-conditioning units (HVAC) atop the largest solar panel factory in the western hemisphere. Working with general contractor LP Ciminelli and John W. Danforth Co. in November 2015, Erickson flew a Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane helicopter above SolarCity’s 1.2-million-square-foot factory in Buffalo, New York. The Aircrane has a 25,000 pound lift capacity and easily carried the HVAC units – weighing between 14,000 and 18,000 pounds – in less than seven hours.

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