Aerial Crane (Underslung Load Lifting)

For difficult loads, a helicopter is the ideal form of transportation where the helicopter becomes an aerial crane and we are capable of lifting between 0.5 to 4 tonnes with a variety of helicopters. Not only do we have aerial access to places where road vehicles might not be able to reach, we can do so causing very little disruption to the local area. Our underslung load lifting services are fast and cost effective. Pennine Helicopters work closely with many nationwide organisations in helping to develop a sustainable environment for our future generations.

Much of our work takes place within National parks, and we are passionate about protecting these impressive local landscapes. Since an essential part of our business involves operating helicopter pleasure flights throughout the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District, we believe that these areas of outstanding natural beauty should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. A Helicopter carrying out Commercial Work (Aerial Work) is the perfect way to carry a variety of bulky items to inaccessible locations whilst minimizing environmental impact. Many of our previous operations are detailed in our news section, demonstrating the variety of work we regularly carry out.

Types of Operations

We’re delighted to offer our reputable services for a variety of underslung load lifting projects, whether the task involves an emergency response to a situation such as a land slide, or a pre-planned airlift to deliver materials to an inaccessible location.

A variety of our contract work has included:

  • Flying air conditioning plants

  • Stone for footpath repair

  • Ferrying out fencing materials

  • Heather brash and plug plants for moorland regeneration

  • Materials in and out for repair work to necessary services

  • Land locked or restricted entry sites made accessible

When it comes to underslung load lifting, our team have a wealth of experience and supporting equipment (slings, cargo nets, bags) to complete the job to the highest of standards, having offered our services for over 25 years to organisations including:

  • The National Trust

  • The National Parks

  • United Utilities

  • Yorkshire Water

  • Cheshire County Council

  • Lancashire County Council

  • Natural England

  • Bovis

  • Crown Castle

  • Goodyear

  • Jarvis Facilities

  • Munters

  • The Ministry of Defence

  • Network Rail

  • Skanska

  • Daniel Contractors

  • Nomenca

Plus many private Landowners, we continue to excel in this area of work.

The job went brilliantly without a single hitch. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone.

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Just a note to thank Pennine Helicopters for the aerial crane work carried out earlier this morning. All members of the team were extremely helpful, polite, accommodating and very professional. It was certainly a pleasant experience working with you.

The work was carried out very efficiently and was completed within an hour which was ideal for us as it minimised any disturbances to 3rd parties, so thanks again.

Neal Wilkinson, Nomenca