Powerline Services

Wake aviation has the strategic advantage of self-performing helicopter-aided utility operations or providing turnkey operations management and planning to a company’s existing program or fleet. Wake Aviation’s availability and variety of aircraft through our alliance partners enables us to maintain a competitive edge with enhanced productivity and flexibility. Wake Aviation has the unique ability to draw from multiple industry leaders and additional support personnel, specially trained with the latest rigging and flight following procedures, making our number one goal to provide the safest and most efficient aerial support operations in the industry. With the support of our alliance partners, planning and operations can be completed with a minimum of manpower, time, and environmental disturbance, especially on projects that involve time constraints, remote access, or strenuous and varying conditions.

Wake Aviation is committed to supporting all helicopter aided utility operations for its clients and affiliates and investors. Wake Aviation provides the safest and quietest helicopters in the world. These aircrafts provide high performance and increased capacity for greater versatility, all while maintaining a low cost maintenance schedule and increased parts availability and product support.


Lineman training in all aspects of operations

Specialized Pilot training

Training for observers, data recorders, ground personnel

Data analysis training

Survey & Inspection

Comprehensive Visual Inspections
Hands-On detailed inspections
Infrared Thermal Imaging
Vegetation/Wildlife Surveys
Custom and Supplemental Inspections
Project Layout & Execution Planning Assistance
Condition Assessment (HD video & HR still imaging)
Corona Discharge
Asset Management and Oversight
X-Ray inspection
Data Management & Reporting
Satellite Imaging & Mapping

Powerline Maintenance & Repair

Installation and removal of crossing guards
  • Energized Insulator change out / Replacement
Clipping-in conductors and remove stringing blocks (including tangent, angle, and double dead-end structures)
Cross Arm Change Out
  • Aerial monitoring of the pull and all other services
Fiber Installation
Unclip wire and hang stringing blocks (including tangent, angle, and double dead-end structures)
Cut out or cover sleeves; other necessary wire repairs
Cut-Out conductor sleeves
Aerial Saw Trimming
Insulator Washing
Knee Brace Change Out


Hang insulators and stringing blocks
Energized install of spacers, marker balls, dampers, bird discouragers, anti-galloping devices
Transport personnel, vehicles, equipment, concrete, and matting
Structure placement
Clip in wires and remove stringing blocks
Pull sock-line, hard-line, OPGW or shield wire
Full-tension conductor and shield wire splicing (including tangent, angle, and double dead-end structures)
Post Construction Inspections
New build construction support