Helicopter is lifted by mobile crane as part of delivery program at Norwich Airport

Big things take flight at Norwich Airport for Bond Helicopters

Helicopter wrapped in plastic lifted by mobile crane at Norwich Airport

Crane Supervisor: Tony Sillett | Slinger Signaller: Steve Kemp | Crane Operator: Mark Tallowin

Making their way from South America to Norwich, we were pleased to assist Bond Helicopters/Gama Aviation and LCI Aviation with a full contract lift solution to welcome three Leonardo AW139 helicopters to their new UK base at Norwich Airport where they will be supporting a new 5-year offshore operations contract.

Unmatched versatility and exceptional safety take flight in the AW139, the world’s leading twin-engine helicopter in its class.

This multi-mission workhorse delivers superior performance, cutting-edge avionics, and advanced safety features, making it the ideal choice for a wide range of applications. With a spacious cabin that comfortably seats up to 15 passengers and the best power reserve in its class, the AW139 is ready to take on any challenge.

A specialist lifting solution designed just for our customers needs

Weighing upwards of 5.0 tonnes each, we utilised our Liebherr LTM1040-2.1 mobile crane to successfully transfer the helicopters to the client’s hangar for final preparations. With a lifting capacity of up to 40-tonnes, a telescopic boom reaching 35m and a max hoist height of 44m, it was the perfect tool for the job.

The LTM 1040-2.1 mobile crane boasts exceptional lifting capacities throughout its entire operating range. Its impressive 4-section telescopic boom extends quickly using a well-proven hydromechanical system, even with the boom under load. This versatility is further enhanced by a folding jib that enables a reach of up to 39 meters. Compared to its slightly smaller cousin, the LTM 1030-2.1, this crane offers an impressive five-tonne increase in lifting capacity.

Working on a Contract Lift basis ensured our client was protected from liability and covered by our own comprehensive insurance package.

Need a lifting solution for your next project?

Speak with our expert team to find out more about our contract lift services. Contact our Contract Lift Manager, Phil at [email protected] or contact us directly.