Aerial Precision Removal & Placement

HVAC Helicopter Installations

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Helicopter HVAC lifting services have revolutionized the way HVAC units are installed and removed, especially in hard-to-reach areas. The use of helicopters for these operations is not only safe but also efficient, fast, and accurate. With an average of 12 to 15+ lifts per hour, helicopters have proven to be a cost-effective and time-saving solution for HVAC installations.

These aerial workhorses can swiftly transport HVAC units of all sizes to their installation sites, even in hard-to-reach areas where traditional methods may struggle. The speed and precision of helicopter lifts translate into significant cost savings, as the reduced installation time can lower labor costs and minimize disruption.

Efficiency and Affordability

The Cost-Effective Solution of Helicopters

Helicopters offer a unique blend of efficiency and affordability. These aerial workhorses can transport HVAC units of all sizes, from compact residential units to hefty commercial systems, swiftly and precisely to their installation sites. This capability is particularly beneficial when the units need to be placed on rooftops or other hard-to-reach areas, where traditional methods such as cranes may struggle.

The speed at which helicopters can perform these lifts is truly remarkable. Tasks that would typically take days or weeks to complete with traditional methods can be accomplished in a matter of hours with a helicopter. This speed translates into significant cost savings, as the reduced installation time can lower labor costs and minimize disruption to the site and surrounding areas.

Moreover, helicopters offer a level of versatility that is hard to match. They can handle HVAC units of varying weights and dimensions, making them suitable for a wide range of projects. Whether it's a small unit for a residential building or a large system for a commercial complex, helicopters can deliver these units to any location.

In addition to their speed and versatility, helicopters also provide cost savings in situations where traditional methods would be challenging or costly. For instance, when dealing with large units or installations in congested urban areas, the use of a helicopter can often be more cost-effective than setting up a large crane.

Safety and Experience

Reliable Helicopter HVAC Lifting Solutions
At Flex Air, we prioritize safety and precision in all our helicopter HVAC lifting operations. Our commitment to these principles is reflected in our adherence to stringent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. These regulations govern everything from the training and certification of our pilots to the maintenance and operation of our helicopters, ensuring the highest standards of safety and precision in our operations.

Certified & Qualified

Our pilots are certified under Part 133 of the FAA regulations, which specifically covers rotorcraft external-load operations. This certification requires rigorous training and testing, ensuring that the pilots have the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively perform helicopter lifts.


Our experienced crew have successfully completed thousands of HVAC installations, each one adding to our collective knowledge and expertise. This extensive experience allows us to handle a wide range of HVAC units and installation scenarios with confidence and precision.

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In addition to our partnered pilots' certification, we also follow the guidelines set out in the FAA's Advisory Circulars. These documents provide detailed information on best practices for helicopter lifting operations, further enhancing our commitment to safety and precision. Our ground team also follows similar standards required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) for rigging.

But it's not just about certification and regulations. At Flex Air, we also have a wealth of experience in helicopter HVAC lifting. Our team has completed numerous HVAC installations, honing their skills and gaining invaluable experience with each lift. This experience allows us to handle a wide range of HVAC units and installation scenarios, ensuring a smooth and efficient process every time.

Redefining HVAC Solutions


Helicopters are incredibly versatile when it comes to load handling. They can transport HVAC units of all sizes and weights, from compact residential units to large commercial systems. This versatility allows them to serve a wide range of HVAC installation needs, making them a go-to solution for many contractors.


Helicopters offer flexibility in operation, capable of performing multiple lifts in a short time frame. This flexibility allows them to quickly adjust to changing project needs or unexpected challenges, ensuring that the HVAC installation process remains on schedule.


Helicopters can adapt to a variety of locations, whether it's a high-rise building in a bustling city or a remote site with limited access. Their ability to fly directly to the installation site, regardless of terrain or other obstacles, makes them an adaptable solution for HVAC installations.


Despite higher hourly costs, the overall project cost savings from using helicopters can be substantial. Faster installation times, reduced labor costs, and decreased environmental impact contribute to these savings. Helicopters offer a cost-effective solution for HVAC installations, often outperforming traditional methods.

Minimizing Risks

Protecting Infrastructure and Reducing Ground Liability

One of the unique advantages of using helicopters for HVAC lifts is the reduced impact on the ground. Unlike cranes, helicopters do not require a large setup area or a strong surface. They also avoid causing damage to underground infrastructure, which can lead to additional problems and liability issues for the contractor.

Traditional ground-based cranes, while effective, can pose several challenges. Crane accidents often result from ground collapse, caused by factors such as improper ground preparation and overloading. These incidents can lead to severe injuries and substantial property damage.

In contrast, helicopter lifts, due to their aerial nature, virtually eliminate the risk of ground collapse. They require minimal ground preparation, reducing the chance of ground instability. Furthermore, helicopters do not exert significant pressure on the ground, unlike heavy cranes, which can lead to soil compaction and potential ground collapse.

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