Helicopter Assisted Tower Construction Services

Tower Construction & Deconstruction


FlexAir is a leading provider of helicopter lifting services, specializing in the construction, installation, and maintenance of communication towers and antennas. With our partners of high-capacity helicopters and a team of experienced pilots and ground crew, we have the capacity to handle a wide range of lifting tasks. Our services are designed to meet the needs of various markets, including commercial wireless telecommunication, public safety, broadcast, internet, and two-way radio.

Advantages of Utilizing Helicopters for Tower Projects

Leveraging helicopter services for the construction, maintenance, and upgrading of telecommunication and utility towers brings a host of benefits. FlexAir's helicopter services are designed to tackle the unique challenges these projects present, offering a solution that is efficient, safe, and cost-effective.

Accessibility, Efficiency, and Precision

Helicopters offer unparalleled accessibility, especially in remote or challenging terrains where traditional ground-based equipment may struggle. This flexibility ensures smooth project execution, regardless of location. Moreover, helicopters significantly expedite the construction and maintenance process by swiftly transporting crews, equipment, and materials, minimizing delays and reducing overall project costs. Additionally, helicopters excel in precision lifting and placement, making them invaluable for tasks requiring extreme accuracy, such as assembling tower components or installing antennas.

Safety and Environmental Consideration

Safety is paramount in any construction project. Helicopters enhance safety by performing tasks that would otherwise require workers to be in risky positions. This aerial support not only protects your crew but also reduces the risk of accidents and injuries on-site. Furthermore, compared to traditional methods, helicopters offer a more environmentally friendly approach to tower construction and maintenance. They eliminate the need for extensive land clearing or access roads, minimizing habitat disruption and soil erosion.

Comprehensive Services and Cost-Effectiveness

Our helicopter services are scalable and can be customized to meet the specific needs of any project, regardless of its size or complexity. We also conduct comprehensive aerial surveys, providing valuable data for planning and executing tower projects. While the hourly cost of helicopter services may seem higher than traditional methods, the long-term savings can be substantial. By streamlining processes, reducing downtime, and improving safety, helicopter services offer a cost-effective solution that leads to significant overall project savings.

FlexAir Setup Services

FlexAir provides comprehensive setup services for tower construction and installation. Our process includes detailed site mapping for optimal foundation placement, structural analysis for tower stability, and can consult during engineering and material fabrication. We install tower upgrade materials, mounts, antennas, and lines with meticulous attention to detail. Post-installation, we conduct a thorough inspection to ensure safety and operational readiness. With FlexAir, you can expect a secure, efficient, and regulation-compliant tower setup. These services include:

  • Tower and foundation mapping
  • Structural analysis
  • Modification design and detailing
  • Material fabrication consultation
  • Installation of tower upgrade materials, mounts, antennas, and lines
  • Post Modification Installation Inspection

Other Tower Services

Wireless Components

We offer consulting and contracting for a broad range of tower components and site hardware to ensure seamless connection and communication, assisting in the process to simplify the installation.

Structural Modifications

Our team can accommodate all tower original manufacturer or installation drawings, conduct structural analysis, and execute comprehensive modifications.

Specialty Enclosures

We offer consultation and contracting for custom-engineered enclosures to safeguard your equipment. These enclosures, crafted from steel or T356 aluminum, are available with either a galvanized or powder-coated finish, all tailored to make your installation easier.


Our PowerMount solution is a cutting-edge offering for swiftly and economically developing or expanding a communications network. We provide solutions that integrates the advantages of transmission towers and monopoles, ensuring ample compression and deflection capacity to support communication antennas.

Equipment Skids and Platforms

We organize and arrange for the creation of concrete and steel skids and platforms that match your load specifications and other infrastructure requirements. These can be customized to accommodate your particular needs, with our involvement ensuring a streamlined installation process.

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The Intricacies of Tower Operations

At each tower construction site, thorough evaluation and planning are fundamental to every lift we undertake. Our team meticulously examines each component of the tower, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of its intricacies. By doing so, we enhance our project organization and facilitate seamless assistance for future maintenance and ongoing operations.

Communication towers, commonly known as cell phone towers, house a range of equipment essential for facilitating digital communications. These structures are engineered to transmit and receive various forms of electronic data, including voice and video, through electromagnetic radio waves. This technology enables robust and dependable wireless communication over extensive geographical areas.

Each tower operates by receiving, decoding, and transmitting radio frequency (RF) energy between mobile devices. The key components involved in this process include:

  • Tower Structure: This serves as the backbone that supports all other components. There are various types of towers, each designed for specific locations or functions.
  • Antennas: These devices capture cellular signals in the vicinity and relay them to other components within the tower.
  • Receivers: These components process the signals captured by the tower.
  • Control Electronics: This equipment processes the signal from the receiver and determines its subsequent path based on preprogrammed functions.
  • Transmitters: After the signal is processed, transmitters guide it towards its intended destination via a cellphone switching station, which operates similarly to traditional telephone exchanges.
  • Power Sources: Batteries, generators, and power packs amplify the tower's strength, ensure uninterrupted operations during emergencies, and facilitate tower installation in remote areas where conventional power sources are limited.
  • Additional Materials: Tools and spare equipment, are typically stored in secure cabinets within or near the tower, which allows for easier maintenance and upgrades of the tower and its equipment.

The operation of communication towers is a complex process involving a variety of components working in harmony. From the structural tower to the antennas, receivers, control electronics, and transmitters, each element plays a crucial role in facilitating seamless digital communication. With additional power sources and on-site materials, these towers are equipped to deliver reliable service, even in remote areas and during emergencies.

Types of Towers and Antennas


Monopoles are single, tall towers designed to carry various communication applications. These can be made of steel or cement. They are available in two types:

Steel Tapered Monopoles

These monopoles are made of high-strength steel and are designed for slip-sleeve tapered sections. They are available in 12, 16, or 18-sided designs and in heights that meet your specifications.

Slip Sleeve and Flanged Monopoles

These monopoles are designed for easy on-site assembly. They are available in internally or externally flanged designs and come with steel templates to ensure proper base bolt alignment.

Small Cell/CRAN/Mini-Macro

These structures are designed to increase wireless network capacity, quality, and resilience. They are highly customizable and can be engineered to fit your specific needs.

Lattice/Self-Supporting Structures

Self-supporting structures are standalone towers that can accommodate nearly all communication applications. They are designed with a compact footprint, making them ideal for urban areas. These structures are engineered to meet your specific height requirements and are available with tubular, solid round, or angled legs with 3 & 4-legged versions respectively.

Guyed Structures

Guyed structures are towers that rely on guy lines for stability. They are designed for easy on-site assembly and can handle light to heavy accessory loads. These towers are ideal when shipping space is a concern or extra heavy loads are anticipated. They do require a larger amount of land for their foundations.

Decorative Structures

Decorative structures are designed to blend in with their surroundings. They can be made to resemble regionally-appropriate trees, flagpoles, bell towers, and more. Despite their aesthetic appeal, these structures do not compromise on functionality.