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  • Heavy antenna replaced in Uppsala by Wictor Pantzar
    Heavy antenna replaced in Uppsala by Wictor Pantzar
    Heavy antenna replaced in Uppsala by Wictor Pantzar
    Heavy antenna replaced in Uppsala by Wictor Pantzar
    Heavy antenna replaced in Uppsala by Wictor Pantzar
As the television antenna in Uppsala/Vedyxa was to be replaced the broadcast transmission service company Teracom brought in the heavy artillery. Namely Scandinavia’s most powerful fully dedicated sling-load helicopter – Obélix.
© Wictor Pantzar© Wictor PantzarThe 4-tonne antenna on top of the 225-meter radio/television mast in Uppsala, Sweden, had served the region for about 30 years. It was now time to replace the 4-tonne antenna with a more modern one in order to ensure future transmissions.

The Norwegian company Airlift was called to the scene in order to do the high-precision job. The company has the most powerful sling-load helicopter in Scandinavia – an AS 332 C Super Puma (LN-OBX) with a capacity of 4000 kg. The helicopter arrived in Uppsala on 27 August 2015, did the job on 28 August, and left shortly thereafter.

The last time Teracom brought in a heavy lifter for a job like this they hired a Kamov Ka-32 from Switzerland in order to exchange the antenna in Västerås back in 2010.

Airlift’s Super Puma is a unique resource in Scandinavia. It is frequently hired for special missions throughout large parts of northern Europe. Some of its specialities include heavy loads, sling-load operations in congested areas and hoist operations.


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