Toledo Edison Transmission Line Inspections
Transmission Lines -- Toledo Edison Inspections
Starting on February 1st or February 2nd, Haverfield will be performing Comprehensive Visual Inspection (CVI) patrols on all Toledo Edison 345kV Transmission lines. Haverfield will be patrolling Toledo Edison fulltime until the inspections are complete.
A Comprehensive Visual Inspection (CVI) is a slow, structure by structure, span by span inspection in which the crew is getting a detailed look at the structure, conductor, and all associated hardware. The helicopter will be seen moving very slowly along the lines and at times may be seen hovering during the inspection getting a closer look at the transmission line, structure(s), and hardware.
The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a black, Hughes MD500 with tail registration number N371EE.
It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. "breaker-to-breaker"), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.