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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Illuminating Company Inspections

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Please be advised that weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be mobilizing to The Illuminating Company region to perform comprehensive visual inspections (CVIs) on all Illuminating Company 138kV lines. 

These inspections are expected to take approximately five to six weeks. Any storm or outage-related patrols could prolong completion. 

A comprehensive visual inspection (CVI) is a slow, structure-by-structure, span-by-span inspection where the inspector onboard the helicopter gets a thorough look from top to bottom of each structure, associated hardware, and conductors of the transmission line(s). The helicopter will move very slowly along each transmission line and will often be seen hovering while carrying out these inspections. 

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