Why is a Super Puma helicopter flying over Paris on January 6 and 7?

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Published on January 3rd, 2024 at 11:11 a.m.
Are you wondering why a helicopter is flying over Paris this weekend, January 6 and 7, 2024? Helicopter flights over the capital are usually prohibited, so we'll tell you why a Super Puma will be flying overhead, weather permitting.

The skies over Paris are going to be unusually busy this weekend, unless you're told otherwise. A Super Puma helicopter will be making an exceptional flight over the capital on January 6 and 7. This rare event, authorized by the Préfecture de Police, will enable a specialized company to carry out a heli-lifting operation of crane parts onto the roof of the Cristal Tower, quai André-Citroën, in the 15th arrondissement.

This unusual mission, carried out between 8.45 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and between 9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, involved a Super Puma, a twin-engine helicopter renowned for its power and load capacity. This operation, which requires a high degree of precision and technical skill, is sure to provide an impressive visual spectacle for Parisians and visitors alike.

In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, alternative dates have already been scheduled: February 17 & 18, February 24 & 25, March 2 & 3 or, as a last resort, March 9 & 10. We need to be well prepared to carry out this work safely.

For residents of the 15th arrondissement and passers-by, this will be an opportunity to observe a heli-lift operation, a technical task often unknown to the general public. While the event may attract attention, it is first and foremost a professional operation, with practical implications for urban construction and maintenance.

In short, this weekend' s operation in Paris, while technically significant, is first and foremost a work in progress. It offers a glimpse of the organization and expertise required to bring large-scale urban projects to fruition in a city like Paris.

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Dates and Opening Time
From January 6th, 2024 to January 7th, 2024

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