The optional system reduces the risk of potential engine damage by blocking the engine air intake system, cutting off the uncontrolled external fuel source and the air required to keep the engine running.
Although the helicopters will be used to support utility work, they will also be available for first responder use in the event of a wildfire.
Among utility fleets, the 4x4 light-duty service truck has grown steadily in popularity over the past five years, beating out its 4x2 counterpart, according to Utilimarc.
Two major utilities in Europe are testing long-distance drones, the latest news in an ongoing trend as utilities across the world continue to adopt drones.
Due to a rising number of powerful storms, utility fleets are purchasing more specialized vehicles which need rigorous preventive maintenance.