Kaman, February 27, 2018 - LAS VEGAS - Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo that the K-MAX® helicopter has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and operator Guangdong Juxiang General Aviation Co. Ltd, based in the Guangdong Province, has commenced operations with their K-MAX® aircraft.
Kaman AVMRO General Manager Drake Klotzman stated, “China continues to expand its infrastructure investment in remote areas and the low operating costs and fuel efficiency of the K-MAX® and its unmatched performance at high altitudes make the aircraft an ideal solution to support these investments. In addition, the K-MAX® excels in firefighting and construction missions. We believe there remains significant demand across China and other emerging markets to support future production and deliveries of K-MAX® aircraft to additional customers around the world.”
Development of the K-MAX® was led by Kaman founder and former CEO, aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and received Federal Aviation Administration certification in 1994. The single-engine, single-seat K-MAX® is a rugged low-maintenance aircraft that features a counter-rotating rotor system and is optimized for external load operations and designed specifically for vertical reference flight. The aircraft can lift up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg).
About Kaman Aerosystems: Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets.
About Kaman: Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets.
The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; production of the K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime aircraft.