Kaman Aerosystems has announced it has received orders for two additional K-MAX helicopters, the company said.
The orders expand the fleet of operators to two new customers who will take delivery in the coming months. Given consistent demand, the company has approved continuous manufacture of the versatile medium lift workhorse aircraft with the authorization of Lot III production.
Mountain Blade Runner Helicopters of Montrose, Colorado, will become the newest K-MAX operator, utilizing the aircraft to support high altitude external lift operations and firefighting missions.
St. Louis Helicopter of Sellersburg, Indiana, will also expand its fleet with the addition of a K-MAX. The aircraft will be used for agricultural aerial solutions, such as seeding, fertilizing and firefighting, where the increased lift capacity will expand their overall capability.
St. Louis Helicopter will finance its aircraft through a leasing arrangement with Rainier Heli International Inc. Kaman and Rainier entered into an agreement earlier this year under which Rainer offers K-MAXÂ® leasing solutions to customers.
Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry.