Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation announced that the Agencia Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) in Brazil has issued the Type Certificate for the Kaman K-1200 K-MAX® helicopter. Kaman has been marketing the K-MAX® helicopter to various Brazilian operators, power line, oil and gas firms, and engineering companies over the past two years, and this certification clears the path for K-MAX® operations in Brazil.
“The K-MAX® is ideally suited for operations throughout the country of Brazil,” said Roger Wassmuth, Senior Director of Business Development. “We believe the K-MAX® offers a cost-effective value proposition for infrastructure building of much needed power lines.”
“Kaman’s engineering team, working in conjunction with the FAA Boston Office and the ANAC offices, worked diligently to provide technical and operational information on the K-MAX®, and we are pleased that this important milestone has been realized,” said Darlene Smith, Vice President and General Manager of the Kaman Air Vehicles division.
The K-MAX® is a rugged, low-maintenance aircraft that features a counter-rotating rotor system and is optimized for repetitive external load operations. The aircraft can lift up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg) with unmatched performance in hot and high conditions.