Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation, delivered a new medium-to-heavy lift K-MAX helicopter to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. of Squamish, BC.
Black Tusk performs various external lift projects ranging from aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting, and hydroelectric projects.
Black Tusk Helicopter stated that adding a K-MAX to their fleet is an important step towards ensuring they can continue offering customers the most appropriate and efficient aircraft for their requirements and particular job needs.
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.