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Kaman confident of securing future of ex-Australian Seasprites

18th May 2012 - 10:08 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Christchurch, New Zealand


Kaman Helicopters is confident of securing contract award for 11 Seasprite helicopters by the end of the year, following New Zealand government interest in the refurbished aircraft.

A spokesman for the company said Kaman was in discussions with several nations, including New Zealand, and the aircraft need only to be reactivated to be delivered, although any modifications would of course delay that.

'The airframes have been zero timed and would therefore have the standard 10,000 hours service life as per a new manufactured airframe. This was determined by a NAVAIR approved full fatigue test to 20,000 hours. If any nation

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