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Kaman signs K-MAX leasing partnership with Rainier

30th July 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kaman Aerosystems has entered into a K-MAX leasing agreement with Rainier Heli International, the company announced on 26 July.

Rainier is a Kirkland, Washington-based provider of lease and lease-to-purchase programmes. Under the agreement, Rainier will offer K-MAX aircraft leasing solutions to customers for various missions.

Developed by Kaman, the K-MAX aircraft 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 optimised for external load operations and designed specifically for vertical reference flight. The aircraft can lift up to 6,000lbs.

Lon Halvorson, CEO of Rainier, said: ‘Rainier has operated a K-MAX in the US and abroad performing fire-fighting and utility missions for more than 20 years. As a current owner operator of multiple helicopters, we understand the outstanding value proposition K-MAX offers to the external lift market, including firefighting and power line construction.’

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