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Kaman K-MAX® Commences Operations in China

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

HAI HELI-EXPO -- Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (KAMN), announced today at HAI Heli-Expo that the K-MAX® helicopter has been certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and operator Guangdong Juxiang General Aviation Co. Ltd, based in the Guangdong Province, has commenced operations with their K-MAX® aircraft.

Kaman AVMRO General Manager Drake Klotzman stated, “China continues to expand its infrastructure investment in remote areas and the low operating costs and fuel efficiency of the K-MAX® and its unmatched performance at high altitudes make the aircraft an ideal solution to support these investments. In addition, the K-MAX® excels in firefighting and construction missions. We believe there remains significant demand across China and other emerging markets to support future production and deliveries of K-MAX® aircraft to additional customers around the world.”

Development of the K-MAX® was led by Kaman founder and former CEO, aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and 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 optimized for external load operations and designed specifically for vertical reference flight. The aircraft can lift up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg).

About Kaman Aerosystems

Kaman Aerosystems is a division of the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (KAMN), which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets. Kaman Corporation (KAMN), which was founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman Corporation conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; production of the K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime aircraft. More information is available at www.kaman.com.

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