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Black Tusk augments K-MAX fleet
A second K-MAX helicopter has been delivered to the utility operator for its various external lift missions in and around Squamish, BC in Canada.
The K-MAX was specially designed for external cargo load operations; it is extremely quiet with very low downwash for crews working underneath.
Read this story in our July 2024 printed issue.

British Columbia, Canada-based Black Tusk Helicopter has taken delivery of a second new medium-to-heavy lift K-MAX helicopter from Kaman Corp. The first one arrived back in March 2021.

"Our primary business goal is to offer our clients quality helicopter services, and to ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business, by continuing to provide customers reliable and safe performance in all areas. Adding a second K-MAX to our fleet is an important step towards ensuring we can continue offering our customers the most appropriate and efficient aircraft for their requirements and particular job needs," says a representative of the company.

Black Tusk performs external lift projects of every scale, ranging from aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting and hydroelectric projects.

"Black Tusk is a highly respected operator, and we appreciate the confidence it has placed in Kaman and the capabilities of the K-MAX," adds Phil Murphy, vice president of business development, Kaman Air Vehicles. "Operators are choosing K-MAX for its proven repetitive lift capability with unmatched performance in the most demanding environments."

The K-MAX is a rugged, low maintenance aircraft that features a counter-rotating rotor system and is optimised for repetitive external load operations. The aircraft can lift up to 6,000 pounds (2,722kg) with unmatched performance in hot and high conditions.

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