Spanish simulator firm Entrol has designed, manufactured and installed a K MAX FTD Level 5 simulator for Kaman Aerospace.
The K MAX FTD will allow pilots to practice normal and emergency procedures. Entol installed the simulator at Kaman's helicopter customer service facility in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Kaman resumed production of the medium-to-heavy lift helicopter in 2015. It features a counter-rotating rotor system and can lift up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg).
"As we continue to increase our fleet size, and expand the demand for training, the technology that Entrol has been able to incorporate into an FTD provides a complementary and effective tool for enriching our pilot training experience," said Darlene Smith, Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s Air Vehicles Division.
Set up in Madrid in 2005, Entrol develops and manufactures helicopter and fixed-wing FNPT and FTD simulators. This is the first they have installed in the U.S.
"We are very proud that Kaman Aerospace has chosen us to develop their K-MAX FTD Level 5 simulator," said Luis Olarte, CEO of Entrol.