Rotorcraft Programs

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Flexible Drive Systems

Kaman Specialty Bearings' KA-Flex and Tufflex couplings are maintenance free, non-lubricated driveshafts used for both the main and tail rotor. 

These couplings provide superior axial and angular misalignment capability, high torque capacity and built in fail-safe capabilities.  KA-Flex couplings are repairable, have extended service life and increased reliability.

Kaman Rotorcraft Flex Drive
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2

Flight Control

Kaman Aerosystems offers the incredibly successful Hontek rotor blade erosion protection coating.

This solution has shown tremendous cost savings and other benefits to the US Army in Afghanistan and Iraq.
 

Kaman Specialty Bearings designs and manufactures pitch link bearings for blade control as well as bearings designed for high-loaded blade dampeners.

The RWG division provides bearings / rod ends for flight control mechanism and rotor head.

Kaman Rotorcraft Flight Control
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Landing Gear

Kaman Specialty Bearings provides a grease-free solution for landing gear. 

This solution includes the upper and lower struts as well as drag braces, retract actuators, and uplocks/downlocks.

In addition, Kamatics trunnion bearings are used to attach the landing gear to the airframe.

Kaman Rotorcraft Landing Gear
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Assembly of Tail Rotor Pylon

Kaman Aerosystems provides “design and build” and “build-to-print” composite/metal tailboom/tail rotor pylon structures.

These solutions include program, supply chain, design, and tooling management; assembly; and fit-out of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Aerosystems also provides global manufacturing and kitting of detail sheet metal, extrusion and machined parts, and sub-assemblies for pylons.

Kaman Rotorcraft Tail Rotor Pylon
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Blades

The Aerosystems Group’s Blade Center of Excellence (BCE) offers unrivalled state-of-the-art rotor blade design, development, manufacture, test and MRO capabilities for our own and other OEM's rotor blades.

As the OEM for the SH-2G and K-MAX Helicopters, Kaman is a proven manufacturer of high quality, complex helicopter composite blade structures.

Kaman Rotorcraft Blades
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Subassembly of Cabins & Structures

Kaman Composite Structures has participated in the design and build of numerous fuselage and upper decks for the helicopter industry to reduce overall weight.

Kaman Aerosystems provides “design and build” and “build-to-print” composite/metal cockpit structures through Tier I and Super Tier II capabilities including program, supply chain, design, and tooling management; assembly; and fit-out of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.  Kaman Aerosystems also provides global manufacturing and kitting of detail sheet metal, extrusion and machined parts, and sub-assemblies for cockpits.

Kaman's Kamatics and RWG bearings can be found on the collective lever assemblies and pedals, providing smooth control, increased longevity and maintenance free operation.

 

Kaman Rotorcraft Cabins and Structures
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Cockpit

Kaman Aerosystems provides “design and build” and “build-to-print” composite/metal fuselage/cabin structures.

Our solutions include program, supply chain, design, and tooling management; assembly; and fit-out of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

We also offering global manufacturing and kitting of detail sheet metal, extrusion and machined parts, and sub-assemblies for fuselages.

 

Kaman Rotorcraft Subassembly Cockpit
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