Blackhawk Announces New Caravan Engine Upgrade

Waco, Texas-based Blackhawk Modifications announced at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a new engine upgrade program for the Cessna 208A Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan. The new program replaces the 600-horsepower and 675-horsepower Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines of those airplanes with an 867-horsepower PT6A-140 engine.

While no numbers are available yet, Blackhawk said the upgrade will provide increased climb performance and cruise speed. The company is accepting deposits and hopes to complete the new program in the first quarter of next year.

In its 15-year history, Blackhawk has completed more than 500 engine replacements for Caravans and Beechcraft King Airs.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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