Blackhawk Announces New Caravan Engine Upgrade

Cessna 208A and 208B models to get a power boost.

Blackhawk Cessna 208A
Blackhawk Cessna 208A

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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