Friday, October 5, 2012
Blackhawk to Unveil Cessna 208 Caravan Upgrade Package
Blackhawk Modifications is in the final stages of its flight-testing phase to earn a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from FAA for its XP42A upgrade package for the Cessna 208 Caravan.
The XP42A upgrade features a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A engine, a Hartzell four-blade propeller and allows Caravan operators to double the aircraft’s rate of climb using less fuel, according to the company.
Blackhawk expects FAA to approve the new STC in the fourth quarter of 2012.
“The remarkable success of our XP42A Upgrade Package has prompted Blackhawk to invest in the marketplace and again expand our products and services,” said Jim Allmon, president and CEO of Blackhawk. “These STCs will enable Blackhawk to offer the outstanding capabilities and efficiency of the XP42A package to the entire Cessna Caravan fleet.”