SHORELINE AVIATION AND THE BLACKHAWK XP140 ENGINE+ UPGRADE FOR THE CESSNA CARAVAN

Shoreline Aviation, the first amphibious caravan operator, shares the benefits of the Blackhawk XP140 Engine+ upgrade.

AEROATELIER RED BULL SKYDIVING TEAM AND THE BLACKHAWK XP140 ENGINE+ UPGRADE

The Aeroatelier Red Bull Skydiving Team demonstrates the power of the Blackhawk XP140 Engine+ upgrade for Caravan.

BLACKHAWK AMETEK 325 AMP STARTER GENERATOR UPGRADE FOR CESSNA CARAVAN 208B

Blackhawk’s STC for the Caravan 208B AMETEK 325 amp starter generator outperforms the standard 200 amp starter generator.

PANAYOTIS ANTYPAS Caravan -140 upgrade

“I really have no words to express how happy we are. This is how the Caravan 208 should have come from the factory.

Takeoff distance, climb performance, cruise speed, and if needed reverse for short distance landing. All better than expected.

The safety issue with an amazing rate of climb, even at extreme temperatures, when heavy from remote bush strips gives you confidence in case of an emergency. It will be difficult for a pilot to fly the good old Caravan with the standard engine once he flies the Blackhawk conversion.”

Peter Fox, Owner & CEO, Safari Airlink

“We have upgraded four out of five caravans and the kit has just arrived for the fifth. The obvious benefits are performance as well as the saving of airframe and engine hours. Slightly less obvious is the saving of crew flight and duty time. Blackhawk has good reputation for reliable products and good backup. We are very happy with the upgrades.”

Frank Hinshaw, Founder and President, Skydive Hawaii, 208

We can go higher with no noticeable increase in fuel use, carry 20 passengers instead of 18 with our increased useful load, and fly 22 loads a day instead of 12 because of the climb rate.

Geoff Farrington, Vice President, Kapowsin Air Sports, 208 and 208B

I used to be able to take 2.5 loads an hour – now I can take 4. That’s a dramatic change for the better. On one flight we took 16 people to FL160 in 13 minutes, an impressive achievement!

Tom Wheeler, 208

I’m very happy with the Blackhawk upgrade. Horsepower will cost you money, but the significant improvement in performance is worth every penny. I’m a PT6A guy and it just got better switching to the 42A.

Urs Schildknecht, Owner, Northern Rockies Lodge

We are super happy with the performance of our Caravan on the Wipline 8000 Amphibian floats here in the mountain lakes of Northern B.C. If you need a reference, please do not hesitate to use Liard Air and Northern Rockies Lodge as a customer contact.

Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.