Your engine really has completely changed the Cessna Caravan. It should have had this much power all along, as it completely changes what one is able to do with the aircraft. Most of our strips here in East Africa are short, at high altitude, and have trees or mountains very nearby.
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!
Ron Limoges, 208B
At Alkan Air, we are always searching for a more safe and efficient way to serve our clients. The Blackhawk Caravan engine upgrade is the next logical step in the evolution of the capable 208B Caravan. Our customers ask for the Caravan year in and year out because of its payload and reliability.
Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?
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
What is the lead time on engine(s)?
orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within
30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available
Do you offer financing?
work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.
How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?
To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engine(s). Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.
How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?
to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP
Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:
in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded
corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
customer support department with on-staff technical support
technician, customer service representative, and worldwide
distribution and service center network
Blackhawk Owner’s Group
strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
Can I put my airplane on charter?
fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with
a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out
of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.
Can I keep my core engine?
upgrade price already reflects the value of the cores, you can keep
your core engine if you are willing to pay Pratt & Whitney Canada
for the core. Prices will depend on core engine times.