Blackhawk News

October 15, 2023

Blackhawk Aerospace Celebrates 150 Cessna Caravan Engine Upgrades

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – October 16, 2023 – Blackhawk Aerospace, the leading provider of aircraft performance enhancements, is proud to announce the completion of their 150th Cessna Caravan Engine+ Upgrade. The company offers two upgrade options for Caravan operators: the XP140 and the Vy conversions, which feature the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 and the PT6A-42A engines respectively.

“This is a major milestone in our Caravan program’s success,” said Blackhawk Aerospace President & CEO, Jim Allmon. “For these workhorse airframes, more power is a necessity for mission capability, and we’re honored to provide solutions that breathe new life into the fleet.”

Caravan operations span a variety of mission profiles, including cargo, corporate, passenger, and military applications. In each case, Blackhawk’s Engine+ Upgrade delivers a significant increase in available horsepower, which provides impressive climb rates, higher safety margins, and access to more destinations including those in high and hot conditions or with unimproved runways.

One Blackhawk operator is Air Services Limited in Georgetown, Guyana. For 50 years, the company has earned their reputation as the most trusted name in Guyana’s Sky. They provide scheduled service, charter flights, medivac flights, and tours of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, such as Kaieteur Falls.

Air Services has just placed the order for their 11th XP140 Engine+ Upgrade from Blackhawk, and the company says that the conversion has been a game changer for their fleet of Caravans.

“The additional available horsepower is crucial for our operations,” said Bhesham Persaud, from Air Services Limited. “It allows us to takeoff, climb, and cruise at levels we couldn’t before, which expands our versatility to safely operate in every corner of Guyana.”

For more information on all of Blackhawk’s XP Engine+ Upgrades, visit the Blackhawk booth (C9025) during NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas or call today at +1 (254) 755 6711.