Modifications’ new Cessna Caravan engine conversion on display
at EAA AirVenture Booth 258 offers increased power for improved
31, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin -
Owners of Cessna’s immensely successful 208
Caravan propjet now enjoy a new option for upping the power of their big
high-wing singles from Blackhawk Modifications, a leading provider of
Based in Waco, Texas, Blackhawk’s previous
conversions offer performance benefits to operators of Beechcraft 90- and
200-series King Airs, the Piper Cheyenne series, and Cessna’s venerable
Conquest I twin propjet.
Blackhawk’s latest conversion installs a new
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A- 42A powerplant making 850 shp, an
increase of about 175 shp that’s available throughout the flight
Benefits from the conversion include takeoff
distances reduced by about 45 percent (a climb rate that doubles the stock
performance), higher maximum cruise speeds, and an increase in gross
weight of more than 300 pounds.
Blackhawk also claims that the upgrade results
in lower fuel consumption across the Caravan’s performance range.
Pricing for the Caravan conversion is based on P&WC’s exchange
program, with credits issued for time remaining to overhaul the original
Learn more at www.Blackhawk.aero.