This approval enables operators to install a new 850 hp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turboprop engine in place of the standard 600 hp PT6A-114 engine or the 675 hp PT6A-114A engines installed in these two models.
Based at Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, Ill., about 45 miles west of Chicago, J.A. Air Center recently completed its first Blackhawk installation, an XP135A upgrade that incorporated two factory-new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135A engines on a...
Blackhawk's XP135 upgrade replaced the 550-shaft-horsepower (shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-21 turboprop engines on B&G Aircraft’s King Air C90B with two factory-new, 750-shp PT6-135A engines.
Blackhawk is displaying its XP42A upgrades for the Grand Caravan 208B and Caravan 208A and its other products and services for turboprop-powered aircraft during EAA's AirVenture 2013 here through August 4 at Booth Number 358/359.
It has completed the first XP42A upgrade of a Cessna Caravan 208A, delivering the higher-performing aircraft to Skydive Hawaii, and is displaying a 208A with that upgrade at EAA's Airventure 2013 (Booth 358/359) this week.
The XP42A Upgrade Package exchanges the Caravan's factory installed engine for a new, fully warrantied PT6A-42A engine rated at 850 continuous horsepower, and will include the Ultra Trend Monitoring System as an option in future installations.
The company will spotlight performance upgrade packages, featuring new Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, for King Air 90s and 208B Caravans, and a range of other upgrades for King Airs, Cheyennes and Conquests are available.