Blackhawk's XP42A Caravan Upgrade Package Expands Around the World in 90 Days

Blackhawk executives and technical experts will be available at EBACE 2012 to discuss the XP42A upgrade and the company’s comprehensive line of performance improvements.

The XP42A system contributes to higher potential operating revenue.  It effectively doubles the standard climb rate for the Caravan. Cruise speed also increases by up to 15 percent, or operators can enjoy decreased fuel flow.  Both take-off performance and safety margins increase, while operating costs are reduced.  Blackhawk provides a 3,600-hour TBO or 5,000-hour TBO (for qualified operators) with a qualified trend monitoring program.  Documentation includes a flight manual supplement with full flight test-certified performance and maintenance manuals.  In addition, Blackhawk offers full technical support for the life of the aircraft.

Blackhawk, founded in 1999 in Waco, Texas, is a recognized aviation leader in providing engine performance solutions to the turboprop fleet. The company has the largest installed fleet of STC twin-engine turboprop engine upgrades, making Blackhawk the largest non-OEM buyer of new Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines in the world. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities.  For more information, please visit

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