WACO, Texas, September 4, 2013 – Blackhawk Modifications today announced Kevin Hawley has joined the company in the role of Principal Engineer. Hawley’s technical experience and expertise in electrical and mechanical systems and flight analysis will enhance the company’s new product development work, according to David Gee, the company’s Vice President of Engineering.
Blackhawk is the aviation industry’s leading provider of performance improvements for single- and twin-engine turboprop aircraft.
Hawley has been part of the aviation community for 35 years and is a 900-hour private pilot. His background includes positions at CAV Aerospace, where he led the growth of TKS aircraft ice protection system. Earlier in his career, he worked for Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company as senior engineer. He has specialized expertise as a Design Engineering Representative with credentials in ice protection systems and installations, and he holds a Masters of Engineering degree from University of Kansas.
“The breadth and depth of Kevin’s experience and skills are strategically important as we continually expand our products and capabilities,” said Jim Allmon, President and CEO of Blackhawk. “He is a welcome addition to our team.”
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., 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, and is the world’s largest non-OEM buyer of new Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities.
For more information, visit www.blackhawk.aero.