Blackhawk Modifications completes 500th engine upgrade

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Blackhawk Modifications, a provider of new engine Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) upgrades for single- and twin-engine turboprop aircraft, has reached a milestone: The installation of its 500th new engine upgrade. The historic upgrade included installation of two new Pratt & Whitney Canada... Continue Reading →

Superior Air Parts introduces Superior Skyhawk SV

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Superior Air Parts has entered into an agreement with Tulsa-based Christiansen Aviation to obtain an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow Superior’s FAA-certified 180-horsepower Vantage Engine to be used on Cessna 172 aircraft. Continue Reading →


It’s Turbo Time at Oshkosh

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft began accepting orders on opening day of AirVenture for the AeroVee Turbo, with deliveries to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014. The AeroVee Turbo is rated as a 100-horsepower engine at sea level, and yields “significant performance enhancement” to the... Continue Reading →

Savvy Aviator introduces FEVA

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

Savvy Aviator has introduced FEVA — Failing Exhaust Valve Analytics — which provides advance warning of failing exhaust valves in piston aircraft engines equipped with a digital engine monitor. Continue Reading →

Ask Paul: Does my engine need an oil filter?

Posted on June 15th, 2014 by

Q: I just purchased a 1978 Citabria 7ECA with a Lycoming O-235-C1. Just had my first oil change done — it has no oil filter! Just one, maybe two, screens.  Are these screens just as effective if I change my oil... Continue Reading →

Blackhawk hits milestone as company celebrates 15th anniversary

Posted on June 14th, 2014 by

Blackhawk Modifications is celebrating two milestones — the company’s 15-year anniversary and the upcoming completion of its 500th aircraft upgrade. Continue Reading →

Gross weight increases approved for Power90 conversion

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Just three months after completion of its second Power90 conversion to the GE H80 Engines, Smyrna Air Center reports the STC has been amended to allow for an increase of the Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTW) for the King Air C90... Continue Reading →

Ameritech names two new service centers in Alaska

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by

Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, has named Northland Aviation Services in Fairbanks and Seaplanes North in Anchorage are new sales and distribution centers in Alaska. Continue Reading →

Dallas Airmotive to build six-cell test complex at DFW

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

Dallas Airmotive has chosen a site at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the location for its 30,000-square-foot advanced test facility. Continue Reading →

Engines find a home of their own

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by

As a part of its new 175,000-square-foot hangar construction project in Lincoln, Nebraska, Duncan Aviation is dedicating 4,050 square feet just to engines. And according to James Prater, manager of turbine engine services, when you double shop space, good things... Continue Reading →