From its founding in 1999, Blackhawk’s first STC was for the Conquest I. Since then, Blackhawk has equipped more than 220 airplanes with Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines, meeting a demand from turboprop operators for “better than new” performance and value with increased return on investment, according to company officials.
Headquartered in Waco, Texas, the company employs 23 full-time staff specializing in development of engine STCs for the turboprop market. A network of more than 35 distributors worldwide sell and install Blackhawk engines, including Hawker Beechcraft.
Blackhawk has been granted 24 STCs by the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency, and the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil of Brazil. The flagship products are new XP engine upgrades for the King Air 200 series, King Air 90 series, Conquest I and Cheyenne I, II, IIXL series. The Cessna Caravan upgrade is expected to be finalized this fall.
For more information: Blackhawk.aero.