Blackhawk Modifications unveiled the newest member of its family of engine upgrades at AirVenture last month.
The 850-shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A engine delivers new life to the already venerable Grand Caravan by introducing an additional 175 shp in all phases of flight, according to company officials, who note certification is expected in the fourth quarter of 2009.
“This engine is a game-changer for the ‘workhorse’ Caravan,” said Jim Allmon, president and CEO.
According to company officials, with the new engine takeoff distances are reduced by approximately 45%, climb rates are doubled, while the plane uses less fuel.
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