More than 2,000 Cessna Caravans handle an extraordinary range of government missions around the world. Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions helps government agencies transform their aircraft into even more valuable and productive assets, further improving the Caravan’s legendary capabilities regardless of the aircraft’s operational requirements.
Services we offer:
With unprecedented increases in takeoff and climb horsepower, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ FAA-certified Engine+ Upgrade Packages transform your government Caravan into a more valuable and cost-effective asset. We offer two proven engine upgrade options to meet your mission requirements – Vx and XP140. We exchange the aircraft’s standard PT6A-114/114A engine for a factory-new, higher horsepower PT6A-42A or PT6A-140 powerplant respectively. The company backs up its work with a lifetime customer support guarantee and includes free enrollment in CAMP Systems’ Aircraft Maintenance Tracking Program and the Trend Group’s Turbine Trend Analysis Program.
The upgrade expands Caravan performance margins, doubling the aircraft’s rate of climb while using less fuel. In addition, the program shortens takeoff distances and increases range and true airspeed. All of these enhancements make the Caravan a more valuable government asset. Higher speed and longer range improve arrival and turn-around times literally making the difference between life and death for MEDEVAC patients, Special Ops insertion and extraction teams, and troops stationed in remote areas with urgent resupply needs. Better fuel efficiency also enables longer surveillance and patrol missions and less expensive freight hauling.
Original factory gauges often become unreliable and difficult to repair and recalibrate. Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ Hawkeye DigiLog Gauges optimize flight management functionality and introduce modern advancements in human factors engineering to legacy aircraft. These in-stock replacements combine the familiarity of two-inch round analog gauges with microprocessor-based signal processing and digital display technology.
Hawkeye DigiLog Gauge Features
- Intelligent, information-rich engine monitoring system
- Familiar 2” round analog gauges
- Microprocessor signal processing and digital display technology
- Superior lighting with LED backlight
- Sensor to automatically adjust to lighting conditions – no post lighting
- Anti-glare, airtight, no-fog glass
- Exceedances visually displayed
- NVG compatible
Globally recognized PT6 experts, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions offers cost-effective maintenance, repair, and overhaul services ranging from routine engine maintenance to complete, complex overhauls, including parts refurbishment.
Lightning strikes and foreign object debris can unexpectedly damage flight-critical propeller components. Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions offers proven maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities for Hartzell, McCauley, and Dowty Rotol propeller systems. From blades to hub assemblies, we efficiently complete parts rework or replacement, complying with FAA and other regulatory requirements, on schedule and on budget.
Our comprehensive overhaul process encompasses everything from acid etching, inspections, and necessary parts replacement to nickel cadmium plating, aluminum anodizing, and installation of new deicer boots. In-country or on-site auditing, training, and maintenance troubleshooting is also available.
A new propeller is included with every engine upgrade, ensuring performance and lifecycles are matched for optimum results and minimum maintenance.
Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions offers Hartzell 3-blade and 4-blade aluminum propellers as well as the MT 5-blade composite propeller for Caravan aircraft. Both provide superior performance over stock propellers, significantly adding to the value of your upgrade.
Engine Management Programs
Including Trend and Flight Data Monitoring
Imagine extending the time between overhauls, ensuring on-condition hot sections, and consistently identifying small issues before they become large, expensive problems. Imagine no more. Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions developed a powerful engine management solution for a true revolution in aircraft readiness.
Using trend analysis and flight data monitoring tools, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ Engine Management PLUS+ gathers and delivers information and recommendations to help operators proactively manage engine maintenance for the fleet. A four-step process drives fact-based decision-making for dramatic improvements in readiness, safety, and availability:
COLLECT engine performance, usage, and maintenance data utilizing proven aviation data management services and applications.
PROCESS and interpret data using FAA licensed A&P mechanics to provide diagnostics and prognostics that result in timely and accurate maintenance recommendations.
MANAGE the data and process to deliver actionable reports resulting in a proactive maintenance program that is timely, effective, and efficient.
ACT and make informed decisions based on complete, up-to-date information that is easily accessed anytime online.
For Engine & Propeller Programs
Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions offers program management for engine and propeller programs for upgrades and MRO service. We operate to the highest quality standards in accordance with ISO 9001 and AS-9100 Rev D.
Low Rate Composite Component Production
Through its sister company, Blackhawk Composites, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions can develop, manufacture, and test low rate composite components for government customers. Higher production levels can then be obtained as the program requires.