Blackhawk Caravan XP42A – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Blackhawk Caravan XP42A to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Blackhawk Caravan XP42A
AIRCRAFT NAME
Caravan XP42A
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Blackhawk
RANGE
627 nm
SPEED
189 kts
PASSENGERS
9 people
ACQUISITION COST
$2603000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-42A 1
AVIONICS
Garmin G1000
WINGSPAN
52.1 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Blackhawk Modifications has taken the Cessna Caravan and swapped the original Pratt & Whitney, 675 shp, PT6A-114A engine with a PT6A-42A producing 850 shp.  The modification package also includes a new Hartzell 100-inch, four-blade propeller as well as a new cowling to accommodate the new engine and new Frakes exhaust stacks.
 
The bigger engine greatly improves climb rates on less fuel.  Takeoff distance, range and speed are also improved.