Upgrade firm aquires product development facility

 - April 2, 2008, 6:18 AM

Blackhawk Modifications acquired a new product development facility in Elizabethtown, N.C. The new hangar on Curtis Brown Field will host a team of experts to expand Blackhawk’s portfolio of FAA-approved STCs.

Jeff Raines has been appointed the special projects director and will lead the team. Most recently, Raines was the director of STC programs at Standard Aero and oversaw the research and development of turbine engine upgrades.

Blackhawk specializes in engine upgrades for the King Air 90 and 200, Conquest I and Cheyennes.