FAA APPROVES FAST SYSTEM FOR BLACKHAWK XP ENGINE+ UPGRADES
Blackhawk Modifications announced Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) completion of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing the installation and operation of their Flight Data Acquisition, Storage and Transmission System (FAST™) on Blackhawk-equipped King Air 200/300 series aircraft and Caravan 208/208B aircraft. In addition to the FAA signoff, the FAST™ solution has also gained EASA and TCCA approval for Blackhawk integration.
The FAST™ system is a digital diagnostics and prognostics tool which captures, analyzes, and wirelessly transmits full-flight data intelligence to operators or maintenance technicians within 15 minutes of engine shut down. This FAST™ technology will provide owners and operators with greater situational awareness regarding their engine performance which will help maximize aircraft availability, optimize maintenance planning, reduce operating costs, and avoid delays and cancellations.