HP Blackhawk

HP Blackhawk aircraft

In 2017 HP Helicopters was certified by the federal government to produce civilian versions of Sikorsky’s UH60 Blackhawk helicopters under our own Type Certificate. That means that according to the Federal Aviation Administration we are a new manufacturer of Blackhawk helicopters which gives us a unique ability to upgrade and modify this already impressive aircraft for civilian operation or resale. The Blackhawk helicopter is still in production today and is the current preferred aircraft for military and emergency response agency utility helicopter missions. With the price of brand new Blackhawk helicopters exceeding $20,000,000 the HP Blackhawk can meet mission requirements at a fraction of the price.

Helicopter 286 is our white and black “flagship” helicopter that has undergone a full demilitarization and revitalization program and is now one of the nicest and best equipped Blackhawk helicopters operated by a non government entity. We are proud of our product and operate it regularly in a variety of mission profiles. The helicopter’s primary role is emergency response fire fighting and utility/aerial construction. We are currently certifying many additional modifications and look forward to additional options and configurations which are coming soon.

Current modifications include;

  • Vertical reference bubble window
  • High visibility vertical reference fairing
  • High visibility rotor system
  • Pulse light system
  • Completely redesigned and updated instrument panel favoring left seat PIC operations and the latest in civilian VFR avionics
  • Full Jupiter communication package with additional rear audio panel, bluetooth phone, bluetooth music, 14 place intercom system with 4 function isolation panel, VOX, PTT and audio alert system
  • 4 USB charging ports
  • 2 TDFM P25 digital FM radios
  • Garmin 345 transponder with ADS-B transmit and receive traffic
  • Garmin 327 transponder
  • Dual Garmin touch screen 750 navigation units mounted on a custom EZ reach console
  • Garmin 500 with Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS)
  • Synthetic Vision
  • Dual Sandia independent displays
  • Dual touch screen multi function displays interconnected to the Garmin 500 and both 750s
  • XM real time weather, radar, strike finder and music
  • Automated flight following system with critical information reporting
  • Duel radar altimeters
  • Cargo hook load weigh system
  • Cabin floor protector
  • Bambi 900 gallon power fill variable drop fire fighting bucket
  • Multiple longlines, cargo hooks, nets and other external load gear