A Word About Your Aircraft's Performance

Take a moment to consider your aircraft’s performance. What’s the first word that comes to mind? If you said something like “OK,” “Lackluster” or “Unimpressive,” you’ve come to the right place.

Blackhawk customers say things like, “Jumps off the runway!”, “Incredible!”, and “Absolutely off the chart!” These are pilots just like you who refused to settle for so-so performance and over-budget overhauls.

They found a better way, and you can, too. New engine performance from Blackhawk – because the best new aircraft may already be in your hangar.

Blackhawk News

PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Modifications and True Blue Power Obtain FAA Approval for Engine/Battery Pairing

April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – April 11th, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) which approves the installation of the True Blue Power TB44 (46 amp-hour) lithium-ion battery on Blackhawk-powered Cessna Caravan 208/208B models. The TB44 offers the latest in lithium-ion chemistry, which gives Blackhawk…

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Press Release | Blackhawk Sees Increased Growth in Aircraft Revitalization Programs

March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – March 15th, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, worldwide leader in performance and PT6A engine upgrades for turboprop aircraft, celebrates the close of their 17th year with 669 total engine upgrades. This number is comprised of 73% King Air series aircraft, 12% Caravan, 9% Conquest, and 6% Cheyenne aircraft. Blackhawk representatives cite multiple reasons…

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King Air 350 XP67A Milestone Update | March 2017

March 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

March with be a busy month for the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade program. Below are some newsworthy accomplishments and items we will be working on this month with our FAA certification efforts: A major milestone was reached last week. We successfully obtained FAA conformity on the PT6A-67A new engine upgrade on our King Air 350 test…

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King Air 350 XP67A Milestone Update | February 2017

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

In our ongoing XP67A Engine+ Upgrade program for the King Air 350, we have achieved some milestones in our FAA certification program: We have now completed 50 hours of flight testing with the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67A engine and MT 5-blade composite propeller. The cowling inlet passed the efficiency testing and actually improved as a…

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Press Release – Blackhawk Announces Updates for the King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade

October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

October 30, 2016 – Waco, TX – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. released progress updates for their new King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade program in an announcement from company officials. The program charges forward after the submission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight test plan, and FAA flight testing will begin once approval has been…

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King Air Magazine – Veteran Pilot Spends Career in the King Air

October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bert Bollar has been flying Beechcraft King Airs since 1983 and has flown N88JH, a 1989 King Air B200 [with the Blackhawk XP61 Engine+ Upgrade], for the past 19 years. He calls the airplane a member of his family and considers its owners part of his family, too. “One of the primary reasons me and…

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Press Release – Blackhawk Expands Authorized Dealer Network with Hampton Aviation

October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

October 18, 2016 – WACO, TX – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. and Hampton Aviation are pleased to announce that Hampton Aviation has joined Blackhawk’s global network of Authorized Dealers. Hampton Aviation is a King Air heavy structural repair, inspections, and modifications facility located in the hills of western Arkansas. Since 1965, Hampton Aviation has maintained a…

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VOAR na Amazonia – ANAC Certifies XP140 Engine+ Upgrade

October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A ANAC certificou o Upgrade XP-140 da Blackhawk Modifications Inc. para os Cessna Caravan 208 e 208B. Aeronaves Brasileiras já podem se juntar à frota de 21 Caravan 140Xp voando ao redor do mundo. A atualização principal promovida pelo upgrade consiste na instação de uma turbina Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 nova de fábrica. Com 867…

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Lindsay Allmon Joins Blackhawk as Marketing Coordinator

September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

September 30, 2016 – Waco, TX – Blackhawk Modifications, worldwide leader in performance upgrades for turboprop aircraft, is pleased to announce that Lindsay Allmon joins the Blackhawk Marketing Team as its new Marketing Coordinator. Continued marketing efforts have seen an increase in Blackhawk’s global marketing presence, and the appointment marks the commitment to further growth…

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Urs Schildknecht, Owner, Northern Rockies Lodge

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are super happy with the performance of our Caravan on the Wipline 8000 Amphibian floats here in the mountain lakes of Northern B.C.  If you need a reference, please do not hesitate to use Liard Air and Northern Rockies Lodge as a customer contact.

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Brazil Demo Tour – Day 2

April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Punta Cana to Trinidad April 8th, 2012. We are very reluctant to leave our amazing hotel in Punta Cana where we are paying far less per night than we will in Trinidad plus it’s all-inclusive and has a great beach. But duty calls and we have miles to go before we sleep. We don’t need…

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Brazil Demo Tour – Day 1

April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

April 7th. We meet for breakfast in the bar/restaurant of our hotel and discuss the trip to Punta Cana. Thunderstorms had pounded Exuma all night and were still scattered around the area. Getting accurate radar images in the Bahamas’ is crude at best so we resort to Intellicast images of the Caribbean on our iPhones…

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Brazil Demo Tour

April 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

April 6th dawned a perfect day in Waco to begin our amazing odyssey. With sunny skies and mild temperatures, we could not have picked a better day. The purpose of this trip is to take our newest Cessna Caravan engine upgrade on a demo tour of one of our most important regions in the world…

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Ron Limoges, 208B1008

July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

At Alkan Air, we are always searching for a more safe and efficient way to serve our clients.  The Blackhawk Caravan engine upgrade is the next logical step in the evolution of the capable 208B Caravan.  Our customers ask for the Caravan year in and year out because of its payload and reliability, now they…

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Skydiving Hawaiian Style

May 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

It was raining when I landed in Honolulu after my 5 hour flight from LAX. I rented a car and was soon sailing down the H1 headed for my hotel in Waikiki. My job definitely has its perks to offset the weeks away from home and going to Hawaii on a business trip is right…

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