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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Join Blackhawk at NBAA 2016 in Orlando!

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

November 1 – 3, 2016 • Orlando, FL Come visit Blackhawk at the can’t-miss business aviation event of the year and the seventh largest tradeshow in the U.S. Booth #1119. Join 27,000 industry professionals for the most important three days of business aviation. Ranked as the sixth largest tradeshow in the United States, the Business…

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Blackhawk Launches New Engine Upgrade Program for the King Air 350 Series

August 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. unveiled details about their newest XP Engine + Upgrade program for the King Air 350 in an announcement from company executives. Blackhawk is developing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow the installation and operation of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engine to replace the existing PT6A-60A engines on the…

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Press Release – The XP140 Engine+ Upgrade is at 20 Installations and Counting!

July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, WI, July 25, 2016 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., the world’s leading provider for new engine STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) upgrades for turboprop aircraft, has completed the 20th installation of their recently certified XP140 New Engine+ Upgrade, featuring the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine. The 20th installation was completed with the certification being approved…

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Blackhawk Announces AMK Aviation as Canada’s Newest Dealer

June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

WACO, Texas, June 20, 2016 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. and AMK Aviation of Ontario, Canada announce the completion of their recent agreement which signs AMK as an installation and service center for Blackhawk’s line of PT6A engine upgrades. AMK Aviation, a repair and overhaul facility based in Murillo, Ontario will offer customers new engine upgrades…

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Blackhawk Gains EASA Approval of the PT6A-140 for the Cessna Caravan Upgrade

April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Waco, Texas, April 18, 2016 – Blackhawk Modifications, the leading provider of engine upgrades for turboprop aircraft, announced the continued growth of their portfolio of worldwide certified engine upgrades with the European Aviation Safety Alliance (EASA) approval of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan. The added…

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