The Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades

Your next new aircraft may be the one you already own. Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades transform your legacy aircraft to new, modern standards while avoiding the risk of uncertain engine overhaul costs. Factory-new, more efficient engines deliver the highest performance levels available, saving you both time and money - two more powerful reasons to upgrade your aircraft into something new.

For The Cessna Caravan Series

Replace your tired 600/675 horsepower PT6A-114/-114A engine with a brand-new PT6A-140 powerplant for like-new levels of performance and load carrying capabilities — all while retaining your existing cowling, engine mount, exhaust system, and maintaining the same pilot training and operating characteristics.

For The Cessna Caravan Series

Multiply your power and your revenue generation capability with the Blackhawk Vx Engine+ Upgrade. Blackhawk makes it easy, with a quick, ultra-cost-effective installation that delivers value, performance and enough power to impress any pilot. Replace your tired 600/675 horsepower PT6A-114/-114A engine with a brand-new PT6A-42A powerplant for like-new levels of performance and load carrying capabilities.

For The Piper Cheyenne Series

Breathe new life into your Piper Cheyenne with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade.  The original engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines with a new engine warranty and new engine reliability without any airframe modification. The extra horsepower available at higher altitudes allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Cessna Conquest I

The Conquest I is one of Cessna’s best. Make it even better with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade. The original PT6A-112 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines with a new engine warranty and new engine reliability without any airframe modification. The extra horsepower available at higher altitudes allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 90 Series

Upgrade your King Air to new performance levels with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade with no airframe modifications required.  Original, early generation engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines with new engine warranties and new engine reliability.  The extra horsepower available at higher altitudes allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 200

Transform your King Air 200 into a B200! The Blackhawk XP42 Engine+ Upgrade is a simple, bolt-on upgrade for the King Air 200 that requires no airframe modification. The original PT6A-41 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 engines. Along with an increased engine TBO and lower operating cost, the Blackhawk XP42 Engine+ enjoys a performance boost comparable to the King Air B200.

For The Beechcraft King Air 200 Series

The Blackhawk XP52 Engine+ Upgrade exchanges the original PT6A-41/-42 engines with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s newer generation PT6A-52 engines The more efficient design extends the maximum operating temperature to 820°C for more available torque and horsepower at higher altitudes. This horsepower allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 200 Series

Now you can enjoy both a big cabin and impressive cruise speeds. The Blackhawk XP61 Engine+ Upgrade exchanges the original PT6A-41/42 engines with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s newer generation PT6A-61 engines. The larger power section of the PT6A-61 engine allows more torque and horsepower available at higher altitudes. This horsepower allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 350

Ready for a business jet? The Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrade gives your King Air 350 jet-like speeds while enjoying twice the payload, one-third the operating cost, and access to more airports than jets. Reinvent your King Air today!

Blackhawk News

PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Unveils Next Generation Vx Engine+ Upgrade for the Cessna Caravan

May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – May 21, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., worldwide leader in aftermarket PT6A engine upgrades for turboprop aircraft, is proud to announce the new Blackhawk Vx Engine+ Upgrade package for the Cessna Caravan. This package is comprised of lightweight components to maximize efficiency, thereby lowering maintenance and overhaul costs. The upgrade includes an…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Modifications Now Accepting Pre-Certification Orders for World’s Fastest King Air

May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – May 21, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications is accepting pre-certification orders for the world’s fastest King Air — a King Air 350 equipped with the company’s new XP67A Engine+ Upgrade. The company has completed all flight testing required for certification. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval is expected in June, with European Aviation Safety…

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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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King Air 350 XP67A Milestone Update | April 2017

April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Progress continues to swiftly move forward with the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) efforts for the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade. Below are some milestones we have achieved over the past month and some of the tasks that will shortly take place: So far, 68 of the 75 required FAA certification tests have been satisfactorily completed and the…

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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 | 8 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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