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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 Modifications Offers NBAA Show Special for XP Engine+ Upgrades

October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 9, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is celebrating the STC-approval of their latest XP Engine+ Upgrade – the XP67A for the King Air 350 – by offering a show special discount on any XP Engine+ Upgrade order placed before October 31, 2017. Blackhawk provides factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Modifications Teams with Sierra Nevada Corporation to Certify the XP67A King Air 350ER

October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Pictured Above: SNC’s Test Bed King Air 350ER at Blackhawk HQ for XP67A Engine+ Upgrade Certification Click here for this image in high resolution. LAS VEGAS, NV – October 9, 2017 – Through Blackhawk Modifications’ subsidiary government and military sales division, Vector-Hawk Aerospace (VHA), the companies have teamed with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Modifications Welcomes Shane Ellis

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – September 6, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications is proud to announce that Shane Ellis has joined the Blackhawk Team in the position of Regional Sales Manager. Shane has been serving corporate aviation clients for nearly 20 years. He has been involved in leading and managing aviation organizations for both domestic and international companies…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Obtains STC for XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for King Air 350

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – August 21, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications is thrilled to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified its new high-power XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 350. The certification process, which included 172 flight hours over 132 flights, was completed in just 14 months, according to company President and Chief…

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King Air 350 XP67A Milestone Update | August 2017

August 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

  We were hoping that we would have the XP67A STC in hand before sending out another update, but we’re told that we will not have the STC for another week or so. The delay is simply a procedural matter within the FAA that is out of our control. Some positive news to share –…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Teams with Metal Innovations to Revitalize the Cessna Caravan

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pictured Above: Blackhawk’s XP140-powered Cessna Caravan WACO, TX – July 24, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. and Metal Innovations Inc. are proud to announce that they are teaming up to revitalize aging Cessna Caravans with the Caravan Reset Program. This program will allow Cessna Caravan operators to reset their aircraft to like-new standards, for a fraction of…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Modifications Completes Certification Testing; Offers EAA AirVenture $100,000 Show Special on King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade

July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pictured above: Blackhawk’s Test 350 and 350ER Aircraft at Their Headquarters in Waco, TX. Click here for this image in high resolution. OSHKOSH, WI – July 24, 2017 — Blackhawk Modifications is celebrating completion of certification flight testing for its newest Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project — the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air…

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King Air 350 XP67A Milestone Update | June 2017

June 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

  The XP67A Engine+ Upgrade STC program presses forward toward certification. If you’ve missed our previous Milestone Updates, you can view them all by clicking here. Key developments over the past month include: We have encountered some scheduling conflicts with the FAA over the past several weeks as a result of their underfunded travel budget.…

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ASAS Article 2017 | Novo Motor para um Consagrado Avião

June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Se comparado ao motor de 600shp, a solução da Blackhawk permite ao Caravan decolar com 152m a menos de pista, ou 91m a menos se comparado ao motor de 675shp de potência. Pode parecer pouco. Mas na Amazônia ou em regiões de difícil acesso, que são uma realidade na América do Sul, onde um metro…

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King Air 350 XP67A Milestone Update | May 2017

May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

  We are now about a month away from receiving the STC for the XP67A Engine + Upgrade. Some recent updates for you: We have satisfactorily completed all the intensive and exacting FAA certification flight tests and have flown over 120 hours in total. We have submitted all the certification reports to the FAA. Our…

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