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The Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade

Beechcraft King Air 90 Series

Blackhawk XP135A Engine Plus Upgrade King Air

The Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade

Beechcraft King Air 90 Series

Your King Air 90, Redefined

The Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade for your King Air 90 improves performance, increases reliability, raises your safety margin, and provides a significant return on investment over PT6A-21 stock engines. Check the facts, and start saving today with a Blackhawk Engine+ Upgrade.

FLY AT 270+ KTAS
ON A STANDARD DAY

That's an average of 35 ktas faster than with stock engines, dependent upon your model of King Air.

36% INCREASE IN
AVAILABLE HORSEPOWER

More power at cruise altitude (1,900 RPM at 26,000 feet ASL).

ACCESS TO MORE AIRPORTS
Get in and out of more airports, especially on hot days and in high density altitude conditions.

REDUCE TIME TO CLIMB BY 21%
You will now have the power to climb through and above inclement weather.

FILE FOR HIGHER
Reduce costly fuel consumption by reaching higher altitudes quicker with more available horsepower.

IMPROVED SAFETY
Enjoy added peace of mind with an increased single-engine service ceiling.

What's Included with the XP135A

XP135A Engine+ Upgrade Testimonials

It only took 12 mintues to climb to FL230 with the main tanks full and four people on board. I've seen the promotional literature Blackhawk puts out, but my E90 beats any numbers I've seen. I think the combination of the Blackhawk engines with the ram air modification and speed stacks may have resulted in a very unique airplane.

Mike Summey, XP135A King Air E90, LW-202

I have flown about 100 hours now with my new Blackhawk engines (XP135A). I have to say that I'm delighted with the performance. I can fly with 7 people and full fuel at 260 Kts (average) at FL240 over 1000 NM. That's impressive! This is like having a new plane. I definitely recommend the upgrade!

Xavier Marchant, XP135A King Air C90A, LJ-1066

Performance is spectacular with 3800fpm rates of climb and TAS of 276kts. Not bad for a 1978 C90!

Paul Sturgeon, XP135A King Air C90, LJ-745

After adding a few panel enhancements we began to think about other possible improvements. The array of options is quite large, but nothing offered the type of major performance gains described in the Blackhawk literature. I am thrilled with the performance and have had great support from the company. If anyone has questions they can contact me by e-mail at docdan@bs-ps.com.

Dan Greenwald, XP135A King Air C90, LJ-944

I have had a wonderful experience with my C90-Axp. The Blackhawk modification has delivered as promised in performance. I'm so impressed that I have given the go ahead to install the Blackhawk Extra Range Fuel Lockers so that I can travel even farther in my King Air. Eliminating a fuel stop will save time and money!

Tom Abood, King Air C90A, LJ-1165

I would do the Blackhawk conversion again in a heartbeat!

Bob Schroeder, XP135A King Air C90, LJ-645

Thanks for building a great airplane for me. The Blackhawk conversion is fast, strong and safe. I have more confidence in this airplane than any of its predecessors, keep the engineering coming.

James Pittenger, XP135A King Air C90, LJ-826

LOVE THE ENGINES! Great to have the extra speed, especially with headwinds! And climb at high density altitudes is outstanding. A fantastic decision... highly recommend! Thank you for having such a great mod available!

Hampton Pitts, XP135A King Air C90A, LJ-1071

My Blackhawks have performed perfectly... they have been such a great addition to the F90 .

Ray Bailey, XP135A King Air F90, LA-119

I could not be happier with the engine mods and my partners are as well. We've noticed reduced trip times on our regular flights that have impressed everybody. The additionl safety margin and auto feather we never had have made a good airplane great.

Kyle McMahan, XP135A King Air C90, LJ-814

The extra power is definitely noticeable on climb out and cruise, our time to climb has been reduced significantly and I find myself using cruising altitudes in the mid to low 20’s. Our average TAS with the [PT6A-21’s] was 225-230, now I typically see 265-270 TAS which equates to a net gain of 40-45kts! Overall, I am very happy with Blackhawk [XP135A] engines. They make the C90 a much more capable airplane. When talking with other pilots who have operation experience in both -21’s/-28’s and [XP135’s] the saying goes, “once you go Blackhawk, you never go back!”

Chris Singer, XP135A King Air C90, LJ-1517

N1551 is running TOPS. In fact, the current owner specifically bought this aircraft because of the conversion. We have enjoyed many trips cruising along at FL270 or FL280, with a 255 to 260 KTAS, burning 460PPH, that's an impressive 68-69 GPH. As this has been my first experience with a Blackhawk C90B I must say I am impressed, COMPLETELY. Hands down, without any doubt, Blackhawk and King Air together equals an awesome product.

Andrew Wilcott, XP135A King Air C90B, LJ-1551

 

Please give my thanks to Jim and the other Blackhawk folks... I’m sold on [the XP135A's] after flying my C90 for only a few days.

Jeff Lowe, XP135A King Air C90B, LJ-1318

XP135A Frequently Asked Questions

Pratt & Whitney Canada (PW&C) offers an engine credit for every hour remaining to the factory TBO. To qualify, the core engine must have enough cycles on the life-limited components to make TBO and all records supporting the component times and cycles must be present and submitted.

Waiting until TBO risks the possibility of a core engine problem, resulting in additional core charges from PW&C. Also, prices from P&WC increase every year, so waiting two or three years would mean a higher investment amount without any of the time-remaining credits.

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