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

XP135A Advantages

  • Increased True Airspeed and Rate Of Climb
  • Increased Single Engine Service Ceiling
  • Decreased Time and Fuel to Climb
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Resale Value

Blackhawk News

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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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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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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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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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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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

XP135A Frequently Asked Questions

Pratt & Whitney Canada (PW&C) offers an engine credit for every hour remaining to the factory TBO (up to 1,800 hours). 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.