Can I get support for my aircraft outside of the US?
Blackhawk Aerospace has dealer-installers around the world for support, plus all of engines can be serviced by the OEM, Pratt and Whitney Canada, at one of their service centers located nearest you.
Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?
does not perform installations. Although the installation is
basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney
Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and
money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation
facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to
complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you
What is the lead time on engine(s)?
orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within
30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available
How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?
to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP
Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:
in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded
corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
customer support department with on-staff technical support
technician, customer service representative, and worldwide
distribution and service center network
Blackhawk Owner’s Group
strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
Can I keep my core engine?
upgrade price already reflects the value of the cores, you can keep
your core engine if you are willing to pay Pratt & Whitney Canada
for the core. Prices will depend on core engine times.
My engine(s) still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?
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 without any of the time-remaining credit.
How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?
offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new:
Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will
there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be
unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with
Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of
buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and
utility of the aircraft you know best.
If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?
Why wait to
start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every
mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take
advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of
Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.