I am very happy with the 135A engines, now that I have 366 hours on them. I have no regrets and am glad I made the switch to the new engines. I think that the Conquest I is a far better airplane with these engines than with the original 112.
Bob Munday, Conquest I
We are very happy with the recent PT6A-135A upgrade to our aging (1983) aircraft. It has really given new life to the old girl.
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
Do you offer financing?
work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.
How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?
To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engine(s). Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.
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 put my airplane on charter?
fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with
a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out
of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.
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.