Blackhawk News

May 21, 2014

Blackhawk Delivers Two King Air 200 XP61 Performance Upgrades to Bromma Air Maintenance

Blackhawk Delivers Two King Air 200 XP61 Performance Upgrades to Bromma Air Maintenance

GENEVA – May 21, 2014 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. (BMI) and Bromma Air Maintenance AB today announced delivery of two XP61 engine upgrade systems to Bromma Air Maintenance for its flight operations fleet of Beechcraft King Air B200s.

Stockholm, Sweden-based Bromma Air Maintenance will lease the Blackhawk-equipped King Air 200s to the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority in support of calibration flights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Lithuania, Spain and Iraq.

“As an authorized Blackhawk distributor, upgrading our fleet was a logical, long-term investment,” said Marcus Lonn, Bromma Air Maintenance AB’s Director of Sales. “We spend thousands of hours performing these calibration flights — and the XP61 upgrade provides a great advantage that will benefit us economically and with improved performance.”

Blackhawk’s XP61 upgrade replaced the stock Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-42 turboprop engines on Bromma Air Maintenance’s King Air B200s with two factory-new, PT6A-61 engines, including new-engine warranties from P&WC. No airframe modifications are required for the XP61 upgrade, which has received Supplemental Type Certificate approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency and Brazil’s Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil.

“Blackhawk and Bromma Air Maintenance have a longstanding relationship and commitment to the King Air community in Europe,” said Bobby Patton, Blackhawk’s Director of International Sales. “We are proud to partner with them and know these more capable aircraft will serve them well for many years to come.”

Representatives from Blackhawk and Bromma will be available to speak with members of the business aviation community throughout EBACE (Booth 2237), May 20-22 in Geneva, Switzerland.

About Bromma Air Maintenance

Bromma Air Maintenance provides aviation services such as base and line maintenance, repair and overhaul for turboprop, single- and multi-engine piston and jet aircraft and helicopters. The company’s “One Stop, One Shop” solution includes spare parts sales, a Part-21 division for design and production, as well as aircraft sales and acquisitions via Bromma Air Sales AB; avionics via Scandinavian Avionics; and flight operations with a fleet of two Beechcraft King Air B200s. Bromma Air Maintenance provides commercial aviation base and line maintenance at Stockholm-Bromma and Norrköping airports; military line maintenance for the Swedish Air Force at Linköping Malmslätt, Ronneby, Såtenäs and Luleå.
Bromma Air Maintenance is an authorized Beechcraft service center, appointed maintenance facility for Pratt & Whitney Canada, and offers the finest upgrades available for the King Air family.

About Blackhawk Modifications

Blackhawk Modifications is a leading provider of engine performance upgrades for a range of popular turboprop aircraft. The company has the largest installed fleet of STC twin – engine turboprop engine upgrades, and is the world’s largest non-OEM buyer of new P&WC turboprop engines. Headquartered in Waco, Texas, Blackhawk employs 31 full-time staff personnel and provides an expansive network of more than 73 distributors and certified installation facilities worldwide.
For more information, contact Blackhawk Modifications, 7601 Karl May Drive, Waco, Texas, 76708. Phone 254-755-6711, website, inquiries For further press information, contact Abbey O’Brien.