Blackhawk News

October 18, 2016

Press Release – Blackhawk Expands Authorized Dealer Network with Hampton Aviation

Hampton AviationOctober 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 singular focus: taking care of their customers.  As experts in the industry of aviation service and repair, Hampton Aviation has spent their existence doing just that – performing King Air inspections, repairs, and modifications. With their proven combination of quality, cost effectiveness, and turnaround time, Hampton Aviation can confidently say they are unlike any other King Air repair facility in the industry.

“We are delighted to be part of the Blackhawk dealership family,” stated Hampton Aviation President Larry Davis.

“It’s a perfect fit!” added Tom Canavera, Sales and Marketing Manager for Hampton. “We perform major King Air structural inspections, repairs, and modifications each month. The Blackhawk ENGINE+ UPGRADE is a natural partnership.”

Hampton is scheduled to complete the installation of an XP135A Engine+ Upgrade on a 1992 King Air C90B. This C90B will gain a 30 knot cruise speed increase, which brings it up to modern levels of performance that are currently enjoyed by factory new King Air C90GTX operators.

“Customer Service has been one of the differentiating features that has propelled Blackhawk to the forefront of the aircraft performance upgrade discussion,” said Edwin Black, Blackhawk’s SVP of Sales and Marketing. “Having qualified and well trained dealers who sell, install, and maintain our various XP Engine+ Upgrades gives pilots and aircraft owners alike more assurance that choosing Blackhawk is the safe and sound decision. Appointing an experienced group like Hampton Aviation as a dealer will help us manage our growth and continue our customer service focus for the almost 700 now flying with Blackhawk, and those who soon will be.”


About Hampton Aviation
Since 2003, Hampton Aviation has been the premier King Air inspection and repairs facility for the US Army, Air Force, and Navy. Our capabilities equal or exceed any maintenance facility which includes complete inspections, airframe dismantle, spar replacement or repair, sheet metal work, pre-purchase inspections, and excellent paint & interior. Large and difficult projects that would intimidate other shops are welcome at Hampton Aviation. For more information, visit
8210.1 compliant – Certified Repair Station #2HVR792B –  65,000 square feet of maintenance space. To view the Hampton Aviation facility: