Blackhawk News

December 12, 2017

PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Welcomes Western Aircraft to Authorized Dealer Network

Pictured above: Blackhawk’s SVP Sales & Marketing, Edwin Black, with Western Aircraft’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Kerry Heiss at NBAA 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
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WACO, TX – December 12, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to welcome Western Aircraft, A Greenwhich AeroGroup Company, to their global network of Authorized Dealers. Located in Boise, Idaho, Western Aircraft is an FAA authorized service center, certified aircraft repair station (FE6R532N), and worldwide distributor of parts and avionics for many of the world’s top aircraft manufacturers and OEMs such as Cessna Aircraft, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Pilatus and many other major suppliers to the corporate and general aviation industry. The addition of Western Aircraft expands Blackhawk’s Dealer Network to 84 Authorized Dealers worldwide.

“Western Aircraft is excited to collaborate with Blackhawk,” said Western Aircraft’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Kerry Heiss. “We are a full-service modification center for King Airs and we believe our customers will benefit greatly from this relationship and all that Blackhawk has to offer.”

Western Aircraft is currently installing a Blackhawk XP52 Engine+ Upgrade on a King Air B200 at their facility in Boise. As a result, this B200 will see a 31% increase in available horsepower which translates into a 27-knot gain in cruise speed, increased high/hot takeoff performance, and an approximate operating cost savings of more than $45,000 per year.

“We’re excited to bring Western Aircraft on as an Authorized Blackhawk Dealer,” said Blackhawk’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Edwin Black. “They are truly a one-stop-shop with a great reputation that draws aircraft from all over the country. They focus on quality and customer service, which are two important characteristics that Blackhawk looks for in qualifying our Authorized Dealers.”


About Blackhawk Modifications
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., founded in 1999 in Waco, Texas, is a recognized aviation leader in providing engine performance solutions to the turboprop fleet. The company has the largest installed fleet of STC twin and single-engine turboprop upgrades, making Blackhawk the largest non-OEM buyer of new Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines in the world. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities. For more information, visit

About Western Aircraft
Western Aircraft, Inc. is a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Cessna Aircraft, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Pilatus and many other major suppliers to the Corporate and General Aviation industry. Additionally, they are a factory appointed dealer selling new Pilatus and Piper aircraft. Western Aircraft services include maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; aircraft sales, charter and management; parts distribution and fixed base operations. For more information, go to

Lindsay Allmon
Marketing Coordinator
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc.
7601 Karl May Dr.
Waco, TX 76708
+1 (254) 755-6711

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