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The Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades

Your next new aircraft may be the one you already own. Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades transform your legacy aircraft to new, modern standards while avoiding the risk of uncertain engine overhaul costs. Factory-new, more efficient engines deliver the highest performance levels available, saving you both time and money - two more powerful reasons to upgrade your aircraft into something new.

For The Cessna Caravan Series

Replace your tired 600/675 horsepower PT6A-114/-114A engine with a brand-new PT6A-140 powerplant for like-new levels of performance and load carrying capabilities — all while retaining your existing cowling, engine mount, exhaust system, and maintaining the same pilot training and operating characteristics.

For The Cessna Caravan Series

Multiply your power and your revenue generation capability with the Blackhawk Vx Engine+ Upgrade. Blackhawk makes it easy, with a quick, ultra-cost-effective installation that delivers value, performance and enough power to impress any pilot. Replace your tired 600/675 horsepower PT6A-114/-114A engine with a brand-new PT6A-42A powerplant for like-new levels of performance and load carrying capabilities.

For The Piper Cheyenne Series

Breathe new life into your Piper Cheyenne with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade.  The original engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines with a new engine warranty and new engine reliability without any airframe modification. The extra horsepower available at higher altitudes allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Cessna Conquest I

The Conquest I is one of Cessna’s best. Make it even better with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade. The original PT6A-112 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines with a new engine warranty and new engine reliability without any airframe modification. The extra horsepower available at higher altitudes allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 90 Series

Upgrade your King Air to new performance levels with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade with no airframe modifications required.  Original, early generation engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines with new engine warranties and new engine reliability.  The extra horsepower available at higher altitudes allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 200

Transform your King Air 200 into a B200! The Blackhawk XP42 Engine+ Upgrade is a simple, bolt-on upgrade for the King Air 200 that requires no airframe modification. The original PT6A-41 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 engines. Along with an increased engine TBO and lower operating cost, the Blackhawk XP42 Engine+ enjoys a performance boost comparable to the King Air B200.

For The Beechcraft King Air 200 Series

The Blackhawk XP52 Engine+ Upgrade exchanges the original PT6A-41/-42 engines with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s newer generation PT6A-52 engines. The more efficient design extends the maximum operating temperature to 820°C for more available torque and horsepower at higher altitudes. This horsepower allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 200 Series

Now you can enjoy both a big cabin and impressive cruise speeds. The Blackhawk XP61 Engine+ Upgrade exchanges the original PT6A-41/42 engines with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s newer generation PT6A-61 engines. The larger power section of the PT6A-61 engine allows more torque and horsepower available at higher altitudes. This horsepower allows for higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

For The Beechcraft King Air 350

Ready for a business jet? The Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrade gives your King Air 350 jet-like speeds while enjoying twice the payload, one-third the operating cost, and access to more airports than jets. Reinvent your King Air today!

Blackhawk News

PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Begins Flight Testing for Fastest King Air Program: XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300 Series

October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: Blackhawk’s XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300 Click here for this image in high resolution. ORLANDO, Florida – October 15, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. announced today that flight testing is formally underway for the Company’s latest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) program: the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Celebrates Milestone Achievement: 800 Engine+ Upgrades Sold

October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: The Phoenix-edition 1982 King Air C90-1 on display at EAA AirVenture 2018 where 800th customers Gregg and Jan Goodall first saw the airplane. Click here for this image in high resolution. ORLANDO, Florida – October 15, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to announce that with the sale of the Phoenix-edition King…

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King Air 350 Milestone Update | King Air Magazine Demo Flight

September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“This truly is the Greatest King Air that I have yet had the pleasure to operate.” – Renowned flight instructor and author of “The King Air Book” Tom Clements after flying an XP67A-powered King Air 350     The XP67A just keeps rolling along and we have had some exciting news since our last update.…

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PRESS RELEASE | FAA Approves FAST™ Engine Monitoring Solution for Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades

July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Pictured above: Pratt & Whitney Canada’s FAST™ Solution, a Flight Data Acquisition, Storage, and Transmission System for Blackhawk-Powered King Air and Caravan Aircraft Click here for this image in high resolution.   OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – July 23, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications is pleased to announce Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) completion of a Supplemental…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Becomes Exclusive Provider of MT 5-Blade Composite Propeller for the Cessna Caravan

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: Blackhawk-Powered Cessna Caravan with the MT 5-Blade Composite Propeller Click here for this image in high resolution. OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – July 23, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications is proud to announce that MT Propeller has granted Blackhawk full aftermarket exclusivity to provide the FAA and EASA approved MT 5-blade composite propeller to PT6A-140 and…

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PRESS RELEASE | FAA Approves G1000 NXi Integration with King Air 350 XP67A Engine + Upgrade

July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: XP67A and G1000-Equipped King Air 350, 339 KTAS Click here for this image in high resolution.   OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – July 23, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to announce the FAA-Approval of the Garmin G1000 NXi with the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for King Air 350 series aircraft. This Supplemental Type Certificate…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Launches XP67A Engine+ Upgrade Program for King Air 300 Series

July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300. Click here for this image in high resolution. OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – July 23, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications is proud to announce the launch of the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300 Series, which pairs the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) 1200 shaft…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of XP61 Engine+ Upgrade STC

June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

  WACO, Texas – June 26, 2018 – This month, Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. proudly celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the XP61 Engine+ Upgrade STC approval for the King Air 200 series. With over 136 XP61 upgrade kits sold, this model has proven to be a game changer for the King Air 200 market over the…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk and SNC Acquire XP67A King Air 350ER STC

June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

WACO, Texas (June 12, 2018) – Blackhawk Modifications’ subsidiary for government and military sales division, Vector-Hawk Aerospace (VHA), has teamed with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to offer the Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrade Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Kit for the Beechcraft King Air 350ER. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved Blackhawk Modifications’ XP67A Engine+ Upgrade…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Expands EASA Approval for XP140 Engine+ Upgrade to Include MT 5-Blade Composite Propeller and Aero Acoustics Kit Pairing

April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pictured above: Don Moore of Blackhawk Modifications and Jean-Pierre van der Burgt of Mastenbroek Aeroskill inspect the XP140 Engine+ Upgrade Click here for this image in high resolution. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – April 18, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is pleased to announce the Company has expanded the EASA Approval of the Cessna Caravan XP140 Engine+…

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