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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 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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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Gains EASA Approval for King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade

April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

  FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – April 18, 2018 – Blackhawk is excited to announce that the Company has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for the King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade. Keys to the upgrade include two factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines and new 5-blade composite propeller assemblies and spinners from MT-Propeller,…

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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your King Air 90

April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

  3 Reasons to Upgrade Your King Air 90 to BETTER-THAN-NEW STANDARDS with the Blackhawk XP135A Engine+ Upgrade   PERFORMANCE Produce 36% more horsepower at altitude, reduce time to climb by 21%, and cruise at speeds 14% (25-32 ktas) faster than stock. Learn more about XP135A performance here.   VALUE Typical operations result in 10%…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Welcomes Scott Keefe to the Team

April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Click here for this image in high resolution.   WACO, TX – April 10, 2018 – Blackhawk is happy to welcome Scott Keefe to the Blackhawk Team as a Marketing Consultant. He will be working closely with both the Sales and Marketing Departments. Scott spent the past 13 years working in Sales and Marketing for…

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PRESS RELEASE | Introducing Phoenix by Blackhawk

April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

  WACO, TX – April 4, 2018 – Blackhawk is proud to launch their latest aircraft modernization program; Phoenix by Blackhawk. The program encompasses a complete nose-to-tail customization of legacy aircraft including new or low-time Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades, new or low-time propellers, fresh paint, top-of-the-line interiors, glass cockpit avionics, and fresh inspections. To qualify…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Obtains Transport Canada Approval for King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade

April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – April 2, 2018 – Blackhawk is excited to announce that the Company has received Transport Canada approval for the King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade. The approval includes the integration of Rockwell Collins Pro Line II and Pro Line 21 avionics packages, with Garmin G1000 approval imminent. Keys to the upgrade include…

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King Air 350 Milestone Update | $50,000 Avionics Credit

February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrades are now rocketing through the skies. The first several installations have been on King Air 350’s with the Collins Proline 21 avionics system, which has been STC approved for the past month. Coupling the engine upgrade with the looming ADS-B mandate will save you downtime and money as there…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Announces 400-Hour TBO Extension for XP140 Engine+ Upgrade

February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – February 27, 2018 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is excited to announce a Time Between Overhaul (TBO) baseline extension from 3600 hours to 4000 hours for the Cessna Caravan XP140 Engine+ Upgrade. With this 400-hour TBO increase, the Hot Section Inspection (HSI) interval is also extended from 1800 hours to 2000 hours. Pratt…

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PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Welcomes Western Aircraft to Authorized Dealer Network

December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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. Click here for this image in high resolution.   WACO, TX – December 12, 2017 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to welcome Western Aircraft, A Greenwhich AeroGroup Company,…

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