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The Blackhawk XP61 Engine+ Upgrade

Beechcraft King Air 200 Series

Blackhawk XP61 Engine Plus Upgrade King Air

The Blackhawk XP61 Engine+ Upgrade

Beechcraft King Air 200 Series

The King Air You Know, The Performance You'll Love

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 more efficient PT6A-61 engine allows more torque and horsepower available at higher altitudes. This horsepower provides higher rates of climb, faster cruise speeds, and shorter times to destination.

 

First it was a turboprop, now it's a Blackhawk.

XP61 Advantages

  • Increased True Airspeed and Rate Of Climb
  • Increased Single Engine Service Ceiling
  • Decreased Time and Fuel to Climb
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Resale Value

What's Included with the XP61

XP61 Engine+ Upgrade Testimonials

Even though it’s an ‘89 model, I’ll put it up against a brand new King Air 250 model as far as speed, performance and carrying capability because of the excellent shape we’ve been able to keep it in.

Bert Bollar, XP61 King Air B200, BB-1331

Airplane is running great. At FL250 one day I actually saw 311 on the true airspeed indicator, and it was still climbing slowly. I had to power back as I was right on the barber pole.

Jack Silva, XP61 King Air B200, BB-1202

The upgrade is incredible! We saved over an hour round trip from South Dakota to DC. We zipped right up to FL330 with ice vanes deployed for most of the climb. These new engines will really carry the mail. There is no way we could have done that with the -42’s. These new engines are amazing.

Ronald Hauck, XP61 King Air B200, BB-1307

We are very proud to be the first commercial operator in Europe with this fabulous new airplane. The King Air has always been a great aircraft; the Blackhawk is now the perfect European executive transport.

Malcolm Humphries, Capital Trading Ltd, XP61 King Air B200, BB-625

I have accumulated thousands of hours in various King Air models and this airplane with the -61’s performs just like a King Air 300.

Brad Huddle, XP61 King Air 200, BB-651

The performance improvement in climb and cruise is dramatic. We conduct the whole enroute cruise phase of our flights 10 knots below the barber pole, TAS 310. We are very pleased with the -61’s!

Mark Byrne, XP61 King Air B200, BB-1202

Our Blackhawk PT6A-61s have been a fantastic investment! The plane jumps off the runway, climbs straight up & settles in ~300 knots in normal cruise. We save time on each flight with power to spare. The -61s are a perfect fit for the King Air B200.

John Rudolph, XP61 King Air B200, BB-1071

Who wouldn't want brand new, higher performing engines?

John Boike, XP61 King Air 200, BB-115

Controllers gave me a compliment on my climb out of BTR. I was out of 7000 feet when I reversed course crossing back abeam the airport after only a short climb out on runway heading. Houston Center asked what kind of King Air 200 could climb like that. I have received similar questions recently from Washington Center climbing out of EWN and SLC center climbing out RKS. I am sure you hear this kind of stuff all the time. It's definitely a climbing machine. No big deal handling the sea level stuff but high altitude airports hot or cold its night and day from the 41's

Hoss Maddry, XP61 King Air 200, BB-739

I must say that the engine upgrade makes the King Air a real pleasure to fly and operate. 305 -310 KTAS is easily achievable and the only red line approached is the barber's pole!

Andy Gent, XP61 King Air 200, BB-568

Time is muscle in our industry.  Every minute that passes after someone suffers a heart attack, stroke or waits for a transplant can significantly impact their quality of life. Having two King Air B200’s with the Blackhawk XP61 Engine+ Upgrade will get our patients to a high level service provider in a lot less time. We are thankful for innovative companies like Blackhawk who help us expand our business model, lower our costs and reduce risks for our patients.

Robbie Copeland, Eagle Med, XP61 King Air B200

On the flight back [from Germany] today, we had an initial climb rate in excess of 2,500 feet per minute. We departed from EDMS, field elevation of 1,051 feet, and climbed to FL280 in around 16 minutes, 30 seconds. It was an ISA day on the ground, and ISA - 2°C at FL280. We had a TAS of 293 knots, on a fuel burn of around 315 pph per side. Even [with] a headwind of over 60 knots at some stages, we still managed to complete the 600nm flight in just under 2 hours 30 minutes, including the usual ATC vectoring around London. All in all, I am very impressed with the [upgrade]!

Andrew Birrell, XP61 King Air B200, BB-1244

 

XP61 Frequently Asked Questions

Pratt & Whitney Canada (PW&C) offers an engine credit for every hour remaining to the factory TBO. To qualify, the core engine must have enough cycles on the life-limited components to make TBO and all records supporting the component times and cycles must be present and submitted.

Waiting until TBO risks the possibility of a core engine problem, resulting in additional core charges from PW&C. Also, prices from P&WC increase every year, so waiting two or three years would mean a higher investment amount without any of the time-remaining credits.

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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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  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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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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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 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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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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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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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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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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