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True Blue Power Lithium Ion Batteries

Cessna Caravan Series

TB44 True Blue Lithium-Ion Battery

The TB44 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery uses the most sophisticated lithium-ion chemistry available, providing aviators with an unmatched advantage of power, safety, life and energy.

Ideal for the turbine market, including fixed-wing and rotorcraft applications, the TB44 starts the aircraft’s engine quickly and features superior energy density — Nanophosphate® lithium-ion cells offer 3x the energy per kilogram, resulting in a battery that is 40% lighter than lead-acid or nickel-cadmium alternatives.

The advanced battery system is engineered to deliver an overall lower cost of ownership with a 2-year maintenance schedule, efficient engine starts, extended useful life and intelligent ARINC 429 communication to the cockpit.

CAPACITY - 46 amp-hour battery nominal at 23°C (73.4°F)

WEIGHT - 51.7 lbs.

TECHNOLOGY - Advanced Nanophosphate® lithium-ion cell chemistry from A123 Systems, LLC

EFFICIENCY - Higher voltage during engine start — Less wear, less
maintenance and increased useful life

PERFORMANCE - 7 engine starts in 7 minutes - 15 minutes for complete recharge when the battery is fully discharged on a typical aircraft - Superior performance at extremely high temperatures (up to 70°C/158°F)

ENERGY DENSITY - A123 battery cells deliver 3x the energy per kilogram when compared to lead-acid and nickel-cadmium cells

INTERNAL HEATER - Automatic internal heater

PROTECTION - Overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, short circuit, over-temperature and under-temperature

COMMUNICATION - ARINC 429 data to the cockpit

MAINTENANCE - 2-year maintenance interval; offers 50-90% savings on maintenance costs

DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED - Wichita, Kansas, USA

WARRANTY - 2-year limited

Blackhawk News

PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Promotes Lindsay Allmon to Marketing Manager

January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – January 8, 2019 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsay Allmon from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Manager. Lindsay joined Blackhawk almost three years ago and has since played a key role the Marketing Department. “Lindsay’s dedication and energy are truly transforming Blackhawk’s Marketing Department into something better…

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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 | 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 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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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 Promotes Lindsay Allmon to Marketing Manager

January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

WACO, TX – January 8, 2019 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsay Allmon from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Manager. Lindsay joined Blackhawk almost three years ago and has since played a key role the Marketing Department. “Lindsay’s dedication and energy are truly transforming Blackhawk’s Marketing Department into something better…

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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 | 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 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…

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