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A Phoenix by Blackhawk upgrade is designed to elevate your aircraft into a class all its own. Our most comprehensive upgrade, each Phoenix package 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, new modern interiors, glass cockpit avionics, and fresh inspections.


  • Increased rate of climb
  • Increased cruise speed
  • Greater payload and mission capability
  • Greater safety margins
  • Improved resale value
  • Increased comfort

What’s Included

  • Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade
  • New or freshly overhauled propellers
  • Recent phase 1-4/annual type inspection with no calendar items due for at least one year
  • Full glass cockpit; choose from the following systems:
    » Collins Pro Line 21 with ADS-B, WAAS GPS with LPV, and updated PFD/MFD screens
    » Garmin G1000 NXi w/ADS-B and WAAS GPS
    » Dual Garmin G600 TXi with Garmin 750/650 ADS-B/WAAS GPS with LPV
    » BendixKing AeroVue (B200 only). Includes full cockpit upgrade with autopilot, radar, NAVS, COMS, GPS, ADS-B transponders, Bluetooth audio
    » Pro Line Fusion approval pending
  • Phoenix signature new custom paint
  • Phoenix signature new custom interior
  • New window polarizers or window shades for King Airs
  • Full cockpit refurbishment, including all electroluminescent panels
  • New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) ESP® Gold for first 400 hours or two years on new engines
  • Warranties that include five years or 2,500 hours on the engines, two years on avionics, and one year on paint

Contact a Blackhawk Sales Representative today.

Absolutely! We track all models that are candidates for the Phoenix program, so we know what is openly for sale and what is for sale but not actively being marketed. When you agree to buy a full Phoenix package, there is no charge to locate a suitable aircraft.

You can. However, we negotiate discount prices with all vendors, allowing us to save you money over doing it yourself. Also, the process is extremely time consuming and requires a lot of logistical aircraft movement between shops. Blackhawk’s 35+ years of experience modifying and upgrading aircraft helps to cut the turn time. Lastly, unanticipated problems can arise during the installation process. We have seen just about every one of them and know where to go or what to do to rectify the problem. Put our expertise to work for you!

New costs more than an upgrade, and the Phoenix program can provide comparable or better performance. This is especially true for the King Air 350 with XP67A engines. New aircraft tend to be heavier, resulting in a lower useful load, whereas we keep as much weight off the airplane as possible. New aircraft also depreciate in value much faster. Some aircraft buyers will always buy new, but if you can get a slightly used airplane to look, feel, and perform better than new at half the price, doesn’t that make sense?

New. We don’t install used or overhauled engines.


from real Phoenix customers

John Trefethen
Conquest I

The magic of Phoenix is the aircraft is so much better than the sum of its performance upgrades. Jim carefully manages every detail of the renewal with the purpose of creating a brand-new and exciting aircraft. His success can be measured by the enthusiasm of the aircraft pilots, the relaxed and total comfort of its passengers, and the attention of fellow aircraft owners on the ramp. Many are commenting our aircraft is the sexiest plane on the field. The Trefethen Family are all certainly Blackhawk Ambassadors!

Cody Pierce
King Air 350

I did a type ride with a guy who also operates a 350 today. He was smitten with my plane. The product you’ve put together really is outstanding. Paint looks stunning, the interior is beautiful, the cockpit looks better than a new plane, and of course the performance is just phenomenal! Your attention to detail on everything far exceeded my expectations. The “Phoenix” brand has a bright future.

Breathe new life into your aircraft today

Schedule a free call with one of Blackhawk’s Phoenix experts to see how your aircraft can experience a rebirth with increased power, performance, modernization, and unsurpassed comfort.