King Air C90- XP135A

XP135A ENGINE+ UPGRADE

KING AIR c90, T-44A, U-21

59%

INCREASED CLIMB RATE

36%

INCREASE IN AVAILABLE HORSEPOWER

270+ ktas

MAXIMUM CRUISE SPEED

10%

SAVINGS IN OPERATING COSTS

21%

LESS TIME TO REACH ALTITUDE

19,000 FT

SINGLE ENGINE SERVICE CEILING


Expanded Mission Capabilities

Transform your legacy government aircraft into a safer, higher performing, more reliable mission partner with a Blackhawk Engine+ Upgrade. The improved performance, increased reliability, and higher safety margin of the XP135A Engine + Upgrade delivers increased mission capabilities while reducing engine-related AOG and overall operating costs.

Boost Mission Success

The XP135A Engine+ Upgrade gives your agency a serious boost in horsepower that translates to increased mission flexibility, for less.

  • Better safety margins
  • Fly faster
  • Improved climb
  • Access more airports
  • Reduced overall fuel consumption

UPGRADE BENEFITS

  • More power to take off from short, unimproved, high altitude, and remote runways
  • Increased rate of climb
  • Increased cruise speed
  • Greater safety margins
  • Improved resale value
  • Increased single-engine service ceiling

What’s Included

  • Two Factory-New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-135A Engines (Exchange)
  • P&WC enhanced new engine warranty 2,500 hours/5 years with prorated coverage to the 3,600-hour TBO
  • Installation kit and drawings
  • STC paperwork and instructions for continued airworthiness
  • Flight manual supplement
  • P&WC engine logbook and Blackhawk logbook case
  • Blackhawk cycle book and aircraft decals
  • P&WC PT6 line maintenance entitlement training
  • Two-year subscription for P&WC engine maintenance/parts manuals
  • Blackhawk lifetime customer support guarantee
  • Optional: Hawkeye DigiLog Smart Gauges

  • Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

    Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.

  • What is the lead time on engines?

    Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within 30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available engines.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes. We work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.

  • How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?

    To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.

  • How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?

    In addition to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:

    • Listings in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
    • Worldwide market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
    • Full customer support department with on-staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
    • The Blackhawk Owner’s Group
    • The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
    • Approval by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
  • Can I put my airplane on charter?

    Yes. In fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.

  • Can I keep my core engine?

    Since the upgrade price already reflects the value of the cores, you can keep your core engine if you are willing to pay Pratt & Whitney Canada for the core. Prices will depend on core engine times.

  • My engines still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?

    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 without any of the time-remaining credit.

  • How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?

    Blackhawk offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new: Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and utility of the aircraft you know best.

  • If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?

    Why wait to start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.

Stretch Your Budget

The XP135A Engine+ Upgrade allows your agency to do more within tighter budget constraints.

  • Lower operating costs than stock engines
  • Pratt & Whitney core engine credits up to $35 per hour per engine for every hour remaining to the factory TBO
  • Strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
  • 3,600-hour TBO with escalation available for fleet operators
  • Extend the time it takes to reach the 3,600-hour overhaul by over a year and a half
  • Faster speeds and climb save time on each mission, delivering fuel savings

How can we serve you?

Learn how your agency can experience improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and reduced overall costs. Contact us for a technical briefing on how an Engine+ Upgrade can cost effectively boost your operation.

Caravan gov — All Upgrades

Cessna 208 Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan Upgrade Options

Expanded Mission Capabilities

With unprecedented increases in takeoff and climb horsepower, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ FAA-certified Engine+ Upgrade packages transform your legacy government Caravan into a more valuable and cost-effective asset while extending its useful life. We offer two proven engine upgrade options to meet your mission requirements – Vy and XP140. We exchange the aircraft’s standard PT6A-114/114A engine for a factory-new, higher horsepower PT6A-42A or PT6A-140 powerplant respectively, and replace your propellers with higher performance props. This work is backed by a lifetime customer support guarantee and includes free enrollment in CAMP Systems’ Aircraft Maintenance Tracking Program and the Trend Group’s Turbine Trend Analysis Program.

Your upgrade expands your Caravan’s performance margins, doubling the aircraft’s rate of climb while using less fuel. In addition, the program shortens takeoff distances and increases range and true airspeed. All these enhancements make the Caravan a more valuable government asset with increased safety and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Higher speed and longer range improve arrival and turn-around times literally making the difference between life and death for MEDEVAC patients, Special Ops insertion and extraction teams, and troops stationed in remote areas with urgent resupply needs. Better fuel efficiency also enables longer surveillance and patrol missions and lower cost freight hauling.

JUMP TO

VY


XP140

Ideal for military and government transport and surveillance operations seeking more capability.

  • 37% increased climb rate
  • 22% shorter takeoff distance
  • 195 ktas maximum cruise speed
  • 100° C lower starting temps
  • 4,000 hours TBO

VY

Ideal for any military or government agencies operating from high altitude airports.

  • 35% increased climb rate
  • 22% shorter takeoff distance
  • 189 ktas maximum cruise speed
  • 100° C lower starting temps
  • 3,600 hours TBO

STILL NOT SURE WHICH ENGINE UPGRADE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Contact us today to discuss your mission, aircraft, goals, and our options. We’ll work with you to identify the right solution to boost the performance of your legacy Cessna 208 or 208B to best meet your mission parameters.

Additional Performance Solutions

We provide a wide range of performance enhancing solutions for Cessna 208 or 208B aircraft that further boost mission performance with an engine upgrade.

Rory Crews

A 32-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Rory Crews brings a wealth of leadership, industry experience, and business acumen to Blackhawk. He develops and leads the company’s successful new programs, executes its major defense industry MRO contracts, and maintains our extensive quality management system. During his tenure, he’s been successful in managing engine MRO for more than 200 military aircraft in 81 countries and negotiated several high value contract negotiations.

During his service in the U.S. Air Force, Crews held several operations, training, and leadership positions in addition to flying as a special operations pilot. He retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel. His also served as an airline transport captain and air cargo consultant before joining Blackhawk in 2015. Aviation has always been in Crews’ blood. One of his first jobs as a young man was as a refueler at a local FBO so he could earn money for flying lessons. Today he is an ATP-rated multi-engine airplane pilot with more than 11,000 hours of flight time.

Pete Franks

Dr. Pete Franks is the President of Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions, provides dynamic leadership for a forward-thinking small business that offers small business opportunities to large businesses and government organizations to accomplish engine, propeller, and landing gear upgrades and MRO management of components.  Dr. Franks served 23 years in the U.S. Army as an aviator, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He served as a maintenance company commander during Desert Shield/Storm and a battalion commander during OIF 1.  His terminal assignment was two years in the Pentagon as the Director of Aviation Logistics for the G4.  He has worked within the defense industry for fifteen years as a Program Manager and Director of Software Systems that developed some of Army Aviation’s most critical software in the Aviation Data Warehouse and ULLS-A; and as the Modification and Obsolescence Manager for L-3 Technology on the Army C-12/RC-12/UC-35 LCCS program.   He earned his Doctorate through Capella University in Business Administration with a focus on Strategy and Innovation.  In addition, his dissertation focused on the utilization of analytics in the defense industry.  He has been with Blackhawk Aerospace since September 2015 at the President of Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions.  He enjoys being able to offer cost affordable options for extending the service life of military aircraft that removes obsolescence, making them safer and provides better performance for the aviators and service members who use those aircraft. 

Caravan – XP140

XP140 ENGINE+ UPGRADE

CESSNA CARAVAN 208 AND GRAND CARAVAN 208B

37%

INCREASED CLIMB RATE

4,000 hrs1

P&WC ENHANCED ENGINE WARRANTY

195+ ktas

MAXIMUM CRUISE SPEED

100º C

LOWER STARTING TEMPS

22%

SHORTER TAKEOFF DISTANCE

2 weeks

TYPICAL ENGINE INSTALLATION

1P&WC Enhanced New-Engine Warranty 1,000 hours, no calendar limit, with prorated coverage to the 4,000 hour TBO.


Elevated Operational Performance

The Blackhawk XP140 Engine+ Upgrade exceptionally boosts performance on government missions around the world, from MEDEVAC and Special Ops insertion and extraction to supporting troops stationed in the most remote, off-road areas. Our upgrades transform legacy aircraft into even more valuable and productive assets, further improving the Caravan’s legendary capabilities even in the hottest, highest regions with short runways. 

The upgrade replaces your tired PT6A-114/114A engines with a brand-new PT6A-140 powerplants 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.

Do more with an XP140 Engine+ Upgrade

The XP140 Engine+ Upgrade significantly boosts horsepower with brand-new PT6A-140 engines. The increased horsepower offers expanded mission opportunities:

  • Better safety margins
  • Faster cruise speed
  • Improved climb
  • Access more airports

UPGRADE BENEFITS

  • Increased rate of climb
  • Increased cruise speed
  • Lower starting temperatures
  • Increased TBO
  • Shorter takeoff

What’s Included

  • Two Factory-New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 Engines (Exchange)
  • P&WC new engine warranty 1,000 hours with no calendar limit
  • Choice of factory-new propeller and spinner
  • Optional New True Blue Power Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Hawkeye digilog smart gauges 
  • New 40% larger oil cooler
  • New 325-Amp Starter Generator 
  • Globally approved flight manual supplement
  • STC paperwork and instructions for continued airworthiness
  • P&WC PT6 Line Maintenance Entitlement Training
  • Two-year subscription for P&WC engine maintenance/parts manuals
  • Blackhawk lifetime customer support guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

    Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.

  • What is the lead time on engines?

    Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within 30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available engines.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes. We work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.

  • How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?

    To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.

  • How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?

    In addition to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:

    • Listings in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
    • Worldwide market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
    • Full customer support department with on-staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
    • The Blackhawk Owner’s Group
    • The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
    • Approval by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
  • Can I put my airplane on charter?

    Yes. In fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.

  • Can I keep my core engine?

    Since the upgrade price already reflects the value of the cores, you can keep your core engine if you are willing to pay Pratt & Whitney Canada for the core. Prices will depend on core engine times.

  • My engines still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?

    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 without any of the time-remaining credit.

  • How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?

    Blackhawk offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new: Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and utility of the aircraft you know best.

  • If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?

    Why wait to start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.

Stretch Your Budget

The XP140 Engine+ Upgrade allows your operation to economically boost its performance, helping you to do and make more with less.

  • Pratt & Whitney core engine credits up to $50 per hour per engine for every hour remaining to the factory TBO
  • Strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
  • TBO increase from 3,600 to 4,000 TBO
  • Faster speeds and climb save time on each mission and experience fuel savings
  • Increased revenue generation
  • Hot section inspection interval increased from 1,800 to 2,000 hours

UPGRADE TODAY

Learn how your agency can experience improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and reduced overall costs. Contact us for a technical briefing on how an Engine+ Upgrade can cost effectively boost your operation.

Caravan – VY

VY ENGINE+ UPGRADE

CESSNA CARAVAN 208 AND GRAND CARAVAN 208B

35%1

INCREASED CLIMB RATE

3,600 hrs2

P&WC ENHANCED ENGINE WARRANTY

189+ ktas1

MAXIMUM CRUISE SPEED

100º C

LOWER STARTING TEMPS

22%1

SHORTER TAKEOFF DISTANCE

50%

QUICKER TIME TO CLIMB

1Grand Caravan 208B with Vx Engine+ Upgrade, Sea Level, ISA Day, Ground Roll, No Wind, No Pod. 3ISA+20 Day
2P&WC Enhanced New-Engine Warranty 2,500 hours/5 years with prorated coverage to the 3,600 hour TBO


Upgraded Performance to Expand Missions

Thousands of Cessna Caravans support an extraordinary range of government missions around the world, from MEDEVAC and Special Ops insertion and extraction to supporting troops stationed in the most remote, off-road areas. Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions helps government agencies transform their aircraft into even more valuable and productive assets, further improving the Caravan’s legendary capabilities even in the hottest, highest regions with short runways.

Do more with an Vy Engine+ Upgrade

The Vy Engine+ Upgrade significantly boosts horsepower with brand-new PT6A-42A engines.

The increased horsepower offers expanded mission opportunities:

  • Carry more
  • Better safety margins
  • Faster cruise speed
  • Improved climb
  • Easier takeoff from short and unimproved runways

UPGRADE BENEFITS

  • More power to takeoff from short unimproved and remote runways
  • Increased rate of climb
  • Increased cruise speed
  • Greater payload and mission capability
  • Greater safety margins
  • Improved resale value
  • Optimized AC intake significantly lowers cabin temperature

What’s Included

  • Two Factory-New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-42A Engines (Exchange)
  • P&WC enhanced new engine warranty 2,500 hours/5 years with prorated coverage to the 3,600-hour TBO
  • Choice of Factory-New Propeller and Spinner
  • Choice of Factory-New Exhaust Stacks
  • New Carbon-Fiber Composite Cowling and High-Efficiency Inlet
  • Optional New True Blue Power Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Optional: Hawkeye digilog smart gauges
  • New 40% Larger Oil Cooler
  • Newly Designed Engine Bleed Valve Ducting System
  • Optimized AC Intake
  • Optional 325-Amp Starter Generator
  • Globally Approved Flight Manual Supplement
  • STC Paperwork and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
  • P&WC PT6 Line Maintenance Entitlement Training
  • Two-Year Subscription for P&WC Engine Maintenance/Parts Manuals
  • Blackhawk Lifetime Customer Support Guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

    Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.

  • What is the lead time on engines?

    Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within 30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available engines.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes. We work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.

  • How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?

    To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.

  • How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?

    In addition to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:

    • Listings in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
    • Worldwide market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
    • Full customer support department with on-staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
    • The Blackhawk Owner’s Group
    • The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
    • Approval by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
  • Can I put my airplane on charter?

    Yes. In fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.

  • Can I keep my core engine?

    Since the upgrade price already reflects the value of the cores, you can keep your core engine if you are willing to pay Pratt & Whitney Canada for the core. Prices will depend on core engine times.

  • My engines still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?

    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 without any of the time-remaining credit.

  • How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?

    Blackhawk offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new: Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and utility of the aircraft you know best.

  • If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?

    Why wait to start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.

Stretch Your Budget

The Vy Engine+ Upgrade allows your operation to economically boost its performance, helping you to do and make more with less.

  • Pratt & Whitney core engine credits up to $50 per hour per engine for every hour remaining to the factory TBO
  • Strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
  • 3,600 Hour TBO with escalation available for fleet operators
  • Faster speeds and climb save time on each mission and experience fuel savings
  • Increased revenue generation

UPGRADE TODAY

Learn how your agency can experience improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and reduced overall costs. Contact us for a technical briefing on how an Engine+ Upgrade can cost effectively boost your operation.

King Air 350 – XR Kit

KING AIR 350 ENDURANCE KIT

EXPAND YOUR MISSION PERFORMANCE

Endurance

INCREASED FUEL AND POWER FOR IMPROVED TIME ON STATION

Climb

REACH MISSION ALTITUDE 60% FASTER

Low-Cost

TURN-KEY AIRCRAFT AQUISITION AND FLEET SUSTAINABILITY

Weight

220 LBS. OF INCREASED MISSION PAYLOAD

Take off

MTOW OF 16,500 LBS., EVEN IN EXTREME CONDITIONS


COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION
GOVERNMENT, MILITARY, SPECIAL MISSIONS, AND CONTRACT OPERATIONS

The Blackhawk XR Endurance Kit significantly boosts King Air 350 mission capability, keeping government, military, and special mission operators airborne despite aging fleets and shrinking budgets. The complete XR Endurance Kit features powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines, lightweight 5-blade natural composite MT-Propellers, CenTex Aerospace Saddle Tanks, heavyweight landing gear, high flotation tires, fully enclosed landing gear doors, a maritime rudder, and the True Blue Power TB44 lithium-ion battery.

5 BLADE
24% INCREASE IN HORSEPOWER AT TYPICAL LOITER ALTITUDES
HEAVY DUTY
HIGH FLOTATION GEAR DOORS
190 GALLON TOTAL CAPACITY

Performance Comparison Highlights

ADVANTAGES

  • Increased max gross weight to 16,500 lbs.
  • Added fuel and power for improved time on station
  • Low-cost, turn-key aircraft acquisition and fleet sustainability
  • MTOW of 16,500 lbs., even in extreme conditions
  • Reduced cabin and exterior noise support stealth operations
  • Climb safely to mission altitude in less than half the time
  • Additional 220 lbs. of available mission payload
  • Improved overall endurance and range
  • 4x longer battery life and significantly increased cranking amps

What’s Included

  • Two Factory-New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67A engines
  • P&WC enhanced new engine warranty of 2,500 hours/5 years with prorated coverage to the 3,600-hour TBO
  • FOD-resistant, quiet, natural 5-blade composite MT-Propellers
  • Lightweight CenTex Saddle Tanks
  • Heavyweight landing gear and high flotation tires
  • Maritime rudder
  • Fully enclosed landing gear doors
  • TB44 True Blue Power lithium-ion battery
  • All mandatory and optional engine service bulletins
  • Blackhawk lifetime customer support guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

    Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.

  • What is the lead time on engines?

    Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within 30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available engines.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes. We work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.

  • How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?

    To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.

  • How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?

    In addition to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:

    • Listings in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
    • Worldwide market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
    • Full customer support department with on-staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
    • The Blackhawk Owner’s Group
    • The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
    • Approval by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
  • Can I put my airplane on charter?

    Yes. In fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.

  • My engines still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?

    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 without any of the time-remaining credit.

  • How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?

    Blackhawk offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new: Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and utility of the aircraft you know best.

  • If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?

    Why wait to start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.

  • But won’t I burn more fuel?

    Yes, the fuel burn is greater at equal altitude. However, taking advantage of the increased climb performance and higher cruise speeds significantly narrows or eliminates the increase in fuel consumption. Also, utilizing the increased climb and cruise performance will reduce block times and deliver a significant reduction in overall operating costs. Typically, any increase in fuel cost will be offset by a larger reduction in direct operating costs. We’ve done the math, it pays to fly faster!

The Best King Air for Critical Missions

Blackhawk Aerospace has over 20 years of aircraft performance experience supporting civil, military, and government flight operations. We understand the unique requirements and demands of special mission flying. We specifically designed our XR Endurance Kit to perform in challenging ISR environments including air ambulance, surveillance, aerial survey, and a number of additional, demanding mission scenarios.

Investment & Value

Lower Acquisition and Operating Cost, Better Performance, and More Payload Capability

In addition to performance enhancements, the XR Endurance Kit impressively impacts the bottom line. The kit provides improved performance and operational flexibility at a significantly lower acquisition cost when compared to other special mission aircraft. New propellers, engines, heavyweight landing gear, a lithium-ion battery, and auxiliary fuel lockers are all included in the kit.

UPGRADE TODAY

Learn how your agency can experience improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and reduced overall costs. Contact us for a technical briefing on how Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions can cost effectively boost your operation.

King Air 350/350ER – XP67A

XP67A ENGINE+ UPGRADE

KING AIR 350ER

60%

INCREASED CLIMB RATE

3,600 hrs1

P&WC ENHANCED ENGINE WARRANTY

332+ ktas

MAXIMUM CRUISE SPEED

5 blade

QUIET COMPOSITE PROPS

62%2

GREATER PAYLOAD

$90,000

ANNUAL OPERATING COST SAVINGS

1P&WC Enhanced New-Engine Warranty 2,500 hours/5 years with prorated coverage to the 3,600 hour TBO
2At maximum fuel compared to Citation CJ2 | 3An operator flying 500 hours a year saves around 60 hours


The Most Powerful Mission Partner

The Blackhawk-upgraded King Air 350ER expands your mission capabilities. Featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines, the King Air 350ER produces 1,050 SHP up to 25,000 feet and more than doubles your available payload. Paired with two 5-blade natural composite MT-Propellers with spinners, the complete upgrade supports expanded special missions where every second counts, allowing you to stay on station longer, carry more, and arrive sooner. Delivering near jet-like speed and power, the upgrade reduces operating and maintenance cost to help your operations stay on budget.

Boost Performance

INCREASE AVAILABLE HORSEPOWER

The XP67A Engine+ Upgrade significantly boosts horsepower with brand-new PT6A-67A engines.

The increased horsepower offers expanded mission opportunities:

  • Better safety margins
  • Faster cruise speed
  • Improved climb
  • Access more airports

UPGRADE BENEFITS

  • Increased true airspeed and rate of climb
  • Increased single-engine service ceiling
  • Increased takeoff performance
  • Decreased time and fuel to climb
  • Reduced operating and maintenance costs
  • Improved resale value

What’s Included

  • Two Factory-New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67A Engines (Exchange)
  • P&WC Enhanced New Engine Warranty 2,500 Hours/5 Years with Prorated Coverage to the 3,600-Hour TBO
  • 5-Blade Composite MT Propellers
  • Installation Kit and Drawings
  • STC Paperwork and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
  • Flight Manual Supplement
  • P&WC Engine Logbook and Blackhawk Logbook Case
  • Blackhawk Cycle Book and Aircraft Decals
  • P&WC PT6 Line Maintenance Entitlement Training
  • Two-Year Subscription for P&WC Engine Maintenance/Parts Manuals
  • Blackhawk Lifetime Customer Support Guarantee
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Training from FlightSafety International
  • Optional: Hawkeye Digilog Smart Gauges

Frequently Asked Question

  • Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

    Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.

  • What is the lead time on engines?

    Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within 30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available engines.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes. We work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.

  • How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?

    To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.

  • How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?

    In addition to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:

    • Listings in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
    • Worldwide market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
    • Full customer support department with on-staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
    • The Blackhawk Owner’s Group
    • The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
    • Approval by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
  • Can I put my airplane on charter?

    Yes. In fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.

  • My engines still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?

    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 without any of the time-remaining credit.

  • How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?

    Blackhawk offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new: Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and utility of the aircraft you know best.

  • If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?

    Why wait to start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.

  • But won’t I burn more fuel?

    Yes, the fuel burn is greater at equal altitude. However, taking advantage of the increased climb performance and higher cruise speeds significantly narrows or eliminates the increase in fuel consumption. Also, utilizing the increased climb and cruise performance will reduce block times and deliver a significant reduction in overall operating costs. Typically, any increase in fuel cost will be offset by a larger reduction in direct operating costs. We’ve done the math, it pays to fly faster!

Stretch Your Budget

The XP67A Engine+ Upgrade allows your operation to experience cost savings, helping you to do more with less.

  • Lower operating costs than stock engines
  • Pratt & Whitney core engine credits up to $70 per hour per engine for every hour remaining to the factory TBO
  • Strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
  • 3,600 Hour TBO with escalation available for fleet operators
  • Faster speeds and climb save time on each mission and lead to fuel savings

DO EVEN MORE WITH THE XR ENDURANCE KIT

The Blackhawk XR Endurance Kit significantly boosts King Air 350 mission capability, keeping government, military, and special mission operators airborne despite aging fleets and shrinking budgets. Experience increased takeoff weight, payload, power, and performance beyond the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade.

UPGRADE TODAY

Learn how your agency can experience improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and reduced overall costs. Contact us for a technical briefing on how an Engine+ Upgrade can cost effectively boost your operation.

King Air 200 – XP52

XP52 ENGINE+ UPGRADE

KING AIR 200/C-12 HURON

25%

INCREASED CLIMB RATE

3,600 hrs1

P&WC ENHANCED ENGINE WARRANTY

311+ ktas

MAXIMUM CRUISE SPEED

820º C

MAXIMUM ITT

FL260

FULL TORQUE TO ALTITUDE

$45,000

ANNUAL OPERATING COST SAVINGS

1P&WC Enhanced New-Engine Warranty 2,500 hours/5 years with prorated coverage to the 3,600 hour TBO


More Power for Mission Success

Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ XP52 Engine+ Upgrade allows you to transform your King Air 200/C-12 Huron into a safer, higher performing, more reliable aircraft for mission success. Enjoy improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, all of which help you do more in every operation.

Do more with an XP52 Engine+ Upgrade

The XP52 Engine+ Upgrade significantly boosts horsepower with brand-new PT6A-52 engines.

  • Better safety margins
  • Fly faster
  • Improved climb
  • Access more airports

UPGRADE BENEFITS

  • Increased True Airspeed and Rate of Climb
  • Faster Cruise Speed
  • Increased Resale Value
  • Decreased Time and Fuel to Climb
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Access to More Airports

What’s Included

  • Two Factory-New Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-52 Engines (Exchange)
  • P&WC Enhanced New Engine Warranty 2,500 Hours/5 Years with Prorated Coverage to the 3,600-Hour TBO
  • Installation Kit and Drawings
  • STC Paperwork and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
  • Flight Manual Supplement
  • P&WC Engine Logbook and Blackhawk Logbook Case
  • Globally approved flight manual supplement
  • Blackhawk Cycle Book and Aircraft Decals
  • P&WC PT6 Line Maintenance Entitlement Training
  • Two-Year Subscription for P&WC Engine Maintenance/Parts Manuals
  • Blackhawk Lifetime Customer Support Guarantee
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Training from FlightSafety International
  • Optional: Hawkeye Digilog Smart Gauges

frequently Asked Questions

  • Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?

    Blackhawk does not perform installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney Canada certified facility, we have found that you will save time and money if the upgrade is performed by any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. These facilities have the experience to complete the upgrade faster and with the higher exacting quality you demand.

  • What is the lead time on engines?

    Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance. We can usually deliver within 30-60 days or sooner. Call for timing on the next set of available engines.

  • Do you offer financing?

    Yes. We work with several banks that offer very competitive rates.

  • How does the Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade affect resale value?

    To date, nearly every Blackhawk powered aircraft that has been resold within 500 hours of the upgrade has sold close to or higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of Blackhawk powered aircraft remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk powered aircraft.

  • How is Blackhawk different from other upgrades or overhaul?

    In addition to worldwide product support and product branding, Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades offer the following benefits:

    • Listings in Jetnet, AMSTAT, Aircraft Bluebook, and Vref
    • Worldwide market acceptance with the largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
    • Full customer support department with on-staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
    • The Blackhawk Owner’s Group
    • The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
    • Approval by the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe), DGAC (Brazil)
  • Can I put my airplane on charter?

    Yes. In fact, many charter companies prefer operating aircraft upgraded with a Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrade because they are able to operate out of shorter, higher, and hotter runways.

  • Can I keep my core engine?

    Since the upgrade price already reflects the value of the cores, you can keep your core engine if you are willing to pay Pratt & Whitney Canada for the core. Prices will depend on core engine times.

  • My engines still have time left to TBO, so should I wait until engines are due for an overhaul?

    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 without any of the time-remaining credit.

  • How does an upgrade compare to buying a newer aircraft?

    Blackhawk offers transformative performance without the risks of buying new: Will you be able to sell your aircraft for the value you expect? Will there be unexpected costs to acquire your new aircraft? Will there be unexpected issues not uncovered by the pre-buy? Upgrading with Blackhawk eliminates uncertainty and the transactional costs of buying another aircraft while transforming the performance and utility of the aircraft you know best.

  • If I upgrade, does it make sense to wait until my next overhaul?

    Why wait to start enjoying the many benefits of an upgrade? Save money on every mission you fly, increase the capability of your aircraft, and take advantage of generous core credits for time remaining. Over half of Blackhawk’s customers upgrade with more than 500 hours remaining.

Stretch Your Budget

The XP52 Engine+ Upgrade allows your operation to experience cost savings, helping you to do more with less.

  • Lower operating costs than stock engines
  • Pratt & Whitney core engine credits up to $60 per hour per engine for every hour remaining to the factory TBO
  • Strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
  • 3,600 Hour TBO with escalation available for fleet operators
  • Faster speeds and climb save time on each mission and experience fuel savings

How can we serve you?

Learn how your agency can experience improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and reduced overall costs. Contact us for a technical briefing on how an Engine+ Upgrade can cost effectively boost your operation.

Additional Upgrades

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Blackhawk’s additional upgrades were designed to expand performance, safety, and comfort when upgrading engines. Explore available performance boosting upgrades based on your aircraft below.

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