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Blackhawk Aerospace Sells Majority Ownership to New State Aviation Holdings

WACO, Texas – January 3, 2023 – Blackhawk Aerospace (“Blackhawk” or “the Company”), a recognized leader in aircraft performance improvements, announced today that the Company has sold its majority ownership to New State Aviation Holdings, the general aviation-focused platform of the middle-market private equity firm New State Capital Partners (“New State”). 

Blackhawk joins New State’s anchor aviation investment, AVEX, a leading provider of sales and maintenance for the Daher TBM turboprop aircraft, which was acquired in December 2021. AVEX and Blackhawk will continue to operate independently, while working together to expand New State’s aviation offerings. Blackhawk’s management will remain with the Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pictured Above: Blackhawk HQ Campus in Waco, TX
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Headquartered in Waco, TX, with more than 60 employees, Blackhawk provides engine upgrades for a broad range of turboprop models, improving an aircraft’s speed, safety, and climb capabilities, while extending engine life. The Company serves customers worldwide in the commercial and defense markets. Blackhawk was founded in 1999 as Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., and added divisions for defense support, maintenance, avionics, composites, and aircraft sales by establishing locations in Huntsville, AL and Columbia, MO. Their experienced team and expansive capabilities have given Blackhawk the opportunity to serve as a one-stop-shop for all things turboprop-related worldwide. The composites business is not included in the transition and will remain independent.

Pictured Above: Jim Allmon, Blackhawk President & CEO
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 “We are very excited to join New State Aviation Holdings and partner with the folks at AVEX,” said Blackhawk CEO, Jim Allmon. “Our family of companies shares a singular focus: to increase an aircraft’s capabilities to unrivalled heights while maintaining the highest level of safety possible. We look forward to working with Chad [Cundiff] and the rest of the New State Aviation team to further expand our services.”

“This transformative acquisition more than doubles the size of our business and allows us to expand aircraft platforms serviced,” said Chad Cundiff, CEO of New State Aviation Holdings. “AVEX is a market leader in sales, brokerage and maintenance of the Daher TBM, and Blackhawk is the market leader in turboprop engine upgrades. Together, they will allow New State Aviation Holdings to offer a broader suite of services and meet more needs of light turbine aircraft owners, across a variety of aircraft manufacturers.” 

“We are thrilled to have Blackhawk join our platform”, added Daniel Han, Senior Principal at New State and Chairman of New State Aviation Holdings. “As the market leader in engine upgrades and STC development, Blackhawk represents a significant step towards our goal of being the premier service provider for the light turbine market. More importantly, the outstanding reputation and culture of Blackhawk, focused on people and customers first, will mesh seamlessly with that of AVEX. We believe this combination will build on the strengths at AVEX, expand our capabilities and enable us to provide the highest levels of service, quality, and expertise in general aviation.”

For more information regarding this announcement, please reach out to info@blackhawk.aero or +1 (254) 755-6711.


About New State Capital Partners
New State Capital Partners is an entrepreneurial-minded private equity firm that strives to be nimble, decisive, and cooperative. New State prides itself on a long-term outlook, approaching each potential investment as an opportunity to create lasting and valuable relationships with company founders and especially independent sponsors. The firm has the ability to invest up to $100 million in equity per transaction and seeks to invest in market-leading companies with $8 million to $40 million of EBITDA in the areas of business services, industrials, and consumer. New State and its affiliates have invested in more than 35 companies to date. For more information visit www.newstatecp.com 

About AVEX
AVEX is a leading aircraft dealer in North America with a robust maintenance and aftermarket services platform focused on the Daher TBM. With more than 1,000 aircraft in service, the TBM has an enviable position in the single-engine turboprop market. AVEX was founded in 1985 and has operations in Colorado and California. For more information visit www.newavex.com.

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The Amazing Cessna 425 Conquest I

By Jim Allmon, President & CEO Blackhawk Aerospace

We all have our favorite airplane that we’ve loved since the first time we sat in one. I personally have three: the trailing link gear Cessna 421C, the Shrike 500S Twin Commander, and the Cessna Con­quest I. Each has its own special appeal, but the Con­quest I is just a very special airplane in my book.

I started my flying career in the 500 series Twin Com­manders back in the early ’80s and loved the simplicity and toughness of the airplane. I eventually moved up through the Twin Cessna ranks into the Citations, King Airs, Cheyennes, and Learjets; but from the first time I flew in a Conquest, she has always held my heart over all the others.

My first flight in a brand-new Cessna Corsair, later to be renamed the Conquest I, happened back in 1984 if memory serves. I was a young pilot with around 900 hours in my logbook. I was a demo and delivery pilot for a local aircraft dealer in Tulsa, OK, when I was given a demo flight in a brand-new Corsair. I was in awe as soon as I settled into the co-pilot seat. The smell and feel of that new airplane was intoxicating. No old aluminum, oil, and musty leather smell that I had grown used to in the old 310s and Commanders that I had been flying. It’s like a new car smell, only a lot more expensive. It was just the sweetest, easiest, most forgiving airplane I had ever flown then or since. What’s not to love? Huge nose baggage, wide oval cabin, auto-feather system, quiet in cruise, faster than the 90 series King Airs by a good 15- 20 knots, easy to ingress and egress the cockpit with no pedestal to climb over, trailing link landing gear that makes any pilot look like a pro, good single engine per­formance, the list goes on and on. Passengers love the quiet cabin with the slow turning PT6A-112 engines that allows them to have a conversation in the back without headsets.

The 5.0 cabin psi differential pressurization is a very simple system compared to the King Air C90. The flow packs seem to last longer than the C90 packs and are so simple to operate – one knob – off, left, right, and both. One of the things that you need to watch on the Conquest is making sure that the oil door is latched down properly. If they aren’t, they can pop open in flight and depart the airplane. Those doors are about $900-$1,200 if you can find one.

The other issue is inboard wing wrinkling. Most people think it is from a hard land­ing. It is actually caused by turning while taxiing with one brake locked, usually the left. The design of the trailing link land­ing gear and the distance from the fuse­lage puts sort of an awkward bind on the bracing in the wing root area if the wheel is not turning when the airplane is turn­ing. This can wrinkle it in one instance or over time. You will see that wrinkle on about half of the airplanes out there. You can replace the skin, but the wrinkle will come back the next time you stand on the brake to turn.


Then you have the SIDs (Supplemental Inspection Documents). I could spend the entire article on SIDs, but that is best left to the experts at Yingling or Technic Air in Fresno. The first time you do the SIDs (most of the initial SIDs have been complied with by now), it requires removal of the engines, wings, tail, boots, just about everything. This is basically an inspection program put out by Cessna to maintain the structural integrity of the aircraft, to address corrosion, to develop maintenance program guidelines, to detect fatigue cracking, and to assess damage-tolerance of structural repairs. If your plane or one that you are considering buying has been through the initial SIDs at one of the major Conquest shops, you are a lot better off. There are recurring SIDs after the first one, but they aren’t as onerous. Make sure you know where the SIDs were done and what the status of the recurring SIDs are before you buy.

Downfall of the Turboprops

Unfortunately, in 1985-1986, the twin turboprop world ground to a halt for most models. With skyrocketing product liability insurance costs and the country be­ing in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression, many OEMs, includ­ing Cessna, stopped building twin engine turboprop aircraft. Some went to jets only, others got out altogether. It was during this tu­multuous time that Cessna was sold to General Dynamics, enabling the company to overcome the mounting product liability insurance premi­ums that were topping $35 million a year. This event saved Cessna as General Dynamics infused cash into the company, but also had the financial capability to self-insure, saving Cessna millions a year. Un­fortunately, there was a price to pay: With Russ Meyer at the helm, Cessna made the decision to realign the focus of the company to the more profitable Citation jet product line. Until the recent Sky Courier came along, this decision doomed the twin turboprops at Cessna forever.

In 1986, the last of the Conquest series 425 and 441s rolled off the assembly line in Wichita. Only the vener­able Beechcraft King Air and the Piper Cheyenne 400 soldiered on as most other turboprops also ceased pro­duction in 1986. Piper ended its production of the Chey­enne 400 in 1993, and to make sure they stayed out of that market, Piper destroyed all tooling used to build the Cheyenne series aircraft. It was the end of an era.

When production ceased on the Conquest I, 236 aircraft had been built. Most are still out there flying today. Lit­tle was changed on the airplane from 1981 through 1986 other than some avionics upgrades, but no one created any major STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) for the airplane due to the small number of aircraft. It would remain unchanged for 14 years when a little-known startup company called Blackhawk Modifications came on the scene and gave the Cessna 425 a whole new lease on life.

An Idea

The idea of doing an STC on turboprops had been float­ing around in my head since I had worked at RAM in the early to mid-’90s: Why don’t we do the same thing that RAM had been doing for decades on piston aircraft, but do it on turboprops? The main difference: We would buy new engines off the shelf from Pratt and Whitney at a higher rated horsepower instead of modifying the engines as RAM does with Continental piston engines. The Conquest wasn’t my first or even second choice as I had once flown a King Air “Taurus” mod that Ed Swear­ingen of Swearingen Aircraft fame had certified in the mid-’70s and was impressed with the performance on it.

Ed had replaced the PT6A-21 and -28 engines with a PT6A-135 engine that he talked Pratt into building. They took two different engines and morphed together a larg­er compressor with a slower turning gearbox to make a “Century Series” engine. All Century Series small en­gines {112/114A/140A/135/135A) have a 1900 RPM prop speed. How Ed Swearingen got Pratt to do that is a mys­tery, but that story was told to me directly by Ed himself. Pratt eventually pitched the -135 engine to Beech several years later, and it ended up on the new King Air F90.

The idea that I originally had in mind was for a King Air engine upgrade since there were so many King Airs out there. I had no idea how to get the project off the ground, so I mentally filed it under “dreams that may never come true” and left it there. But it could work, couldn’t it?

A New Beginning

While I was at RAM, I was extremely fortunate to be approached by Matt Shieman, who I had managed a re­furbishment project for on a couple of airplanes. Matt asked me if I ever wanted to start a company, he would like to partner with me. About a year later, I decided to leave RAM. I gave Matt a call and true to his word, we immediately formed a partnership and started Aurora Aviation; and engaged in buying, refurbishing, and sell­ing airplanes. A year later, another customer, Dale Grif­fin, offered to buy into our fledgling company, and now we were three. We eventually had avionics, maintenance, and an FBO and flight school. A couple of other investors came and went, but Matt and Dale have hung in for over 26 years, providing financial support, business guidance, mentoring, and advice. I would also lean on them heavily in the coming years as our lives were about to change.

Fate Intervenes

One day, a dealer acquaintance of mine called me about a deal he thought I might be interested in – he was taking an STC in on trade on an airplane that he was selling, and he knew that I had worked at RAM and might have an idea of what the STC was worth. It was an STC to upgrade the engines on a Conquest I from the PT6A-112 engines to the newer and much more powerful PT6A-135 engines. My heart jumped into my throat. This was exactly what I had been looking for, and it just fell into my lap. But a Conquest? I loved the airplane, but I knew there were not many out there. Would it work?


I ran the deal by Matt and Dale, but none of us really knew what the STC was worth. There was not anyone upgrading the engines on Conquests or anything else to any great success at the time, and the fact that there were only 236 Conquests ever built, there was not much of a potential market. Who would be willing to pay over dou­ble the cost of an overhaul for a brand-new engine just to go 25 knots faster? It made no financial sense to buy this STC. But the price of the STC was right, and to three airplane nut pilots, the thought of creating the fastest Conquest I on the planet was just too enticing. So, with a lot of hope and determination, we all agreed to move for­ward with the purchase of the STC, and on May 1, 1999, Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. was born.

Build It and They Will Come

What is smart about Pratt is that their engines of a cer­tain series are all nearly the exact same dimensions, with only internal changes made to give it more horsepower. This made the installation “plug and play,” with no cowl, firewall, or engine mount changes needed that can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to an STC certification, not to mention increased part counts. Dale volunteered to buy a Conquest to use as the flight test plane to add some other STCs and then use as a demonstrator. We used the plane to add the McCauley BlackMac Props to the STC, as well as changed the engine from the no longer pro­duced PT6A-135 version to the new style PT6A-135A ver­sion, which has a much better compressor and air-cooled guide vanes, giving the engine more thermodynamic horsepower at altitude. Also, the -135As did not require the extra boost pumps that the -135 engines did. The en­gine fit the 425 like a glove.

First Flight

Finally, the day came to do the first flight. I settled into the left seat while Mike Moore, our Director of Main­tenance, sat in the right seat to monitor the gauges and note any splits in gauge readings or power levers. After some extensive ground runs, we were ready for takeoff. As I lined up on runway 17 at McGregor Executive, the moment I had been dreaming of since 1984 was about
to happen. I held the brakes and slowly advanced the throttles to 1244 lbs. of torque. The ITTs didn’t get much above 680 since the mechanical horsepower limit was 750, and we were only using 450 of those horses for take­off due to the airframe limitation of the Conquest.

The airplane jumped off the runway before I even rotat­ed. Our test plan was to climb to various altitudes and write down data – climb rates, IAS, fuel flows, engine gauge readings, etc. Going through 13,000 feet, I noticed a low rumbling sound that I had never heard with the stock -112 engines. I glanced at Mike with a raised eye­brow. “That’s those big compressors doing their job,” he replied. I just smiled. As we rocketed through 20,000′ at 2000 fpm, I kept thinking, This thing is a beast!

We flew around at 25,000′ for an hour or so and clocked 293 knots TAS at max ITT of 805 but within torque and Ng limitations – caveat, we were about 800 lbs. under max gross weight. I then set the power to a more leisurely setting of 775 degrees ITT – 30 degrees below the 805 de­gree max ITT limit – and after 10 minutes or so, we noted 285 KTAS: 25 knots faster than the airplane did with the -112 engines. We descended to around 10,000′ and did an inflight engine shut down. She handled beautifully. I then climbed back up to see how high we could get on one engine on an ISA plus-10 day. The stock -112 charts said that 15,000′ was where we would end up based on our current weight. We climbed to FL200 before the rate of climb finally tapered off to less than 100 fpm. We could top any mountain in America on one engine.

That first flight procedure became part of my demo flights to prospective customers in the years to come. Fly to FL250, show the speed, descend to 10,000, shut down one engine, climb back up to 20,000 and watch the customer’s mouth hang open. Dale allowed me to use his Conquest to show the market what it could do. I think I flew it more that first year than he did, but I don’t think I ever failed to close the sale when I gave those demo rides. Once they understood the safety margin it added, the speed, and amazingly quiet cabin as well, they were smitten.

The Conquest I is a pilot’s airplane. It’s basically a 1985 Cessna 421C with turbine engines on it; the low main­tenance of a piston twin airframe with the high perfor­mance and reliability of a turbine. I love the King Airs, but as a personal airplane, the Conquest I is just an amazing machine.

As Blackhawk’s story continued, we added many models to our stable of products. Matt would buy the next test airplane – a C90, which is one of our most successful products to date. Even as small as the overall market on the airplane is, we still do one or two Conquests a year. People just love the airplane and all that it can do, and the airplane holds its resale value well.

To date, we have upgraded 62 Conquests to the 135A with two more on the schedule. Not one owner has ever said, “I wish I had never done the upgrade so I could go slower,” and that is about the best endorsement you can get.

Blackhawk Completes Pilatus Baseline Flight Testing, Begins Testing XP67P Engine+ Upgrade for the PC-12

ORLANDO, Florida – October 18, 2022 – Aftermarket upgrade leader, Blackhawk Aerospace, announced today that they have completed baseline flight testing for their new Pilatus PC-12 engine upgrade program. With baseline testing complete, they have now installed and are flying the higher horsepower PT6A-67P, which is expected to receive FAA certification in Q2 of 2023 with EASA approval following shortly thereafter.

As Blackhawk moves through the STC process, the company is offering owners and operators the opportunity to secure their delivery position with a pre-certification contract and has received a total of five deposits thus far.

“We are excited to be one of Blackhawk’s initial customers for the XP67P Upgrade,” said one early adopter. “As a family-owned business serving remote communities in harsh climates, the added performance made this an easy choice compared to overhaul.”

“Pre-certification orders are an important metric for gauging how successful a new STC program will be,” said Jim Allmon, Blackhawk’s President and CEO. “Having five contracts in the pipeline prior to obtaining the STC serves as great supporting evidence for the fact that we have a fantastic program to offer the PC-12 market.”

Blackhawk’s upgrade replaces the stock Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67B engine with a higherpowered and more efficient PT6A-67P model, which Blackhawk calls the XP67P. Operators will be able to maintain their existing propeller configuration and Blackhawk plans to certify additional propeller options in the future to provide modularity in the upgrade package.

Pictured above: Factory-New PT6A-67P next to the stock PT6A-67B.
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The XP67P engine technology utilizes improved metallurgy which allows a higher Internal Turbine Temperature (ITT) limitation of 850°C compared to the stock -67B’s 800°C limitation for takeoff. More impressively, maximum continuous ITT for climb and cruise is 760°C for the -67B and 820°C for the XP67P. Further, the PT6A-67P is a 1200 shaft horsepower (SHP) engine that produces 142 more thermodynamic horsepower than the stock -67B. The combination of the higher ITT and increased thermodynamic horsepower produced by the XP67P engine enables operators to utilize full torque to more efficient cruising altitudes. On an ISA day, the stock -67B starts losing power at 15,000 feet, whereas the XP67P can maintain full power to FL250.

Not only does the XP67P conversion deliver improved performance, it also supports the operator’s bottom line. Many pre-certification customers called the Blackhawk upgrade a “no brainer” in comparison to the costly overhaul alternative. Factory-new engines allow operators to avoid overhaul unknowns while also directly bolstering the resale value of the aircraft.

Blackhawk continues to accept pre-certification orders to lock in delivery positions for PC-12 operators.

For more information about the XP67P Engine+ Upgrade for the Pilatus PC-12, visit Blackhawk this week during NBAA-BACE in Orlando at booth #4819. You can also learn more at blackhawk.aero/pilatus-pc-12-xp67p/ or by calling +1 (254) 755 6711.

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  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data

Service Providers

  • have access to Your Personal Data only to perform their tasks on Our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Additional services providers used include:

  • ClickDimensions

We may use Your Personal Data to contact You with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to You. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from Us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email We send or by contacting Us.

We may use Email Marketing Service Providers to manage and send emails to You.

Behavioral Remarketing

The Company uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to You after You visited our Service. We and Our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on Your past visits to our Service.

  • Facebook

Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950

To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Additional services providers used include:

  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Usage, Performance and Miscellaneous

We may use third-party Service Providers to provide better improvement of our Service.

  • Invisible reCAPTCHA

We use an invisible captcha service named reCAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA is operated by Google.

The reCAPTCHA service may collect information from You and from Your Device for security purposes.

The information gathered by reCAPTCHA is held in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

GDPR Privacy

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under GDPR

We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:

  • Consent: You have given Your consent for processing Personal Data for one or more specific purposes.
  • Performance of a contract: Provision of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with You and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Legal obligations: Processing Personal Data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Company is subject.
  • Vital interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary in order to protect Your vital interests or of another natural person.
  • Public interests: Processing Personal Data is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Company.
  • Legitimate interests: Processing Personal Data is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Company.

In any case, the Company will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.

Your Rights under the GDPR

The Company undertakes to respect the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and to guarantee You can exercise Your rights.

You have the right under this Privacy Policy, and by law if You are within the EU, to:

  • Request access to Your Personal Data. The right to access, update or delete the information We have on You. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of Your Personal Data directly within Your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact Us to assist You. This also enables You to receive a copy of the Personal Data We hold about You.
  • Request correction of the Personal Data that We hold about You. You have the right to to have any incomplete or inaccurate information We hold about You corrected.
  • Object to processing of Your Personal Data. This right exists where We are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for Our processing and there is something about Your particular situation, which makes You want to object to our processing of Your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where We are processing Your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request erasure of Your Personal Data. You have the right to ask Us to delete or remove Personal Data when there is no good reason for Us to continue processing it.
  • Request the transfer of Your Personal Data. We will provide to You, or to a third-party You have chosen, Your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to automated information which You initially provided consent for Us to use or where We used the information to perform a contract with You.
  • Withdraw Your consent. You have the right to withdraw Your consent on using your Personal Data. If You withdraw Your consent, We may not be able to provide You with access to certain specific functionalities of the Service.

Exercising of Your GDPR Data Protection Rights

You may exercise Your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Us. Please note that we may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. If You make a request, We will try our best to respond to You as soon as possible.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about Our collection and use of Your Personal Data. For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.

Facebook Fan Page

Data Controller for the Facebook Fan Page

The Company is the Data Controller of Your Personal Data collected while using the Service. As operator of the Facebook Fan Page (https://www.facebook.com/blackhawkaerospace/), the Company and the operator of the social network Facebook are Joint Controllers.

The Company has entered into agreements with Facebook that define the terms for use of the Facebook Fan Page, among other things. These terms are mostly based on the Facebook Terms of Service: https://www.facebook.com/terms.php

Visit the Facebook Privacy Policy https://www.facebook.com/policy.php for more information about how Facebook manages Personal data or contact Facebook online, or by mail: Facebook, Inc. ATTN, Privacy Operations, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States.

Facebook Insights

We use the Facebook Insights function in connection with the operation of the Facebook Fan Page and on the basis of the GDPR, in order to obtain anonymized statistical data about Our users.

For this purpose, Facebook places a Cookie on the device of the user visiting Our Facebook Fan Page. Each Cookie contains a unique identifier code and remains active for a period of two years, except when it is deleted before the end of this period.

Facebook receives, records and processes the information stored in the Cookie, especially when the user visits the Facebook services, services that are provided by other members of the Facebook Fan Page and services by other companies that use Facebook services.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook Privacy Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

CCPA Privacy

Your Rights under the CCPA

Under this Privacy Policy, and by law if You are a resident of California, You have the following rights:

  • The right to notice. You must be properly notified which categories of Personal Data are being collected and the purposes for which the Personal Data is being used.
  • The right to access / the right to request. The CCPA permits You to request and obtain from the Company information regarding the disclosure of Your Personal Data that has been collected in the past 12 months by the Company or its subsidiaries to a third-party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes.
  • The right to say no to the sale of Personal Data. You also have the right to ask the Company not to sell Your Personal Data to third parties. You can submit such a request by visiting our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” section or web page.
  • The right to know about Your Personal Data. You have the right to request and obtain from the Company information regarding the disclosure of the following:
    • The categories of Personal Data collected
    • The sources from which the Personal Data was collected
    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the Personal Data
    • Categories of third parties with whom We share Personal Data
    • The specific pieces of Personal Data we collected about You
  • The right to delete Personal Data. You also have the right to request the deletion of Your Personal Data that have been collected in the past 12 months.
  • The right not to be discriminated against. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of Your Consumer’s rights, including by:
    • Denying goods or services to You
    • Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties
    • Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to You
    • Suggesting that You will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Exercising Your CCPA Data Protection Rights

In order to exercise any of Your rights under the CCPA, and if you are a California resident, You can email or call us or visit our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” section or web page.

The Company will disclose and deliver the required information free of charge within 45 days of receiving Your verifiable request. The time period to provide the required information may be extended once by an additional 45 days when reasonable necessary and with prior notice.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

We do not sell personal information. However, the Service Providers we partner with (for example, our advertising partners) may use technology on the Service that “sells” personal information as defined by the CCPA law.

If you wish to opt out of the use of your personal information for interest-based advertising purposes and these potential sales as defined under CCPA law, you may do so by following the instructions below.

Please note that any opt out is specific to the browser You use. You may need to opt out on every browser that you use.


You can opt out of receiving ads that are personalized as served by our Service Providers by following our instructions presented on the Service:

  • From Our “Cookie Consent” notice banner

The opt out will place a cookie on Your computer that is unique to the browser You use to opt out. If you change browsers or delete the cookies saved by your browser, you will need to opt out again.

Mobile Devices

Your mobile device may give you the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps you use in order to serve you ads that are targeted to your interests:

  • “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt out of Ads Personalization” on Android devices
  • “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS devices

You can also stop the collection of location information from Your mobile device by changing the preferences on your mobile device.

“Do Not Track” Policy as Required by California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

Our Service does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

However, some third party websites do keep track of You browsing activities. If You are visiting such websites, You can set Your preferences in Your web browser to inform websites that You do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of Your web browser.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

We also may limit how We collect, use, and store some of the information of Users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means We will be unable to provide certain functionality of the Service to these users.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

  • By email: privacy@blackhawk.aero
  • By visiting this page on our website: https://www.blackhawk.aero/contact/


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.

Composites Terms & Conditions



Blackhawk Composites, Inc.
Effective 6/1/2017


Seller accepts this order and any amendments by returning to the Purchaser a purchase order confirmation. Even without such written acknowledgment, Seller’s full or partial performance under this order will constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions. By acceptance of this order, Seller agrees to be bound by, and to comply with all the terms and conditions of this order, which includes any supplements to it, and all specifications and other documents referred to in this order.  These terms and conditions apply to everything in this order and constitute Purchaser’s offer to seller, which Purchaser my revoke at any time before Seller accepts it.  This order is not an acceptance by Purchaser of any offer to sell, any quotation, or any proposal. Reference in this order to any such offer to sell, quotation, or of any offer to sell, any quotation or proposal will constitute a modification of any of these terms and conditions. Terms and conditions different from or in addition to these terms and conditions, whether contained in any acknowledgment of this order, or with delivery of any goods or services under this order, whether or not they would materially alter this order, and purchaser hereby rejects them.  These terms and conditions may be modified only by a written document signed by duly authorized representatives of purchaser and seller.


Time is of the essence of this order.  Purchaser may by written notice of default to seller terminate all or any part of this order in any one of the following circumstances: (1) if seller fails to perform within the time specified herein or any extensions agreed to by Purchaser in writing, or (2) if seller fails to perform any of the other provisions of this order, or so fails to make progress as to endanger performance of this order in accordance with its terms, and in the circumstances set out in clause (3) it does not cure such failure within a period of (10) days or (such longer period as Purchaser may authorize in writing) after receipt of notice from purchaser specifying such failure, and procure, on such terms as it will deem appropriate, goods, or services similar to those so terminated.  Seller will continue performance of this order to the extent not terminated and will be liable to Purchaser for any excess costs for such similar goods or services.  As an alternate remedy, and in lieu of termination for default.  Purchaser, at its sole discretion, may elect to extend the delivery schedule and or waive other deficiencies in Seller’s performance, in which case an equitable reduction in the order price will be negotiated.  If Seller for any reason anticipates difficulty in complying with the required delivery date, or in meeting any of the other requirements of this order, Seller will promptly notify purchaser in writing.  If Seller does not comply with Purchaser’s delivery schedule, Purchaser may require delivery by fastest way and charges resulting from the premium transportation must be fully prepaid and absorbed by the Seller.  The rights and remedies of Purchaser provided in this Section 2 will not be exclusive and are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by the Uniform Commercial Code, by law, at equity or under this order.


This order must not be filled at a price higher than shown on the face of the order.  If no price is set forth on the front of this order, the goods or services will be billed at the price last quoted or at the prevailing market price, whichever is lower, and in the event, goods and services ordered under this order will not be billed at a higher price than last quoted or charged without Purchaser’s specific written authorization.  Purchaser will be entitled at all times to set off any amount owed at any time by Seller or any of its affiliates to Purchaser or any of its affiliates against any amount payable at any time my purchaser in connection with this order.  No extras arising out of transactions contemplated by the order will be borne by the seller except as otherwise specified by the parties in writing.  Seller warrants to Purchaser that the price for the goods or services sold to Purchaser under this order are not ness than those currently extended to any other customer for the same or similar goods and or services in equal or less quantities.  If seller reduces its prices for such goods and or services during the term of this order, Seller shall correspondingly reduce the prices of goods and or services sold thereafter to Purchaser under this order.


Invoices shall be rendered in duplicate and shall contain the purchase order number, item number, description of goods or services, quantities, unit prices, and total purchase price.  All taxes shall be stated separately.  Payment shall be made on the terms of Net 30 days.


All goods must be packaged in the manner as specified by the purchaser and shipped in the manner and by the route and carrier designated by Purchaser.  If purchaser does not specify the manner in which the goods must be packaged, Seller shall package the goods so as to avoid any damage in transit.  If purchaser does not specify the manner of shipment, route or carrier, seller shall ship the goods at the lowest possible transportation rates, consistent with Seller’s obligation to meet the delivery schedule set forth in this order.


All goods and services will be subject to inspection and test by Purchaser and its customer at all times and places including the period of manufacture and in any event prior to final acceptance.  Final acceptance or rejection of the goods or services will be made as promptly as practical after delivery except as otherwise provided in this order, but failure to inspect and accept or reject goods or services or failure to detect defects by inspection, will neither relieve the seller from responsibility for such goods or services as are not in accordance with this order nor impose liabilities on Purchaser for them. Requirements for the supplier to:

  1. Notify the organization of nonconforming product, a. If the materials or product are applicable to aircraft part manufacture, the following statement shall be included on the purchase order. b. “The supplier is required to report to the production approval holder if a product or article has been released and subsequently found not to conform to the applicable design data.”
  2. obtain organization approval for nonconforming product disposition

Purchaser’s payment for the goods shall not constitute is acceptance of the goods.  Goods rejected and goods supplied in excess of quantities ordered by be returned to the Seller at its expense.  Payment, if any, made for any good rejected thereunder shall be promptly refunded by Seller.  Seller will provide and maintain an inspection and process control system acceptable to Purchaser and its customer covering the goods and services ordered.  If any of the goods or services are found at any time to be defective in material or workmanship, or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this order, including any applicable drawings and specifications, then Purchaser, in addition to such other rights and remedies it may have by contract or by law or equity, at its sole discretion my reject and return such goods at Seller’s expense, require Seller to inspect the goods and remove nonconforming goods and/or require Seller to replace nonconforming goods or services with conforming goods or services.  If seller fails to make the necessary inspection removal and replacement in a time and manner satisfactory to Purchaser, Purchaser may at its option inspect and sort the goods; Seller will pay any related costs.


Seller represents and warrants that (a) all goods and services are free from any claim of any nature by any third person and that Seller will convey clear title to purchaser, (b) all services are performed in a manner acceptable in the industry and in accordance with generally accepted standards, are free from all defects, are fit for the particular purposes for which they are purchased and that the goods and services are provided in strict accordance with the specifications, drawings, designs or other requirements approved or adopted by Purchaser. Purchaser’s inspection, test, acceptance or use of the goods shall not affect seller’s obligations under these warranties. Seller shall replace or correct, at Purchaser’s option and at Seller’s cost, defects of any goods not conforming to these warranties. All warranties of seller herein or which are implied by law shall survive any inspection, delivery, acceptance or payment by purchaser.  Any attempt by seller to limit, disclaim, or restrict these warranties or any remedies of purchaser, by acknowledgment or otherwise, in accepting or performing this order, will be null, void, and ineffective without purchaser’s written consent.


Right of access by the organization, their customers and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records.


Seller shall indemnify and hold purchaser and its affiliates harmless and, upon request, shall defend each of them from and against any or all claims, demands litigation or proceedings of whatever kind, whether based upon negligence, breach of express or implied warranty, strict liability or any other theory, and from and against all direct, indirect, special exemplary, incidental or consequential damages of every kind whatsoever, arising out of by reason of, or in any way connected with the goods and or services, the design, manner of preparation, manufacture, construction, completion or delivery or non-delivery of any goods and/or services by seller or any of seller’s employees, workers, servants, agents, subcontractors or suppliers. Seller shall, upon request, pay or reimburse purchaser or any other party entitled to indemnification hereunder for all costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, as incurred by purchaser or such other party in connection with any such claim, demand, litigation, proceeding, loss or damage.



Tangible or intangible property of any nature furnished to seller by purchaser or specifically paid for in whole or in part by purchaser, and any replacements or attachments, are the property of purchaser and, unless otherwise agreed in writing by purchaser, will be used only by seller solely to render services or provide goods to purchaser. Seller will not substitute any property or take any action inconsistent with purchaser’s ownership of such property.  While in seller’s custody or control such property will be held at seller’s risk, will be kept insured by seller at its expense for its replacement cost with loss payable to purchaser and will be subject to removal at purchaser’s written request, in which event seller will prepare such property for shipment and redelivery to purchaser in the same condition as originally received by seller, reasonable wear and tear excepted, al at seller’s expense.


At all times purchaser will have the right to make changes to this order including changes to the drawings, designs, configurations, specifications, quantities, methods of shipment or packing and delivery schedules or locations of delivery.  If any such changes cause an increase or decrease in the cost of or the time required for the performance of any work under this order, an equitable adjustment will be made in the contract price or delivery schedule, or both, and this order will be modified in writing accordingly.


Seller represents and warrants that it is in compliance with all goods and/or services supplied hereunder have been produced or provided in compliance with the applicable provisions of all federal, state, or local laws or ordinances and all related lawful orders, rules and regulations.  Seller will also comply with any provisions, representations or agreements, or contractual clauses required to be included or incorporated by reference or operation of law in any order.   The seller will ensure that all persons, either employees or contractors, understand their contribution to product or service conformity, product safety and the importance of ethical behavior.

The seller will ensure the appropriate flow down of technical documentation and other required information to sub-suppliers, in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements (i.e.: FAA, EASA or export control regulations) as required and ensure compliance with these requirements.


Nonconforming, counterfeit parts shall be segregated and dispositioned in a manner to prevent re-entering into production and shipment to the Buyer.  All occurrences of counterfeit parts shall be documented and reported, as appropriate, to external organizations (i.e. regulatory enforcement agencies).

Sellers shall be held liable for any counterfeit parts entering the buyer’s facility up to and including all cost incurred by the Buyer resulting from the counterfeit part(s)


Notwithstanding any document marking to the contrary, any knowledge or information which the seller will have disclosed or may later disclose to purchaser, and which in any way relates to the goods or services covered by this order will not, unless otherwise specifically agreed to in writing by purchaser, be deemed to be confidential or proprietary information, and will be acquired by purchaser, free from any restrictions.  Seller will keep confidential any technical, process, economic or other information derived from drawings, specifications, and other data furnished by purchaser in connection with this order and will not divulge, export, or use directly or indirectly such information for the benefit of any other party without obtaining purchasers prior written consent. Except as required for the efficient performance of this order, seller will not use such information or make copies or permit copies to be made of such drawings, specifications, or other data without the prior written consent of purchaser.


Purchaser may terminate all or any part of this order for convenience at any time by written notice to seller.  Upon such termination, purchaser’s liability will be limited to reasonable termination charges mutually agreed by seller and purchaser, provided that seller must specify any proposed charges in writing within fifteen (15) days after termination.  This order shall terminate automatically, without notice, if seller becomes insolvent or the subject of any proceeding under the laws relating to bankruptcy or the relief of debtors.


  1. It is agreed that all technical documentation and other literature necessary for the proper use of the goods and services will be provided to the purchaser.
  2. Record retention of all documentation related to this order must meet the FAA or regulatory governmental agencies (ie: FAA, EASA, etc) for parts that are regulated by those agencies.  

BAS Terms & Conditions


BLACKHAWK AEROSPACE Solutions (Government & Defense)

Last Updated: 26 March 2019

The following Terms and Conditions apply to all purchase orders:

  • The due date shown on this purchase order is the contractual “Ready to Ship” date.  All documentation required for release must be provided NLT this date.
  • When required by contract, the supplier shall ensure a Defense Contract Management Agency representative has been coordinated to inspect the repair or overhauled item before the Ready to Ship Date.
  • Supplier shall notify Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions in the event that Ready to Ship and/or confirmed delivery dates will not be met.
  • Failure to deliver within the required Ready to Ship Date or delivery date may result in the cancellation of the order.
  • Military specification items must be packaged to the applicable standards required by drawings and/or procurement specifications. This includes thread protection, one per package, opaque bags, etc.
  • By acceptance of the Project Work Authorization from Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions, the vendor acknowledges this document may contain technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S.C. SEC 2751, ET SEQ) and ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and is subject to the export restrictions provided therein. Recipients of this document should abide by such laws and regulations, including country specific controls and controls on use. Export of this document and documents specified herein are subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations.
  • Any Project Work Authorization noting a US Government Contract number and associated Priority Rating shall be executed in accordance with the Defense Priority and Allocation System Program.
  • Traceability for all material, revision status, date of manufacture, and inspections (if applicable) shall be maintained and records of such shall be kept on file and readily accessible for a minimum of seven (7) years.
  • We reserve the right of access for ourselves, customers, and regulatory authorities, to all facilities as well as all quality records pertaining to the execution of contract and/or Project Work Authorization.
  • Documentation including Certificate of Compliance/Conformance (C of C’s), Test Reports, Airworthiness documents (FAA 8130-3 or Air Transport Canada Form 1), Tear-down Reports, Repair Summaries, Parts Listings, and other documentation that might be required must be provided to Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions in English.
  • No known non-conformance shall be shipped to Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions or its customer without written authorization from Director of Quality Assurance for Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions. The product shall be held at the supplier pending instruction from Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions. If nonconforming product is found by the supplier after shipment to Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions or its customer, the supplier shall notify Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions within 48 hours of the discovery.
  • All parts provided by the seller must be free of Foreign Object Damage or Foreign Object Debris (FOD). This included, but is not limited to, any possible damage from the manufacturing environment, handling damage; unknown/unwanted items left in or on a part, packaging, etc.
  • Supplier must have a program for the implementation of actions to prevent human error during production, repair, or inspection activities.
  • Supplier must utilize the most current edition of the OEM’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul manuals and any other technical documentation as required by contract or regulatory requirements. Supplier must have a program in place to control, update and provision manuals and technical documentation.
  • Conflict Minerals: Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions requires that each of our suppliers will not supply any products or materials that contain conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo and/or its adjoining countries unless the supplier can certify that the source of the minerals is ‘DRC conflict free’ as defined by U.S. securities laws.
  • Seller shall implement and maintain a Counterfeit Parts Protection plan to prevent the shipment of counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts.
  • Seller shall not act in any unethical manner during operation of its business activities. Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions is committed to providing conforming product to its customers and Seller’s products play an integral part to this success.  Seller therefore understands the contributions to overall product safety and conformity. Seller understands the need for competence, including any required qualification of persons. Seller also understands that using statistical techniques for product acceptance and related instructions for acceptance of parts must be in accordance with industry standards must be documented and available for review by Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions.
  • Seller shall notify the Buyer of any changes to processes, products or locations, including sub-tier changes to processes, products or locations.
  • Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions monitors all suppliers to ensure on time delivery is at least 98% and quality performance is at least 98%. Failure to meet this requirement may result in one or all of the following: Corrective Action Request, site visit, and removal from Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ Approved Vendor Listing.
  • Supplier is not authorized to continue work beyond the authorized amount(s) on the Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions Project Work Authorization. This applies to the total authorized amount and the associated line item amount. The supplier will notify Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions when funding is not sufficient to complete the work scope described in the Project Work Authorization.

The following Selected Procurement and Quality Requirements Codes apply as listed on each Project Work Authorization:

Supplier is to provide the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Conformance for each line item on the PO that contains this Quality Code. The MCOC should contain the part number, revision number/letter, lot number, batch number, date code, date of manufacture, expiration date, etc. of the item being provided as applicable. The MCOC should bear a signature or stamp of the manufacturer’s representative.

A report or reports providing required data, per any of the following categories; Raw Material Chemical test reports, Raw Material Physical and mechanical test reports, nondestructive test and process certifications (plating, anodize, paint, etc.),  Airworthiness Documentation (FAA 8130-3 or Air Transport Canada Form 1), functional test reports, and engine performance tests.

Material supplied must be in accordance with Domestic Specialty Metals Regulation DFARS 252.225-7009 and 252.225-7008. The country of origin of the raw material must be declared on the certification.

Supplier is required to provide the same revision as requested on the Project Work Authorization.

By acceptance of this order, vendor certifies that he maintains a Quality System that conforms to MIL-I-45208, ISO9001, AS9120, AS9100 or equivalent. Suppliers of calibration services must be certified to ISO17025, ISO10012-1 or ANSI Z540.

Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions will flow down the applicable requirements, including their customer requirements, in the main body of the Project Work Authorization for each line item that contains this Quality Code. Supplier and its subcontractors will comply with any and all mandatory flow down clauses. Absence of this code does not relieve the Supplier or its subcontractors from complying with all flow down requirements found in contract or Statement of Work.

Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions requires your C of C to indicate lot control and traceability to the Manufacturer.

*** CURE DATE ITEM ***. Product must have the minimum shelf-life specified on the Project Work Authorization remaining upon delivery.

This item must be made to the requested revision of the drawing. All specifications listed on the customer or military print must be used regardless of cancellation and/or superseding specifications. When a referenced document/specification is cancelled, the last issue prior to cancellation shall continue to be applicable.

Please ship early if possible.

Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions is aware that these parts are in surplus condition.  No traceability to the manufacturer is required for Non-Critical Surplus Parts. Not applicable to any part that is required to have an Airworthiness Release Documentation, i.e. FAA 8130-3 or Canadian Air Transport Form 1.

Extensive special requirements, critical items, or key characteristics are attached.  Please review completely.

Must submit packing slip and all required certifications requested on Project Work Authorization for Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions review and approval. No shipping without Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions authorization.

Must submit detailed measurements of inspections to Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions for review and approval. No shipping without Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions authorization.

Supplier is responsible for verifying test reports to ensure that all raw materials meet the specs requirements.

The absence of Selected Procurement and Quality Requirements Codes in a Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions’ Project Work Authorization does NOT relieve the supplier or any of its subcontractors from fully complying with all requirements, to include customer flowdowns, as found in the contract and/or Statement of Work.





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