Blackhawk Modifications (Booth No. 2285) announced Tuesday that it recently serviced its 200th customer. The Waco, Texas-based company upgraded a Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90B with PT6A-135A engines. The airplane belongs to Oregon-based Western Wings president Bill Woods. Blackhawk ranked as the top Pratt & Whitney non-OEM engine seller in 2008.
Blackhawk Modifications acquired a new product development facility in Elizabethtown, N.C. The new hangar on Curtis Brown Field will host a team of experts to expand Blackhawk’s portfolio of FAA-approved STCs.
Blackhawk Modification recently announced the addition of Banyan Air Service of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to its global distributor network of authorized engine upgrade centers.
Blackhawk Modifications specializes in P&WC PT6A turboprop upgrades. The company upgrades the 90- and 200-series King Airs, as well as the Conquest I and Cheyennes. Based in Waco, Texas, Blackhawk has upgraded more than 100 turboprops since 2000.
Blackhawk Modifications (Booth No. 5176) is offering a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A upgrade for the Raytheon King Air F90. According to the Waco, Texas company, the upgrade gives the F90 the same performance as the F90-1.
Stevens Aviation recently completed its 26th Blackhawk King Air XP engine conversion. The Blackhawk XP program replaces the engines of 90-series King Airs with new 750-shp PT6A-135A engines flat-rated to 550 shp. According to Stevens, Blackhawk XP aircraft can maintain full takeoff power to about 18,000 feet, climb from sea level to 25,000 feet in 13 minutes, cruise at speeds up to 280 knots and also enjoy increased range.
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