Blackhawk provides engine performance enhancement solutions to the global turboprop market. As the authorised Blackhawk distributor for Africa, Absolute Aviation Group is positioned to offer performance upgrade options and alternatives to costly routine engine overhauls.

 

Blackhawk King Air 90 Series

Beechcraft King Air 90 series engine upgrades

There’s only one engine worthy of your King Air 90. Beechcraft engineers got it right when they selected PT6 engines to power the King Air 90, and Blackhawk builds on that success, delivering like-new aircraft performance with the XP135A upgrade. Get all the benefits of new Pratt performance, plus credit for unused hours and an aircraft that does more and is worth more.

Key benefits

By exchanging the original early-generation engines for two factory-new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135As, you can positively and measurably improve your operations with these key benefits:

  • Increased True Airspeed and Rate Of Climb
  • Increased Single Engine Service Ceiling
  • Decreased Time and Fuel To Climb
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Resale Value

XP135A engine upgrade

Blackhawk’s XP135A upgrade replaces the PT6A-21, -28 or -135 turboprop engines with two factory-new, PT6A-135A engines and new-engine warranties from P&WC. No airframe modifications are required for the XP135A upgrade.

key characteristics

  • Increased True Airspeed
  • Reduced Leg Time
  • Reduced Operating Costs
  • Improved Single-Engine Service Ceiling
  • Improved Climb Performance

operator profile

  • Owners and professional pilots alike
  • Those who value versatility often flying for both work and personal reasons. They like better performance but they value improved safety — single engine climb performance is critical
  • Cost conscious operators who actively seek fuel and other savings, especially those facing an engine overhaul

system includes

  • Two factory-new PT6A-135A engines with new-engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Installation instructions, STC paperwork, flight manual supplement, instructions for continued airworthiness, P&WC engine logbook, Blackhawk logbook case, cycle book and aircraft decals
  • New Blackhawk Hawkeye DigiLog gauges (optional)
  • One year prepaid enrollment in CAMP Systems’ aircraft maintenance tracking program and The Trend Group Turbine Trend Analysis program
Blackhawk King Air 200 Series

Beechcraft King Air 200 series engine upgrades

Blackhawk offers three engine upgrade packages for King Air 200s. The three upgrades share important performance and savings benefits (see bullets), yet each package has distinctive characteristics to benefit specific flight requirements and profiles. A Blackhawk engine expert can help you select the upgrade best suited to your needs and budget.

key benefits

All King Air 200 engine upgrades (XP42, XP52 and XP61) share important benefits, all for an investment that is comparable to, or less than, an overhaul.

  • Increased rate of climb
  • Higher single engine service ceiling
  • Faster cruise speeds, resulting in reduced time on airframe and engines
  • Higher resale value according to Vref

XP52 engine upgrade

Original PT6A-41 or PT6A-42 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-52 engines. No major airframe modifications are required.

key characteristics

  • Extended maximum operating ITT to 820 C
  • Thermodynamic horsepower rating of more than 1346 eshp
  • Reach higher altitudes more quickly
  • Fly higher and faster
  • Reduce specific fuel consumption
  • Save $38,000 per year in reduced operating costs

operator profile

  • Those who value speed and want real state-of-the-art performance
  • Pilots looking to modernize their aircraft to like-new performance for half the cost of new performance-focused operators facing an engine overhaul
  • Operators with hot, high and heavy mission profiles

system includes

  • Two factory-new P&WC PT6A-52 engines with new engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Installation instructions, STC paperwork, flight manual supplement, instructions for continued airworthiness, P&WC engine logbook, Blackhawk logbook case, cycle book and aircraft decals
  • Prepaid enrollment in CAMP Systems’ aircraft maintenance tracking program and The Trend Group Turbine Trend Analysis Program

XP61 engine upgrade

Original PT6A-41 or PT6A-42 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-61 engines. No major airframe modifications are required.

key characteristics

  • Optimal performance in all phases of flight
  • Identical engine as PT6A-52 with 800 C max ITT
  • Reach higher altitudes more quickly
  • Fly higher and faster
  • Reduce fuel consumption
  • Reduce operating costs

operator profile

  • Pilots who will accept slightly less performance than the XP52, albeit at a lower cost
  • Want great performance and value
  • Those who view upgrades as investments that yield better performance and a more valuable airplane
  • Anyone who wants to fly more efficiently at higher altitudes with no increase in fuel burn
  • Performance-focused operators facing an engine overhaul

system includes

  • Two factory-new P&W PT6A-61 engines with new engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Installation instructions, STC paperwork, flight manual supplement, instructions for continued airworthiness, P&WC engine logbook, Blackhawk logbook case, cycle book and aircraft decals
  • Prepaid enrollment in CAMP Systems’ aircraft maintenance tracking program and The Trend Group Turbine Trend Analysis Program

XP42 engine upgrade

Original PT6A-41 engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42 engines. This bolt-on upgrade requires no airframe modification.

key characteristics

  • The most affordable upgrade available for King Air 200s
  • Increases engine TBO to 3,600 hours
  • Lower cost than most second to third-run overhauls

operator profile

  • Those looking for new engine performance for a price close to an overhaul
  • Government, fleet or charter operators
  • Owner/operators who want B200 performance
  • Cost-sensitive operators
  • Performance-focused operators facing an engine overhaul
  • Desires increased resale value

system includes

  • Two factory-new P&W PT6A-42 engines with new engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Installation instructions, STC paperwork, flight manual supplement, instructions for continued airworthiness, P&WC engine logbook, Blackhawk logbook case, cycle book and aircraft decals
  • New Blackhawk Hawkeye DigiLog gauges (optional)
  • Prepaid enrollment in CAMP Systems’ aircraft maintenance tracking program and The Trend Group Turbine Trend Analysis program
Cessna Caravan

THE BLACKHAWK XP PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

Blackhawk offers two outstanding upgrade systems for the Cessna Caravan 208A and Grand Caravan 208B aircraft. The Blackhawk XP42A Performance Upgrade is a highly popular powerplant enhancement that is in use worldwide. The Blackhawk XP140 Performance Upgrade is now FAA Certified and has already been installed on over a dozen Caravans.  Both provide excellent value and help hard-working operators fly existing aircraft with like-new performance and productivity at greatly reduced cost.

XP42A performance upgrade

Multiply your power and your revenue generation capability with a new XP42A engine upgrade system.

Blackhawk makes it easy, with a quick, ultra-cost-effective installation that delivers value, performance and enough power to impress any pilot.

Replace your tired 600/675 horsepower PT6A‑114/114A engine with a brand-new PT6A‑42A powerplant for like-new levels of performance and load carrying capabilities.  Installation time is about two weeks on average.

advantages

  • More Power to Take Off from Short Unimproved and Remote Runways
  • Increased Rate of Climb
  • Increased Cruise Speed and Range
  • Greater Payload and Mission Capability
  • Greater Safety Margins
  • Improved Resale Value

what’s included

  • One Factory-New Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A Engine Rated at 850 SHP Continuous, Exchange
  • 5 Year, 2,500 Hour Warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • One Factory-New Wide-Chord 100-Inch Diameter Hartzell Four-Blade Propeller
  • New Autoclave-Cured Carbon-Fiber Composite Cowling and High Efficiency Inlet Duct, Produced By Blackhawk Composites
  • New, 40% Larger Oil Cooler
  • One Four-Point Engine Mount Ring Assembly and All New Engine Mount Isolators
  • New Engine Hose Kit
  • New Blackhawk Hawkeye DigiLog Engine Gauges (Optional)
  • Two New Frakes Exhaust Stacks
  • 3,600 Hour TBO Or 5,000 Hour TBO (For Qualified Operators) With a Qualified Trend Monitoring Program
  • Flight Manual Supplement with Full Flight Test Certified Performance
  • Maintenance and Repair Manuals
  • Full Technical Support for Life of the Airplane

208A performance

Stock XP42A
Short Field Performance Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle
Sea Level, ISA, 8000 lbs. MTOW 1,160 ft. 2,055 ft. 930 ft. (-20%) 1,680 ft. (-18%)
Sea Level, ISA+20°, 8000 lbs. MTOW 1,295 ft. 2,278 ft. 1,050 ft. (-19%) 1,765 ft. (-23%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA, 8000 lbs. MTOW 1,430 ft. 2,500 ft. 1,130 ft. (-21%) 2,030 ft. (-19%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA+20°, 8000 lbs. MTOW 1,620 ft. 2,810 ft. 1,325 ft. (-18%) 2,330 ft. (-17%)
Max Climb Performance (ft./min.) ISA ISA+20° ISA ISA+20°
4000 ft. Altitude 1,150 ft./min. 980 ft./min. 1,550 ft./min. (+35%) 1,180 ft./min. (+20%)
8000 ft. Altitude 1,090 ft./min. 795 ft./min. 1,270 ft./min. (+17%) 1,025 ft./min. (+29%)
12,000 ft. Altitude 890 ft./min. 650 ft./min. 1,055 ft./min. (+19%) 845 ft./min. (+30%)
Time to Climb from SL (min.) ISA ISA+20° ISA ISA+20°
10,000 ft. Altitude 9 min. 12 min. 8 min. (-11%) 9 min. (-25%)
12,000 ft. Altitude 11 min. 14 min. 10 min. (-9%) 11 min. (-21%)
14,000 ft. Altitude 14 min. 18 min. 12 min. (-14%) 14 min. (-22%)
Cruise Performance (KTAS) ISA ISA+20° ISA ISA+20°
10,000 ft. Altitude 179 ktas 168 ktas 186 ktas (+4%) 183 ktas (+9%)
12,000 ft. Altitude 178 ktas 164 ktas 187 ktas (+5%) 184 ktas (+12%)

*Caravan 208A; 675 SHP vs. 850 SHP; No Wind; Paved Runway; No Pod

208B performance

Stock XP42A
Short Field Performance Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle
Sea Level, ISA, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,365 ft. 2,420 ft. 1,035 ft. (-24%) 1,835 ft. (-24%)
Sea Level, ISA+20°, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,533 ft. 2,703 ft. 1,185 ft. (-23%) 2,030 ft. (-25%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,710 ft. 3,000 ft. 1,245 ft. (-27%) 2,115 ft. (-30%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA+20°, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,930 ft. 3,380 ft. 1,495 ft. (-23%) 2,420 ft. (-28%)
Max Climb Performance (ft./min.) ISA ISA+20° ISA ISA+20°
4000 ft. Altitude 900 ft./min. 675 ft./min. 1,228 ft./min. (+36%) 960 ft./min. (+42%)
8000 ft. Altitude 840 ft./min. 575 ft./min. 1,054 ft./min. (+25%) 804 ft./min. (+40%)
12,000 ft. Altitude 655 ft./min. 440 ft./min. 863 ft./min. (+32%) 650 ft./min. (+48%)
Time to Climb from SL (min.) ISA ISA+20° ISA ISA+20°
10,000 ft. Altitude 12 min. 15 min. 9 min. (-25%) 12 min. (-20%)
12,000 ft. Altitude 14 min. 19 min. 11 min. (-21%) 15 min. (-21%)
14,000 ft. Altitude 18 min. 25 min. 14 min. (-22%) 19 min. (-24%)
Cruise Performance (KTAS) ISA ISA+20° ISA ISA+20°
10,000 ft. Altitude 176 ktas 162 ktas 188 ktas (+7%) 185 ktas (+14%)
12,000 ft. Altitude 173 ktas 156 ktas 189 ktas (+9%) 186 ktas (+19%)

*Caravan 208B; 675 SHP vs. 850 SHP; No Wind; Paved Runway; No Pod

XP140 performance upgrade

Multiply your power and your revenue generation capability with a new XP140 engine upgrade system.

Blackhawk makes it easy, with a quick, ultra-cost-effective installation that delivers value, performance and enough power to impress any pilot.

Replace your tired 600/675 horsepower PT6A‑114/114A engine with a brand-new PT6A‑140 powerplant for like-new levels of performance and load carrying capabilities — all while retaining your existing cowling, engine mount, and exhaust system.  Installation time is about two weeks on average.

advantages

  • Retain The Existing Cowling – The PT6A-140 is only 2” longer than the PT6A-114A.  The extra length is aft of the engine mounts allowing the truss to be retained with no changes.
  • Retain The Existing Exhaust System – The PT6A-140 has a single exhaust port and connects to the existing exhaust system.
  • All 867 SHP, All The Time – All 867 SHP can be used for takeoff, climb, and cruise.  The airframe has been re-certified by the FAA from 675 SHP to the new, higher limit.
  • Newly Developed Hartzell 3-Blade Propeller – The Hartzell 3-Blade 106″ Propeller provides maximum thrust output for takeoff and climb while providing a quiet cabin for cruise.
  • Howell Digital/Analog Engine Gauges – These recently redesigned, non-glare, and fully sealed gauges provide high quality, no fog operation.  This smart gauge automatically dims for night time operation.
  • Ametek 325 Amp Starter Generator – 100°C cooler start temperatures reduce hot section and overhaul costs.  50% reduction in start sequence.  325 amps continuous power for ground/flight operation.

what’s included

The Blackhawk XP140 Performance Upgrade Includes

  • One Factory-New Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 Engine Rated at 867 SHP Continuous, Exchange
  • 1,000 Hour, No Calendar Limit, New Engine Warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • One Factory-New Hartzell 3-Blade 106″ Propeller Assembly
  • One Factory-New Ametek 325 AMP Starter Generator and Ducting
  • New Howell Digital/Analog Engine Instruments
  • New Torque and Oil Pressure Transmitters
  • New, Larger Capacity Oil Cooler and Ducting
  • All Wiring Harnesses
  • STC/Installation Instructions with FAA Approved Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS)
  • New Primary and Overspeed Governors
  • Two PT6A Entitlement Training Courses Offered Through FlightSafety

208A performance

Stock XP140
 Short Field Performance Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle
Sea Level, ISA, 8000 lbs. MTOW  1,160 ft.  2,055 ft.  939 ft. (-19%)  1,604 ft. (-22%)
Sea Level, ISA+20°, 8000 lbs. MTOW  1,295 ft.  2,278 ft.  1,073 ft. (-17%)  1,789 ft. (-22%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA, 8000 lbs. MTOW  1,430 ft. 2,500 ft.  1,210 ft. (-15%) 1,970 ft. (-21%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA+20°, 8000 lbs. MTOW 1,620 ft.  2,810 ft.  1,490 ft. (-8%)  2,460 ft. (-12%)
 Climb Performance (ft./min.)  ISA ISA+20°  ISA ISA+20°
4000 ft. Altitude 1,150 ft./min.  980 ft./min. 1,299 ft./min. (+13%) 1,101 ft./min. (+12%)
 Cruise Performance (KTAS)  ISA  ISA+20°  ISA  ISA+20°
12,000 ft. Altitude 178 ktas 164 ktas 193 ktas (+8%) 185 ktas (+13%)

*Caravan 208A; 675 SHP vs. 867 SHP; No Wind; Paved Runway; No Pod

208B performance

Stock XP140
 Short Field Performance Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle Ground Roll Over 50′ Obstacle
Sea Level, ISA, 8750 lbs. MTOW  1,365 ft. 2,420 ft.  1,191 ft. (-13%)  1,965 ft. (-19%)
Sea Level, ISA+20°, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,533 ft. 2,703 ft.  1,367 ft. (-11%) 2,263 ft. (-16%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,710 ft. 3,000 ft.  1,438 ft. (-16%) 2,342 ft. (-22%)
4000 ft. Elevation, ISA+20°, 8750 lbs. MTOW 1,930 ft.  3,380 ft.  1,747 ft. (-10%)  2,656 ft. (-21%)
 Climb Performance (ft./min.)  ISA ISA+20°  ISA ISA+20°
4000 ft. Altitude 900 ft./min. 675 ft./min. 1,213 ft./min. (+35%) 950 ft./min. (+41%)
 Cruise Performance (KTAS)  ISA  ISA+20°  ISA  ISA+20°
12,000 ft. Altitude 173 ktas 156 ktas 191 ktas (+10%) 183 ktas (+17%)

 

*Caravan 208B; 675 SHP vs. 867 SHP; No Wind; Paved Runway; No Pod

Cessna Conquest 1

Cessna Conquest 1 engine upgrades

A Blackhawk engine upgrade can transform an older Conquest I into a true turboprop powerhouse. If you’re settling for less-than-ideal speed and climb performance, learn more about this popular conversion. One satisfied customer called his Conquest upgrade “the best investment we ever made.

key benefits

  • Increases cruise speed
  • Increases single-engine service ceiling
  • Decreases time and fuel to climb
  • Lowers operating cost
  • Increases resale value

XP135A engine upgrade

The Blackhawk XP135A is a simple, bolt-on upgrade for the Conquest I and requires no airframe modification. The original, engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney (P&WC) PT6A-135A engines.

key characteristics

  • More cool-running power
  • Reliability of PT6A engines, with nearly half a century of service, and more than 300 million flight hours
  • Experience and quality. Blackhawk has installed more STC twin turboprop engines than any other service company
  • Ideal addition to any refurbishment program

operator profile

  • Owners who love and want to keep their aircraft indefinitely
  • Those who are ready to halt depreciation and add value
  • Anyone facing an engine overhaul
  • Those who would enjoy better performance but fly their families and value improved safety — single engine climb performance is critical

system includes

  • Two factory-new PT6A-135A engines with new-engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney Canada Installation instructions, STC paperwork, flight manual supplement, instructions for continued airworthiness, P&WC engine logbook, Blackhawk logbook case, cycle book and aircraft decals
  • One year prepaid enrollment in The Trend Group Turbine Trend Analysis program
  • Hawkeye DigiLog torque gauges (optional)
PIPER CHEYENNE I, II, IIXL

Piper Cheyenne engine upgrade for Cheyenne I, IA, II & IIXL

If you love your airplane’s size, handling and looks, consider the difference a Blackhawk XP135A engine upgrade could make. A stock Cheyenne II with PT6A-28s at Flight Level 260 will deliver cruise speed of 243 knots. The same airplane, upgraded with new PT6A-135A engines will do 264 KTAS or more. What would you rather fly?

key benefits

  • More power for faster climb and cruise speeds
  • Reduced annual cost of operation
  • Significant return on investment
  • Higher resale value

XP135A engine upgrade

The Blackhawk XP135A is a simple, bolt-on upgrade for the Cheyenne I, IA, II, and IIXL, and requires no airframe modification. The original, early-generation engines are exchanged for factory-new Pratt & Whitney (P&WC) PT6A-135A engines.

key characteristics

  • More cool-running power
  • Reliability of PT6A engines, with nearly half a century of service, and more than 300 million flight hours
  • Experience and quality. Blackhawk has installed more STC twin turboprop engines than any other service company
  • Ideal addition to any refurbishment program

operator profile

  • Owners who love and want to keep their aircraft indefinitely
  • Those who are ready to halt depreciation and add value
  • Anyone facing an engine overhaul
  • Those who would enjoy better performance but fly their families and value improved safety — single engine climb performance is critical

system includes

  • Two factory-new PT6A-135A engines with new-engine warranty from Pratt & Whitney
  • Enrollment in the CAMP Systems’ aircraft maintenance tracking program for one year
  • STC paperwork, flight manual supplement, lifetime customer support guarantee

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