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Avalible for C90, E90, F90

Take your King Air 90 performance to new heights by exchanging early-generation engines for factory-new Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PT6A-135A engines. No airframe modifications are required for this impressive upgrade, which will deliver increased true airspeed and maximum range, with lower time to climb and reduced operating and maintenance costs. The bottom line? State-of-the-art engine technology that delivers more of everything King Air 90 operators want.

Exclusively endorsed by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
Upgrade investment is comparable to, or less than, an overhaul
Increased true airspeed and rate of climb
Increased single engine service ceiling
Decreased time and fuel to climb
Lower operating cost
Increased resale value
FAA, EASA and ANAC certified
System includes

Two factory-new PT6-135A 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 Hawkhawk DigiLog gauges (optional)
Prepaid enrollment in CAMP Systems’ aircraft maintenance tracking program and The Trend Group Turbine Trend Analysis program

The Blackhawk XP™ Upgrade Benefits Include

Factory-new engines with new engine warranty
Increased true airspeed
Increased rate of climb
Increased single engine service ceiling
Decreased time and fuel to climb
Lower operating cost
Increased resale value

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 The Blackhawk XP™ Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price?
The 2007 list price is $595,000 (exchange) plus installation. Installation costs run between $30,000 and $35,000 excluding repairs and shipping. Blackhawk pays for the shipping of your new PT6A-135A engines to the installation facility (within the continental United States). Costs associated with return shipping of core engines and core parts is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Does the price include props?
No. However all props (Raisbeck, McCauley, Hartzell) are approved with the Blackhawk XP™ upgrade and can be added at additional cost.

What are you giving me for my cores?
The retail price for the new engines would normally be $485,000 EACH for a total of $970,000. Due to the high volume engine contract that Blackhawk has negotiated with Pratt & Whitney, we are able to offer the new engines at a greatly discounted price and provide an exchange credit of about $200,000 for a set of run-out trade-in (core) engines. If the trade-in engines have time remaining to the factory TBO of 3600 hours, we offer an additional credit of $35 per hour per engine for any hours remaining to TBO for PT6A-21 engines and $45 per hour for PT6A-28 engines. The trade-in engines are sent back to Pratt & Whitney or if there is time remaining, they can be re-sold for use on older aircraft.

Do you give the same credit for the MORE program TBO?
No. Pratt issues the core credits and does not recognize the MORE program.

Can I keep my cores?
Only if you are willing to pay Pratt for the cores since the price has already taken into account the value of the cores. Prices will depend on core engine times.

Can I put the airplane on charter?
Yes. In fact many charter companies prefer a Blackhawk as it allows them to operate out of shorter runways in the mountains.

How much weight does the upgrade add?
None. In fact if you go with the Raisbeck props as part of the upgrade you will lose some weight as the Raisbeck props are lighter.

Are there any modifications to the airframe?
No. Only engine gauge remarking.

There are other engine upgrades available at a slightly cheaper price. Why should I pay more for your upgrade?
With all businesses, a lower valued or inferior product must offer a lower price in order to compete. What needs to be taken into consideration is the value of product support, product branding, and resale value. Blackhawk is the only engine upgrade that offers the following exclusive benefits:

Listed in Jetnet and AMSTAT as an added feature
One of the first companies to have its engine upgrades listed in Aircraft Bluebook and Vref
Approved by EASA in Europe as well as the Brazilian Aviation authorities (DGAC)
The largest installed fleet of upgraded corporate size turboprop aircraft in the world
The only engine upgrade company to have an aircraft manufacturer change its assembly line to incorporate the same engine on production aircraft creating the C90GT
Full customer support department with on staff technical support technician, customer service representative, and worldwide distribution and service center network
Our own Blackhawk Owners Group
The strongest resale value of any engine upgrade on the market
What about resale value?
To date nearly every Blackhawk that has been resold within 500 hours of flying time have sold very close to or in many cases, higher than the combined investment of the airframe and engines. Resale value of the Blackhawk remains strong in all markets. Many dealers are even speculating on Blackhawk upgraded aircraft.

What will the VLJ do to the value of turboprops?
When the Citation 500 came to market it was hailed as the “death of the turboprop”. Even today Cessna advertises; “Friends don’t let friends fly turbo props”. Our response is; “friends DO let friends fly turboprops because they want to go too!” Certain missions don’t require a jet. Some people don’t want or need a jet and will have difficulty getting insurance on one if they fly themselves. With the VLJ you have to decide who or what you will leave behind. These “Very Little Jets” can accommodate 2-3 passengers and not much luggage. If you need a Chevy Suburban, a Ferrari just won’t do. There will always be a strong market for the work horse turbo-prop and there will be a market for the VLJ, neither will have much effect on the other since they offer far different capabilities.

Do you offer financing?
Yes. We have several banks that offer very competitive rates for the Blackhawk.

How long does it take to do the upgrade?
About three weeks depending on the installing shop. Blackhawk does not guarantee installation times.

What is the lead time on the engines?
Blackhawk orders all engines a year in advance so we usually can have a set delivered within 30-60 days or sooner in some cases. For 2006 we have 30 sets of engines ordered which are delivered monthly throughout the year. Call for the next set of available engines.

Can I just buy your STC and find engines on my own?
Yes and no. We are willing to sell you the paperwork, however there are very few used engines available and those that are available are usually more expensive than our new engines and don’t carry the warranty of a new engine.

Can my shop do the installation or does Blackhawk have to do the installation?
Blackhawk does not do installations. Although the installation is basically an engine change and can be done by any Pratt & Whitney certified facility; we have found that you will save time and money if it is done at any of our approved installation facilities worldwide. They have the experience to complete it faster and with the higher exacting quality setup that we demand. See our distributor list for an installer near you.

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