Hawker Beechcraft Services are scheduling Blackhawk engine upgrades on King Air 200s
Hawker Beechcraft Global
Customer Support (GCS) announced at LABACE that its factory-owned Hawker
Beechcraft Services (HBS) facilities are taking orders and scheduling Blackhawk
engine upgrades on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped King Air 200 aircraft.
This installation will replace the original Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41 or -42
engines with factory-new PT6A-52 engines, complete with a new-engine warranty
(2,500 hours/5 years coverage on primary parts).
“More than 200 Blackhawk
King Air engine upgrades have been completed worldwide, making it the most
successful King Air engine upgrade program by far,” said Christi Tannahill,
Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “Our King Air
200 customers have been asking for an upgrade solution for their Pro-Line
21-equipped aircraft and we’re happy to again team with Blackhawk
Modifications. The Blackhawk upgrade provides proven elevated performance
levels and safety in a simple bolt-on package requiring minimal airframe
modification for little more than the cost of an overhaul.”
The new Blackhawk XP52
engine, which powers the current production King Air 250 model.
“Blackhawk is proud to
partner with Hawker Beechcraft on improving the King Air B200 by pursuing the
STC approval to install our PT6A-52 engine upgrade on Collins Pro-Line 21
equipped King Airs,” said Jim Allmon, chief executive, Blackhawk Modification.
“Although we are already approved on non-Pro Line 21 King Airs, this project is
the result of many requests from King Air B200 owners who wanted to enjoy the
same performance benefits as the King Air B200GT. The required changes in the
engine instrument markings on the Pro Line 21 would not be possible without
Hawker Beechcraft’s significant assistance and teamwork in working toward this