“The XP67A will transform the King Air 300 from a turboprop into a rocket ship,” said Jim Allmon, President and CEO at Blackhawk. “The expected climb performance, cruise speeds, and load carrying capability will be unlike anything we’ve produced at Blackhawk thus far. The XP67A will elevate the King Air 300 into a league all its own, unmatched by any turboprop or light jet available today.”
This project certifies the installation of factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67A engines to replace the stock PT6A-60A engines on 12,500-pound and 14,000-pound gross weight models of the King Air 300. Both engine models are rated at 1,050 horsepower at sea level in standard day conditions. However, Blackhawk’s XP67A Engine+ Upgrade delivers more available power at higher density altitudes, with very impressive levels of takeoff, climb, and cruise performance well into the Flight Levels.
Blackhawk expects the King Air 300 XP67A upgrade to surpass its big brother – the XP67A-powered King Air 350 – in the race for the World’s Fastest King Air title due to the lighter-weight airframe. The Company expects maximum cruise speeds of 345-350 KTAS, and time to climb from sea level to FL350 in less than 17 minutes.
XP67A performance benefits extend to the bottom line. Taking advantage of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace extends range and endurance and lowers total fuel consumption. Further, reduced block times will lower operational costs.
Blackhawk Engineering expects the FAA STC for the King Air 300 to be issued summer of 2019. For King Air 300 operators looking for peak performance, pre-certification orders are now being accepted for XP67A delivery positions. Qualifying core PT6A-60A engines will be issued a generous credit at $70 per hour/per engine for time remaining to the 3,600-hour TBO.
Blackhawk will be offering a $50,000 pre-certification discount for orders placed prior to the STC approval.
Silverhawk Aviation is very excited about the new engine conversion program. We have completed over 40 B200 And C90 engine conversions and are ready for this new opportunity that is kicking off. If this is something that sounds like a viable option for your aircraft please give us a call to discuss pricing and scheduling, 402.475.8600.