blackhawk gains easa approval for the king air 350 xp67a engine+ upgrade
April 18, 2018
Blackhawk has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for the King Air 350 XP67A Engine+ Upgrade.
Keys to the upgrade include two factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines and new 5-blade composite propeller assemblies and spinners from MT-Propellers, which meet the stringent EASA noise level requirements. Training, support, and a five year/2,500 hour enhanced new-engine warranty are also included.
“We are pleased to bring the world’s fastest King Air to Europe as a practical replacement to many jets,” said Jim Allmon, President and CEO at Blackhawk. “Operating the XP67A-powered King Air 350 in Europe will result in comparable block times as many jets, but at a much lower operating cost. Coupling the German-engineered MT 5-blade composite propellers with the PT6A-67A engines ensured that we met the stringent EASA noise requirements without sacrificing performance. We foresee that this new program will maximize value and expand the King Air 350 market to a much larger customer base throughout Europe. There is nothing in the world that compares to a Blackhawk-powered King Air 350 in terms of speed, safety, and utility at such a low operating cost.”
Blackhawk is currently taking reservations for 2018 delivery positions. For more information on the Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrade, stop by the Blackhawk booth #A3-407 at AERO Friedrichshafen April 18-21, 2018.