Until May 31, 2016, Pratt & Whitney Canada is offering rebates up to $65,000 for those who purchase Blackhawk XP engine upgrades. Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas, says that it can delay the installation of the new engines until the end of July, which will allow more time to schedule the upgrade and reduce downtime.
Blackhawk XP upgrades are available for the Beechcraft King Air 90 or 200 series, Cessna Caravan, Cessna Conquest I, or Piper Cheyenne turboprops. The upgrade boosts power and speed over the stock engines. Another big advantage of the new engine rebate program is that there is a relaxed core engine exchange condition. There are no extra charges for core engines that have corrosion, sulphidation, expired life-limit parts, non-genuine Pratt &Whitney parts, or foreign object damage, Blackhawk says. Any core engine will be accepted—as long as it wasn’t removed for unscheduled reasons.
Once installed, the new engines’ logs are set to zero time and cycles, which increases both resale value and peace of mind, according to Blackhawk.
“In the conversations I have with aircraft owners, it’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ they decide to upgrade with Blackhawk’s XP New Engine Program,” said Edwin Black, Blackhawk’s Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “The Pratt & Whitney New Engine Rebate has opened wide a window of opportunity to make the upgrade decision sooner.”
For more information about the rebate program, visit www.blackhawk.aero/pwc-rebate