King Air 90

Engine Services

The government designation for a twin-engine, pressurized Hawker Beechcraft King Air B90, King Air 90 serves as an advanced maritime flight training aircraft. Powered by two PT6A-34B turbo-prop engines, its performance, reliability, and safety can be limited. With Blackhawk Government Solutions services, agencies experience significant cost savings while enjoying vastly improved performance, increased reliability, and a higher safety margin.

Engine Upgrades

Engine upgrades increase King Air 90 performance and decrease operational costs. Blackhawk Government Solutions offers three proven engine upgrade options to meet your mission requirements – XP135A, XP28 and XP 21. Upgrades provide increased cruise speed, rate of climb, and single-engine service ceiling while a more than 30% increase in horsepower offers the performance to operate out of more short, unimproved, high altitude, and remote runways. The upgrade includes new 5-blade propellers from MT-Propeller.

Engine overhauls are expensive and often include unexpected problems and hidden costs, all without any final performance increase. Engine upgrades from Blackhawk Government Solutions are guaranteed to ensure factory-new condition with improved performance, reduced operating costs, and higher resale value. We put the power of the Blackhawk Government Solutions organization and its unparalleled experience and expertise behind delivering a complete and proven performance solution, backed by a lifetime customer support guarantee.

Engine Gauges

Original factory gauges often become unreliable and difficult to repair and recalibrate. Blackhawk Government Solutions’ Hawkeye DigiLog Gauges optimize flight management functionality and introduce modern advancements in human factors engineering to legacy aircraft. These in-stock replacements combine the familiarity of two-inch round analog gauges with microprocessor-based signal processing and digital display technology.

Hawkeye DigiLog Gauge Features

  • Intelligent, information-rich engine monitoring system
  • Familiar 2” round analog gauges
  • Microprocessor signal processing and digital display technology
  • Superior lighting with LED backlight
  • Sensor to automatically adjust to lighting conditions – no post lighting
  • Anti-glare, airtight, no-fog glass
  • Exceedances visually displayed
  • NVG compatible

Propeller Upgrades

A new propeller is included with every engine upgrade, ensuring performance and lifecycles are matched for optimum results and minimum maintenance.

Engine MRO

Globally recognized PT6 experts, Blackhawk Government Solutions offers cost-effective maintenance, repair, and overhaul services ranging from routine engine maintenance to complete, complex overhauls, including parts refurbishment.

Propeller MRO

Lightning strikes and foreign object debris can unexpectedly damage flight-critical propeller components. Blackhawk Government Solutions offers proven maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities for Hartzell, McCauley, and Dowty Rotol propeller systems. From blades to hub assemblies, we efficiently complete parts rework or replacement, complying with FAA and other regulatory requirements, on schedule and on budget.

Our comprehensive overhaul process encompasses everything from acid etching, inspections, and necessary parts replacement to nickel cadmium plating, aluminum anodizing, and installation of new deicer boots. In-country or on-site auditing, training, and maintenance troubleshooting is also available.

New Propeller

Blackhawk Government Solutions offers both Hartzell 4-blade propellers and MT-Propeller 5-blade propellers for your aircraft needs. Both provide superior performance over stock propellers, significantly adding to the value of your upgrade.

Program Management for Engine & Propeller Programs

Blackhawk Government Solutions offers program management for engine and propeller programs for upgrades and MRO service. We operate to the highest quality standards in accordance with ISO 9001 and AS 9100D.

Low Rate Composite Component Production

Through its sister company, Blackhawk Composites, Blackhawk Government Solutions can develop, manufacture, and test low rate composite components for government customers. Higher production levels can then be obtained as the program requires.

XR Fuel Lockers

Blackhawk Government Solutions’ zero-drag fuel lockers boost King Air 90 series aircraft range. The Extended Range Fuel Locker System adds 160 gallons of fuel capacity, extending endurance and giving you the edge you need to fly borderline missions with confidence.

Engine Management Programs, including Trend and Flight Data Monitoring

Imagine extending the time between overhauls, ensuring on-condition hot sections, and consistently identifying small issues before they become large, expensive problems. Imagine no more. Blackhawk Government Solutions developed a powerful engine management solution for a true revolution in aircraft readiness.

Using trend analysis and flight data monitoring tools, Blackhawk Government Solutions’ Engine Management PLUS+ gathers and delivers information and recommendations to help operators proactively manage engine maintenance for the fleet. A four-step process drives fact-based decision-making for dramatic improvements in readiness, safety, and availability:

COLLECT engine performance, usage, and maintenance data utilizing proven aviation data management services and applications.

PROCESS and interpret data using FAA licensed A&P mechanics to provide diagnostics and prognostics that result in timely and accurate maintenance recommendations.

MANAGE the data and process to deliver actionable reports resulting in a proactive maintenance program that is timely, effective, and efficient.

ACT and make informed decisions based on complete, up-to-date information that is easily accessed anytime online.

Upgrade Your Fleet

Enjoy improved performance, increased reliability, a higher safety margin, and better aircraft availability. Contact us for a technical briefing on how Blackhawk Government Solutions can help improve your operation.