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December 17, 2014

Blackhawk Modifications and Valair Aviation Renew Relationship for New PT6A Engine Upgrades

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas and Valair Aviation, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla. announce the completion of their recent agreement which renews Valair as an installation and service center for Blackhawk’s line of PT6A new engine upgrades.  The full-service FBO and Part-145 repair station based at Wiley Post Airport will offer customers new engine upgrades for Beechcraft King Air 90 and 200, Cessna Conquest I, Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans and Piper Cheyenne I, II, IIXL.

“Valair Aviation is a high-quality service and maintenance facility that we are pleased to renew our relationship with,” states Bob Kromer, Blackhawk’s Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.  “Their central US location makes it ideal for customers aiming to keep travel times low and convenience levels high.  Their location, plus their expertise in dealing with the aircraft models for which we provide new engine upgrades, makes Valair Aviation a winning combination for efficient and professionally completed Blackhawk new engine upgrades.”

“Valair is very excited about being a part of Blackhawk’s elite dealer network and we will continue to leverage the relationship with our private, commercial, and government aircraft customers,” states Gary Ambrose, General Manager for Valair Aviation.  “This strategic partnership enhances our product offerings and affords those seeking to retrofit their aircraft with more powerful engines to do so with a full-service MRO that can address other potential upgrades simultaneously.”

About Blackhawk Modifications, Inc.
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas provides Pratt & Whitney new PT6A series engine upgrades for a variety of twin and single-engine turboprops, including King Air 90 and 200, Cessna Caravan 208 and 208B, Cessna Conquest I and Piper Cheyenne I, II, IIXL.  Blackhawk recently achieved completion of its 500th engine upgrade installed on King Air B200.  Learn more at

About Valair Aviation
Valair Aviation is a full service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company.  Learn more at