Blackhawk Modifications Continues Innovative King Air & PT6A Performance Conference Series in Johannesburg

WACO, Texas, April 18, 2011 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., a worldwide provider of products and services that improve the operational capabilities and performance of turboprop aircraft, is continuing its participation in a successful King Air and PT6 Performance Conference series for fleet operators and engine industry experts to meet and learn from one another. The next conference will be held May 12-13, 2011, in South Africa at the conference facilities of the Montecasino Entertainment Complex, in Johannesburg, with an additional tour of National Airways Corporation’s facilities in Lanseria.

Blackhawk is co-sponsoring and hosting the event with other leading aerospace companies, including BLR Aerospace, Hawker Beechcraft Services, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Raisbeck Engineering and The Trend Group. These enterprises offer exceptional products and services that improve the safety, reliability, performance and operating cost profiles of King Air aircraft, PT6A engines, avionics and functional systems. Representatives from many of the hosting companies will make presentations with updates on customer service, training, technical advances and other important topics.

“The Johannesburg conference demonstrates Blackhawk Modifications’ global reach and customer focus,” said Jim Allmon, Blackhawk president. “Operators interested in improving King Air and PT6 performance will benefit from extensive interaction with the experienced and knowledgeable specialists attending the session.”

Aircraft owners, operators and maintainers attending the meeting will have the opportunity to raise many issues with the expert hosts and to exchange experiences and opinions with their peers. All presentations, as well as an opening reception and lunch on May 12, are free of charge for registered participants.

Anyone interested in attending the Performance Conference in Johannesburg may call +27 82 891 4349, e-mail or visit the Performance Conference website,, for details and registration forms. The Montecasino resort includes several hotels with a range of accommodations. For more information, call Montecasino Reservations at +27(0)11 367 4250 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 0861 005 511, or e-mail the hotel at Be sure to mention the conference discount code found on the Performance Conference website.

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., founded in 1999 in Waco, Texas, and with facilities in Waco and Elizabethtown, N.C., is a recognized aviation leader in providing engine performance solutions to the turboprop fleet. The company has the largest installed fleet of STC twin-engine turboprop engine upgrades, making Blackhawk the largest non-OEM buyer of new Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines in the world. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities.