Sun ‘n Fun 2024: DeltaHawk Engine Update

With the current engine market experiencing big price increases and even bigger backorders, there’s a real need for more choices with more modern tech. The industry has been watching Wisconsin-based DeltaHawk for years and with FAA certification in hand for its DHK 180-series liquid-cooled, Jet-A-fueled turbocharged engine, the company showed up at Sun ‘n Fun 2024 with a new relationship with Piper. Aviation Consumer Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano caught up with DeltaHawk CEO Chris Ruud for an update.

Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column.