(Racine, Wisconsin) Deltahawk Engines Inc. and Bearhawk Aircraft announced today they will be developing a firewall forward package to install DeltaHawk’s new DHK180 jet fuel burning piston engines as an option on Bearhawk ‘s Four-Place aircraft.
The revolutionary new DeltaHawk DHK180 recently received FAA Type Certification and the company is now moving towards production, with initial deliveries planned for the first half of 2024. In addition to burning jet fuel, the clean-sheet designed DHK180 engine offers ease of operation, high fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance, and superior altitude performance compared to traditional aircraft piston engines. Bearhawk Aircraft kits are very well known for their exemplary bush flying capabilities, rugged design, and outstanding performance.
“We are contacted often by pilots all over the world in locations where 100LL avgas is unavailable or very expensive. For these builders, the Deltahawk offers a great option. In addition, many builders in the USA want alternative engine choices. The economical and Jet A burning Deltahawk will be attractive” said Mark Goldberg, President of Bearhawk Aircraft.
Dennis Webb, Director of Marketing and Certification for DeltaHawk added, “Bearhawk designs are extraordinary aircraft in terms of payload and STOL capability, combined with fast cruise speeds. The DeltaHawk DHK180 in a Bearhawk will significantly expand its capabilities – especially with regards to altitude performance, range, and lower cost of operation.”
The development of Deltahawk’s new Bearhawk engine installation package is now getting underway. Both companies are excited about what the highly innovative new DHK180 engine, combined with the legendary performance of Bearhawk’s aircraft, will bring to Bearhawk builders.
DeltaHawk Engines and Bearhawk Aircraft will both be exhibiting at EAA AirVenture 2023. DeltaHawk will be located in exhibit spaces 226 – 228 outside of DeltaHawk Hangar D. And Bearhawk Aircraft will be exhibiting in spaces 608 and 609 and will have its four-place Bearhawk, Model 5, and STOL contest-winning Patrol models on display.
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