In 1996, DeltaHawk Engines began the difficult journey of developing a clean sheet aircraft engine design but, like many aviation companies, struggled with a lack of funding. (Turns out it’s quite expensive to reinvent a category.) But DeltaHawk persevered. It wasn’t until successful commercialization entrepreneurs Chris and Al Ruud provided the significant funding and guidance needed that the realized dream could be brought to market. Even after decades in the making, no other aircraft engine manufacturer has significantly advanced their compression engines during this time.
Our campus, adjacent to Batten International Airport (KRAC) in Racine, Wisconsin, centralizes more than 85,000 square feet of facilities. Thanks to significant investment, we are able to design, assemble and test virtually every critical component of our engines in-house, allowing precise quality control throughout the build process. We operate state-of-the art facilities for engine and subsystems testing—including fuel and cooling systems, superchargers and propellers, along with ISO Class 8 clean rooms, installation kit development teams, fabrication and assembly capabilities, and flight test.
We hire people who are smart, goal-driven and excited about achieving the unimaginable. We focus on character and motivation, and then train for discrete skills. Our employees share common goals for the company, but celebrate diversity and perspectives from all walks of life. We simply want them to be the best they can be, inside and outside of the company.
We operate very much like a startup; everyone is a hands-on contributor. We encourage constructive ideas from all members of the team, and we constantly evolve to meet employee needs. We live by the credo that taking care of each other is good for all of us. And while others wait for the world to change, we want to change the world. One engine at a time.
DeltaHawk Engines, Inc. develops, produces and provides propulsion products and services that globally excite the passion and freedom to fly. We exist to bring the highest level of innovation and value to the general aviation industry. We will do this by developing a disruptive new standard in the flying experience, one which will exceed our customers’ expectations of efficiency, reliability, performance, simplicity and affordability. DeltaHawk is driven to be the most recognized and respected brand in the industry.
Our dedication to innovation drives us in hiring and developing the best talent we can. We recognize your career path is as individual as you and our priority is providing an environment where you can do your best work—and grow as a professional. If you want to be part of an
evolving industry with limitless potential, let’s discuss a plan for your career. Explore DeltaHawk today.