KATS is an aviation design and development company dedicated to the integration of aircraft systems for general aviation and commuter aircraft. Supported by the NASA SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) program Kelly Aerospace has created the most innovative products in airplane environmental systems.
In 1998 NASA Glenn initiated the research and development of the Thermawing ice protection system, capable of meeting all aspects of ice protection for the general aviation fleet. Product integration and certification of high output alternators, DC powered air conditioning, and thermoelectric de-icing are all derivatives of the NASA program. Kelly Aerospace continues to develop STC's and PMA'd products for the GA fleet from their new facility at Lost Nation Airport (KLNN) in Willoughby Ohio.