Kelly Aerospace buys Northcoast

Kelly Aerospace has bought Northcoast Technologies, developer of a thin film hot wing system and an all-electric aircraft air conditioning system. Northcoast becomes Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems. Bob Rutherford, a Northcoast founder, is the new firm’s vice president and general manager.


Northcoast’s Thermawing system is certified for Columbia 350s and 400s, but has applications for other airplanes, including turboprops and jets. Thermawing offers ice protection for all airfoils, including propellers.

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