How did Kennon Get its Start?
In 1984, Kennon introduced the Kennon Sun Shield a wedge fitting form of heat protection that very quickly become the leading form of heat protection in the general aviation, business and military aircraft markets.
Kennon's Flagship Product - The Kennon Sun Shield
Kennon went on to develop a full line of covers for General Aviation Aircraft , business and military aircraft .
How Kennon is Similar to Other Aircraft Coverings Companies
Kennon is one of several companies that build protective coverings to prevent corrosion, sand intrusion, scratching, heat build-up and damage caused by sunlight and ultraviolet light (UV), dust, rain, wind, etc.
Like those companies, Kennon's roots are deep into the craft of tailoring covers to the shape of the object. In 1984 covers were designed by hand, making patterns from plastic, cutting and sewing much like a tailor crafts a suit of clothes. The craft approach served the company and the customer well, but it was not efficient, and it often required multiple fittings and alterations.
The materials used back then were commercial off the shelf fabrics and attachments. However, the coverings industry wasn't keeping pace with advances made in the industrial fabrics industry.
How is Kennon Different
Today, Kennon approaches product , design, and manufacturing differently.
Kennon's covering solutions are designed by a highly qualified and skilled engeering team. It is a scientifcally engineered solution that often is constructed from advanced technical fabrics that weren't availble even five years ago.
The covers are lighter, stronger and, able to withstand the sun. If corrosion is a concern, then the cover is designed to keep the contents dry yet allow moisture to escape.
The result is a Kennon Cover, safer cover that is built to last.
Kennon is responsive to the needs of the customer and communicates in a language that aircraft manufacturers, manufacturers of delicate equipment and corporate and commecial customers understand.
Kennon's in-house engineering department includes a PHD, material scientist, a chemical engineer, industrial engineer, mechanical engineer and a systems engineer.
Kennon's Research and New Product Development
Kennon is the recipient of several SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grants from the United States Department of Defense and is in the process of commercializing more than one products of their research.
These projects include developing new acoustic and thermal insulation systems for military aircraft, a new clamp to replace the bonded click stud, lighter more efficient life rafts and ocean survival equipment to protect our aviators as well as innovations to stop bullets and fragments from injuring our troops.