Our Story

Kinnear was founded by Scottish immigrant Jim Kinnear in 1985. Using skills he learned in the shipyards of Liverpool, Jim began upholstering furniture, boats, and van interiors, as well as small aircraft seating. When he retired in 1993, Jim passed the business on to his daughter, Marie Kinnear, and his son-in-law, Brent Patterson, who he had trained for several years.

Brent and Marie took the business in new directions, transforming it from a furniture upholstery shop to a distinguished company in the field of aviation. Today, Kinnear provides a full range of aircraft covers and SGSE. Working with its customers, Kinnear creates innovative solutions to protect aircraft. 


Our Quality Policy

Kinnear has implemented an AS9100 certified quality policy which is designed to consistently meet our customers’ requirements and expectations by:


Maintaining a high quality

of workmanship



delivery dates



budgetary requirements


Providing a

safe work environment

We strive to maintain the highest quality practices with our clients’ needs as a priority.

It is most important to us to partner with our customers in assuring a product that is of the highest quality, user-friendly and safe for the end-user.

We are committed to listening to our clients’ needs and providing them with the best advice and product possible.


All vendors who wish to become a supplier must adhere to the requirements outlined in the

Kinnear Supplier Quality Manual (SQD).

Our Certifications

Our priority is to help protect your equipment safely and efficiently. We achieve this through the numerous certified services we are qualified to offer. All of our products and operations are certified to meet the superior quality assurance of the AS 9100 Quality Management Systems.