Our Customers

 

Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF)

Daedalus provides the RNLAF with technical personnel to support in Aircraft Generation, Line Maintenance, Base Maintenance, Component Maintenance and Depot Level Maintenance on Volkel (F-16) and Leeuwarden (F-16) Air Base, Gilze Rijen Air Base (Chinook, Apache, Cougar) and the Logistic depot facility LCW at Woensdrecht (F-16, Chinook, Apache and Cougar). In the past Daedalus also performed maintenance on a part of the RNLAF transport fleet (KDC-10 and C-130). Furthermore Daedalus provides repair capability for the Color Multi Function Display (CMDFs) and F-16 Fatigue Analysis and Combat Evaluation (FACE) system and for most other avionics equipment through their JV with IEI. Occasionally Daedalus provides spare parts for RNLAF.

During the conversion of approximately 140 F-16s from the Operational Capability Upgrade (OCU) version to the Mid Life Update (MLU) standard, Daedalus actively participated in the whole project. Daedalus was also part of the Pacer Amster (Falcon Star) team that performed an extensive structural modification on the RNLAF MLU fleet.


 

Royal Norwegian Air Force - Luftforsvaret (RNoAF)

Daedalus provides the RNoAF with technical personnel to support in Aircraft Generation, Line Maintenance and Base Maintenance on Ørland Main Air Station (F-16) and Bodø Main Air Station (F-16). Furthermore Daedalus provides repair capability for the Color Multi Function Display (CMDFs) and F-16 Fatigue Analysis and Combat Evaluation (FACE) system and for most other avionics equipment through their JV with IEI. Occasionally Daedalus provides spare parts for RNoAF.


 

Chilean Air Force - Fuerza Aerea de Chile (FACh)

After the sale of RNLAF F-16s to FACh in 2007, Daedalus particpated in the combined Dutch defense industry support initiative called NEWCO. In this constellation of various companies Daedalus has the lead and acts as the legal entity. Through this initiative, that is based on the one-stop shop principle, Daedalus mans the FACh Program Office (FPO) which is responsible for engineering related issues and to evaluate and align RNLAF F-16 procedures, Technical Orders, local modifications, etc. with the reuqimenents for FACh. The FPO office is located at Woensdrecht Air Base. Daedalus also mans the NEWCO Program Office (NPO), which is integrated in the FACh F-16 Support Office at the FACh Logistic Command HQ in Santiago de Chile and is responsible to support in program management, provide advice on engineering and act as a direct advicsor for the Head of the FACh F-16 Support Office.

In 2009 Daedalus combined an on-the-job training for FACh F-16 mechanics, NDI specialists and sheetmetal workers with a structural modification known as the "Banana Repair" (referring to the shape of the patch). The modification was performed on 3 FACh F-16 MLUs after which FACh was enabled and qualified to perform the modificationon  the remainder of the aircraft themselves.

In 2010 Daedalus assisted in the setup of a F-16 Integrated Training Solution (known as the "FITS" program) for FACh. A decommissioned F-16 from RNLAF was disassembled, shipped and assembled on Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta. The FITS program was executed in close coordination with the Stratagem Group and the World Class Aviation Academy that provide the classroom training at their facility in Woensdrecht and on-the-job training at Cerro Moreno Air Base in Chile. For the on-the-job training Daedalus supported with instructors and trhough their partners TiaT and Gesmoc which provided the NDI and GSE training. Furthermore Daedalus arranged all housing, transportation and resident permits from their administration support office for the Chilean technicians during their stay in The Netherlands.

In 2010 Daedalus started the so called Pacer Amstel project (also known as "Falcon Star" plus some unfinished modifications from "Falcon Up"). During this project technicians from FACh and ENAER (a partly military-partly civilian support organization for FACh) receive on-the-job training while Daedalus performs the modification and gradually turns over to FACh-ENAER team. This "knowledge transfer" project will be executed on three (3) F-16s after which FACh-ENAER should be able to perform the remainder themselves.

Daedalus also provides repair capability for the Color Multi Function Display (CMDFs) and F-16 Fatigue Analysis and Combat Evaluation (FACE) system and for most other avionics equipment through their JV with IEI. Daedalus also provides spare parts and support equipment for FACh on a regular basis.


 

Indonesian Air Force - Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU)

Between 2000 and 2002 Daedalus executed the "Falcon Up" structural modification program on the TNI-AU F-16 fleet. In order to perform this modification in the most time-effective manner, Daedalus setup the whole workflow planning and aligned it with the modkit composition, special tool requirements and consumables ordering. Daedalus completed the whole project within the set budget and time constraints and up until today there has not been any warranty claim. We proudly include the Certificate of Acceptance and the Letter of Recommendation that we received after the succesfull completion of the project.


 

Royal Thai Air Force - กองทัพอากาศไทย (RTAF)

For RTAF Daedalus occasionally provides repair capability for the Color Multi Function Display (CMDFs) and F-16 Fatigue Analysis and Combat Evaluation (FACE) system and for most other avionics equipment through their JV with IEI. Daedalus also provides spare parts and support equipment for RTAF on a regular basis.


 

Fokker Aerostructures BV Papendrecht

Daedalus support Fokker Aerostructures with experienced sheetmetal workers and as of 2011 will be added to their Preferred Suppliers list for technical personnel.