Daedalus Aviation Group


Daedalus, with its headquarters in Rijen, was established in 1993 and has been continuously involved in the F-16 MRO sector worldwide. The company is primarily focused on the delivery of on-site support by technical field teams for F-16 operational, intermediate and depot level maintenance, modifications and upgrade programs. Its flexible workforce is fully qualified and certified to work on the F-16 weapon platform and has all the required security clearances. The office is fully controlled and certified by the Intelligence Industrial Branch of the Dutch Ministry of Defense and ISO 9001:2008 (plus AQAP 2120) qualified. Currently Daedalus has a workforce of approximately 100 specialists in various trades, such as sheet metal, avionics, systems and engines. A large percentage of its workforce has more than 20 years experience in the F-16 MRO business.

Daedalus track record includes involvement in almost all maintenance & modification programs of the RNLAF, such as FALCON UP / PACER SLIP, MLU,  FALCON STAR / PACER AMSTEL, as well as Line maintenance and Phase inspections (200/300 hours). In addition Daedalus has performed the FALCON UP program for the Indonesian Air Force (in-country) and is currently performing the FALCON STAR / PACER AMSTEL modifications for the Chilean Air Force. Furthermore Daedalus is providing line- and phase maintenance support for the Norwegian Air force on their F-16 bases.

Through its joint venture with IEI Inc., an Elbit Systems of America subsidiary, Daedalus can deliver intermediate and depot level support for F-16 Avionics and other electronic- and electrical components. Specifically for the repair of the F-16 Fatigue Analysis & Combat Evaluation (FACE) system and the Color Multi Function Displays (CMFDs) Daedalus has its own repair shop located on the premises of the Logistic Division of RNLAF in Rhenen. Through its strategic relationship with the RNLAF depot maintenance organization in Woensdrecht (LCW) all other depot level support can be delivered.