"Daedalus continually strive to provide a world class support service to aerospace companies worldwide, by using the latest industry tools, standards and processes to ensure our products are at the forefront of the aerospace and engineering sectors."
Daedalus Aerospace was formed in 2008 by four highly qualified and experienced Aircraft Engineers who have been providing technical publications and Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) solutions for a number of years for a wide variety of clients and aircraft types.
As the company has expanded over the past three years, this experience and knowledge has proved invaluable in every aspect of the company's day-to-day running, from initial consultation with clients, to writing and validating technical documentation for many different types of aircraft, equipment and systems.
Due to our extensive and varied aerospace backgrounds we are in a better position to understand your company, your products and your needs.
As Daedalus continues to grow we aim to maintain a position at the forefront of technological developments within our field utilising the latest tools, systems and processes.
The whole team has a vast experience of writing technical documentation for many different aircraft types and publication suites, and our in-house LSA experts can provide a range of services from project setup to complete redevelopment of existing LSA databases.
We have the capacity to cope with any project of any size and we will always complete the task in an efficient and professional manner. Your projects will always be assigned a lead coordinator and they will be your point of contact throughout the task. We approach each project with the view that we are an extension of your company and are here to help whilst working alongside you - the customer. We will work closely with you at all times to ensure you are regularly updated on the progress of your project and completely satisfied every step of the way.
Due to our extremely high level of motivation to succeed within our sector, the highest possible quality product and services can always be guaranteed within the agreed timescales to our customers.
We will always aim to exceed your expectations.
Meet the management team…
Jake Memery is a qualified aircraft engineer and an experienced and capable technical author and Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) engineer. After completing his apprenticeship with a major aircraft manufacturing facility he spent several years on the build line of the EH101 and SuperLynx helicopters.
Since deciding his future was in technical publications, he has contracted all over the UK and Europe for some of the biggest names in aviation. He has an extensive knowledge of data module creation using various XML/SGML editors and has written documentation for both paper output and Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs).
He has been involved with civil and military projects, both fixed and rotary wing, and has extensive experience in writing to the recognised industry standards using numerous software packages.
Jake also has experience of complete IETP builds, DTD and FOSI creation and legacy data conversion projects. He heads-up the Legacy Data Conversion side of the business and is backed up by his team of experienced aerospace technical authors.
Robin Davies is an Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) engineer with 20 years experience in the aviation industry.
After serving in the UK Army as a senior maintenance engineer with experience on Scout, Gazelle and Lynx helicopters and Islander fixed wing aircraft, he left to join AgustaWestland, initially as an inspector on the Lynx and EH101 build lines.Whilst at AgustaWestland, Robin trained as a technical author, contributing to the maintenance manuals for Sea King, Lynx and Gazelle helicopters.
He was heavily involved with the introduction of Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs) and following the amalgamation of logistic support, initial provisioning and technical authoring disciplines into one role, gained experience as an ILS engineer. After a period in customer support at AgustaWestland, supporting the introduction into service of the Mk120 SuperLynx for Oman, Robin left to become a subcontractor, working as an ILS engineer on the VH71A US presidential helicopter project, and as a technical author on the NH90 aircrew manuals.
Mike Adam-Swales is a Test Pilot with over 30 years of experience in the development and evaluation of both civil and military helicopters. A graduate of the UK Empire Test Pilot School and an ex-instructor at both ETPS and the US Navy Test Pilot School, Mike started his flying career as a Royal Navy officer.
He has operated from ships throughout the world and commanded the Navy’s helicopter training squadron. He became the senior Navy test pilot and Commander of Flying at the UK MoD flight test centre. Mike retired from the Navy and joined AgustaWestland Helicopters as a senior test pilot responsible for the Lynx helicopter and EH101 development, managing the VH71 Kestrel (US Presidential Helicopter) test program in California.
John Taton is an Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) engineer with over 35 years experience in the aviation industry. He joined the Royal Navy in 1973 as an Aircraft Artificer Apprentice and served as a senior maintenance engineer on many types of helicopter all over the world, gaining considerable experience of maintenance test flying and helicopter operations.
On leaving the Royal Navy in 1995 he joined AgustaWestland to take part in the EH101 Intensive Flying Operations Programme (IFOP) working for 4 years in Italy and Scotland. Initial training as a technical author was followed by a number of projects using Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs) and logistic support databases looking for incomplete or contradictory data and resolving problems found.
John has a very broad knowledge of the building blocks of integrated support (FMECA, LSA, LORA, IP and Authoring) and, since leaving AgustaWestland, has worked as a consultant in the aerospace industry across Europe, culminating in the formation of Daedalus Aerospace.