Dedalus Tech: The MRO Champions

Silviana Enache, Marketing Manager, Dedalus TechSilviana Enache, Marketing Manager
What happens when a team of seven engineers and a couple of young people, eager to make a career in the aviation industry, meet a customer in need of aircraft maintenance?

For Silviana Enache and her team, it was a golden moment that led to the conception of Dedalus Tech. The team had little more than the required finances to start an MRO, a GPU, a rented hangar from a trustful partner, the tools and basic type equipment, as well as the technical expertise of seven certifying and support staff to fix the client’s BAe 146/AVRO RJ aircraft. Putting their skills to the test, the Dedalus Tech team repaired the client’s aircraft in record time, marking the beginning of their journey in the aviation industry.

Fast-forward to 2022, what started as a small firm in 2011 has evolved into a trusted name in the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) space. It’s their unmatched technical expertise and constant passion for optimizing the MRO operations that fuels Dedalus Tech’s journey as a leader in the European aviation market.

“Our customers are unique in their operations, needs, and expectations. We understand that better than anyone else and offer a range of purpose-built solutions to meet their contractual and financial possibilities,” says Silviana Enache, Marketing Manager at Dedalus Tech.

As an MRO firm operating under the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Dedalus Tech specializes in offering unrivaled aircraft and component maintenance and repair services for the civil aviation industry. With hangar facilities in Craiova, Romania, the company employs local engineers and mechanics, along with specialized consultants from around the world, to provide clients with cutting-edge MRO services that can solve their toughest challenges.

A Mission that Drives Competency

Since its inception, Dedalus Tech has been driven by a mission to continuously enhance its value proposition to become a trusted provider to customers, a strong partner to suppliers, and a major player in the European aviation market. Staying true to its mission, the company provides two lines of aircraft maintenance services—base maintenance and line maintenance. Dedalus Tech is in fact the first fully private aircraft MRO company in Romania for the base maintenance of narrow-body aircraft.
The company’s base maintenance capabilities cover aircraft maintenance for Airbus 320 family, Boeing classic & NG, and BAe 146/AVRO RJ, its first customer. The services include scheduled C-checks, D-checks, out-of-phase work, corrosion prevention and control programs, AD and SB performance, structural repairs (dent and buckle inspections and reports), avionics modifications, painting and decal installation (including weight and balance), and aircraft interior refurbishment and reconfiguration.

When it comes to the line maintenance services, Dedalus Tech offers daily checks, preflight checks, transit checks, defect rectification, and other operational checks up to A-check (100 cycles or hours), and engineering assistance for the new line maintenance stations. Dedalus Tech’s line maintenance services are predominately focused on the operations at the Craiova International Airport. Their role is to help facilitate the release of aircraft for the flight from the facility in the event of departure delays or surprise requests. The company also provides line maintenance at remote locations and aircraft on ground (AOG) situations.

In one instance, Dedalus Tech extended its line maintenance operations beyond the Craiova airport to help a charter operator resolve their AOG situation during the summer holiday season. The client had a serious defect with their aircraft and could not find a local partner to resolve it. Dedalus Tech sent a team of engineers with a truck full of equipment to solve the problem in no time.

Our customers are unique in their operations, needs, and expectations. We understand that better than anyone else and offer a range of purpose-built solutions to meet their contractual and financial possibilities

Aspiring to serve as a one-stop MRO service provider in the European aviation market, Dedalus Tech also offers components maintenance. Having started with the C14 BAe 146/AVRO RJ nose landing gear overhaul, the company’s components maintenance capabilities today encompass C5 batteries and C6 seats. It is currently preparing its wheels and brakes shop for B737, A320 and BAe-146 components. Dedalus Tech also provides clients with top-notch engineering support and technical consulting for pre-purchase inspection and evaluation.

Competitive Edge through Customer-Centricity

Dedalus Tech ensures that its team always has an expert set of hands to provide customer-centric services to clients with utmost professionalism and reliability, regardless of the complex nature of the situation. The company is recognized for its adaptability to customer needs and requests that include developing capabilities for components, introducing new types of aircraft under its PART-145 certificate, and supporting these aircraft locally in Craiova.
“All our customers know that there will be a slot available if they come to us. And if by chance we can’t fit them in, we will find a way to meet their turnaround time so that their aircraft is available on time for the scheduled contracts,” states Enache. “They appreciate our promptitude in actions.”

This dedication to customer-centricity was instrumental in helping many clients thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic when operators and owners struggled to sustain long-term preservations and parking. At the time, Dedalus Tech’s team continued to offer assistance to keep aircraft airworthy, despite the financial constraints. In addition, team Dedalus Tech provided clients with end-to-end support, helping them clear all regulatory bottlenecks.

Raising the Bar of MRO Services

Dedalus Tech’s team of experts holds in-depth expertise in the MRO space, owing to their extensive experience in the most exigent environments of the industry, including military and VIP aviation. Their know-how, team dynamics, and high quality of work have enabled the company to stay competitive in the European aviation industry while ensuring that clients’ aircraft are in safe hands.
  • All our customers know that there will be a slot available if they come to us. And if by chance we can’t fit them in, we will find a way to meet their turnaround time so that their aircraft is available on time for the scheduled contracts


Another important differentiator for Dedalus Tech is its strategic location in southwest Romania which provides easy access to the western and southern parts of Europe, such as Greece and Bulgaria. These are important touristic destinations served by many charter operators. Being close to client locations allows team Dedalus Tech to reach them quickly and serve them in the best possible ways. Craiova’s great passion for aviation and long history in the industrial sector also helps the company gain significant traction in the region.

Heading toward a Self-Reliant Future

Dedalus Tech is on a mission to be the go-to MRO partner for clients in the European region, and eventually, the global aviation market. To that end, the company has made several technical and infrastructural improvements, including the construction of a new four-slot hangar. After its completion, Dedalus Tech will have a hangar for heavy maintenance work on aircraft cells with dedicated component workshops, a hangar for painting works, a center for engine test cell, new parking platforms, and a taxiway from the airport. The company plans to finish the service way from the airport to their platforms by late autumn. This project will allow Dedalus Tech to be self-reliant when it comes to operational capabilities. Dedalus Tech’s entire team has contributed to make this project a success. With that spirit of collaboration driving them from within, the company always looks forward to welcoming any client in need.
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Company
Dedalus Tech

Headquarters
Craiova, Romania

Management
Silviana Enache, Marketing Manager

Description
Dedalus Tech is a leading MRO firm operating under The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) PART 145 approval issued by the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority, offering unrivaled aircraft and component maintenance and repair services for the civil aviation industry.

Dedalus Tech

"Our customers are unique in their operations, needs, and expectations. We understand that better than anyone else and offer a range of purpose-built solutions to meet their contractual and financial possibilities"

- Silviana Enache, Marketing Manager