Why KDC?

Backed by deep domain technical expertise, established methodologies, and technology application, we aspire to drive innovation in the solutions we provide for customers in their research and technology, product development and sustaining programmes.

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Our Mission

At KDC Projects, our mission is to be an innovative solution provider, delivering exceptional value for you, the customer, by being accountable for our deliverables and flexible in our approach.

We work with some of the top OEMs and First Tier suppliers in Aerospace and Defence engineering companies across the UK.

Using our extensive expertise and following the ethos defined by our 5 pillars, we have adopted a systems-led approach to provide innovative solutions for all our clients.

Our engineering foundation is built upon high calibre employees who deliver innovative solutions to a diverse industrial customer base.

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Requirements Architecture Requirements Management Product Development Safety Design for Manufacture Test Planning, Execution and Reporting Certification Production Engineering Manufacturing Support First Article & EIS In-service Support Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Additional Activities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1. Requirements Architecture

Definition of the baseline functional and performance requirements to deliver a solution that meets the product specification.

2. Product Development

Design & Analysis from concept through to production solution, utilising the latest simulation and modelling techniques.

3. Requirements Management

Cascading the requirements through the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) to define the lower level needs and subsequent change management.

4. Design for Manufacture

Production of the manufacturing dataset with full GD&T definition.

5. Test Planning, Execution & Reporting

Provision of full Test services across a variety of products from wing to refuel pods for fluid and structural test.

6. Certification

Support to Certification activities.

7. Production Engineering

Provision of production planning and factory layout support.

8. Manufacturing Support

Manufacturing liaison activities including repair schemes and modification execution.

9. First Article & EIS

Support to first article inspection and Entry into Service documentation.

10. In-service Support

Response to customer sourced queries or requests for repair solutions.

11. Safety

Provision of Safety processes and procedures and solutions for operational and environmental Safety requirements.

12. Model-based Systems Engineering

Utilisation of the latest toolset to build dynamic models of a product requirements architecture.

Being an SME, we have built our business on transparent, lasting relationships, with personal interaction and organisational flexibility fostering a shared responsibility for delivery, which has consistently proven successful.

The flexibility we offer through our systems-based approach provides a scalable engagement which delivers an innovative, managed solution set of high quality that meets project requirements.

Our 5 Pillars

Acting when required, with our customer as the driver, to deliver solutions that are often not the obvious path to take but are the result of our team applying the ethos and values of KDC Projects in their actions.

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The team are continually developed and pushed out of their comfort zone. We ensure each member of the team has the opportunity to adapt their expertise in different sectors.

Achieved through proactive collaboration across customer teams and transfer of engineers between customer projects to ensure knowledge sharing and process learning supports our flexible offer to the industries we support.

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We are committed to ensuring a core capability in each area of the business by constantly identifying areas of development and acting upon them.

Unity is achieved through working together, using standard ways of working and delivering consistent training across our staff, aligned with the common goal of providing robust engineering solutions for our customers.

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We have a strong company culture that is perpetuated throughout the key areas of the business and reflects the ethos of KDC Projects.

This is demonstrated through our understanding of the value we add for our customers through the application of our collective knowledge and experience on robustly managed projects.

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The team understand that they are accountable for their work and therefore are proactive in ensuring it is to the standard set by the rest of the business, and the customer.

This engenders pride in our ability to deliver quality solutions to complex challenges faced by our customers.

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Meet The Team

Peter Burden

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Parker

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Barnett

Chief Financial Officer

Ian Thompson

Business Development Director

Darren Bowes

Operations Manager

Iohannes Aitkenhead

Marketing Manager

Ashley Sandeman

Account Manager

Andrew McVey

Systems Operation Manager

Paul Townsend

Engineering Delivery Manager

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