Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has accomplished a lot as a licensed pilot. He’s been the marketing director of aircraft leasing firm Astraeus Airlines, taught some lucky fans how to fly Ed Force One, and even came to the rescue during Hurricane Irene. And now the singer can add launching an aircraft maintenance company to his resume.
Called Cardiff Aviation Ltd, Dickinson’s maintenance company will be based at the Twin Peaks Hangar at St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan. The company has just leased the 132,000 sq ft hangar from the Welsh government. But the new business venture isn’t just about fulfilling Dickinson’s love for aviation. “We’re coming into this enterprise with the knowledge that we’ll also be bringing business to south Wales. South Wales has long had an association with the aircraft industry and I am delighted that I am able to have a small part in the continuation of that tradition,” Dickinson told BBC News.
It’s unclear as to when exactly Cardiff Aviation Ltd will launch. But congrats to Dickinson on continuing to do what he loves while also creating more job opportunities for others.