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Bruce Dickinson launches aviation firm

By | Published on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has announced the launch of a new company providing aviation training and maintenance based in Wales. Called Cardiff Aviation, the company will provide up to 1000 new jobs and includes Boeing amongst its clients.

Dickinson has worked as a commercial airline pilot for a number of years and was Marketing Director small airline Astraeus until last year when it went into administration. The singer said in November that he planned to try to save that company, but seemingly that has not been the case.

Announcing the new enterprise, Dickinson said in a statement: “We’re coming into this enterprise with the knowledge we’ll be bringing business to South Wales. A cautious projection is that we’d expect to create up to a thousand jobs within eighteen months based on the level of interest and commitment from aircraft manufacturers and operators. South Wales has long had an association with the aircraft industry and I am delighted I am able to play a small part in the continuation of that tradition”.

UPDATE: Note the following Tweet from the team at Cardiff Aviation – “I keep seeing mentions one of our clients is Boeing. Nooooo. Not yet. Some of our clients’ aircraft will be Boeing”. So, consider that clarified.