Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is launching a major commercial airline maintenance repair and overhaul operation in South Wales.
Wales Online reports Dickinson’s Cardiff Aviation will be based at the Twin Peaks hangar at St Athan in the of Vale of Glamorgan.
“We’re coming into this enterprise with the knowledge that we’ll also be bringing business to South Wales,” says Bruce. “A cautious projection is that we’d expect to create up to a thousand jobs within 18 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 that I am able to have a small part in the continuation of that tradition,” he added.
A licensed pilot, Dickinson has flown for commercial airlines in addition to flying Iron Maiden around the world in the band‘s customized Boeing 757 called Ed Force One.
Read more at Wales Online here.
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