Tuesday, May 29, 2012

VIDEO: Iron Maiden singer introduces his new aircraft maintenance business

A few weeks ago, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson announced the launch of his major commercial airline maintenance repair and overhaul operation in South Wales.

Dickinson’s Cardiff Aviation is based at the Twin Peaks hangar at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.

“We’re coming into this enterprise with the knowledge that we’ll also be bringing business to South Wales,” said Bruce at the time. “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 Maiden around the world in the band‘s customized Boeing 757 called Ed Force One.

Now, Dickinson has put together a guided video tour of Cardiff Aviation - check it out below.

As for Maiden, the band recently released a live DVD entitled “En Vivo!,” filmed in Santiago, Chile during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour.

Maiden return to the live stage when the band kicks off a 2012 North American tour on June 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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