Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson launches his own aircraft repair business

Singer's new firm could create over 1,000 new jobs

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson launches his own aircraft repair business

Photo: PA

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has launched his own aircraft repair business in South Wales.

Dickinson, who has worked as a commercial pilot for over a decade, has launched a firm called Cardiff Aviation Ltd, which will be based at the Twin Peaks Hangar at St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, reports BBC News.

The firm's launch could create up to 1,000 new jobs in the area, with Dickinson vowing to help develop the local area.

Speaking about the firm, the singer said: "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 first stated that he was interested in starting his own firm in November last year when his former employer Icelandic airline Astraeus went out of business.

Speaking at the time, he said: "I'm already working on a plan to create a new business with new jobs for my friends and former colleagues at Astraeus. This is a serious plan involving people who are very good at their jobs."

Iron Maiden released a new live album and DVD titled 'En Vivo' in March. They are set to tour North America this summer.

Read More On This Artist

Iron Maiden - 'Final Frontier' Music Video Iron Maiden - 'Final Frontier' Music Video

Video: Iron Maiden - 'Final Frontier' Music Video

Iron Maiden Merchandise
More News
Q-Tip makes guest appearance at Jack White's sold-out Madison Square Garden show – watch
Noel Gallagher says songs about his own life would be 'more boring than James Blunt'
Alice Cooper offers to chop off Motley Crue's heads to close their final tour
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM