BRANDING NEWS: Ex Iron Maiden singer launches aviation business

Bruce Dickinson, the ex lead singer for rock band Iron Maiden, has announced he is launching a new aviation company in Wales.

Cardiff Aviation is an aircraft maintenance firm and will bring over 1000 jobs to Wales.

The multitalented Dickinson has long standing ties with the aviation industry as he is a qualified pilot and used to be a captain for Astraeus Airlines as well as flying his former band members in their ‘Ed Force One’ Boeing 757.

Speaking about Cardiff Aviation Dickinson said, "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 18 months, based on the level of interest and commitment from aircraft manufacturers and operators."