Iron Maiden's frontman to create hundreds of jobs in Wales
Bruce Dickinson, the rocking frontman of Iron Maiden, has revealed exciting plans to open an aviation centre in South Wales that could potentially bring an impressive 800 jobs to the region.
The 'Can I Play With Madness' star learned to fly back in the '90s, and has spent time working as a fully-licensed pilot.
Now he has admitted that he intends to join forces with two business partners to take over part of the RAF’s St Asaph air base and turn it into an aircraft maintenance centre for narrow-bodied airliners.
Speaking about the proposal, 53-year-old Dickinson explained: “I feel there’s a huge business opportunity here since at present most aircraft of the type we want to service are maintained outside Britain because of inflated costs."
The company, set up by Dickinson and his partners, is named Cardiff Aviation and they will pump £1,000,000 into the business and predict that future investments could amount to £30m.
Dickinson continued: "We will be competitive because we will tailor our services completely to the needs of customers and won’t employ more people than we need."
He also said that a significant percent of the specialised aircraft the company wants to help maintain are flown out of Britain for this exact job: "It is crazy for airlines to move their jets to as far away as Africa to get this job done."
Watch Dickinson talk about his passion for flying below:
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