Iron Maiden Singer Introduces His New Aircraft Maintenance Business

Bruce Dickinson announced the launch of his major commercial airline maintenance repair and overhaul operation in South Wales.

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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 of 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 bands 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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    i dont know why chuck norris and martha stewart are being credited for being the ultimate human-beings. when its clear that bruce dickinson can do ANYTHING, have ANY job, a mix of all possible artistic-talents AND is well liked by EVERYONE. bruce said on the first day: LET THERE BE AWESOME!
    So, technically, whenever hes 'at work', I could just you know, walk there and chill with Bruce Dickinson.. just to say I have.. there you go then.
    Is it just me or does Bruce bear a strong resemblance to the Crocodile Hunter in that picture?
    This is a huge cover story. Bruce is actually building a rocket with a module big enough for the band and their studio needs, because they're recording their next album in space. Google it, and you won't find ANYTHING about it because its that secret, man. Well, it used to be a secret until I shared it with all of you Just zooming' by on my LollerSkates I was lucky enough to be able to watch the band grow over three decades and the caught A LOT of isht for NOTB. Really, you had to be there to comprehend how ridiculous it was when you look at society today. There is nothing more metal than flying the band's jet with all your gear and crew, and blowing thousands of people away with talent and showmanship while you on the ground. Except for recording that album in space.
    Bruce is such a dork! haha. He is awesome! Watch his old TV program called "flying heavy metal", its actually quite good.
    This reminds of Bill Wyman's metal detector business. Something so far out in left field you don't see it coming.