IRON MAIDEN Singer's Aircraft Maintenance Business Secures $8 Million Investment

According to Wales Online, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dicksinson's aircraft maintenance business, Cardiff Aviation Limited, has secured a £5 million (approximately $7.68 million) investment to spur on the existing growth already made by the fledgling company. About one third of the sum will be contributed by Finance Wales, the U.K. SME investment company and Welsh Government subsidiary, with the remainder coming from private or privately-owned investors, including Dickinson and his business partner Mario Fulgoni.

Said Dickinson: "The Welsh Government has played a fantastic role in a difficult economic environment in providing tremendous support and enthusiasm. Finance Wales' long-term backing is the fuel not just to put St Athan on the map, but has the potential to create a consequentially much wider impact across the entire South Wales aerospace industry.

"As for Cardiff Aviation, the first key role we plan to fill is that of commercial director. We will follow up with expansion of the operational and technical teams to address our current growth trend and increasingly lucrative contracts with both U.K. and international aviation businesses. We also plan to invest in more engineering equipment to supplement and enhance the already excellent technical capability at Cardiff Aviation."

Cardiff Aviation specializes in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft, and can address virtually any planned or unscheduled engineering or maintenance challenge, project or issue.

As well as maintenance of airliners and other large aircraft for several major and independent airlines, Cardiff Aviation will have facilities to complete the full range of ancillary aircraft maintenance activities for commercial, business and specialist aircraft, including storage and maintenance, interior and exterior refurbishment, technical and flight training, and has the expertise and approvals to certify aircraft from many jurisdictions, including the USA.

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