Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Has Started an Airline

Getting into any area of commercial aviation is a risky thing given the industry’s low margins, high costs and susceptibility to economic headwinds. All that, however, has not stopped metal’s most famous certified commercial airline pilot from starting his own airline.

After nine months running a company that does maintenance checks on 737s, 757s and A320s, Bruce has announced the formation of VVB, what’s known as an ACMI airline. This means Bruce will “wet lease” (i.e. provide a plane, crew and maintenance) to any company who wants to run an airline without having to deal with buying planes, maintaining hangers and hiring and training crews. (ACMI stands for aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance).

So if you’re hankerin’ to run and airline, make a call to Bruce. More at Wales Online.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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