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.