Vale MP meets aviation entrepreneur and rock star Bruce Dickinson at Westminster
4:30pm Monday 7th January 2013 in News
VALE MP Alun Cairns invited Iron Maiden singer and aviation entrepreneur, Bruce Dickinson, to meet with him in Westminster recently.
The singer’s company Cardiff Aviation Ltd has taken a lease on the 132,000 sq ft Twin Peaks hangar at St Athan to establish a maintenance repair and overhaul operation.
During 2012 the Vale MP met with senior executives of the company to welcome their investment in St Athan, within the Enterprise Zone area.
“I was delighted last year when the announcement about Cardiff Aviation’s move to St Athan was made,” said Mr Cairns.
“This investment is more than welcome and uses the skills of many people who were laid off after the last VC10 flew out of St Athan in 2012. I am delighted that these skills will remain in the local community.
“I welcomed Bruce Dickinson to the Houses of Parliament recently to better understand the issues that need resolving, to help make the operation at St Athan run more smoothly and efficiently.
“I will be doing all I can to support Cardiff Aviation and the exciting plans they have for their continued investment, expansion and increase in the number of jobs planned for the site in the Vale.”