Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson joins Aeris Aviation as non-executive chairman

Terry Spruce

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson joins Aeris Aviation to help sell Eclipse aircraft in Europe.
Bruce Dickinson at his Cardiff Aviation facility.
Bruce Dickinson at his Cardiff Aviation facility.

Bruce Dickinson – the lead singer from rock band Iron Maiden and a commercial pilot – has joined Aeris Aviation, the European distributor of Eclipse aircraft as non-executive chairman.

Dickinson underwent his type rating training in an Eclipse last month by piloting himself to the Iron Maiden tour venues in the USA.

He met Eclipse CEO, Mason Holland,  Ken Ross, President Global Services and European head of distribution, David Hayman of Aeris Aviation based in the UK last month in St Louis.

Dickinson said: “Now that the jet is back in production, the market for it to reach its full potential is enormous.”

“There are no other twin engine jets that can come close to the Eclipse in terms of cost and economy and with a range in excess of 1,000nm, it is ideal for Europe. It is great to fly and I am excited by the future for this remarkable aircraft,” Dickinson added.

As well as singing and flying Dickinson is also an entrepreneur. He is the chairman of Cardiff Aviation in St Athan, Wales UK. Cardiff Aviation and Eclipse have begun discussions on ways for both companies to work closer in the future.

Dickinson and Eclipse will be at the NBAA 2013 in Las Vegas to launch the Eclipse 550 jet.

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