Published on November 27th, 2011 | by Alan Cross


Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Wants to Save His Airline

Good Maiden fans knows that Bruce’s other job is as an airline pilot flying charters from a base in the UK to exotic places like the Middle East, the Mediterranean and, er, Winnipeg.

Unfortunately for Bruce and the rest of the employees of Astraeus, the airline went bankrupt while the 757 he was flying back from Saudi Arabia, a victim of the ugly monetary situation in Europe.

But Bruce is a fighter.  He’s got a plan to save his airline. From the Guardian:

The singer is forming a plan to save the airline, which was owned by an Icelandic-based travel group but is based at Crawley in West Sussex. It is understood that the business would continue to work by leasing planes to major carriers to cover routes when needed, as it did previously.

“Firstly, I’m already working on a plan to try to save Astraeus, or at least create a new business with new jobs for my friends and former colleagues at Astraeus,” Dickinson said. “This is a serious plan involving people who are very good at their jobs.”

Read more here.  Good man, that Bruce.

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