Cardiff Aviation leases Twin Peaks hangar for MRO plans

Cardiff Aviation has taken a lease on the Welsh-government-owned 132,000ft2 (12,300m2) Twin Peaks hangar at St Athan to establish a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation.

As well as maintenance of airliners and other large aircraft for several major and independent airlines, Cardiff Aviation will have facilities to complete the full range of ancillary aircraft maintenance and training activities and has the expertise and approvals to certify aircraft from many jurisdictions, including the US.

The company is headed by Iron Maiden singer and aviation entrepreneur Bruce Dickinson.

He said: ‘We’re coming into this enterprise with the knowledge that we’ll also be bringing business to South Wales — a cautious projection is that we’d expect to create up to 1,000 jobs within 18 months based on the level of interest and commitment from aircraft manufacturers and operators.’