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CARDIFF AVIATION DELIVERS FIRST BOEING 737 FOR NEW AIR DJIBOUTI COMMERCIAL FLEET 11th August 2016

Today Air Djibouti took delivery of the first Boeing 737 aircraft in Djibouti in preparation for the launch of Air Djibouti’s new commercial operations. His Excellency Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, Mr Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman of Air Djibouti, along with other dignitaries, met the plane and crew at Djibouti’s International Airport in a ceremony welcoming this important step in Djibouti’s development as a global transport…

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ACES HIGH: BRUCE DICKINSON COMPLETES 747 TRAINING FOR IRON MAIDEN WORLD TOUR 19th February 2016

Iron Maiden frontman and Cardiff Aviation chairman Bruce Dickinson has completed his 747 pilot training, ready to fly the band on their The Book of Souls world tour on board Ed Force One. Dickinson, who is already qualified to fly a variety of aircraft ranging from Fokker triplanes to the Boeing 737, has now clocked up the requisite hours in simulators both at British Airways at Heathrow and at Cardiff…

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CARDIFF AVIATION REVOLUTIONISES THE SKIES WITH ‘AIRLINE-IN-A-BOX’ 30th October 2015

Cardiff Aviation has unveiled its unique ‘airline-in-a-box’ concept, designed to transform aviation by making it easy to establish airlines across the world with minimal risk, thanks to its unique blend of MRO, training and leasing facilities. With airline-in-a-box, interested providers get everything they need to create a fully-fledged EASA-class airline without exposing themselves to the risks and costs associated with traditional ACMI. Cardiff Aviation’s concept brings much more flexibility to…

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CALL SIGN MAIDEN-001: CARDIFF AVIATION’S FIRST ACMI AIRCRAFT ENTERS SERVICE 3rd September 2015

The first aircraft for the new ACMI airline from Cardiff Aviation has now formally entered service. The Boeing 737-400 has also lived up to its call sign, transporting lucky Iron Maiden fans to Paris from Cardiff Airport for an exclusive listening party for the forthcoming new album, The Book of Souls – with Cardiff Aviation Chairman and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson handling piloting duties. The aircraft is now available…

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CARDIFF AVIATION LAUNCHES NEW EASA-COMPLIANT AIRLINE 15th June 2015

Cardiff Aviation has announced on the first day of the Paris Air Show, June 15, that it is launching a brand new ACMI airline. The move is the next stage of a phenomenal expansion for the South Wales-based MRO and training business. The new airline, operating under the VVB brand, is in the process of acquiring an EASA operating licence. The first aircraft to join the airline will be a…

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CARDIFF AVIATION MRO WORK UNDERGOES RAPID EXPANSION 11th June 2015

Cardiff Aviation has seen demand skyrocket for its MRO services, with record numbers of aircraft inputs over the past nine months. Since October 2014, the world-class MRO facility at St Athan - Cardiff Airport Aerospace Enterprise Zone in South Wales - has completed 43 base maintenance inputs for many big name airlines and top lessors. More than £3m worth of work has been carried out on Boeing 737s, 757s, and…

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CARDIFF AVIATION SIGNS MoU TO MANAGE NATIONAL CARRIER FOR DJIBOUTI 21st May 2015

Cardiff Aviation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Djibouti to create and implement a national carrier for the East African nation of Djibouti. Air Djibouti appointed Cardiff Aviation following a study which identified key markets for the national carrier based on the needs of landlocked neighbouring countries, governmental aid programmes around Africa, the support of military installations currently based in Djibouti, and the need to deliver passengers to…

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