Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Sets Up Private Jet Pop-Up Shop in London Department Store
If you've got a few million dollars you're looking to spend at a department store, here's cool way to spend it all in one shot. According to the Evening Standard, legendary Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and Aeris Aviation have opened up a pop-up shop at the famous Harrods department store in London. For the month of August, shoppers can stop in and purchase the private jet of their dreams for a little over $3 million dollars.
This is just the latest news in the 57-year-old musician’s longstanding relationship with flying. Back in June we reported that Dickinson's firm, Cardiff Aviation, was starting their own ACMI airline, meaning they’ll provide an aircraft, complete crew, maintenance and insurance to another airline or type of business for leasing purposes. And just earlier this month, the singer had to make a surprise landing at one of the Royal Air Force Stations in the U.K. after running low on fuel. He’s also the chairman of Aeris Aviation, the aircraft dealership that has the pop-up at Harrods.
Their temporary shop will be selling a special-edition Harrods Eclipse 550 jet. According to Corporate Jet Investor, this is the same type of plane Dickinson used to get his type rating training in 2013 by flying himself and his fellow bandmates during their US Iron Maiden tour.
The singer holds the Eclipse 550 jets in high-esteem and commented on his love of the plane back then. “The market for it to reach its full potential is enormous,” said Dickinson, “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 1000nm, it is ideal for Europe. It is great to fly and I am excited by the future for this remarkable aircraft."
If you haven't already scheduled your trip to Harrods in London, this may seal the deal: those who purchase the customized special-edition jet will also receive a $50,000 store card.
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