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VIRGIN ATLANTIC announces new director of engineering


Virgin Atlantic, Britain’s second largest airline, announced today that it has appointed Steve Griffiths as the new Director of Engineering, following the recent departure of Jeff Livings to Gulf Air.

Lyell Strambi, Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Atlantic said:

“I’d like to congratulate Steve in his new role. He not only has extensive knowledge of the business, but also of the broader aviation community from which I know Virgin Atlantic will benefit. I have no doubt he will take up his role as a director with huge energy and determination.”

Steve has been with Virgin Atlantic for over twelve years and previously held the position of General Manager - Continuing Airworthiness. Before joining Virgin Atlantic, Steve worked for Rolls-Royce plc as a Senior Engineer for twelve years.

Steve Griffiths commented:

“I am thrilled to have been appointed as Director of Engineering and I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead and playing my part in the continued growth and success of Virgin Atlantic.”

Steve is now responsible for 850 employees working within the Engineering department. Steve will lead the Engineering division to ensure that the Virgin Atlantic fleet and its third party customer’s fleets are maintained to the highest level of safety and reliability, ensuring regulatory compliance and cost effectiveness through the provision of strategic in-house and outsourced maintenance activities.

For further information please contact the Virgin Atlantic Press Office on 01293 747 373 or log onto


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