Virgin Atlantic has appointed Steve Griffiths as its
new Chief Operating Officer. Steve replaces Lyell Strambi, who returned
to Australia at the end of last year.
Steve Griffiths is currently the Director
of Engineering for Virgin Atlantic and is responsible for all
aspects of aircraft engineering and maintenance. His new role as
COO will encompass Engineering, Operations, Airports, Cabin Crew,
Product and Cargo.
Griffiths joined Virgin Atlantic in 1995 in
Propulsion Engineering and has held the position of Propulsion
Manager, Technical & Design Manager and General Manager –
Continuing Airworthiness responsible for Fleet Engineering,
Propulsion, Design, Reliability, Maintenance Planning,
Airworthiness Records and Outsourced Maintenance. Steve was
promoted to the position of Director of Engineering in July 2007.
After starting his career with Rolls-Royce plc,
where he completed his apprenticeship and obtained an engineering
degree, Steve went on to become a senior engineer in the Product
Support & Engineering division before leaving to join Virgin
Steve takes up the new role from 16th March
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