About Dean Thorpe
Dean is a degree qualified aircraft engineer with over 35 years' international experience with a real passion for aviation. Dean completed a 4 year apprenticeship on executive jets at McAlpine Aviation, before emigrating to Australia.
He was employed there firstly as a Technician and progressed to Aircraft Maintenance Planner on the wide-bodied ageing aircraft programme and worked with well-known airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and ANA. Upon his return to the UK in 1999, he commenced employment at Virgin Atlantic within the Programmes and Planning Department, and was responsible for many fleet types.