Commercial Airliner Named In The Honor Of Steve Jobs

Virgin America Steve Jobs

A Virgin America Airbus A320 now has the quote, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” emblazoned on its fuselage directly beneath the cockpit. They have emblazoned this quote in a tribute to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

CNET reported that the Burlingame, California-based airline has recently added the popular quote taken from Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech to the nose of a plane that has been in service since last fall.

Abby Lunardini, the spokesperson of Virgin America said “The ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ aircraft name was actually submitted as a tribute to Mr. Jobs by one of our employees in an internal plane naming competition.”

Virgin likens itself to Jobs in its forward thinking approach to air travel. It was the first company to roll out fleet-wide onboard Wi-Fi in one of its many attempts to bring technology to the sky.

“The idea behind Virgin America was to reinvent the travel experience by thinking differently about design and service – we are known for the tech-forward amenities we offer onboard,” Lunardini said.

Jobs’ “Stay Hungry” speech has gained much notoriety and became one of highest searched speeches on the net since the former CEO passed away on 5 October 2011.

Currently, Virgin America’s fleet comprises exclusively of Airbus jets. It employs 36 of the short to medium range A320 model.

Source: Apple Insider

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