Virgin America names jet after Steve Jobs

“Virgin America has named one of its fleet after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, emblazoning a popular Jobs quote ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ on the side of this Airbus A320,” Jordan Golson reports for MacRumors.

“A Virgin America spokesperson explained to MacRumors that the name was chosen as part of an internal plane naming competition,” Golson reports. “The plane, with tail number N845VA, first flew last fall.”

Golson reports, “Virgin America is the only airline based in Silicon Valley, with 2,200 employees based in Burlingame.”

Read more and see the photo in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Arline M.” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. Actually, Steve quoted “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” from the Whole Earth Catalog (the back cover of their final issue, I believe) during his Stanford commencement address.

    1. Virgin America only ha Airbus A319 and 320 aircraft. You’re confusing it with Virgin Atlantic (an entirely separate airline, not connected, except for the name, with Virgin America).

    1. I was watching an espionage show a few years back, I think it was Alias, and the bad guys had all their servers installed on a plane that stayed in the air constantly to protect them from physical access. Looks like JJ Abrams may have envisioned iCloud first! Not exactly eco-friendly though.

  2. Probably because in the Apple ‘Think Different’ advert there is a brief clip of Richard Branson as it rolls through the list of unconventional people who Apple recognised as innovators who operate outside the box

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