Virgin America, a California-based airline launched in 2007, has recently named one of its fleet after Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs, emblazoning a popular Jobs quote “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” on the side of this Airbus A320.
An official from Virgin America mentioned that the name was actually submitted as a tribute to Mr. Jobs by one of our employees as part of an internal plane naming competition. The plane, with tail number N845VA, first flew last fall.
Steve mentioned the phrase in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, noting that it was originally used in The Whole Earth Catalog in 1970′s:
“On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you… Stay Hungry Stay Foolish”.