Virgin America pays tribute to Steve Jobs with jet name
Silicon Valley-based airline company Virgin America adds "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" plane to its fleet.
As the first airline company to offerand the only one based in Silicon Valley, it seems natural that Virgin America would name a jet after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The plane, which first flew late last year, is an Airbus A320 and has the popular Jobs' quotestenciled on its nose.
"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 America spokesperson Abby Lunardini told CNET.
"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.
Besides fleet-wide Wi-Fi, Virgin America's new airplanes also have touch-screen entertainment and power outlets at every seat. Sometime within the next few months, their planes will also offer, which will increase Wi-Fi capacity by nearly four times the current performance.