Seems like someone at Virgin America Airlines was a big fan of the late Steve Jobs or at least admired him for his accomplishments because Virgin just named a new Airbus A320 “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”. That phrase was made famous in Steve’s remarkable Stanford commencement speech in 2005, where he ended by saying to the graduating class, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”. Dara Kerr (Cnet), broke the story and in an interview with Virgin America spokesperson Abby Lunardini, revealed:
…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…
It’s hard to say what Steve might have thought about the tribute but Richard Branson does run the whole Virgin empire on similar guidelines to Apple, “innovation” and “progressive thinking”.