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Virgin America Airlines First Officer Wing 2nd Issue

San Francisco, CA 2007-Current

Virgin America, Inc. is a Unied States based airline that began service on August 8, 2007. Virgin America, though the brainchild of British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is a U. S. airline. By law, no more than 25% of a U.S. airline may be owned by foreign interests and must be under the "actual control" of U.S. citizens; Black Canyon Capital LLC owns 75% of the capital stock and is responsible for appointing two-thirds of the voting members of the board of directors. The remaining 25% of the company is owned by Virgin Group which also licenses the Virgin brand to the airline. Virgin America, headquartered in Burlingame, CA is separate from Virgin Atlantic.


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