De um Reddit Q & A :
Orville Wright, yes.
I was reading the David McCullough biography of the Wright brothers while I was writing the pilot, and early on there seemed to be some depiction of Orville as the "beta" brother. Seemed like a good fit for our midlevel craft.
Essa última parte também explica porque é "Orville" e não "Wilbur".
Observe o plano do modelo em sua mesa: