Airbus is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace company. People who believe that its planes are not safe have nicknamed the company “Scarebus” (or “ScareBus").
“Scarebus” has been cited in print since at least 1994.
Airbus SAS (/ˈɛərbʌs/, French: [ɛʁbys] ( listen), German: [ˈɛːɐbʊs], Spanish: [ˈerβus]) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace company. Based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, and with significant activity across Europe, the company produces approximately half of the world’s jet airliners.
Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European defence and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by EADS (80 %) and BAE Systems (20 %). After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006.
Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four European Union countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain.
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Wessel du Preez
North West Aircraft Types - SCAREBUS?
>“Randy" == Randy Cadwell
Randy> : 320 is an Airbus A-320 sometimes called SCAREBUS.
Randy> Care to elaborate? (he says with concern).
Lately they don’t always seem to stop before the end of the runway, as I recall. Correct me if I’m wrong.
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SCAREBUS A320 Turbulance
A ScareBus A320 taking off from Bristol International Airport in England slams the ground. A sudden downdraft caused the underside of the ScareBus 320 to touch the runway for a moment. The pilot immediately after takeoff circled the airport and landed again. This happened Sat 27 jun. Operating carrier Air 2000. I wonder if this would have happened to a BOEING 75?
Why don’t jets fly higher?
3rd Jul 2000, 09:29
Sparky. Boeing and Scarebus could build an SST (M1.5-2.2) of A3XX/B747 proportions (and with similar operating economics) tomorrow afternoon if they really really truly wanted to
December 7, 2000, 02:04 AM
Re: Airplane Nicknames
DC9-10 - Trash 10
A320 - Scarebus
why the name “scarebus?”
22nd Mar 2002, 07:32
I haven’t got a chance to talk with too many airbus pilots but on pprune I have heard the name scarebus mentioned a no of times. So is this all just humour or is there something more behind the origins of this name?
Derogatory name for “Airbus” - a European commercial aircraft company
Unless you have a death wish, don’t fly on a Scarebus.
by Nite Owl December 21, 2005
Jun 19, 09, 2:33 pm
airbus = scarebus?
Maybe I’ve read one too many articles of the airbus tails snapping off, but do any of you feel more secure in a particular make of airplane, be it boeing or airbus, tupolev, ilyushin, embrarer, etc.?
Fear of Flying Forum
There’s a reason they’re called ScareBus
Jun 20 12 11:21 AM
From the article:
“The JetBlue flight was forced to circle the Las Vegas airport for four hours because the Airbus A320 can not land on a full fuel tank and it is incapable of dumping excess fuel.”
Push Me Pull You:
A Dictionary of Aviation Slang
By Lewis J. Poteet and Martin J. Stone
Bloomington, IN: iUniverse
Scare Bus—irreverent nickname for Airbus, the European consortium advanced-technology jumbo jetliner.