Boeing's China Problem

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  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    China Eastern 737 Takeoff Video Courtesy PDX Aviation

    References:
    [1] data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.AIR.PSGR?locations=CN
    [2] iata.org/pressroom/pr/Documents/TopTenPaxMarkets_graph.pdf
    [3] scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3024610/you-can-buy-russias-putin-pitches-su-57-stealth-jets
    [4] skift.com/2019/01/08/boeing-edges-airbus-to-stay-worlds-biggest-commercial-aircraft-manufacturer/
    [5] s2.q4cdn.com/661678649/files/doc_financials/annual/2019/Boeing-2018AR-Final.pdf
    [6] cnbc.com/2019/02/04/boeing-stock-all-time-high-on-china-demand-production-acceleration.html
    [7] graphics.reuters.com/ETHIOPIA-AIRPLANE/010091341G7/index.html
    [8] routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/283437/what-routes-does-the-boeing-737-max-8-fly/
    [9] airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2018/09/airbus--china-assembly-facility-marks-10-years-of-quality-manufa.html
    [10] wsj.com/articles/boeing-and-its-737-max-jets-have-a-china-problem-11554904340
    [11] nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/china-boeing.html
    [12] apnews.com/88d5235d2107400680d8b0870d30d218
    [13] marketplace.org/2019/02/11/ceo-americas-biggest-exporter-manufacturing-america-doing-business/
    [14] bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-25/airbus-is-said-to-seal-long-awaited-aircraft-order-from-china
    [15] mhi.com/news/story/190625.html
    [16] ukranews.com/en/news/612803-antonov-planning-to-resume-production-of-an-148-an-158-and-an-178-planes-in-2019
    [17] telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/china-comac-919-new-plane-ryanair/

Comments • 3 337

  • Lori Lanili
    Lori Lanili  12 hours back

    Boeing can build another ,better plane .

    • Zands
      Zands  12 hours back

      Article just released that investigated the massive hacking operations the Chinese government has taken to attempt to build their new plane and how officers and spies have been jailed. Massive article amazing read. China is truely evil.

      • Mark Cookman
        Mark Cookman  17 hours back

        Voice over drove me away after six mins; nice bit of tech but rather wearing on the ears!

        • Slosh MaGee
          Slosh MaGee  23 hours back

          Fuck China.

          • Jurassic Aviator
            Jurassic Aviator  1 days back

            This is why you should never listen to any of our bill**** propaganda the USA gives out. The capatilism idea hurts everyone but the ultra rich, they don't give enough support to the people and they can't make good planes nowadays

            • Krish Maharaj
              Krish Maharaj  1 days back

              Please I don’t ever want to fly on a Chinese plane

              • Simon Barr
                Simon Barr  1 days back

                China building their own aircraft is a game-changer. While it may take a few years for these craft to prove themselves, this has tremendous export potential for China. It severely dent Airbus & Boeings market share internationally. The C919 will use many european & US parts - putting it almost on par with existing aircraft from other manufacturers.

                • Arole Flynn
                  Arole Flynn  1 days back

                  China. The country that murdered and starved to death 78 million of its own people.

                  • Not Sure
                    Not Sure  2 days back

                    This just proves what we already know, the Chinese are brilliant at copying what others have made, but are completely inept at creating something of their own.

                    • V Philip
                      V Philip  2 days back

                      Boeing is the problem !

                      • Aaron Kasér
                        Aaron Kasér  2 days back

                        6:42 why the hell is Australia connected to Indonesia on that map? 😂😂😂😂😂

                        • Edward George
                          Edward George  2 days back

                          It’s there own fault!

                          • Coleen West
                            Coleen West  2 days back

                            Your anti-American bigoted hate is starting to show. You have got all your facts exactly backwards. Very ugly of you.

                            • Abraham ZHANG
                              Abraham ZHANG  2 days back

                              Boring AF

                              • Crusader
                                Crusader  2 days back

                                Why does everybody have a China problem?

                                • Type-13 XUE
                                  Type-13 XUE  2 days back

                                  sorry, but where is taiwan?

                                  • lppoqql
                                    lppoqql  2 days back

                                    Stop bashing China you salty losers

                                    • lppoqql
                                      lppoqql  2 days back

                                      @Mods_o_joy Hey loser, do you really care about well being of Asians so much???? Really? or are you just a racist little loser using this as an excuse? Think about that you toxic ugly little animal.

                                    • Mods_o_joy
                                      Mods_o_joy  2 days back

                                      Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 4th, 1989. Free Tibet. Democracy


                                      etc etc

                                    • ScottJackson117
                                      ScottJackson117  2 days back

                                      China No# 4!

                                  • Matt Trantham
                                    Matt Trantham  2 days back

                                    Who gives a shit...anyone really wanna live in China?

                                    • slpip
                                      slpip  2 days back

                                      Soon China will go bankrupt and many people will lost jobs. Many Chinese can't afford to take airplane. Boeing will be in big problem.

                                      • Kin FR L
                                        Kin FR L  3 days back

                                        Boeing is building shit planes and flying coffins

                                        • TIAviation
                                          TIAviation  3 days back

                                          that ARJ21 is like a plane version of Berlin Brandenburg airport

                                          • Marc LeBlanc
                                            Marc LeBlanc  3 days back

                                            I will not get on a Chinese built plane

                                            • Brian Henry
                                              Brian Henry  3 days back

                                              Great video! Completion is a great thing. Monopolies are a terrible thing. Dualopoplies are just as bad.

                                              • Brody Smith
                                                Brody Smith  3 days back

                                                Tertiary~~~!!! -Strong bad.

                                                • Ernest Perri
                                                  Ernest Perri  3 days back

                                                  FAA and the FCC are paid off hacks

                                                  • niu chajianfa
                                                    niu chajianfa  3 days back

                                                    "the aircraft was plagued with reliability and capability issues" source? it's funny how an aircraft "plagued with reliability and capability issues" did not crash once but Boeing 737 max crashed twice in 6 months

                                                    • Mods_o_joy
                                                      Mods_o_joy  2 days back

                                                      @niu chajianfa But you dont deny that any of that is documented truth, and that chinese manufacturing is universally reguarded as fucking terrible?

                                                    • niu chajianfa
                                                      niu chajianfa  2 days back

                                                      @Mods_o_joy what are you smoking? i want one too

                                                    • Mods_o_joy
                                                      Mods_o_joy  2 days back

                                                      Tiananmen Square


                                                      now that its out of the way, the 737 was fixed quickly, the issue was with boeing not initiating a pilot retraining program so that pilots coming from older jets would be able to know the inns of the new tech on board, specifically the anti stall system which had a flaw that could require it to be disabled during flight.

                                                  • 1 2 3 Four Five
                                                    1 2 3 Four Five  3 days back

                                                    Does take a genius to figure out somethings wrong when two of the same plane crash within months of each other.
                                                    And it doesnt take a genius to figure out the FAA is a biased authority (And is basically owned by Boeing)

                                                    • Le Ruscino
                                                      Le Ruscino  3 days back

                                                      Boeing market depended a lot on Petro-Dollar recycling - also not touched ?

                                                      • Le Ruscino
                                                        Le Ruscino  3 days back

                                                        The MC21 from Russia is the real Elephant in the room & not touched here as to why ?

                                                        • Konata Izumi
                                                          Konata Izumi  3 days back

                                                          China should also hire the Russian and Ukraine engineers to work with them.
                                                          Soviet Power Supreme.

                                                          • Grace Pierce
                                                            Grace Pierce  3 days back

                                                            so you have boeing cutting corners for some extra bucks.. and you have huge companys like google, facebook and the rest spying on you.. or infrindging on your 1st amendment rights.. you have companys like the NBL supporting mainland china communism, because its in their monetary interest to do so. noone has your best interest in mind. none of them do.
                                                            do you expect boeing to really be any different, even though in the past they made things for our government?
                                                            in the end its always about the money, even when it comes to building things that fall apart instead of the quality they use to have.. its the same for their politics. money > everything else. im not against making a buck, but there is a point where morality has to come in... unless your immoral of course. which they are. the love of money is the root of all evil. should we be surprised? the only question left.. will google and the rest of these people eventually own you, telling you what is ok to think, or what to buy, etc? this trail is farther reaching than you might at first think.

                                                            • Piontro Pechetrini
                                                              Piontro Pechetrini  3 days back

                                                              Boeing send their parts to be made in China , and China doesn't give a fuck about Quality.

                                                              • p ryder
                                                                p ryder  3 days back

                                                                The Chinese government owns the companies, which means they are in control of the country. The western companies are corporate owned, and they control the governments. It means less government stability. It also means higher cost for the consumer because we must pay for the corporate shareholders profits.

                                                                • p ryder
                                                                  p ryder  3 days back

                                                                  AS this is basically a hidden ADD it makes the credibility or the story doubtful

                                                                  • ShoDaWei
                                                                    ShoDaWei  3 days back

                                                                    2019 is the year that China took the number 1 spot in geopolitical standing.

                                                                    • james musisca
                                                                      james musisca  3 days back

                                                                      china is bigger than the us thanks to the us we gave them jobs and money

                                                                      • JR Kipling
                                                                        JR Kipling  3 days back

                                                                        Boeing lands a landmark contract fitting out nuclear missiles to use against the US. Another first for the Globalists at the US Chamber of Commerce

                                                                        • Ken Bellchambers
                                                                          Ken Bellchambers  3 days back

                                                                          The joker in the deck is that jet aircraft are insanely destructive to the entire atmospheric blanket. Jets pour massive pollution into the stratosphere, and most of the one hundred plus chemicals are compounds that have been synergised by the intense forces and conditions inside the engine and outside of it in the near vacuum of the frigid upper atmosphere. The intense heat deposition is very likely to be the primary cause of the terrible weather events that we are seeing globally. The aviation winner will be the ones who are first to develop a high speed electric aircraft. This isn't pie-in-the-sky nonsense. The pundits believe we can have fast electric planes in ten years due to advancements in frictionless magnetic levitation motors combined with super conductors and massive improvements in poly dimensional photoelectric cells. We already have small electric aircraft flying, so the future must go in this direction. Jets are obsolete and far too polluting, and the traffic just grows and grows.

                                                                          • Lionel Mandrake
                                                                            Lionel Mandrake  4 days back

                                                                            The greatest generation spawned the so-so generation who spawned the worst ever generation. THAT is the problem in a nutshell.

                                                                            • Shato Nyruami
                                                                              Shato Nyruami  4 days back

                                                                              Boeing decided to rather kill passengers than develop a working system, they deserve to fail

                                                                              • Emilio Zuniga
                                                                                Emilio Zuniga  4 days back

                                                                                China to Airbus:
                                                                                I‘m about to end this man‘s whole career...

                                                                                • Bennett Vu
                                                                                  Bennett Vu  4 days back

                                                                                  Chinese knockoff

                                                                                  • steve florrell triño
                                                                                    steve florrell triño  4 days back

                                                                                    Y buy made in china plane?.. it’s still a copycat of boeing and airbus. That is why don’t manufacture in china coz they will only copy your product...

                                                                                    • Viko Levy
                                                                                      Viko Levy  4 days back

                                                                                      How much dose China contribute to this channel?

                                                                                      • Wilmer Amador Aguilar
                                                                                        Wilmer Amador Aguilar  4 days back

                                                                                        Chinas emphasis is on effectice fast speed train transportation I think.

                                                                                        • Jack Lee
                                                                                          Jack Lee  4 days back

                                                                                          Boeing 737 MAX is by far the most dangerous plane in the sky

                                                                                          • alan jones
                                                                                            alan jones  4 days back

                                                                                            Your strongest point is your voice

                                                                                            • KARTIK KESARWANI
                                                                                              KARTIK KESARWANI  4 days back

                                                                                              WP hides the fact and makes you wonder how can it hurt Boeing; tadaa it's COMAC C919 what do you know dumb people of planet Earth