Boeing's China Problem

  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
    China Eastern 737 Takeoff Video Courtesy PDX Aviation


Comments • 3 045

  • Euro Public Transport
    Euro Public Transport  59 minutes back

    Dear Sam,
    can you please do a video about the geographic problem of Iran?

    • Paul von Hindenburg
      Paul von Hindenburg  5 hours back

      They don't care about jobs they wanted to pander to the dictatorship.

      • JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids

        Still a better channel than Bendover Productions.

        • Enter Fil
          Enter Fil  6 hours back

          It’s so sad that Embraer was bought by Boeing, Brazil is selling all of its companies

          • pagansforbreakfast
            pagansforbreakfast  9 hours back

            Let the computer fly the plane, what could go wrong? Until full command of the aircraft is returned to the flightcrew I'm staying on the ground.

            • HerrBratwurst
              HerrBratwurst  10 hours back

              Every time I see a video about People saying things about China’s issue with the outside world, it tells me they don’t know China’s main priority.

              China’s number 1 priority are it’s people. That’s why they spend so much money building up cities. That’s why they always insists on companies bringing jobs into China, when you have 2billion mouths to feed, this is the only way.

              Also, it appeases the people, so they do not go on strikes, making the country unproductive. Which affects other normal people, and when the mob grows bigger, the communist party falls. That’s the real China problem.

              You wanna be really cool friends with a Xi Jin Ping?
              Create a lot of jobs in China. He’ll be your number one Friend if you can bring in billions of jobs for China.

              • SH W
                SH W  13 hours back

                How is Boeing or Airbus going to send their planes to China? Fly them?

                • Qinghui Ou
                  Qinghui Ou  15 hours back

                  correction: Boeing did collaborate with comac but set a very high price that china decided to do the long way.

                  • Qinghui Ou
                    Qinghui Ou  15 hours back

                    the number will drop in the future since china had started developing their own plane already check out C919, economic war will eventually end just not in this century.

                    • Andrew McKay
                      Andrew McKay  17 hours back

                      The Americans can't even build a plan anymore with out a China man involved. They will clone a Boeing and build their own

                      • ACADMan
                        ACADMan  17 hours back

                        Mmm...Nah. I'm not overly concerned- Yet. Will keep an eye on the new effort at Chinese aircraft production, though. Give them another 15 years, and call me back.

                        • Better With Rum
                          Better With Rum  18 hours back

                          Just because China grounded the 737 first doesn't lend to their credibility. I will NEVER get on a Chinese produced plain.

                          • A320 CAT3DUAL
                            A320 CAT3DUAL  19 hours back

                            Simple. GE must cease selling aircraft engines and spares to China.

                            See? Easy! NEXT!

                            • Francisco Neto
                              Francisco Neto  19 hours back

                              USA 🇺🇸 needs to fire 🔥 trump today,otherwise the United States 🇺🇸 will lose it’s ground in world’s economies. Trump is the distraction of America

                              • Francisco Neto
                                Francisco Neto  19 hours back

                                Time to disrupt CHINAS economy

                                • 罗浩钤
                                  罗浩钤  20 hours back

                                  I fly 737max once before, left wing starts to over shake after 30 minutes took off, literally worst plane i tried, i miss my DA42 after that

                                  • Mark Fischer
                                    Mark Fischer  21 hours back

                                    China's Boeing problem. With a huge fleet of Boeing aircraft, China faces the prospect that if the split between the United States and China becomes heated and rancorous enough, the US government could cut China off from spare parts, service updates, and everything else needed from the manufacturer to sustain after sales support. China's fleet of Boeing aircraft could become a total loss.

                                    • anthony chan
                                      anthony chan  21 hours back

                                      China should not buy anything from the US at all the way trump treated Huawei and China companies. The END trump will be a BIG LOSER. Time will tell.

                                      • Sven Reuser
                                        Sven Reuser  1 days back

                                        sees united states and china, but than continents.
                                        countries in those continents: am i a joke to you?

                                        • MaddBuddah
                                          MaddBuddah  1 days back

                                          I'm pooping

                                          • Anand kumar
                                            Anand kumar  1 days back

                                            Who has guts to sit in China made airplanes and fly, There is no guarantee that they come back alive.....

                                            • Kreuzritter Gottes
                                              Kreuzritter Gottes  1 days back

                                              china is garbage. Tawain forever!

                                              • Mike Marley
                                                Mike Marley  1 days back

                                                Beware the chinaman ,they want to eat every living thing on our planet and every dead thing also.Serpents disguised as worms.

                                                • joey saladass
                                                  joey saladass  1 days back

                                                  Lul china plane lol

                                                  • peter yuan
                                                    peter yuan  1 days back

                                                    I think China had purposely sabotage the two 737 MAX to make Boeing look bad.

                                                    • Ming Hu
                                                      Ming Hu  1 days back

                                                      Ban Boeing in China to Make America Great Again

                                                      • Laura O'Chamney
                                                        Laura O'Chamney  1 days back

                                                        Nah, Chinese made aircrafts are the worst. They're noisy, unreliable and unsafe. Similarly, other countries like Russia have built their own planes, but they have gone nowhere. Despite some accidents here and there, Boeing aircrafts are still the safest on the planet. According to the latest reports, the average person living in the United States has a 1 in 102 chance of dying in a car crash, compared to a 1 in 205,552 chance of dying as a passenger on an airplane.

                                                        • goodboy2222
                                                          goodboy2222  2 days back


                                                          • 崔鱼
                                                            崔鱼  2 days back

                                                            You forget taiwan province

                                                            • Yunfei Liang
                                                              Yunfei Liang  2 days back

                                                              *PolyMatter files Copyright Claim*

                                                              • Christos Perchanidis
                                                                Christos Perchanidis  2 days back

                                                                You should also mentioned that Russia and China develop jointly a new plane (that Comac one)

                                                                • cnccarving
                                                                  cnccarving  2 days back

                                                                  mightbe it sounds bad that boeing has to lower price, but same time it will be cheaper thna airbus

                                                                  then, if same price makes 10 boeing plane versus 6-7 airbus plane then boeing can slice way bigger from the chinese market

                                                                  • cnccarving
                                                                    cnccarving  2 days back

                                                                    on the end china will start their own airplane production

                                                                    • Tomato Madness
                                                                      Tomato Madness  2 days back

                                                                      If I would fly 1000hrs non stop, I'll only do it with A320. lol!

                                                                      • bert
                                                                        bert  2 days back

                                                                        Mainstream education is not an actual representative of a true understanding of reality, it is the biggest mind control church ever, with a very sophisticated compartmentalised traumatised fractured psychological fear based control system and that doesn't need you're belief, try telling the government that you promise not to break any laws and you no longer need to pay tax and you could ask how can they tell you what to do if they work for you, with an educated and entertained understanding of freedom you now in the land of make believe, it is as they say time to wake up, now don't think I'm telling you this because of compassion most of you are to childish to care with poorly maintained minds that will now act in according to you're programming brainwashing education call it what you're comfortable with

                                                                        • Moosey1789
                                                                          Moosey1789  2 days back

                                                                          The trade war will pass? Quite a crystal ball you have there

                                                                          • Ju hyo Kang
                                                                            Ju hyo Kang  2 days back

                                                                            Irder no meeting ok

                                                                            • Ju hyo Kang
                                                                              Ju hyo Kang  2 days back

                                                                              약속파기 ㅡ

                                                                              • Caio Lopez
                                                                                Caio Lopez  2 days back

                                                                                Please don't ruin every company's logo with that thick, white, rounded outline.

                                                                                • Nadir Osman
                                                                                  Nadir Osman  2 days back

                                                                                  If you look at the broader picture, this is part of transition and shifting of centre of gravity from West to the East and hence the ensuing struggle & readjustment on the world level.

                                                                                  • wp r
                                                                                    wp r  2 days back

                                                                                    What's spooky is that Hainan has become a peninsula!

                                                                                    • Airtheriey Morientes
                                                                                      Airtheriey Morientes  2 days back

                                                                                      No issue...only speculation from USA...

                                                                                      • Crypto Dwayne
                                                                                        Crypto Dwayne  2 days back

                                                                                        China will just Steal all the parts and Technology that's on the Boeing Planes. It's what they do

                                                                                        • John sweda
                                                                                          John sweda  2 days back

                                                                                          The Airbus is a much superior plane it is fully autonomous no pilot error can be introduced into the plane

                                                                                          • F.B.I
                                                                                            F.B.I  1 days back

                                                                                            No no no no no. You got the wrong idea. Taking off by itself is impossible for any passenger plane, that’s why the pilots are there. Landing by itself without any human input would cause structural damage to the airframe since the plane doesn’t know the conditions/size of the runway. Boeing‘ and Airbus‘s Autopilot are really much the same, I have tried them in both simulators.

                                                                                          • John sweda
                                                                                            John sweda  2 days back

                                                                                            @F.B.I yes it's fully autonomous it can land and take off fly completely by itself without any interaction from a human being, I think this is with with all Airbus.
                                                                                            Boeing 737 fleet of planes need human interaction there's only autopilot.

                                                                                          • F.B.I
                                                                                            F.B.I  2 days back

                                                                                            I have never even heard of a fully automated airplane from Airbus. I can’t even understand what you’ve written.

                                                                                        • happy99
                                                                                          happy99  2 days back

                                                                                          fuck chinazi

                                                                                          • Ming Fang
                                                                                            Ming Fang  2 days back

                                                                                            To be frank, i will never choice Boeing during my left life. You are evil and not honest. You made fault and pretend nothing happened. What the fuck!

                                                                                            • The Unboxing Experience

                                                                                              Top notch quality! Keep up the good work

                                                                                              • Incurable Romanticist
                                                                                                Incurable Romanticist  2 days back

                                                                                                I can’t take the sing song voice.