Boeing's China Problem

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  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    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 • 3 537

  • Rafael olivera Melo
    Rafael olivera Melo  3 hours back

    china really sucks...

    • Turboproficient
      Turboproficient  7 hours back

      Majority of the avionics, and other subsystems of C-919 rely on American suppliers so its success could be a good news to American companies in a way.

      • Ronzig the Wizard
        Ronzig the Wizard  9 hours back

        Good show and so very well thought out statements.

        • dungoist
          dungoist  13 hours back

          Why did china ground them? They have over a billion people, whats a few gone? Won't make a dent.

          • Mental1
            Mental1  15 hours back

            If they put the c919 together with screws I buy from Harbor Freight, they're in deep doo doo.

            • superchargerone
              superchargerone  18 hours back

              Hate all these US centric biasness and double talk disguised as an informative piece. nonsense. And I am not even from China. US and its hypocrisies.

              • alexander graham
                alexander graham  18 hours back

                I know you do your research not a lot of people know of Mitsubishi taking over bombardier I currently work for a bombardier service center.

                • Putin The Great
                  Putin The Great  1 days back

                  MCAS - May Crash Anytime Soon

                  • сука
                    сука  2 days back

                    3:16 I bet there is at least one Chinese person watching this with vpn, fuming over the fact you didn’t include Taiwan to the map .

                    • Poor Little Sheep
                      Poor Little Sheep  2 days back

                      If your planes crashed, twice. You don't have a "China" problem. You just have, A FUCKING PROBLEM.

                      • TK Baha
                        TK Baha  2 days back

                        xi jing ping got his C919, he will not purchase any plane from westerners.

                        • redda2
                          redda2  2 days back

                          FAA is corrupt

                          • Alex Polonsky
                            Alex Polonsky  2 days back

                            Hainan air is still state owned

                            • UVB76 -4625KHZ
                              UVB76 -4625KHZ  2 days back

                              China and Russia will make advanced jet liners together.Sanctions ,threats ,America arresting threatening Russian and Communist Chinese citizens has pushed Russia and Communist China together.

                              • Jeraboa JumpingMouse
                                Jeraboa JumpingMouse  3 days back

                                This is why you don't do business in china. They are a massive market but the government is fickle, greedy and impulsive. Don't bend the knee to them, they'll take your head.

                                • Peter meter
                                  Peter meter  3 days back

                                  I am not convinced. I mean to be honest, even if Boeing did shit. It came out. Like people know Boeing did something wrong. Now they have to fix it and get blamed for it.

                                  The CCP in China would never admit that they failed and rather would accept that this planes crashes and blame it on the pilot.

                                  • cuppateadee
                                    cuppateadee  3 days back

                                    Fly russian boeing are not safe and their quality control with the battery scandal is corrupt.

                                    • Mario S.
                                      Mario S.  3 days back

                                      FAA and Boeing back each other up.
                                      Whatever Boeing says, FAA listens and approves.

                                      • SpaghettiKillah
                                        SpaghettiKillah  3 days back

                                        Oooh yeah, what a great idea!
                                        a *cheap* chinese aircraft operated by an *african* airline....i'm sure *nothing* will go wrong 😂😂
                                        Please remember that *MOST* african airlines ARE NOT even allowed to fly over EU because of poor maintenance, training and safety standards !! Add a cheap chinese airplane and you got a great cocktail 🤣

                                        • Huey Freeman
                                          Huey Freeman  3 days back

                                          If they miss the opportunity??
                                          They have & the FAA. They are rushing to put that flying coffins back in the air.
                                          Lobbyism, Gerrymandering & Career Politicians will be the down fall of American politics. Damn same.

                                          • Toxie Connor
                                            Toxie Connor  3 days back

                                            China should just make its own commercial airplanes and learn how not to crash them.

                                            • Samuel Thompson
                                              Samuel Thompson  3 days back

                                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Tsu

                                              • RealiableCandy4
                                                RealiableCandy4  4 days back

                                                Boeing moves to China.
                                                China steals Thier designs.
                                                Boeing surprised Pikachu

                                                • Gordon Welford
                                                  Gordon Welford  4 days back

                                                  Boeings problem is its own toxicity, people tend not to like a given product if it kills them, more so if the reason the deaths occur is wholly driven by greater profits for the manufacturer of said product. I don't know how Boeing crawl out of this hole they dug themselves, I'm not sure that they should. I doubt I'll ever board another Boeing.

                                                  • zena x
                                                    zena x  4 days back

                                                    FAA allows boeing to self certify some security clearance what the f*** government has sold out. FAA is owned by boeing. Hahaha

                                                    • nemesio ayuban
                                                      nemesio ayuban  4 days back

                                                      china made no quality .

                                                      • Collins Charles
                                                        Collins Charles  4 days back

                                                        China things are not good

                                                        • 乂乂丂丨几丨丂ㄒ乇尺匚ㄥㄖㄩᗪ丂乂乂

                                                          2:40 how da hek does new zealand even reach china? like even to houston ITS LONG but imagine going to china :o

                                                          • peanutaxis
                                                            peanutaxis  4 days back

                                                            Hi AnticitizenX !!

                                                            • Rexy
                                                              Rexy  4 days back

                                                              I only fly Delta

                                                              • John Werner
                                                                John Werner  4 days back

                                                                A video only a MBA working for Airbus could enjoy. Give me a break.

                                                                • Hero Of Bukit Padang
                                                                  Hero Of Bukit Padang  5 days back

                                                                  Fck Boeing. They are profiting from blood money. Wars and crashes. All of them will rot in hell. #boeing

                                                                  • Dillon Vossen
                                                                    Dillon Vossen  5 days back

                                                                    gross... china = out of their league

                                                                    • rmarbertin8
                                                                      rmarbertin8  5 days back

                                                                      Boeing profits from the US's regime change wars. Screw Boeing.

                                                                      • Remote Viewer 1
                                                                        Remote Viewer 1  5 days back

                                                                        Sigh. So now Boeing will have to step up their bribes to China.

                                                                        • Majorohminus
                                                                          Majorohminus  5 days back

                                                                          You have such a hardon for Boeing.

                                                                          • wordlog
                                                                            wordlog  5 days back

                                                                            Someone can finally match boeing's manufacturing power? Freakin' boeing and the search for profits first... The 737NG was already pushing it...

                                                                            • Leonard Pakruda
                                                                              Leonard Pakruda  6 days back

                                                                              If i was the C.E.O. i would pull Boeing from China Refund the China Gov. Useing the Mean's Prorating fix's them fly them back to the U.S.A. put them into service's with in the U.S. It Will take 6 year's for China to replace them I don't buy anything made in China

                                                                              • Jack Lee
                                                                                Jack Lee  6 days back

                                                                                Such a bias reporting. COMAC not taking off on schedule was called a 'disaster', whereas Boeing 737 MAX crashes killing hundreds of passengers wasn't even described a technical error and no disaster. Your education level has to be lower than secondary school for you to cover up Boeing truly disastrous manufacturing defects waiting to put more lives at risk.

                                                                                • Iko Clemente
                                                                                  Iko Clemente  6 days back

                                                                                  Going to China is a disaster for Boeing waiting to happen just like Apple. You share your designs to these thieves, China will make sure that they will copy it and make your company go kaput.

                                                                                  • Chris6 CowBoysWorld
                                                                                    Chris6 CowBoysWorld  6 days back

                                                                                    The U.S government should just offer all of Boeing's engineers and designers a contract and their own company to just design aircraft for our military and our allies not our enemies. China has already stole designs thru Boeing because they can't design and build anything decent themselves. The company in China will just steal Boeing's designs and push them out of the Chinese market.

                                                                                    • t5grrr
                                                                                      t5grrr  6 days back

                                                                                      The Chinese were given the wing technology from Boeing in order to satisfy stockholder demands to “build it cheaper” now we have massive problems with virtually every part made in China and, the Chinese have the technology they need to build their own planes.

                                                                                      • Adrian G
                                                                                        Adrian G  6 days back

                                                                                        You forgot to mention that the C919 was made possible by a huge amount of intellectual property theft courtesy of hacking numerous aerospace industry companies. ie they stole many secrets

                                                                                        • Andlei Guo
                                                                                          Andlei Guo  7 days back

                                                                                          Stupid speech, full of ignorance and slander

                                                                                          • Henry Tsai
                                                                                            Henry Tsai  1 weeks back

                                                                                            rumor has it, that C919 is built with blueprint stolen from Western aviation companies. The Chinese know how to build a C919, but do not know the engineering details. the C919 will soon have a disaster crash, by many predicts.

                                                                                            • S CT
                                                                                              S CT  1 weeks back

                                                                                              China is building their own plans, trains, and autos? Good luck America!

                                                                                              • Jeff Doe
                                                                                                Jeff Doe  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I didn’t know people were allowed to leave China.

                                                                                                • IvanPlayStation4LiFe
                                                                                                  IvanPlayStation4LiFe  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  China is a superpower