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 • 3 391

  • Shadow Coyote
    Shadow Coyote  1 days back

    Boeing’s China Problem
    It was made in China so where’s the “MADE IN CHINA” on it!!!!!??????

    • J.C. Schutte
      J.C. Schutte  2 days back

      Good competition is always a healthy anecdote for economic stability. I think Russia can also climbed on the passenger airliner bandwagon. Preferably not with China. Russian aircraft proofed to be of good quality (Except for the TU-144) while Chinas aircraft industry have to learn a lot about what quality is all about.

      • john metyk
        john metyk  2 days back

        Boeing's got more than China problems now, they've got serious email problems.

        • cientochentasur
          cientochentasur  2 days back

          China already has an extensive network of high speed trains so what makes you think that China will be a massive market in the future?

          • Fair_exchange
            Fair_exchange  2 days back

            Every tech company opening plant in China has been eventually replaced by China's own, because they transferred technology to and trained workers for China, Boeing will be no exception.

            • Tom Vera
              Tom Vera  2 days back

              Boeing , it's chief test pilot and tbe FAA are equally culpable in this avoidable tragedy. The bells were going off and these parties kept hitting the snooze button. Until it was to late to go to work. Hundreds killed in the name of complacency. Lackluster was the name of the game. Par for the course was acceptable. Boeing needs to beat back to sensibility. The FAA in letting Boeing regulate itself is like letting criminals decide when to turn themselves in. And the lead test pilot telling the FAA to remove M CAS from the manual knowing it would be a SHOCK to pilots when it happened. Is nothing short of culpable negligence. Nice work Boing. Keep putting shareholders ahead of the flying public.

              • Gab j
                Gab j  2 days back

                Boeing only care about money and corporate deadlines instead of people, it's almost like there a company or somethn

                • Jedian
                  Jedian  2 days back

                  The real question is why US companies are doing joint ventures of any kind in China. While we all know they're there for the $$$ of a giant consumer base, we have to wonder if the execs of these companies thought, "Hmm, if we partner up with this nation to do business, isn't there a chance they'll turn around and copy our design, then sell a product of their own for less?"

                  • SantaFe19484
                    SantaFe19484  2 days back

                    Keep on making videos about airplanes! Just ignore the nay-sayers!

                    • ora et labora
                      ora et labora  2 days back

                      Never listen to Canadians

                      • Key
                        Key  2 days back

                        leave it to ryanair to give the customer the worse possible experience

                        • Mark Trinidad
                          Mark Trinidad  2 days back

                          It should be China's Boeing problem or Worlds Boeing problem. It is kind of amazing how they got China into the picture and then came out as the antagonist. Most countries have the affinity to buy Airbus over Boeing because of the MAX, especially in Europe.

                          • H.H. Teo
                            H.H. Teo  3 days back

                            Remember, it is NOT Boeing's fault! Not Boeing's fault, Not Boeing's fault. It is a China's hoax.
                            Oh, btw, B737 MAX is the only model that is unfortunately made-in-china. Never, I repeat, buy anything that is made in china, eg. Huawei 5G products. 😂😂

                            • Robert Smart
                              Robert Smart  3 days back

                              Forget new kid on the block China, Boeing with years of experience are the masters of manufacturing delays! https://youtu.be/UqIzcuNpXP0

                              • TheExtremeGamer
                                TheExtremeGamer  3 days back

                                And now it's gonna bite them back in the ass if they keep on making business with Xinnie the Pooh.

                                • 肖凯
                                  肖凯  2 days back

                                  TheExtremeGamer the pooh is the first but not the only one to all 737 max, Boeing should wipe its ass clean own its own

                              • xwx.fred
                                xwx.fred  4 days back

                                I'm surprised that China is treating American businesses so well. These are companies that comply with American political sanctions, some of which are apparently damaging to China's' national interest. Frankly, put any western country in China's shoes, and they'd be demanding that all planed sold to China be made in China.

                                • WarbirdFan66
                                  WarbirdFan66  4 days back

                                  Greed seems to make every company as dumb as f..., and there coverments too it seems. They all go to china, build a factory to please Xi Jinping and while they are at it hand all their know-how to the chinese, so in about 5-10 years they can build there own planes or whatever for half the cost...and than they go out of buisness...so yes Boeing has a Problem, and its home made aswell.

                                  • Brick Life
                                    Brick Life  4 days back

                                    CAAC and CAAC Airlines

                                    • Wasko Maleducado
                                      Wasko Maleducado  4 days back

                                      I like Antonov

                                      • WeapwnX
                                        WeapwnX  4 days back

                                        The communist party of China is a joke

                                        • Sophak Sun
                                          Sophak Sun  3 days back

                                          I’m sure the farmers don’t think so 😂

                                      • Max Headrom
                                        Max Headrom  4 days back

                                        Just a note about Embraer, Wendover: the company was created by the Brazilian government in the 1969 and developed its airplanes in-house. The joint venture with Boeing came about after Bombardier did its own joint venture with AirBus - quite recently.

                                        • Pain Train
                                          Pain Train  5 days back

                                          ATR? You forgot about my biggest waifu where the hell did you lost ATR?

                                          • Huawei sucks sheisse
                                            Huawei sucks sheisse  5 days back

                                            Problem ... IP theft duh.

                                            • solisium
                                              solisium  5 days back

                                              FAA took too long to call the obvious and now China has taken a foot hold against America

                                              • EdP IV
                                                EdP IV  5 days back

                                                Lol. China’s main airline will be from China. Duh

                                                • A Cabsalt
                                                  A Cabsalt  6 days back

                                                  well, you all say: oh, those chinese government is bad, because of the lack of human rights in china, but all countries want to get a share out of the market. The reason china stoped the 1 child policy was kind of the understanding that the amount of chinese population is one of the key factors. All this " all foreign companies have to get into a joined venture" is there whole perssure point , don´t support any chinese company..

                                                  • Crystal Ball
                                                    Crystal Ball  6 days back

                                                    Another shitty clickbait title

                                                    • David
                                                      David  6 days back

                                                      Go move to China, good luck on your rights.

                                                      • lim eddie
                                                        lim eddie  6 days back

                                                        In 50 yrs, fossil fuel will be scarce, by then, airplanes have to be redesigned ..

                                                        • SilverHayze
                                                          SilverHayze  6 days back

                                                          Anything the Chinese design and build is low quality rubbish. The wings will probably fall off mid flight

                                                          • David Lloyd-Jones
                                                            David Lloyd-Jones  6 days back

                                                            Bay-Jing, NOT Bei-Zhing.
                                                            It's Chinese, not French.
                                                            Frenchifying a word because it's furrin is kinda down-on-the-farm, doncha think?

                                                            • Pyro Gaming
                                                              Pyro Gaming  6 days back

                                                              Why don’t China just order more Airbus planes they have proven to be better than the 737 max and if they order airbus planes that would harm the American market which is what China wants

                                                              • Vasting
                                                                Vasting  5 days back

                                                                because they want to hurt EU as well

                                                            • Lori Lanili
                                                              Lori Lanili  6 days back

                                                              Boeing can build another ,better plane .

                                                              • Zands
                                                                Zands  6 days 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  7 days back

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

                                                                  • Slosh MaGee
                                                                    Slosh MaGee  7 days back

                                                                    Fuck China.

                                                                    • Jurassic Aviator
                                                                      Jurassic Aviator  1 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                                      • Simon Barr
                                                                        Simon Barr  1 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Not Sure
                                                                            Not Sure  1 weeks 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.

                                                                            • Artanis Kim
                                                                              Artanis Kim  3 days back

                                                                              China not only copy, they steal the technology from foreign companies. Most chinese companies are state owned and they just lack the creativity. Most people in the comment section think that communism is working good... while they are benefiting from the invention of private enterprises.

                                                                            • Waeng Kevin
                                                                              Waeng Kevin  5 days back

                                                                              Very well said.

                                                                          • V Philip
                                                                            V Philip  1 weeks back

                                                                            Boeing is the problem !

                                                                            • Aaron Kasér
                                                                              Aaron Kasér  1 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Edward George
                                                                                Edward George  1 weeks back

                                                                                It’s there own fault!

                                                                                • Coleen West
                                                                                  Coleen West  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Boring AF

                                                                                    • Crusader
                                                                                      Crusader  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Why does everybody have a China problem?

                                                                                      • Crusader
                                                                                        Crusader  5 days back

                                                                                        @Vasting it was a joke😑

                                                                                      • Vasting
                                                                                        Vasting  5 days back

                                                                                        If you're too blind it see, it's too late for you.

                                                                                    • Type-13 XUE
                                                                                      Type-13 XUE  1 weeks back

                                                                                      sorry, but where is taiwan?