Boeing's China Problem

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

Comments • 3 000

  • Christos Perchanidis
    Christos Perchanidis  9 hours back

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

    • cnccarving
      cnccarving  11 hours 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  11 hours back

        on the end china will start their own airplane production

        • Tomato Madness
          Tomato Madness  12 hours back

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

          • bert
            bert  12 hours 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  12 hours back

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

              • Ju hyo Kang
                Ju hyo Kang  12 hours back

                Irder no meeting ok

                • Ju hyo Kang
                  Ju hyo Kang  12 hours back

                  약속파기 ㅡ

                  • Caio Lopez
                    Caio Lopez  13 hours back

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

                    • Nadir Osman
                      Nadir Osman  13 hours 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  14 hours back

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

                        • Airtheriey Morientes
                          Airtheriey Morientes  16 hours back

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

                          • Crypto Dwayne
                            Crypto Dwayne  16 hours 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  18 hours back

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

                              • John sweda
                                John sweda  2 hours 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  5 hours back

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

                            • happy99
                              happy99  18 hours back

                              fuck chinazi

                              • Ming Fang
                                Ming Fang  20 hours 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
                                  The Unboxing Experience  20 hours back

                                  Top notch quality! Keep up the good work

                                  • Incurable Romanticist
                                    Incurable Romanticist  21 hours back

                                    I can’t take the sing song voice.

                                    • 74KU
                                      74KU  22 hours back

                                      The World's China Problem.

                                      • Findyification
                                        Findyification  24 hours back

                                        FAA get paid by boeing its useless now

                                        • Mr. Showers
                                          Mr. Showers  1 days back

                                          Parachutes not included...

                                          • Teacher Chris
                                            Teacher Chris  1 days back

                                            All manufacturing must be done in US; otherwise, the CCP's CAAC will sabotage production and ground planes then sue and cripple Boeing meanwhile the CCP steals the IP and makes these counterfeit planes and shoddy parts themselves.
                                            The world can't afford an out of control overpopulated country like China to continue profiting from polluting, stealing, lying, infiltrating civilized democratized god-fearing nations like US.

                                            • Mr. Showers
                                              Mr. Showers  1 days back

                                              I am predicting the weather. "Todays forcast is showers closely followed by Chinese made aircraft...."

                                              • Mark Moses
                                                Mark Moses  1 days back

                                                That will stop guarantee it

                                                • Matlockization
                                                  Matlockization  1 days back

                                                  The Chinese have always been a problem to do trade with.

                                                  • p D
                                                    p D  1 days back

                                                    Boeing is a stupid company. They did not know who they are working with.

                                                    • David Bardavidi
                                                      David Bardavidi  1 days back

                                                      Chinese will dump boeing due to the National security risk it poses to non-US nations as soon as their capabilities are in Sync.........Boeing is too involved in Arms manufacturing not to be involved in spying and Info. Extracting operations.......After all no one company in US has the Power to regulates itself unless involved in Covert ops.............The relationship of Boeing and the Defense dept. is too close and highly risky for any major Nation not to pay attention to...........Chinese might be Friendly and Diplomatic but would not take them for Naivity.........Selah

                                                      • Mia DoubleZeroSeven
                                                        Mia DoubleZeroSeven  1 days back

                                                        The “cheap” always becomes expensive. Thanks to the greed of corporations; America has decimated its manufacturing, transferred its wealth & handed over their blueprints...all whilst crushing the middle class.
                                                        They were outplayed. SMH

                                                        • sushi777300
                                                          sushi777300  1 days back

                                                          The FAA failed to keep its leading role because it tried to protect Boeing and ignored the evidence

                                                          • mitchell wood
                                                            mitchell wood  1 days back

                                                            i got bored.. opened up porn.. jerked off... allt he while this guys blabbering in the back ground... looked at my facebook.. then realized I had this playing in the background the whole time for the past 9 minutes and completely forget about fucking boeing or china.

                                                            • Stefan Adamcik
                                                              Stefan Adamcik  1 days back

                                                              Look at that Whore, Macron. What a perfect prostitute he is, smiling, while he has that Chinese cock in his mouth. Making eye contact while he sucks, and all. So good.What does he charge for an hour?

                                                              • The Foreigner
                                                                The Foreigner  1 days back

                                                                Airbus is better anyway. Boeing is over rated and over priced.

                                                                • Stewie Griffin
                                                                  Stewie Griffin  1 days back

                                                                  wham watching whis

                                                                  • Aaron Moreno
                                                                    Aaron Moreno  1 days back

                                                                    I think the lyrics are a bit dull for a hot-button Swing song, but the bass line is killer!

                                                                    • IETCHX69
                                                                      IETCHX69  1 days back

                                                                      self 323

                                                                      • Erwin Rommel
                                                                        Erwin Rommel  1 days back

                                                                        boeings biggest competitor is the 3rd camera on the iPhone 11

                                                                        • sailorashore
                                                                          sailorashore  1 days back

                                                                          Boeings production is now out-scourced since the move to Obamas' Chicago ..it it a different company..

                                                                          • Lost Poet
                                                                            Lost Poet  1 days back

                                                                            COMAC was charged with copying the A320 and 737 without the benefit of experience with design and manufacturing regulations or the tribal knowledge of Boeing or Airbus. Historically Chinese corporations seem to expect regulations to adapt to their needs which fails to work in a world regulated market such as aviation. This will require a massive shift in thinking at COMAC and a willingness to adapt to the realities of the rest of the world. It is a significant accomplishment that they have produced a prototype C919 that has even flown but this falls decades short of Chinas stated goal to mass produce an FAA or EASA Type Certificated aircraft for the world market. Unfortunately for Chinas world stage ambitions the C919 may be be delayed long enough to be out of date. Uncertified outside of China the C919 if produced at all will exist only in small numbers. The odds are China will eventually get commercial aircraft manufacturing right but the rest of the world sees the obvious need for huge cultural and intellectual evolution. These changes may require generations to accomplish and cannot just be willed into place by government decree.

                                                                            • yehoutube
                                                                              yehoutube  3 hours back

                                                                              So..... you don't know even C919 can only fly in China, it means COMAC will be Top1 maker

                                                                          • powerone1
                                                                            powerone1  1 days back

                                                                            You can not deal with China using free market principles. You have to look at any large company as being the Chinese government. Tariffs are a very important tool to use. Never allow Chinese products to be sold in the US at a lower cost then what products manufactured in the US can be purchased at.

                                                                            • Rishav
                                                                              Rishav  1 days back

                                                                              why does china need planes when they have trains?

                                                                              • Liu Leo
                                                                                Liu Leo  12 hours back

                                                                                A train can't fly, can it?

                                                                            • James L
                                                                              James L  1 days back

                                                                              Brilliant vid !!

                                                                              • Magnus Juul
                                                                                Magnus Juul  1 days back

                                                                                Funny how when china actually makes "their own" plane, it's just a ripoff off a european plane. They really have zero innovative capabilities what-so-ever. I don't get why western countries still keep pouring money into china, when they'll just become our greatest competitor in a 100 years or so

                                                                                • sophon block
                                                                                  sophon block  1 days back

                                                                                  Why western countries still keep investing into China? The same reason Boeing made a crap passenger plane 737Max, because they want to earn more with spending less. However China nowadays produce better products with cheaper prices. China is becoming the new Japan, superior technology development that becomes better and better. Actually WE, the consumers benefit from this. The ones are crying are the 1% filthy rich, and I am not sorry for them,. for too long they cheated our money with overpriced products and getting it made with slave wage labor.

                                                                              • Ken Kir
                                                                                Ken Kir  1 days back

                                                                                Why is China buying so many planes? Well capital chases assets, and right now China has a capitalization bubble. What will China do to those planes? Probably sell most of them at a loss in 5 years. China is fast becoming japan 1984 2.0

                                                                                • Jamy Chong
                                                                                  Jamy Chong  2 days back

                                                                                  It's weird that clicked on this video andI enjoyed it as I have no interest in airlines or China

                                                                                  • Cbeddoe19
                                                                                    Cbeddoe19  2 days back

                                                                                    Boeing screwed the pooch big time in multiple ways with the 437 max.

                                                                                    • Cbeddoe19
                                                                                      Cbeddoe19  1 days back

                                                                                      @Noble Six lol. That was supposed to be a 7. Oops.

                                                                                    • Noble Six
                                                                                      Noble Six  1 days back

                                                                                      Well. Considering they never made it, yes

                                                                                  • Waleed Banjar
                                                                                    Waleed Banjar  2 days back

                                                                                    China are the biggest Boeing costumers and yet, your STUPID president are threatening china by cutting American services such as Android, what a stupid move

                                                                                    • Colonel Chuck
                                                                                      Colonel Chuck  2 days back

                                                                                      Airbus and Boeing are both on the government tit, but those awful, scheming Chinese!

                                                                                      • Brennen Cox
                                                                                        Brennen Cox  2 days back

                                                                                        9:28 Forced technology transfer... DUH.