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 • 2 991

  • cnccarving
    cnccarving  9 minutes 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  15 minutes back

      on the end china will start their own airplane production

      • Tomato Madness
        Tomato Madness  1 hours back

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

        • bert
          bert  1 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  1 hours back

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

            • Ju hyo Kang
              Ju hyo Kang  2 hours back

              Irder no meeting ok

              • Ju hyo Kang
                Ju hyo Kang  2 hours back

                약속파기 ㅡ

                • Caio Lopez
                  Caio Lopez  2 hours back

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

                  • Nadir Osman
                    Nadir Osman  3 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  4 hours back

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

                      • Airtheriey Morientes
                        Airtheriey Morientes  5 hours back

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

                        • Crypto Dwayne
                          Crypto Dwayne  5 hours back

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

                          • a64750
                            a64750  5 hours back

                            BA Stock Price doesn't care, the stock hasn't dropped and probably won't. After 737 Max gets released, i expect the Stock to Surge to all time New High

                            • John sweda
                              John sweda  7 hours back

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

                              • happy99
                                happy99  7 hours back

                                fuck chinazi

                                • Ming Fang
                                  Ming Fang  9 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

                                    Top notch quality! Keep up the good work

                                    • Incurable Romanticist
                                      Incurable Romanticist  10 hours back

                                      I can’t take the sing song voice.

                                      • 74KU
                                        74KU  11 hours back

                                        The World's China Problem.

                                        • Findyification
                                          Findyification  13 hours back

                                          FAA get paid by boeing its useless now

                                          • Mr. Showers
                                            Mr. Showers  13 hours back

                                            Parachutes not included...

                                            • Teacher Chris
                                              Teacher Chris  14 hours 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  14 hours back

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

                                                • Mark Moses
                                                  Mark Moses  15 hours back

                                                  That will stop guarantee it

                                                  • Matlockization
                                                    Matlockization  15 hours back

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

                                                    • p D
                                                      p D  17 hours back

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

                                                      • David Bardavidi
                                                        David Bardavidi  17 hours 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  17 hours 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  18 hours back

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

                                                            • mitchell wood
                                                              mitchell wood  18 hours 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  19 hours 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  19 hours back

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

                                                                  • Stewie Griffin
                                                                    Stewie Griffin  19 hours back

                                                                    wham watching whis

                                                                    • Aaron Moreno
                                                                      Aaron Moreno  20 hours back

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

                                                                      • IETCHX69
                                                                        IETCHX69  21 hours back

                                                                        self 323

                                                                        • Erwin Rommel
                                                                          Erwin Rommel  22 hours back

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

                                                                          • sailorashore
                                                                            sailorashore  22 hours back

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

                                                                            • Lost Poet
                                                                              Lost Poet  22 hours 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.

                                                                              • powerone1
                                                                                powerone1  22 hours 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  22 hours back

                                                                                  why does china need planes when they have trains?

                                                                                  • Liu Leo
                                                                                    Liu Leo  2 hours back

                                                                                    A train can't fly, can it?

                                                                                • James L
                                                                                  James L  23 hours back

                                                                                  Brilliant vid !!

                                                                                  • Magnus Juul
                                                                                    Magnus Juul  24 hours 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  22 hours 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  1 days back

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

                                                                                      • Cbeddoe19
                                                                                        Cbeddoe19  1 days back

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

                                                                                        • Cbeddoe19
                                                                                          Cbeddoe19  21 hours back

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

                                                                                        • Noble Six
                                                                                          Noble Six  21 hours back

                                                                                          Well. Considering they never made it, yes

                                                                                      • Waleed Banjar
                                                                                        Waleed Banjar  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                                                          • Brennen Cox
                                                                                            Brennen Cox  1 days back

                                                                                            9:28 Forced technology transfer... DUH.