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 • 3 017

  • Anand kumar
    Anand kumar  58 minutes 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  2 hours back

      china is garbage. Tawain forever!

      • Mike Marley
        Mike Marley  2 hours 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  4 hours back

          Lul china plane lol

          • peter yuan
            peter yuan  8 hours back

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

            • Ming Hu
              Ming Hu  9 hours back

              Ban Boeing in China to Make America Great Again

              • Laura O'Chamney
                Laura O'Chamney  9 hours 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  11 hours back

                  帝国主义亡我之心不死,所有一切都是围绕颜色革命,颠覆政权为目的,关心你的民主?自由,完全是胡扯!

                  • 崔鱼
                    崔鱼  12 hours back

                    You forget taiwan province

                    • Yunfei Liang
                      Yunfei Liang  12 hours back

                      *PolyMatter files Copyright Claim*

                      • Christos Perchanidis
                        Christos Perchanidis  22 hours back

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

                        • cnccarving
                          cnccarving  24 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  1 days back

                            on the end china will start their own airplane production

                            • Tomato Madness
                              Tomato Madness  1 days back

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

                              • bert
                                bert  1 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  1 days back

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

                                  • Ju hyo Kang
                                    Ju hyo Kang  1 days back

                                    Irder no meeting ok

                                    • Ju hyo Kang
                                      Ju hyo Kang  1 days back

                                      약속파기 ㅡ

                                      • Caio Lopez
                                        Caio Lopez  1 days back

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

                                        • Nadir Osman
                                          Nadir Osman  1 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  1 days back

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

                                            • Airtheriey Morientes
                                              Airtheriey Morientes  1 days back

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

                                              • Crypto Dwayne
                                                Crypto Dwayne  1 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  1 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  7 hours 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  15 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  18 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  1 days back

                                                  fuck chinazi

                                                  • Ming Fang
                                                    Ming Fang  1 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  1 days back

                                                        I can’t take the sing song voice.

                                                        • 74KU
                                                          74KU  1 days back

                                                          The World's China Problem.

                                                          • Findyification
                                                            Findyification  2 days back

                                                            FAA get paid by boeing its useless now

                                                            • Mr. Showers
                                                              Mr. Showers  2 days back

                                                              Parachutes not included...

                                                              • Teacher Chris
                                                                Teacher Chris  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                  • Mark Moses
                                                                    Mark Moses  2 days back

                                                                    That will stop guarantee it

                                                                    • Matlockization
                                                                      Matlockization  2 days back

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

                                                                      • p D
                                                                        p D  2 days back

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

                                                                        • David Bardavidi
                                                                          David Bardavidi  2 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                              • mitchell wood
                                                                                mitchell wood  2 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                                    • Stewie Griffin
                                                                                      Stewie Griffin  2 days back

                                                                                      wham watching whis

                                                                                      • Aaron Moreno
                                                                                        Aaron Moreno  2 days back

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

                                                                                        • IETCHX69
                                                                                          IETCHX69  2 days back

                                                                                          self 323

                                                                                          • Erwin Rommel
                                                                                            Erwin Rommel  2 days back

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

                                                                                          • sailorashore
                                                                                            sailorashore  2 days back

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

                                                                                            • Lost Poet
                                                                                              Lost Poet  2 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  17 hours back

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