Boeing's China Problem

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[1] data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.AIR.PSGR?locations=CN
[2] www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Documents/TopTenPaxMarkets_graph.pdf
[3] www.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] www.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] www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/283437/what-routes-does-the-boeing-737-max-8-fly/
[9] www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2018/09/airbus--china-assembly-facility-marks-10-years-of-quality-manufa.html
[10] www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-and-its-737-max-jets-have-a-china-problem-11554904340
[11] www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/china-boeing.html
[12] www.apnews.com/88d5235d2107400680d8b0870d30d218
[13] www.marketplace.org/2019/02/11/ceo-americas-biggest-exporter-manufacturing-america-doing-business/
[14] www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-25/airbus-is-said-to-seal-long-awaited-aircraft-order-from-china
[15] www.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] www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/china-comac-919-new-plane-ryanair/

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pbilk1 23 minutes ago
Bombardier! Don't give up, where is your Canadian pride?
TiY Hour ago
Geo Jeff
Geo Jeff 2 hours ago
China never cares about safety. China shut these planes down because of the trade war. No free country on earth should be doing business with any communists. This will come back to haunt the entire world soon.
Anna Castro
Anna Castro 3 hours ago
Your voice from 2016 is very different dude
Truth BeTold
Truth BeTold 5 hours ago
Boeing and airbus will be put out of business in China by China's own.
WhalesTasteGreat 6 hours ago
lol at China being a leader in aviation regulation. How ridiculously absurd. I worked on some of the 737 NextGens that Southwest traded for, from Chinese Eastern Air, in order to meet Boeing's weird contract rules. They were the worst aircraft I've ever witnessed, and certainly not flightworthy at time of receipt. Thousands of man hours were poured into each one to bring them back up to US / FAA standards... or any common sense standards. Pretty much all ACOs and ADs were stopped the minute they were handed off to Chinese entities... no maintenance had been done at all. Some of the most noteworthy things I saw: - Rats, not American rats either. One aircraft was infested with rats that had been living there for some unknown time. Everything had to be stripped because there was feces all over the electronics bay. - Broken human waste lines. Waste from the forward lavatory runs down into the Electronics bay. The lines on one aircraft had broken seals and there was literally human shit juice all over the entire bay. Again, nobody knows how long this was going on. There is no maintenance tracking or records keeping in China, evidently. - A 1" hole in the cockpit floor that appears to have been done by a soldering iron or heat gun. that somebody forgot about They installed the copilot seat over it and called it good. Bear in mind, the space underneath is not pressurized. - An entire screw driver set left in the nose wheel well. There's some Junction boxes and windows to access pass-throughs for cabling up to the cockpit on the sides. In one of these, I found an entire screw driver set. Finding tools in general was very common, but an entire screw driver set in a location where they could easily get stuck in wheel mechanism and/or junction box is shocking. I guess Chinese electricians use these wooden deals with a hole through it to run wire... found them all over the place. Wish I had kept some. - There's a cable pass-through under the copilot's yoke with 2 bundles that pass under the center counsel over to pilot's side. Inside the pass through are 2 cable clamps. The Chinese had installed something and ran 3 wires under there without putting them in the cable clamps, or at least securing them away from the screws that hold those clamps down. On one of those lines, the screw had already ate through the insulation and was starting on the second. Who knows what happens when you short those wires to ground or eachother. Took me 2 hours to undo their work, and 10 minutes to do it right. - So on big aircraft like a 737, the flaps may not move uniformly. They can be adjusted to ensure they do, but apparently not in China. There are "skew sensors" to let the pilot knows things are not correct... really nothing more than a magnet. In any case, a bird came arrived its maiden delivery flight from China and pilot reported exactly that. Investigated, and discovered that not only was the skew sensor wired incorrectly, but there was a pushed pin on the fuselage side harness connection. It's hard to imagine all that happened immediately before China handed the a/c off to Southwest. ... and on and on and on ...
jim morris
jim morris 7 hours ago
No sales in China no future for Boeing
Steven Black
Steven Black 8 hours ago
The current news is that Beoing is discontinuing the A380 Airbus lines,because of (1)It's just too large for most Airports, (2)Too costly in Fueling, (3)A severe lack of passenger's and transport space,and just isn't bringing in enough financial profits to actually keep it in service consistantly along with daily maintenance's. But people are very satisfied with the A380 Airbus itself as it handle's Air Turbalance perfectly and has plenty of space and has never once crashed since being in service, as the only remaining excuses are it's just entirely too big and costly for the company itself presently-so I guess we'll just have to actually wait and see how they fully intend to compete with China and serve it's many clients sufficiently in the coming years.
bert wesler
bert wesler 14 hours ago
And all of this report depends on the long-term viability of China's economy and I'm going to be buying any airplanes pretty soon they're going to be flat busted broke crashed to the ground and gone CCP dead.
Chavdar Naidenov
Chavdar Naidenov 14 hours ago
Boeing creates civilian planes on the same frames it developed for military planes. So Boeing shareholders get dividends both ways - from military planes that threaten China and passenger planes that China buys. And they think the Chinese are stupid and will go on doing this?
Narek Avetisyan
Narek Avetisyan 15 hours ago
Seems like Being is facing... a maximum problem. Thank you, thank you. I'll see myself out now.
Truth BeTold
Truth BeTold 18 hours ago
If China does not realize they must alter their trade practices their economy will collapse and the travelers will decline sharply.
Bi'er ShenShan
Bi'er ShenShan 20 hours ago
Amigo, In your highlighting of the China map... you left TAIWAN out of it. How would you feel if the USA map was left out without Texas? :-) Please CORRECT your mistake.
Omar KHODARY 22 hours ago
This information is completely wrong on video I recommend for you looking where get this Source of information. It was known Chinese’s airlines have large number of Boeing Fleets because cargo and trade exchange.
Euro Public Transport
Dear Sam, can you please do a video about the geographic problem of Iran?
Paul von Hindenburg
They don't care about jobs they wanted to pander to the dictatorship.
JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids
Still a better channel than Bendover Productions.
Enter Fil
Enter Fil Day ago
It’s so sad that Embraer was bought by Boeing, Brazil is selling all of its companies
Let the computer fly the plane, what could go wrong? Until full command of the aircraft is returned to the flightcrew I'm staying on the ground.
autohmae 13 hours ago
When did you last fly ?
Every time I see a video about People saying things about China’s issue with the outside world, it tells me they don’t know China’s main priority. China’s number 1 priority are it’s people. That’s why they spend so much money building up cities. That’s why they always insists on companies bringing jobs into China, when you have 2billion mouths to feed, this is the only way. Also, it appeases the people, so they do not go on strikes, making the country unproductive. Which affects other normal people, and when the mob grows bigger, the communist party falls. That’s the real China problem. You wanna be really cool friends with a Xi Jin Ping? Create a lot of jobs in China. He’ll be your number one Friend if you can bring in billions of jobs for China.
HerrBratwurst 5 hours ago
@WhalesTasteGreat Foxconn is a Taiwanese company if you don't know that already. And yes, it's an oligarchy that wants to stay in power, which government don't want to stay in power? At least they care about the country more than many other so called Democracies.
WhalesTasteGreat 5 hours ago
I doubt the workers at Foxconn would agree with that sentiment. China is run by an oligarchy that values itself retaining power. Not that US is any better, just a different sort of oligarchy and fake "democracy".
HerrBratwurst 6 hours ago
@[] you know, when you wanna say something like this you gotta show proofs.
HerrBratwurst 6 hours ago
@ben littlefair well I kind of rounded up about 300million people lol
[] 10 hours ago
Yeah except for them genociding the uighirs
SH W Day ago
How is Boeing or Airbus going to send their planes to China? Fly them?
Qinghui Ou
Qinghui Ou Day ago
correction: Boeing did collaborate with comac but set a very high price that china decided to do the long way.
Qinghui Ou
Qinghui Ou Day ago
the number will drop in the future since china had started developing their own plane already check out C919, economic war will eventually end just not in this century.
Andrew McKay
Andrew McKay 2 days ago
The Americans can't even build a plan anymore with out a China man involved. They will clone a Boeing and build their own
ACADMan 2 days ago
Mmm...Nah. I'm not overly concerned- Yet. Will keep an eye on the new effort at Chinese aircraft production, though. Give them another 15 years, and call me back.
Better With Rum
Better With Rum 2 days ago
Just because China grounded the 737 first doesn't lend to their credibility. I will NEVER get on a Chinese produced plain.
A320 CAT3DUAL 2 days ago
Simple. GE must cease selling aircraft engines and spares to China. See? Easy! NEXT!
autohmae 13 hours ago
Might work long term, al though I suspect they will then buy European (maybe Russian?) instead then the following decade China makes aircraft engines.
Francisco Neto
Francisco Neto 2 days ago
USA 🇺🇸 needs to fire 🔥 trump today,otherwise the United States 🇺🇸 will lose it’s ground in world’s economies. Trump is the distraction of America
Francisco Neto
Francisco Neto 2 days ago
Time to disrupt CHINAS economy
罗浩钤 2 days ago
I fly 737max once before, left wing starts to over shake after 30 minutes took off, literally worst plane i tried, i miss my DA42 after that
罗浩钤 Hour ago
@WhalesTasteGreat just personally don't like flying Boeings
WhalesTasteGreat 5 hours ago
Who wouldn't? That's like comparing a semi to a sports car.
Mark Fischer
Mark Fischer 2 days ago
China's Boeing problem. With a huge fleet of Boeing aircraft, China faces the prospect that if the split between the United States and China becomes heated and rancorous enough, the US government could cut China off from spare parts, service updates, and everything else needed from the manufacturer to sustain after sales support. China's fleet of Boeing aircraft could become a total loss.
anthony chan
anthony chan 2 days ago
China should not buy anything from the US at all the way trump treated Huawei and China companies. The END trump will be a BIG LOSER. Time will tell.
derek96720 Day ago
Considering Chinese companies constantly steal the intellectual property of anyone they work with, Trump has been lenient with China.
Sven Reuser
Sven Reuser 2 days ago
sees united states and china, but than continents. countries in those continents: am i a joke to you?
MaddBuddah 2 days ago
I'm pooping
Anand kumar
Anand kumar 2 days ago
Who has guts to sit in China made airplanes and fly, There is no guarantee that they come back alive.....
Kreuzritter Gottes
china is garbage. Tawain forever!
Mike Marley
Mike Marley 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Lul china plane lol
peter yuan
peter yuan 2 days ago
I think China had purposely sabotage the two 737 MAX to make Boeing look bad.
Ming Hu
Ming Hu 2 days ago
Ban Boeing in China to Make America Great Again
Laura O'Chamney
Laura O'Chamney 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
崔鱼 2 days ago
You forget taiwan province
Yunfei Liang
Yunfei Liang 2 days ago
*PolyMatter files Copyright Claim*
Christos Perchanidis
You should also mentioned that Russia and China develop jointly a new plane (that Comac one)
cnccarving 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
on the end china will start their own airplane production
Tomato Madness
Tomato Madness 3 days ago
If I would fly 1000hrs non stop, I'll only do it with A320. lol!
bert 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
The trade war will pass? Quite a crystal ball you have there
Ju hyo Kang
Ju hyo Kang 3 days ago
Irder no meeting ok
Ju hyo Kang
Ju hyo Kang 3 days ago
약속파기 ㅡ
Caio Lopez
Caio Lopez 3 days ago
Please don't ruin every company's logo with that thick, white, rounded outline.
Nadir Osman
Nadir Osman 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
What's spooky is that Hainan has become a peninsula!
Airtheriey Morientes
No issue...only speculation from USA...
Crypto Dwayne
Crypto Dwayne 3 days ago
China will just Steal all the parts and Technology that's on the Boeing Planes. It's what they do
John sweda
John sweda 3 days ago
The Airbus is a much superior plane it is fully autonomous no pilot error can be introduced into the plane
F.B.I 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
@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 3 days ago
I have never even heard of a fully automated airplane from Airbus. I can’t even understand what you’ve written.
happy99 3 days ago
fuck chinazi
Ming Fang
Ming Fang 3 days ago
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!
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