Boeing's China Problem

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Comments • 3 971

  • free spirit 1
    free spirit 1 16 hours ago

    Boeing is its own enemy tbh

  • mike rogers
    mike rogers 23 hours ago

    Convert all the MAX to tankers and sell them to the US government.

  • Russ Gallagher
    Russ Gallagher 5 days ago

    ...and now they have the 21st Century Plague to deal with! "If it's Boeing, I'm not going!"

  • Piotr Dudała
    Piotr Dudała 5 days ago

    Chinese are smart - they'll keep equal balance between foreign aircraft suppliers, until domestic ones take over.

  • Tony Lang
    Tony Lang 7 days ago


  • PissedOffProle
    PissedOffProle 8 days ago

    Boeing run by graduates of Harvard Stanford Pwinceton etc business skools

  • Alvin Walters
    Alvin Walters 9 days ago

    let me guess china stole boeing’s IP and that’s what there new planes will be made from lol what a shit country

  • John Mehaffey
    John Mehaffey 10 days ago

    I just hope that someone who lost loved ones on these flights get a good honest lawyer ( please don't laugh) and take the FAA and Boeing for a lot of money it's the only language they understand

  • Shaochong Zhang
    Shaochong Zhang 11 days ago

    Let's be very clear, the main problem with Boeing is that they fucked up 737MAX. They fucked up huge and they caused the death of hundreds of people.

    • Derxert
      Derxert 10 days ago

      because they only cared about money

  • steve young
    steve young 11 days ago +1

    FYI the comacs engine is American made, the Chinese make only the body. They have not yet masterd the formula of building a safe and working jet engine

    • Derxert
      Derxert 10 days ago

      the engines are british

  • C. Fecteau
    C. Fecteau 11 days ago

    Well that's a probrem

  • William St. Clair
    William St. Clair 13 days ago

    whoops novel coronavirus

  • henry ravu
    henry ravu 14 days ago

    too bad chinese tourist going out but few countries going there as tourist...not much to see there.

  • Iam Fresh
    Iam Fresh 15 days ago

    You can't blame Chinese government since 737MAX are killing machine now

  • Daniel McDavid
    Daniel McDavid 16 days ago

    There is precedent for the Boeing-Comac JV. In the 1980s, McDonnell Douglas (which merged with Boeing in 1997) co-produced some MD-80 series planes with Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (yes, it was called "manufacturing factory") which is now the final assembly division of Comac.

  • Joe V
    Joe V 16 days ago

    Boeing was once the most revered aircraft company in the '' Boeing Scandals List''.....just another American sad

  • John Davenport
    John Davenport 20 days ago

    Fuck the FAA

  • Jayden Solorio
    Jayden Solorio 21 day ago +1

    Coughs in Corona Virus

  • Louise Ahearne
    Louise Ahearne 22 days ago +1

    He put an Airbus in the thumbnail 😏🤫🙃🛬🛫✈️

  • Shan Sui
    Shan Sui 26 days ago

    I keep see this channel refers to each problem as a “China problem”. Maybe
    those are the wrong views, because China is also their greatest opportunity. Those countries and companies are experiencing changes that they haven’t gotten use to and they need to adapt

  • rob parke
    rob parke 27 days ago

    Excellent presentation - and I should know being an FSB and having had a 21year career at State.

  • allflying3
    allflying3 29 days ago

    35 billion usd? So, like Etihad aircraft procurement in a month?

  • ItsMeKrazyB
    ItsMeKrazyB 29 days ago +1


  • wkdravenna
    wkdravenna Month ago

    I really want to hear this video done by captain joe !

  • Bobby Collins
    Bobby Collins Month ago +1

    won't fly 737 MAX... better not put them in service or you will lose hundreds of passengers!

  • Peng zhang
    Peng zhang Month ago

    bitch. The map is wrong !
    Taiwan island belongs to China 🇨🇳 forever

  • Luan Uiller
    Luan Uiller Month ago

    Corona Airways

  • James Collins
    James Collins Month ago

    Another way for China will steal United States exclusive technology and never apologize for it.

  • Christofer Riche
    Christofer Riche Month ago

    China 🇨🇳 is the world's problem not just ours & not just Boeings

  • Weeb Sensei
    Weeb Sensei Month ago

    Fun fact: i've always pronounced "Boeing" as boing

  • Obi2
    Obi2 Month ago

    C919 will be single pilot and full autonomous.. game changer in aviation industry.

  • William Saephanh
    William Saephanh Month ago

    Boeing is stupid

  • Tkb67 Stl67
    Tkb67 Stl67 Month ago

    McDonald Douglas went out of business was bought by Boeing so Boeing put their Executives in charge of Boeing now look what's happening to Boeing shocking

  • Mitchell Blake
    Mitchell Blake Month ago +1

    The first time I saw a C919, my first thought was that it looked like a Chinese knock-off 737
    Only now do I know that's exactly what it is

  • Michael Lam
    Michael Lam Month ago

    Thanks to Trump and his idiotic trade war, China has now switched from Boeing to Airbus and is developing their own airplane. Thanks to stupid trump, China realize it cannot rely on USA and will work more closely with Russia and Europe and. Boeing will lose major revenue . China already has access to most of U.S. technology thru Israel.

  • Singapore Football Fans

    Foreign companies should stop having companies in China. Those communist cunts will try to steal their technology.

    RON JAGRAF/X Month ago

    Boeing has descended from a heralded No. 1 high tech cutting edge aircraft manufacturer to a culture composed of salesmen, accounting clerks, and lawyers who are currently in positions of control.. A glance at the Boeing organization chart tells everyone that their system of management review is geared to compliance with procedures and regulations rather than quality assurance of their all-important products. Their company’s entire financial management & information system[s] are geared to quarterly reporting to Wall Street on future earnings which are probably inflated. This is a defensive management posture which is continually fighting the latest battle in the last war. High tech presents problem categories and management nuances not present in what we all think of as normal manufacturing or production. The nuclear industry faced the same engineering accountability problems in the 1960's given the newness and complexity of nuclear stations. That industry's answer was 10CFR-50 Appendix B -- Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Plants -- a document live on the internet and worth a good read. The Boeing organization needs a re-think in the form of a Management Audit -- that is: an audit of their management itself.

  • JeanPierre de Vos
    JeanPierre de Vos Month ago +5

    Airbus is the largest aircraft producing company in the world in 2019 a also comming year. Boeing is the second one.

  • Daniel Hammer
    Daniel Hammer Month ago

    everyone has a China problem

  • insecticon skrapnel

    The airbus beluga: imma bout to end these men whole careers

  • EnergeticWaves
    EnergeticWaves Month ago

    they should take back the billions they paid executives and use it to make better planes.

  • To Be Announced
    To Be Announced Month ago

    Ya know what's funny? 0:52 if you look at international departures it shows that PR China technically considers Taiwan to be a different nation.

  • SavageKingTexas _
    SavageKingTexas _ Month ago +1

    4:44 you know that's in North Korea and not in China

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 8 days ago

      Its in Beijing, forbidden city or tianemen square

  • Gaming with Lynx
    Gaming with Lynx Month ago

    The MAX is actually still flying with Shenzhen Airlines

    • Derxert
      Derxert 10 days ago

      No, It's a 737-800 with added winglets

  • waifu breaks
    waifu breaks Month ago

    China made a knock off DC9 lol

    • Derxert
      Derxert 10 days ago

      That looks nothing like a DC9.

  • William Chan
    William Chan Month ago

    I'm glad that China took the lead in grounding the 737 MAX. I'm ashamed my country didn't take the initiative, even after 2 similar crashes

  • Rico Myint
    Rico Myint Month ago

    Think about it! Use your brain! Boeing and Airbus have a duopoly because it is extremely difficult to go into airplane design and manufacturing, but somehow China is competing because of their brilliance??? Give me a break, tell the truth! They are using the forced technology transfer from both manufacturers to steal their way to the top this is the REAL STORY.

  • Eric Chen
    Eric Chen Month ago

    Hainan airline is essentially a government own company.

  • Sleepy
    Sleepy Month ago

    China will soon build copy cat Boeing planes and stop buying them. When will the US and all its companies stop sharing technology and protect their intellectual property more secured so they can steal them. The US should outlaw high technology companies from manufacturing production in China and any other non friendly countries.

  • Joe King
    Joe King Month ago

    7:53 Who's Mr Bishee lol

  • killer bee
    killer bee Month ago

    *Wendover's China Problem*

  • Ludwig van El
    Ludwig van El Month ago +1

    I can not feel too sorry for Boeing, if they go belly up, they will take their "defense" (no: offense) arm with them. Good for manmijd.

  • E A
    E A Month ago

    Ryanair wants to buy Chinese aircrafts?? I'm gonna start working in that company next month, and I already have enough with flying on the 737-MAX as soon as it goes back to the skies

  • Patrick Bagnano
    Patrick Bagnano Month ago

    2 things that don't mix well when building a commercial airliner= cheap and safe


    Every country steals and copies technology secrets from each other.
    Just like humans/students stealing and copying essays etc!!! LoL
    It depends on who does it best!!!!!
    At the end of the day, the good old USA has had it Days in the Sun....
    Empires rise and fall.......
    5000 years vs 250 yrs (corrections 100 yrs...... USA rose after end of WW1....)
    Silly China thought it was the centre of the world for 5000 yrs
    Now china has Opened up to the World.....
    Like it or not
    China's on the Rise & will remain there for a very very long time !!!!
    They ain't stupid and won't be KowTowing to Anyone Any more !!!!
    So Start getting use to it !!!!!!!
    How to Keep a Nation Poor???
    By keeping them in constant War!!!
    How to Keep capitalism at Fore???
    By keeping the rest poor!!!!
    The Art of War 101........

  • phillip richardson
    phillip richardson Month ago

    You went from first to worst in a Max !

  • phillip richardson
    phillip richardson Month ago

    This is a case of self important arrogant corporate executives not doing their jobs and costing lives and now jobs I'm embarrassed for boing and ashamed of the FAA.
    We fed your dog
    Your dog died !
    Of starvation
    You let your dog die of starvation and you believed the guy that said he fed your dog !
    Asshole you let it happen ! ASSHOLES !

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 Month ago

      your sad ignorance and uselessness amuse me

  • BiteSized
    BiteSized Month ago

    In communism the government owns the companies, in capitalism the companies own the government.

  • Yami yama
    Yami yama Month ago

    You are not doing business right if your customers are your problem.

  • Phu Phan
    Phu Phan Month ago

    Vietnam’s budget airlines own 100 737 max