Boeing's China Problem

  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    China Eastern 737 Takeoff Video Courtesy PDX Aviation


Comments • 3 616

  • MP498
    MP498  6 hours back

    For the C919, will they take the asbestos out for the export markets?

    • MP498
      MP498  6 hours back

      I hope they fly better than they drive

      • charles joi
        charles joi  4 days back

        This video is biased, with China now FAA and Boeing are more regulated, avoiding death of more people

        • Copy FX
          Copy FX  4 days back

          And now China is developing C929 which the same size of Boeing A787, this is what Boeing really worry about. Boeing can use FAA to reject C929 in the coming days. But China can sell these cheaper aircrafts to Chinese cities and maybe Africa or middle east contries. Sooner or later, C929 will be accepted by the whole world. (BTW, the engine of C929 is being develped by China and Russia)

          • Honda Fag
            Honda Fag  1 weeks back

            Earths china problem

            • Axel
              Axel  1 weeks back

              i just love how to the title is "boeing'a china problem" but the picture is of an Airbus plane. Not a Boeing

              • jobakun hang
                jobakun hang  1 weeks back

                Very informative and interesting video, as usual 👍🏻

                • Anarchist Zero
                  Anarchist Zero  2 weeks back

                  American Taxpayers Boeing Problem . . .
                  #CorporateWelfare & & 🙄

                  • Longming Yan
                    Longming Yan  2 weeks back

                    Be remembered that Taiwan is part of China when you show the map.

                    • Beth Helmey
                      Beth Helmey  2 weeks back

                      Wendover productions are a subsidiary of the CIA/ Pentagon,all fabricated fake nonsense.

                      • Paul Chin
                        Paul Chin  2 weeks back

                        China like Bok Choy price, meaning it is affordable for the masses. Now Bok Choy price will be coming to airplane in the future. AR-21 is just the warn up act, CR-929 is also in the works,. So we got AR-21, C-919, CR-929 just for appetizer. Capisco 🤣

                        • MeGawOOt99
                          MeGawOOt99  2 weeks back

                          This isn't symbolic, this is to see if they can shake Boeing down.

                          • Justy Zhao
                            Justy Zhao  2 weeks back

                            the ending advertisement is a surprise!

                            • Maxwell Torres
                              Maxwell Torres  2 weeks back

                              Does anyone else get the impression that when the Chinese made the ARJ21, they just took the fuselage of an MD-80, removed a few sections, then slapped the wings and engines of a CRJ aircraft on and gave it a new name?

                              • Tau
                                Tau  2 weeks back

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                                • Dino Romeo
                                  Dino Romeo  2 weeks back

                                  How many people were killed by the Boeing 737 MaX (Made in USA).

                                  • rajveer munde
                                    rajveer munde  2 weeks back

                                    anything: exists
                                    wendover: problem

                                    • Nhu Tran
                                      Nhu Tran  3 weeks back

                                      So Boeing's planes crashed and killed Chinese people and Wendover wants to say China is the problem? And Boeing won't provide compensation because then they'll have to compensate other countries where the planes were grounded but had not yet crashed? Sounds like the communists have taken over the world. Capitalism dictates that it would be fair for Boeing to compensate China and only China. Then again it would be a very typical capitalist, American, and Western culture as a whole move to avoid taking responsibility for their failures.

                                      • Drake Valiance
                                        Drake Valiance  3 weeks back

                                        China needs to disappear.

                                        • Audiogeeks Vintage Sales

                                          The republican government of the USA gave away any strength that the FAA had. Another right wing fuck up. They just signed the death warrent for Boeing. It is time for Boeing to rebrand itself and get out if the hotly small aircraft market (50-125 capacity) it is a no win sector as there are 7 or more company's trying to make this type.
                                          It is time to get the next 747 style (wide body, since the market has all but abandoned the wide body. ( And also go into the I outer space market and livable satilite market

                                          • Jefuri Hartono
                                            Jefuri Hartono  3 weeks back

                                            FAA is as deep trash bodies that no one can believe. They care more about the $$$ than actually the life on the victim of the plane crash. As much as China is evil. This move by them is anything but good.

                                            • barrie Williams
                                              barrie Williams  3 weeks back

                                              Going on Boeing's recent performance China would be better off sticking with Airbus or making their own. China is not especially known for quality products but I'm sure they can surpass that of Boeings :)

                                              • Ken Richard
                                                Ken Richard  3 weeks back

                                                Boeing to Beijing?

                                                • Korath Mathew
                                                  Korath Mathew  3 weeks back

                                                  The writing on the wall is clear. It's just a matter of time before they start manufacturing aircrafts and start exporting. USA is only speeding up the process.

                                                  • Dr Peter jones
                                                    Dr Peter jones  3 weeks back

                                                    This is misleading...... Boeing has fleets of aircraft in the moharve desert which could be leased to china..but they have not ?

                                                    The scrappage scheme for the max is scheduled to take place in the near future. Boeing has had a problem in many of its aircraft due to poor management and quality over a number of years. It should have scrapped the max immediatly, sold the dreamliner and 737 early models to the chineese, plugged the hole where the max was with an integration of embraer regional jet designs and moved on like airbus did with the A220.

                                                    So why is there soo much incompetance in boeing?

                                                    The flying coffin is dead like the repeat story of the DC10...can america ever compete with such repeat failures ?

                                                    • AcidBot66
                                                      AcidBot66  3 weeks back

                                                      Boeing is virtually a defunct company and will survive exclusively from American defense contracts.
                                                      Boeing has lost credibility and there are tons os people that will not dare to board an aircraft if it is made by Boeing anymore.
                                                      The only way for Boeing to try to recover confidence is to provide free parachutes for all passengers!

                                                      • Stan Blade
                                                        Stan Blade  3 weeks back

                                                        China hasn’t had a proper car brand yet. It’s a long way for a decent commercial plane. What a empty content this video had me wasted time on. Besides, the narrator’s voice was annoying.

                                                        • Gluluman
                                                          Gluluman  3 weeks back

                                                          In ten years the Chinese are not going to buy a single jet from Boeing.

                                                          • Lin Chen
                                                            Lin Chen  4 hours back

                                                            @Gareth Ifan just lol

                                                          • Gareth Ifan
                                                            Gareth Ifan  2 weeks back

                                                            @Durian Durian No..they did not.
                                                            And even if they doesn't justify china doing the same thing does it?

                                                          • Durian Durian
                                                            Durian Durian  2 weeks back

                                                            The American stole all theirs from Germany after war

                                                          • frank k
                                                            frank k  2 weeks back

                                                            Nope, they will have have stolen enough of Boeing's technology by then.

                                                          • Gareth Ifan
                                                            Gareth Ifan  2 weeks back

                                                            Probably..they will have introduced the 'Comac' plane which will be a like for like copy of the 737..
                                                            That is...what they do..

                                                        • ASLAM BHATTI
                                                          ASLAM BHATTI  3 weeks back

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                                                        • Shilbhadra Mukherjee
                                                          Shilbhadra Mukherjee  3 weeks back

                                                          This video has copied most of the narration from your video. Please look into this.

                                                          • Harry Hooligan
                                                            Harry Hooligan  3 weeks back

                                                            The reality is Airbus and it’s suppliers can’t possibly fill the gap left by the Max grounding. The Max will be back in service and fulfilling its orders soon and it will be perhaps the most scrutinized airliner in history. Making it very safe. And this chapter in its history will soon be forgotten by the general public.

                                                            • Jye The Pie
                                                              Jye The Pie  3 weeks back

                                                              Wendover productions china problem

                                                              • autoyota
                                                                autoyota  3 weeks back

                                                                Like the rest of the US govn't, the FAA is totally corrupted by big corporate money!!!

                                                                • autoyota
                                                                  autoyota  3 weeks back

                                                                  China will soon just copy a good model ,probably improve it and start building their own.

                                                                  • poo bum
                                                                    poo bum  3 weeks back

                                                                    bet more of those comac fall out of the sky over the max!!

                                                                    • Peter H
                                                                      Peter H  3 weeks back

                                                                      More like China’s Boeing problem

                                                                      • Captain Win
                                                                        Captain Win  3 weeks back

                                                                        USA needs to stop making junk aircraft.

                                                                        • Ozz Villa
                                                                          Ozz Villa  3 weeks back

                                                                          As if Boeing or Airbus have a chance in China! Lol! They handed all their trade secrets to big red, what so you think big red will do with those? Lock them up in a vault for no one to see?

                                                                          • A guy with an Anime profile

                                                                            Go comac, mitsubishi!!!!!

                                                                            • Indranil Chakrabarty
                                                                              Indranil Chakrabarty  3 weeks back

                                                                              Well said

                                                                              • Robert Pratt
                                                                                Robert Pratt  4 weeks back

                                                                                Irrelevant. China will tear a couple of those planes apart and in 4 years Boeing will have a new competitor.
                                                                                China is not inventive. But it is good at creating clones.

                                                                                • Embargoman
                                                                                  Embargoman  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Airbus making their planes in China, is the reason why Boeing went to be number 2.

                                                                                  • Ground Zero
                                                                                    Ground Zero  4 weeks back

                                                                                    World doesn't trust in Boeing no more after the crash!

                                                                                    • Søcial_Pressure
                                                                                      Søcial_Pressure  4 weeks back

                                                                                      i hate Chinese people and government. yes hate is a strong word and i meant what i said. i don't like them...i don't trust them. U.S.A. #1 we need to crush the Chinese in every game possible.

                                                                                      • Durian Durian
                                                                                        Durian Durian  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Snakes and ladders and monopoly too ?

                                                                                    • can tho
                                                                                      can tho  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Damn, China is showing it Alpha Status in the world....pushing down the US into the role of a meek biotch!!

                                                                                      • ctixbwi
                                                                                        ctixbwi  4 weeks back

                                                                                        USA is hurting; The fake president is doing his best to loose the American world leadership. So is Boeing and FAA. Trump is selling out East Europe to Putin, enabling Putin to continue his dream to restore the Sovjet empire as a Russian empire. The western alliance is breaking up thanks to Trump. Who knows what will come out of this Trumpian mess?!

                                                                                        • theylied1776
                                                                                          theylied1776  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Boeing had to learn the hard lesson from companies like Caterpiller not to set up a manufacturing center in China because the Communists will just take it over and steal all of your trade secrets.

                                                                                          • theylied1776
                                                                                            theylied1776  2 weeks back

                                                                                            @Durian Durian The Nazi scientist Stole the research to make their V2 Rocket from an American Scientist, Dr, Robert Goddard. All they did was turn it into a Bomb. You made this way too easy for me.

                                                                                          • Durian Durian
                                                                                            Durian Durian  2 weeks back

                                                                                            US space programme was ex Nazi Germany scientists

                                                                                        • Nidhogg Hao
                                                                                          Nidhogg Hao  4 weeks back

                                                                                          the 2 largest problems Boeing is facing in china are the escalating ongoing trade war and china's success in building its own planes.