Boeing's China Problem

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  1. John Mehaffey

    John Mehaffey9 orë më parë

    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

  2. Shaochong Zhang

    Shaochong Zhang20 orë më parë

    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.

  3. Derxert

    Derxert4 orë më parë

    because they only cared about money

  4. steve young

    steve young23 orë më parë

    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

  5. Derxert

    Derxert4 orë më parë

    the engines are british

  6. C. Fecteau

    C. FecteauDitë më parë

    Well that's a probrem

  7. William St. Clair

    William St. Clair3 ditë më parë

    whoops novel coronavirus

  8. henry ravu

    henry ravu3 ditë më parë

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

  9. Iam Fresh

    Iam Fresh5 ditë më parë

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

  10. Daniel McDavid

    Daniel McDavid5 ditë më parë

    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.

  11. Joe V

    Joe V6 ditë më parë

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

  12. John Davenport

    John Davenport10 ditë më parë

    Fuck the FAA

  13. Jayden Solorio

    Jayden Solorio10 ditë më parë

    Coughs in Corona Virus

  14. Louise Ahearne

    Louise Ahearne12 ditë më parë

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

  15. Shan Sui

    Shan Sui16 ditë më parë

    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

  16. rob parke

    rob parke17 ditë më parë

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

  17. allflying3

    allflying318 ditë më parë

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

  18. ItsMeKrazyB

    ItsMeKrazyB18 ditë më parë


  19. wkdravenna

    wkdravenna21 ditë më parë

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

  20. Bobby Collins

    Bobby Collins21 ditë më parë

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

  21. Peng zhang

    Peng zhang21 ditë më parë

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

  22. Pru Pru

    Pru Pru22 ditë më parë

    Corona Airways

  23. James Collins

    James Collins22 ditë më parë

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

  24. Christofer Riche

    Christofer Riche23 ditë më parë

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

  25. Weeb Sensei

    Weeb Sensei23 ditë më parë

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

  26. Obi2

    Obi224 ditë më parë

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

  27. William Saephanh

    William Saephanh24 ditë më parë

    Boeing is stupid

  28. Tkb67 Stl67

    Tkb67 Stl6725 ditë më parë

    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

  29. Mitchell Blake

    Mitchell Blake25 ditë më parë

    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

  30. Michael Lam

    Michael Lam25 ditë më parë

    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.

  31. Singapore Football Fans

    Singapore Football Fans26 ditë më parë

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


    RON JAGRAF/X26 ditë më parë

    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.

  33. JeanPierre de Vos

    JeanPierre de Vos26 ditë më parë

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

  34. Daniel Hammer

    Daniel Hammer26 ditë më parë

    everyone has a China problem

  35. insecticon skrapnel

    insecticon skrapnel26 ditë më parë

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

  36. EnergeticWaves

    EnergeticWaves28 ditë më parë

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

  37. To Be Announced

    To Be Announced29 ditë më parë

    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.

  38. SavageKingTexas _

    SavageKingTexas _Muaj më parë

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

  39. Gaming with Lynx

    Gaming with LynxMuaj më parë

    The MAX is actually still flying with Shenzhen Airlines

  40. Derxert

    Derxert4 orë më parë

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

  41. waifu breaks

    waifu breaksMuaj më parë

    China made a knock off DC9 lol

  42. Derxert

    Derxert4 orë më parë

    That looks nothing like a DC9.

  43. William Chan

    William ChanMuaj më parë

    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

  44. Rico Myint

    Rico MyintMuaj më parë

    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.

  45. Eric Chen

    Eric ChenMuaj më parë

    Hainan airline is essentially a government own company.

  46. Sleepy

    SleepyMuaj më parë

    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.

  47. Joe King

    Joe KingMuaj më parë

    7:53 Who's Mr Bishee lol

  48. killer bee

    killer beeMuaj më parë

    *Wendover's China Problem*

  49. Ludwig van El

    Ludwig van ElMuaj më parë

    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.

  50. E A

    E AMuaj më parë

    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

  51. Patrick Bagnano

    Patrick BagnanoMuaj më parë

    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........

  53. phillip richardson

    phillip richardsonMuaj më parë

    You went from first to worst in a Max !

  54. phillip richardson

    phillip richardsonMuaj më parë

    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 ! BOING EXECS AND FAA EXECS SHOULD BE JAILED !

  55. Hal 9000

    Hal 9000Muaj më parë

    your sad ignorance and uselessness amuse me

  56. BiteSized

    BiteSizedMuaj më parë

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

  57. Yami yama

    Yami yamaMuaj më parë

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

  58. Phu Phan

    Phu PhanMuaj më parë

    Vietnam’s budget airlines own 100 737 max

  59. Roger ST

    Roger STMuaj më parë

    Boeing is an international company, China is one of their major market. So, whats the point of this video?

  60. عِش حرًّا

    عِش حرًّاMuaj më parë

    In few decades China will export cheap aircraft all over the world. China will also be the only superpower.

  61. Peter Lyczek

    Peter LyczekMuaj më parë

    Wait till the Chinese build enough copies of the fuselage, wing and GE engines to pinch the western suppliers off. They have copied EVERYTHING they can get their hands on so far, so why stop now?

  62. anticosmopolitan

    anticosmopolitanMuaj më parë

    Did the guy just "forget" to mention that the C919 is being only built by China, while the design is coming from Russia, which has massive expertise in civil aircraft manufacture?

  63. tr comet

    tr cometMuaj më parë

    Play stupid games win stupid prizes, Boeing

  64. Hal 9000

    Hal 9000Muaj më parë

    your mom knows that saying well

  65. Dave Walker

    Dave WalkerMuaj më parë

    Boeing's decline will almost certainly accelerate. I feel very badly for Boeing employees.

  66. Hal 9000

    Hal 9000Muaj më parë

    keep dreaming moron

  67. wazza33racer

    wazza33racerMuaj më parë

    China has an Aircraft carrier production line.............Boeing is toast unless Comac really screw up.

  68. Hal 9000

    Hal 9000Muaj më parë

    keep dreaming moron