Boeing's China Problem

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Comments • 2 761

  • Boruto Shippuden
    Boruto Shippuden 10 hours ago

    1:10 where is Asias graph

  • Ket
    Ket 10 hours ago

    China is a good market for Test and Computation PMA Replacement Articles.

  • Darth Plagueis
    Darth Plagueis 11 hours ago

    i hate China but i like that they challenge the US when it comes to power, The US always think they can get away with everything so someone needs to put them in
    their place

  • Ian Britton
    Ian Britton 11 hours ago

    You're wrong. The max is TOAST.

  • Ojoe2010
    Ojoe2010 12 hours ago

    Too bad they misspelled 'probrem'

  • Don Ogoobo
    Don Ogoobo 12 hours ago

    The world used to listen and take clues from the US FAA in most matters having to do with aircraft operation. BUT, now after the 737 MAX debacle, they showed just how deep they were in Boeing's pocket. (By allowing Boeing to fix and regulate them self) The Chinese FAA will now be the world respected regulatory organization for aircraft.

  • Titus Kilonzo
    Titus Kilonzo 12 hours ago

    When you say Africa, you mean Kenya?

  • denis monnoyeur
    denis monnoyeur 12 hours ago


  • Antoine Eric
    Antoine Eric 12 hours ago

    China is playing Boeing againt Airbus and Airbus against Boeing.

  • Jlassi Jlali
    Jlassi Jlali 13 hours ago

    Boeing doomed herlsef i mean i watch a documentary that People work with Boeing refuse flying in that plane! because they know how much it is not save! God
    i watch some documentary about Boeing plane accident! but what make WTF in contract with country they have No right to blame Boeing if the accident was because the plane not the pilote! LOL

  • Panagiotis Kardaras
    Panagiotis Kardaras 15 hours ago

    Interesting to see that now COMAC as 3 orders of 35 frames from Air China, China Eastern and China Southern

  • KendrickMan
    KendrickMan 16 hours ago

    At what point did wendover exclusively become an aviation channel?

  • xiaobin zhao
    xiaobin zhao 17 hours ago


  • abc def
    abc def 18 hours ago

    boeing is dead, since boeing lied about 737 max's safety and blamed it on other inncocent countries. just buy airbus's.

    • Jlassi Jlali
      Jlassi Jlali 13 hours ago

      i watch a show about egypte Boeing plane accident they Blame copilote when in the end it was problem with the Tail that Boeing admit years later and fix it later!

  • William Limarjo
    William Limarjo 19 hours ago

    Boeing has worked with US Military and gets so many contracts so far. So does Huawei, get so many contract both from PLA and Chinese Government.
    US plays Huawei Card. China plays Boeing Card.
    What us the different?

  • David Geldberg
    David Geldberg 20 hours ago

    Nothing says safety and quality like a chinese made jet LMAO

  • imam nurhidayat
    imam nurhidayat 21 hour ago

    China has the great ability to do a reverse engineering.. I admit that

  • Jesse Politis
    Jesse Politis 21 hour ago

    12:20 I want to be in that class.

  • anthony li
    anthony li 22 hours ago +1


  • souris verte
    souris verte Day ago

    overpopulation is obviously a problem...but nobody is doing a thing about it

  • Johnny Ho
    Johnny Ho Day ago

    Besides computer parts like chips , its all over soon for US made planes like Boeing , the Chinese C919 and Russia China C929 are coming out soon. China Air Force is also buying more Russian renewed and improved SU57 after the initial deliveries were found to be fantastic by the Chines air force pilots.

  • Laura O'Chamney
    Laura O'Chamney Day 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.

  • Libero Arkangelos

    Stop trading with china

  • Laura Wieng
    Laura Wieng Day ago

    Wait! Did this video just say $35 billion worth of [Boeing] aircraft sales to China? Clueless Wendover Productions is totally out of touch with reality. Since last year, China has paid the US over $65 billion for the tariffs on Chinese goods. Next year, the money is going to reach over $100 billion as a result of new tariffs. You do the math. Does the US need more aircraft sales to China? Probably NOT!

  • Laura Wieng
    Laura Wieng Day ago

    Wait! Did this video just say $35 billion worth of [Boeing] aircraft sales to China? Clueless Wendover Productions is totally out of touch with reality. Since last year, China has paid the US over $65 billion for the tariffs on Chinese goods. Next year, the money is going to reach over $100 billion as a result of new tariffs. You do the math. Does the US need more aircraft sales to China? Probably NOT!

  • BigphilyB
    BigphilyB Day ago +1

    Airbus über Allen ÜBER ALLEN IM DEM WELT

  • Papa Dollar
    Papa Dollar Day ago

    Boeing is in Seattle, lived there for a decade and they only are good for the Washington state population, not the rest of country. Sooo maybe it’s time we get another airplane company in American soil 👍

  • Joe Burns
    Joe Burns Day ago

    Be kind of scary to fly on a made in China aircraft. No thanks.

    • TYLO
      TYLO 20 hours ago

      could not be worse than Boeing aircrafts.

  • digigarb
    digigarb Day ago

    Even Chinese planes are knockoffs!!!

  • AYL1688
    AYL1688 Day ago

    737 Max? No, thanks !

  • ian narita
    ian narita Day ago

    I am kind of curious why COMAC is having problems with the ARJ21. It is essentially a DC-9. And the DC-9 is a fairly simple aircraft as commercial aircraft go. Cables not hydraulics(or fly-by-wire), a relatively simple flap and slat wing.
    The main change was a new engine. Douglas did not have a lot of problems back in the 1960's developing the plane.

  • the1onlynoob
    the1onlynoob Day ago

    Boeing made a faulty product, they need to compensate their customers regardless of who it is, government or private. How is it a symbolic move from the chinese government point of view when the losses of not running a X number of planes on Y number of flights over Z number of days literally calculable?

  • worddunlap
    worddunlap Day ago

    They deserve each other. China probably copied them....

  • Dysputant
    Dysputant Day ago

    Cooperate with company > Steal tech > Build your own copy > Profit

  • Fırat Turk
    Fırat Turk Day ago

    Just a whif of bias, but a bias still: FAA not being the "worlds" sole aviation authority is not a "problem", but a god-sent gift to global aviation safety. Especially after the scandal that is FAA allowing Boeing certify it's own products under the pretense of defending Boeing in global competition. When you admit to taking your own side, you can't claim to represent everybody. That's just not going to happen.

  • zhli
    zhli Day ago

    That's a good example of trade war casualties: Boeing will permanently lose China market. Because, American companies like Boeing are seen as unreliable. When trade relationship goes sour, everything can be weaponized. When trade war further deepens, China will cutoff rare earth supplies to the US and that'd be devastating to tech industries and economy.

  • Tyler Aschen
    Tyler Aschen Day ago

    USA*, not America.

  • Matteo Mariano
    Matteo Mariano Day ago

    Amazing video as always. You say the C919 has the same engines as the neo and MAX (CFM Leap1A/ PW1000G on some neos) but you say the C919 will operate GE engines. Do you know which ones?

  • kapachangos
    kapachangos Day ago

    You forgot Embraer..

  • Wolfgang Gartner

    Honestly fuck Boeing.
    Surrender your safety testing to Europe,
    Then yes Boeing.
    When you’re serving a Global market you shouldn’t be the only one allowed to investigate yourself regarding safety implications.

  • ulfpe
    ulfpe Day ago

    China could swap Huawei against Boeing "safety concerns"

  • Jiefu Zhang
    Jiefu Zhang Day ago

    Boeing, can you just make a good plane? You will be out of the Chinese market, not because of China, it is because Boeing cannot make a good plane.

  • Bob Deckx
    Bob Deckx Day ago

    Boeing China Probrem

  • Gary Davis
    Gary Davis Day ago

    Boeing Boeing, Gone just a matter of time

  • Mark Snyder
    Mark Snyder Day ago

    So wrong. The Max will get recertified - and the Chinese will take delivery. The wait for A320’s is too long.; all airlines will get some compensation from Boeing. The Trade War is hammering the already poor economy much, much more than the US - please start getting your business news from a source that isn’t far Left and anti-Trump. And the 3rd issue - COMAC - is as much Airbus’ as Boeing. Yes, the Chinese will be buying their own planes. Some poorer Asian countries might to - but not that many.
    Usually like your videos but this is very poor, with no basis in reality.

  • THEEND123321
    THEEND123321 Day ago +1

    so planes made in China suck and are bad! nothing new here folks......

  • Mar Blox
    Mar Blox Day ago +1

    I hope COMAC succeeds. I love all the high quality low priced things I buy from Walmart.
    For all you high priced labor workers - FU.!!!

  • Mike B
    Mike B Day ago

    Hong Kong as a Communists China problem.

  • Mark Fischer
    Mark Fischer Day ago

    Boeing will fix the problem that caused the two crashes. There's no doubt of that. The trade war with China would have caused China to cancel its future purchases anyway. The US can retaliate by not certifying the Chinese plane and not granting it landing rights in the US or its territories. It can also pressure its local allies like South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, and Japan to do the same.I don't think it will take too much persuasion. The EU will continue to rely on Airbus as its number one supplier. I doubt China will make many inroads in that market. Russia is also developing its own new passenger plane and so is not likely to allow China to compete effectively there either. The FAA has already given China a large number of defects in design and construction to fix. Perhaps the list will grow longer indefinitely. Boeing will rely to a large degree on the US domestic market and on its military products for its customers. Many outside the US not directly involved with the US China trade war will continue to purchase Boeing civilian aircraft for their fleets.

  • Carlo B
    Carlo B Day ago

    the FAA allowed Boeing to self regulate on some things Wow what a monumental F...up! how typical of an America Inc. Corporation eyeing the potential dollars first before completing the job with aplomb .

    • Jlassi Jlali
      Jlassi Jlali 12 hours ago +1

      USA give FAA less and less Money! it is true corruption

  • DavidisDawei
    DavidisDawei Day ago


  • ottavva
    ottavva Day ago

    I hate AIRBUS and it just can't be helped

  • YG LEO
    YG LEO Day ago

    warning Taiwan is part of china

  • Eris Young
    Eris Young Day ago +1

    So this video is actually about boeing's 737 Max problem

  • Jim Dighton
    Jim Dighton Day ago

    The future is chinese, Chinese companies will make even the best American companies obsolete

    • EpicPlayer
      EpicPlayer Day ago

      Sinopec has entered the chatroom.

  • Keyser Soze
    Keyser Soze Day ago

    Im sure Boeings technology was stolen long ago...cmon if they steal fighter tech, why not commercial planes?

  • Timbuck Too
    Timbuck Too Day ago

    Haha. Boeing Sucks. There politically correct hiring practice has bit them in the ass. Serves them right for not hiring the most qualified(mostly white) engineers.
    The MAX is Dead. So is Boeing

  • josh otis
    josh otis Day ago

    They can buy all our Max 8 for what we payed for them

  • josh otis
    josh otis Day ago

    china is going too take out all seats but 1st class and make everyone stand so they can fly 2 times as many people per a plane.

    ASGAR Q Day ago

    Boycott China Products