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Randy Tinseth On C919  
User currently offlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Nice article in Flight Global by Randy Tinseth on the emrging threat of the C919, and for that matter C-series into the traditional Boeing/Airbus territory. I won't post the link as you all know how the interweb works

Anyway, what did slightly take me aback was Randy's final quote "No one buys more parts and assemblies from China than Boeing."

I can't fathom from which direction this statement is made. Who its meant to please?. Is he saying there is more fried rice than moms apple pie in the Boeing product these days?

Perhaps it is a firm nudge in the ribs of the the traditional US and European aviation suppliers and subcontractors.

I doubt its a dig at Airbus directly; the A320 assembly facility in China there, but thats kind of old news.

Of course being a salesman one can see why he would want to promote Boeings Chinese links, but I would have chosen wider words, perhaps by noting Boeing/Chinese partnering and collaboration

I'd be particualrly keen to hear the views of our American cousins on this one


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User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Quoting shankly (Thread starter):
Anyway, what did slightly take me aback was Randy's final quote "No one buys more parts and assemblies from China than Boeing."

The Cseries fuselage is build in China, Airbus opened a FAL a few years ago. Although maybe Tinseth may be technically right, obviously he feels the need to make a statement. Obviously not imed at the Chinese, they know all the details.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Greetings from an American cousin at a very late hour. Such is the nature of airplane work...

Quoting shankly (Thread starter):
Is he saying there is more fried rice than moms apple pie in the Boeing product these days?

Doubtful, because there isn't. Poor analogy: being the largest buyer of apples doesn't mean I only buy apples.

Quoting shankly (Thread starter):
Who its meant to please?

I'm not quite sure, either, but I think it's a gentle reminder to the Chinese that they're not the only ones supporting their aviation industry. Maybe it's an oddly postured hint that one shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them.
Not really sure, but I suspect the specific comment was made for a very specific purpose. Not seeing it in video, we can't decide what the tone was.
But I agree that it's a very odd thing to simply throw out there.

Quoting shankly (Thread starter):
I doubt its a dig at Airbus directly

Agreed.


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3735 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Quoting shankly (Thread starter):
I can't fathom from which direction this statement is made.

I think it was just a statement intended to put the whole situation into perspective.

It certainly reminds everyone that the western manufacturers are the ones who put their technology in the hands of Chinese firms (hence the government) and thus should not be surprised to see it used in competing products.

After all, the same is true for every high-tech industry that does business in China.



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