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RE: Introducing Comac, China's answer to Boeing and Airbus
You can't fault the chinese for trying. Our newset and best technology (computers and cell phones) are manufactured entirely in China, along with our toasters, televisions, clothing, etc. The fastest growing commercial aircraft market (mid-range/regional jets) is dominated by Embrear, a Brazilian company in collaboration with AIRBUS. If you fly constantly, as I do, you will no doubt notice the disapearance of Boeing as well as AIRBUS aircraft from many domestic US routes, in favor of aircraft built in Brazil and Canada, unless you fly Continental where they still have a First Class section and serve hot meals in Coach. I don't see anybody complaining about either of those nations movement into US markets. Why should we complain? They all used to buy our aircraft, when we were the only game in town and had more than one manufacturer of commercial aircraft in the US. US Aerospace is a shadow of its former self, and this did not hapen overnight. It also did not happen due to competition from abroad. It happened for many different reasons. China's inevitable entry into this market has been a forgone conclusion for many years. They are the largest consumer of commercial aircraft today, and will account for most of the demand for several years. It makes perfect sense for them to produce planes domestically, as well as other goods. With a population in excess of 3 billion and 25% of them living in abject poverty, they will continue to look inward for solutions to problems like building roads, rail, utilities (they dominate production of electric utilites in Africa), they will continue to stand on their own. US Aerspace (new names and new faces) will continue to innovate and build new and better aircraft, while the Chinese Aerospace industry plays "me-too" and catch-up. Man up boys and girls. US Aerospace isn't going away anytime soon. BTW, I don't know where griz326 got the idea that there are more geniuses in China "As simply a percentage of the population, there are more geniuses in China than anywhere on the planet" than any other country, but it's simply not so. Even if griz means that the actual number of Chinese geniuses (based upon his calculation), I doubt his postulate. Besides, if these guys are so smart, why are they all still commies?
Posted by PSFTGURU@...
18th Nov 2010