The American aircraft maker Boeing has set aside $ 100 million to assist families and communities affected by the disasters involving two of its 737 MAX aircraft. Hundreds of people lost their lives in two plane crashes in a short time.
Boeing’s money is intended, among other things, to provide financial support for education and livelihoods for affected families and the economic development of communities, the company said in a statement. Boeing’s message to the next of kin was the most open admission of blame for the aircraft maker’s crashes. The disasters were found to have been caused by an over-safety system that pushed the nose of the device down due to a malfunctioning sensor and faulty programs.
The total cost for the settlement of the disasters will be many times higher for Boeing. The company is awaiting the necessary lawsuits from, among others, relatives. Airlines also want compensation for damage suffered because the 737 MAX aircraft have been on the ground for months for safety reasons