Boeing suspends deliveries of 737 MAX aircraft after crash
The company agreed not to block the courts in this case and to pay compensation to the families of the victims in the future.
Boeing Corporation has pleaded guilty for the crash of a 737 MAX passenger aircraft in Ethiopia in 2019, writes The New York Times.
Thus, the company assumed responsibility for compensation for damage to be awarded to the families of the victims in the future.
The company will also not attempt to reschedule cases in which families have filed claims for damages in Illinois. The publication notes that this was a victory for families in whose jurisdictions severely limit the amount of money awarded in such claims.
“Boeing is committed to ensuring that all families bereaved in accidents receive full and fair compensation. Boeing’s agreement with families allows the parties to focus their efforts on determining appropriate compensation for each family,” the statement said.
Recall the plane Boeing 737 MAX crashes in Ethiopia March 10, 2019. 157 people became victims of the tragedy. After the crash, flights of this type of aircraft were banned by the EU, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, China, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Georgia, Algeria. Boeing suspended deliveries of 737 MAX aircraft.