Boeing gives out 100million dollars to families affected by crashes of the company’s 737 Max planes

Boeing 737 Max

Boeing is giving 100million dollars to help families affected by the two crashes of the company’s 737 Max planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

The payment, stretching over several years, is independent of lawsuits filed in the wake of the disasters, which together killed 346 people.

The money will support education and living expenses for families and community programmes, Boeing said.

Boeing’s 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since March.

The loss of Ethiopian Airlines’ flight ET302 in March was the second fatal accident involving a 737 Max in the space of five months.

A near identical aircraft, owned by the Indonesian carrier Lion Air, went down in the sea off Jakarta in October 2018.

Crash investigators have focused on the aircraft’s control system and Boeing has been working with regulators to roll out a software upgrade.

But there is still no date when the manufacturer’s top-selling aircraft might be cleared to fly again.