Boeing to pay $ 2.5 billion in compensation for troubled 737 MAX

Boeing agreed to pay $ 2.5 billion in compensation for problem 737 aircraft MAX, reports agency Reuters .

Thus, the company will pay US Department of Justice a fine of 244 million $ 1.77 billion will go to compensation for customers, and $ 500 million will go to compensation for the victims of plane crashes.

In the fall, the model was recognized safe after revision and gave Boing permission to use it … At the end of December, the world resumed flights on 737 MAX. At the same time, American Airlines, which operated the flight, offered passengers to rebook a flight if they did not feel safe on board.

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were banned from flying around the world after two consecutive plane crashes that killed 346 people. The reason was one of the liner systems, which is responsible for adjusting the position of the aircraft in the air. During the investigation, it turned out that the manufacturer managed to avoid the necessary checks of the model by lobbying for its interests, and also silenced employees who knew about the problems.