Boeing to Spend $50 Million to Support 737 MAX Crash Victim Families

Boeing to Spend $50 Million to Support 737 MAX Crash Victim Families

The automated system, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), was created to compensate for the fact that the 737 Max has larger engines than previous 737 generations.

He accused Boeing of seeking to shift blame for the crash, as well as the October 29 crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX off Indonesia, from design flaws to foreign pilots. The crisis is expected to cost it billions of dollars.

The 737 MAX jets have been grounded globally since March this year over widespread concern about their safety.

On Wednesday, a congressional panel examining aviation safety after two deadly accidents involving Boeing's 737 MAX will hear testimony from families and others. "Do you want to fly in those planes?" The company is facing multiple lawsuits and federal investigations related to the 737 MAX accidents. Airbus, Boeing's main competitor, has a several-year backlog.

A Kenyan man whose five family members perished in the Ethiopian Air crash appeared before the USA congressional panel giving a heart-wrenching narration of his family members' death.

Air Canada had 24 Max planes in its fleet of 400 aircraft and 37 on order when the planes were grounded in March.

Njoroge said that all he could think of during recent national days in the U.S. and Canada was of a Boeing 737 MAX plane repeatedly taking control of the pilots to push down the nose and eventually crashing into the ground at 500 miles per hour.

Major airlines have pulled the MAX jets from scheduled flights until November. The airline has temporarily suspended or delayed some summer routes (full list here) and substituted aircraft on others.

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In addition, Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary explained that the delay in aircraft deliveries would likely mean some base closures over the winter period: "That will have ramifications for pilots and cabin crew, and we will have to enter into intensive negotiations with our people and unions", he added.

Still, it will be hard for it to maintain that position for too long. "This has damaged the reputations of Boeing and the FAA around the world". "They certify. But this method of having the manufacturer also be involved in looking at these standards is really necessary because once again the FAA can not do it on their own".

Members of the hearing committee appeared deeply moved by Njoroge's grief as he shifted into harsh criticism of Boeing, the maker of the flawed 737 800MAX aircraft series, and called their initial deflection of responsibility "an insult to humanity" in the service of protecting profits.

Relatives of those killed in the Ethiopia Airlines crash in March have testified for the first time before the United States Congress.

The scrutiny is warranted, says Moore. "We demand that simulator training be required", Mr Njoroge told Congress. Njoroge lost his wife and three young children on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Stumo lost his daughter on the same flight.

Michael Stumo, whose daughter Samya died in the crash, told a subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee that the FAA should return to a system where the inspectors are paid by the FAA but report jointly to the agency and the company.

"We have taken a thorough and methodical approach to the development and testing of the update to ensure we get it right", the company said in a statement to CBC News.

Whether passengers believe that remains to be seen.

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