Families who lost relatives in fatal Boeing 737 Max air crashes are set to receive about $144,500 (£116,200) each from the company. Claims must be submitted before 2020.
"$144,000 doesn't come close to compensating any of our families or any of the families," said Nomaan Husain, a Texas-based attorney who is representing 15 families. The 737 Max claimed the lives of more than 340 people in two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Families will not be required to sign away their rights to sue in order to claim compensation from Boeing's fund, the company said. Dozens of families are suing the company, with families of about 60 victims yet to file.
On the other part, the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service after two fatal crashes will be up to the safety assessment of each country, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. The planes have been grounded worldwide since mid-March. Boeing and the FAA are facing multiple investigations and intense scrutiny over how the planes were designed and certified. Several regulators said they had additional questions about the aircraft. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said he hopes to win approval to resume flights in October.