A U.S. judge on Monday approved Boeing’s deal with families of victims of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash in 2019 in which the aircraft manufacturer acknowledges responsibility and will pay them compensation in exchange for the withdrawal of the aircraft. ” a claim for damages.
The court documents reporting the deal reached by Boeing and the plaintiffs were filed last week. The aircraft manufacturer admitted that the aircraft was “not sure” and that it would not attempt to blame a third party, lawyers for the families of the victims said at the time.
Following this accident, following a first fatal crash in Indonesia a few months earlier, the 737 MAX was grounded across the world. Its return to service was authorized after extensive updates to the flight software.