Boeing has settled 90 percent of the lawsuits filed by relatives of victims of the plane crash with a Boeing 737 MAX from Indonesian airline Lion Air.
The aircraft manufacturer has not disclosed how much the victims’ families will receive, but a settlement at the end of September reportedly settled cases worth $ 1.2 million each.
Lion Air’s plane crashed in the Java Sea in October 2018 shortly after takeoff. In addition, all 189 occupants and crew members were killed.
In addition to surviving relatives of victims of the Lion Air crash, Boeing has also been sued by families of victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in March 2019, killing 157 people.
This involves about a hundred lawsuits.
As a result of the two accidents, all 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded for over a year. Operating system issues played a decisive role in the crash, but they would now be resolved.
At the end of last month, it was announced that Boeing could start test flights to get new certification.