In what is its strongest statement of responsibility for the crashes of two of its 737 Max jets, Boeing will give $100 million to support the families of the victims. Government and nonprofit organizations will assist in the distribution of the funds. The purpose of the funds is to provide funds for living expenses, education, and hardship. The funds are separate and apart from the suits some of the family members have filed against Boeing that allege faulty design of the planes.
CEO Dennis Muilenberg said the fund could grow with employee contributions, contributions that Boeing has pledged to match. He also added that Boeing is focused on “re-earning” passenger trust in Boeing airplanes.