(PTI) Washington, Ta. 8
An investigation by the US Department of Justice has found that Boeing employees misled regulators about the safety of the 8 MAX aircraft. The US Department of Justice has ordered the company to pay 4.5 billion. Two of the company’s planes crashed.
According to an agreement between the government and the company, the amount includes compensation and fines for the families of the victims. According to David Burns, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice, Boeing employees turned in profit rather than truth.
Boeing accused two of its former pilots. The company has clarified that the behavior of these two employees does not reflect the behavior of all Boeing employees.
According to Max CEO David Calban this is a serious matter. “In my view, this agreement is a step in the right direction,” Kalbo said in a memorandum to his employees.
If Boeing complies with the terms of the agreement, the government will drop the fraud charges against the company after three years. Boeing started making Max in 2011. Boeing admitted in court that it was misled by two of its technical pilots.
Max’s first flight took off in mid-2013. On 6 October 2016, Max plane crashed in Indonesia. Then on 10 March 2015, another Max plane owned by Ethiopian Airlines crashed. A total of 9 people were killed in both these incidents.