China Daily, January 8 (Gao Linlin) According to the Associated Press report on the 8th,In order to conclude an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice,The Boeing Company of the United States reached a settlement with the Department of Justice,Agree to pay 2.5 billion U.S. dollars (about 161.900 million yuan) and admitted that its employees misled the regulator on the safety of the 737MAX aircraft.
October 2018-March 2019,The aircraft had two major air crashes in just a few months.A total of 346 people were killed.According to the report,The settlement agreement includes compensation paid to the families of the victims and airline customers.Well fine.
The prosecutor said,Boeing employees provided misleading information and one-sided statements to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on aircraft safety issues.Then cover up these behaviors.Acting Deputy Attorney General David Burns of the Criminal Law Division of the Ministry of Justice stated: "Boeing employees chose the former between benefit and frankness."
But Boeing accused the two former pilots of the company,They helped determine the training time required for MAX models.CEO David Calhoun said,The behavior of the two cannot reflect the overall situation of Boeing employees.Nor can it represent the company.
Calhoun said in a memo to employees,A very serious problem has been substantively resolved,"I firmly believe,Reaching a settlement agreement is the right thing we should do,Appropriately admit that we have failed our own values and expectations."
According to reports,If Boeing complies with the settlement agreement,The prosecution will withdraw the criminal charges of conspiracy to defraud the US government after three years.The settlement agreement eliminates the uncertainty of criminal charges against Boeing.The company is doing everything it can to get rid of the crisis caused by the MAX aircraft.
but,Boeing still faces lawsuits from the families of the victims,And the company has already lost orders for more than 1,000 MAX aircraft,The company's reputation has also been greatly affected.