737 MAX Updates

What's New

Boeing Dedicates $50 Million of Pledged $100 Million to Near-term Relief for Families of the Victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Accidents

Chicago, July 17, 2019 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that it has dedicated $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to provide near-term financial assistance to families of the victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 accidents. Boeing also announced that it has retained Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros, nationally known experts in establishing and overseeing victims’ compensation funds, to design and administer the fund.


Timeline of Events

June 26
737 MAX

The FAA identified an additional requirement during simulator sessions reviewing specific flight conditions and scenarios. Boeing will address this requirement through updated software changes.

June 17-18
737 MAX

Boeing hosted FAA pilots in our engineering flight simulator to review specific flight conditions and scenarios.

May 23
737 MAX

The FAA held a full-day meeting with representatives from 33 global regulatory bodies to discuss the process for bringing the 737 MAX back into service.

May 16
737 MAX

Boeing completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, including associated simulator testing and engineering test flights.

April 16
737 MAX

Boeing completed the first engineering flight with Boeing test pilots to evaluate the updated MCAS software. Results provided to engineers and specialists to further enable software development processes.

April 04
737 MAX

The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau issued the preliminary investigation report for Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg addressed the preliminary report.

March 26
737 MAX

Boeing met with more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators to brief them on the planned 737 MAX software solution.

March 13
737 MAX

The FAA suspended operations of the 737 MAX based on data from the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident. Boeing supported this step.