Boeing has pledged $100 million in funds to
address family and community needs of those affected by the tragic
accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight
Boeing says that this "initial
investment" will be made over multiple years, and is meant to
support the education, hardship and living expenses for impacted
families, community programs, and economic development in impacted
"We at Boeing are sorry for the tragic loss of
lives in both of these accidents and these lives lost will
continue to weigh heavily on our hearts and on our minds for years
to come. The families and loved ones of those on board have our
deepest sympathies, and we hope this initial outreach can help
bring them comfort," said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman,
president and CEO. "We know every person who steps aboard one of
our airplanes places their trust in us. We are focused on
re-earning that trust and confidence from our customers and the
flying public in the months ahead."
Boeing employees will also have
the opportunity to make donations in support of the families and
communities impacted by the accidents. Boeing will match these
employee donations through 31 December 2019.
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