US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned from the board of directors of Boeing because of a fundamental disagreement with the idea of allocating financial assistance from the federal budget for this American aerospace corporation to overcome the crisis period caused by the consequences of the new coronavirus and two air crashes, announced on Thursday by CNBC.
According to him, Haley considers it “a matter of philosophical principle” that Boeing should under no circumstances seek help from the federal government.
The corporation earlier this week announced its desire to receive $ 60 billion from Washington for itself and its suppliers in order to stay afloat. She argued that the financial condition, complicated by the suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX after two air crashes, was further aggravated by the decline in passenger air traffic due to the pandemic.
March 10 last year in Ethiopia crashed a Boeing 737 MAX 8 of Ethiopian Airlines, killing 157 people. October 29, 2018, 189 people became victims of the crash of an aircraft of a similar model of the Lion Air carrier in Indonesia.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday expressed the view that the consequences of the spread of coronavirus for civil aviation were more serious than the consequences of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Speaking at a White House press briefing, President Donald Trump announced that the government will provide financial assistance to Boeing and that the entire aviation sector is facing economic shocks due to the pandemic.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which makes calculations based on data from federal and state authorities, the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the United States increased to 13060, at least 175 people died.
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