Pay up! Fuming LOT bosses demand compensation from Boeing for grounded flights

LOT was forced to ground it’s 737 fleet after Boeing jet crashed in Ethiopia killing everyone on board. Tomasz Gzell/PAP

Furious LOT bosses have said Poland’s national airline carrier will demand Boeing pays compensation after the grounding of its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets.

Talking to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP), LOT spokesman Adrian Kubicki said: "We will seek damages for costs and lost revenue," adding that the national carrier is unable to fly its five Boeing 737 Max planes after its producer, Boeing, grounded all the aircraft following a plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all on board.

Earlier, another Polish airline, Enter Air, announced that it would seek compensation, DGP reported.

It is not known how long the Boeing 737 MAX airliners will be grounded.

LOT spokesman Adrian Kubicki said: "We will seek damages for costs and lost revenue.” Jacek Turczyk/PAP

As the daily noted, the producer suspended the flights of 371 Boeings after two deadly incidents in less than six months involving 737 Max 8 planes.

The carrier also added that it must wait for the exact results of the disaster investigation.

Initial analysis of the black boxes from the wreckage of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, on March 10, shows similarities with October's Lion Air crash.

Experts are checking to see if MCAS (for Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) defects, played a role in the crashes.