Aviation Safety Legislation

The Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 (PL 111-216) was signed into law on August 1, 2010.  For a summary of the provisions included in this new law, please click here.

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Top-Ranked Ohio State Men's Basketball Team to Honor Flight 3407 Victims in Saturday's ESPN Game vs Wisconsin on Two Year Anniversary PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- February 11, 2011 – In honor of the lives lost in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 on February 12th, 2009, and the efforts of the victims' family members to fight for stronger aviation safety regulations, the #1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team will commemorate the two-year anniversary of the crash by wearing 3407 patches on their uniforms in Saturday's nationally-televised game vs #13 Wisconsin (2 pm ET tipoff on ESPN).

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Flight 3407 Families Condemn Inhofe FAA Amendment; Would Sabotage Long-Overdue Fatigue Reforms PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- February 10, 2011 – Just two days prior to the two year anniversary of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407, the "Families of Continental Flight 3407' lashed out at an amendment put forth by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), which they say would severely undermine their push for new flight and duty time regulations. These revised regulations, which have been at the top of the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for over twenty years, have been a top priority for the group ever since the NTSB's investigation focused on the impact of pilot fatigue on the crash.

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Commemorating Two Year Anniversary of Crash, Flight 3407 Families Journey to Washington to Attend FAA Hearing and Reach Out to New Congress PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- February 4, 2011 – In advance of next Saturday's two year anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of their fifty one loved ones, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that group members would be in Washington on Tuesday, February 8th to continue their push for higher safety standards at our nation's regional airlines. The group's plans include meetings with the leadership and new members of the Aviation Subcommittees in both House, as well as attendance at a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the FAA Reauthorization Bill at which FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will be testifying.

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud DOT Action on Ticket Disclosure; Challenge US Airways and Online Ticket Agents to Quickly Comply PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- January 12, 2011 – The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' praised the Department of Transportation for releasing as promised its guidance on new regional airline disclosure requirements (http://airconsumer.dot.gov/rules/guidance.htm), and called for all online ticket agents, in particular, US Airways and websites Expedia and Travelocity, to take expedient action in doing away with the currently misleading use of mouseovers, symbols, and hyperlinks.

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Flight 3407 Families Admonish Expedia, Travelocity for 'Passing the Buck' to DOT; Look for Follow-Thru PDF Print E-mail

DOT Guidance Expected in January; Group Expects OTA's, US Airways to Quickly Comply

Buffalo, New York- December 21, 2010 – With Department of Transportation guidance on new regional airline disclosure requirements expected in January, The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' continued their push for expedient action by the government agency and all Internet sites, and expressed their disappointment with recent quotes by representatives of online ticketing agency (OTA) giants Expedia and Travelocity suggesting that the DOT was at fault for dragging its feet on issuing new guidelines.

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Not Pleased With Regional Airline Identification by Internet Travel Sites, Flight 3407 Families Ask Flying Public to Let DOT Know PDF Print E-mail

Call for Full Compliance With New Law; Praise Lee, Higgins, Schumer, and Gillibrand for Letter to Secretary LaHood

Buffalo, New York- December 14, 2010 – The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' are conducting a nationwide outreach to all air travelers, as a result of a Buffalo News survey (http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article282269.ece) and their own research indicating that US Airways and seven of the top ten Internet airline ticketing sites are not immediately disclosing regional air carriers operating flights for mainline carriers under codeshare agreements. With these websites seemingly ignoring a provision in the new aviation safety legislation that became law in August which requires full transparency when in comes to identifying regional carriers, the group is in the midst of an awareness campaign entitled 'Who's REALLY Flying Your Plane?", and is asking concerned passengers to voice their concerns with the Department of Transportation's Aviation Consumer Protection Division.

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"Who's REALLY Flying Your Plane?"; Flight 3407 Families Launch Regional Airline Awareness Campaign in the Midst of Holiday Travel Season PDF Print E-mail

Demand That All Ticket Agencies, Websites Comply with New Federal Law Requiring Full Disclosure of Regional Carriers

Buffalo, New York- December 2, 2010 – Turning their attention from getting major aviation safety legislation passed to getting it implemented, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced the kickoff of a major public outreach effort aimed at raising the flying public's awareness of regional airlines operating flights under the auspices of the mainline carriers. The campaign also targets airlines, ticketing agents, and websites that are not complying with a new federal regulation requiring transparency in the advertisement of regional carriers.

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