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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Flight 3407 Families Push for FAA Bill on WV, MN Swing; Set to Attend House Aviation Hearing on Wednesday PDF Print E-mail

Only 18 Days Until August 1st Deadline

Buffalo, New York- July 13, 2010 - Members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' continued to show their determination in getting Congress to pass the FAA Reauthorization Bill with recess-week trips to West Virginia and Minnesota, targeting the home states of Senator Jay Rockefeller and Congressman James Oberstar, the key players in the bill's final negotiations. Meanwhile, the group also announced that members would be in attendance at this Wednesday's House Aviation Subcommittee hearing, to be held at 2 p.m. in Room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Flight 3407 Families, Miracle Co-Pilot Take Their Safety Message to West Virginia, Minnesota During Congress's Recess PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 5, 2010 - With the FAA Reauthorization Bill's fate hanging in the balance for one more month after Congress passed a thirty-day extension last week, determined members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' are set to take their message on the road to the home turf of Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar during this week-long congressional recess.

Scott Maurer and 3407 Families Respond to DeMint's Ploy; Challenge Congress to Stop the Politics and Work Together for Safety PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 1, 2010 - In response to his home-state Senator Jim DeMint turning what should have been a routine thirty day FAA Extension into a slick political maneuver, Scott Maurer of Moore, South Carolina, who lost his thirty year old daughter Lorin in the crash of Continental Flight 3407, issued this statement on behalf of the members of he 'Families of Continental Flight 3407':

Only 4 Days Until July 3rd; Flight 3407 Families Make One More Plea for ATP License and Mandatory Safety Management Programs PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 29, 2010 - As the July 3rd deadline for the current FAA extension quickly approaches, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' urged House and Senate Committee leadership to come to the table to work out the key differences between the two houses' versions of the FAA Reauthorization Bill. The group also made a fervent plea for the strongest possible safety provisions to be adopted in the final bill, zeroing in on requiring all commercial pilots to possess an Airline Transport Pilot license prior to being hired and mandating that all commercial airlines invest in critical safety management programs.

Continental CEO Tries to Shift Blame to FAA; Flight 3407 Families See FAA Bill Gaining Momentum PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 18, 2010 - At Wednesday's House Aviation hearing that examined the proposed merger between United and Continental, members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' were sad witnesses to Continental Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek's attempt to avoid responsibility for the training deficiencies that led to the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 operated by Colgan Air in February 2009.

Flight 3407 Families to Attend House, Senate Hearings Featuring Continental CEO: 17 Days Until July 3rd Deadline for FAA Bill PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 15, 2010 - Continuing their fourteen month crusade for aviation safety reforms and the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that they would be in attendance at House and Senate Aviation Subcommittee hearings this week. The House Aviation Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 16th at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, while the Senate Aviation Subcommittee will hold its hearing on Thursday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m. in Room 253 Russell Senate Office Building.

Flight 3407 Families' Countdown to July 3rd and No More FAA Extensions: T-minus 24 Days and Counting PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 8, 2010 - As the Senate and House return from last week's Memorial Day recess, members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' implored Senator Jay Rockefeller (WV), Chairman of the Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Congressman James Oberstar (MN), Chairman of the House's Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to guide the FAA Reauthorization Bill to a final resolution prior to July 3rd when the current extension expires.

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