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 to Comment on Senator Corker's Hold on FAA Bill PDF Print E-mail

The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will hold a press conference to condemn Senator Bob Corker's decision to place a hold on the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act on Wednesday, March 10th, at 10:30am, Room 301, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC. Originally traveling to Washington to witness the safety measures that they have diligently fought for finally come to the Senate floor, the families will now urge the Senate to override this political move that goes against passenger safety. Senator Corker represents the home state of Pinnacle Airlines, the parent company of Colgan Air, which was responsible for the operation of Flight 3407.

 
Flight 3407 Families to Senate: "Give the FAA a Hand with Raising Pilot Minimums" PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- March 8, 2010 - As the Senate prepares to take the the FAA Reauthorization Bill to the floor and address many of the safety deficiencies at the regional airline level that were uncovered by the tragedy of Continental Flight 3407, the families of the victims urged the Senate leadership to not give the FAA carte blanche when it comes to revising the current shockingly low federal minimum standards.

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Flight 3407 Families Hail FAA Bill Going to the Floor; Ready to Fight for Increased Pilot Qualifications PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- March 5, 2010 - As Senator Harry Reid (NV) prepares to bring the FAA Reauthorization Bill to the Senate floor during the upcoming week of March 8th, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' challenged the Senate to stand up for the flying public and move to raise the minimum hiring standards for regional airline pilots through the passage of legislation that has been proposed by Senator Chuck Schumer (NY).

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Schumer, Reid Offer Flight 3407 Families Hope on Anniversary; Commit to March Floor Time for FAA Bill PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- February 12, 2010 - As the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' honored their loved ones on the one year anniversary, they hailed an agreement reached Thursday between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and Senator Chuck Schumer (NY), for the FAA Reauthorization Bill to go to the Senate floor during the Senate’s next working period which begins February 22nd.

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The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ Finish the Journey PDF Print E-mail

“Miracle on the Hudson” Co-Pilot Jeff Skiles, Congressman Chris Lee and City of Buffalo Join In Support

The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’, “Miracle on the Hudson” Co-Pilot Jeff Skiles, Congressman Chris Lee and the City of Buffalo will re-unite and “Walk to Complete the Journey” to commemorate the one year anniversary in honor of their loved ones on Friday, February 12 at 9:30am, Clarence, NY, followed by a press conference at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Limousine Lot at 2:30pm. The 3407 families will “Walk to Finish the Journey” of the 51 souls lost and march 10 miles, mapping a route from the site of the crash to the Buffalo International Airport where Continental Flight 3407 was expected to land safely. The public is invited to walk the route in 1 of 3 legs: 10 miles starting at Long St (Clarence Center, NY), 4.2 miles starting at West Herr (8129 Main Street, Clarence) or 1 mile starting at the Holiday Inn (4600 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga). There will be rest stops along the way at Clarence Town Hall, Arthur’s Coffee, Harris Hill Fire Hall, Quaker Steak and Lube, and Dunkin Donuts. In addition, “We Support 3407 Families’ Fight for Aviation Safety. Remembering Those Lost February 12, 2009” posters will be distributed for free at all Tops Friendly Markets locations. Aviation safety is the mission of the 3407 family group and the support of the community brings us one step closer in ensuring that this accident never repeats itself. Upon arrival to the airport, walkers will gather to the tents and have a moment of remembrance. Salvatore’s Italian Gardens will be providing tents and refreshments at the airport for the attendees.

Register for free at http://flight3407memorialwalk.eventbrite.com/ and visit the group’s website at www.3407memorial.com for more information and updates.

 
One Year Later, Flight 3407 Families to "Complete the Journey"; Hold Press Conference to Push for Senate Action on Airline Safety Bill PDF Print E-mail

Scott Maurer to Appear on CBS Thursday Night

Buffalo, New York- February 10, 2010 - As previously announced, the "Families of Continental Flight 3407" will conduct a "Walk to Complete the Journey" this Friday on the one year anniversary of the horrific plane crash outside of Buffalo. After traveling the final 10.5 miles from the crash site at 6038 Long Street in Clarence Center to the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, a press conference is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. At this press conference, the group hopes to call attention to the fact that critical safety legislation designed to address the issues that caused this tragedy continues to languish in the Senate, currently awaiting action by the Senate Finance Committee under the direction of Senator Max Baucus of Montana.

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Flight 3407 Families Urge Public to View PBS Frontline's 'Flying Cheap' Tonight PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- February 9, 2010 - As the one year anniversary of the tragic regional airline plane crash that took the lives of their loved ones approaches, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' urged all members of the flying public to view "Flying Cheap", a one hour expose on the corner-cutting and questionable safety practices of the nation's regional airlines. The show, a one-hour PBS FRONTLINE special, will be aired tonight, Tuesday, February 9th at 9 p.m. ET - check your local listings for complete details.

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