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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 Criticize Babbitt, Obama Administration for Pro-Industry Stance on Raising Pilot Minimum Qualifications PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- December 9, 2009 - Members of the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ strongly condemned the prepared statement of FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, to be delivered at Thursday’s Senate Aviation Subcommittee’s oversight hearing on the FAA’s Call to Action safety Initiatives, coming out against a Congressional initiative to mandate higher experience requirements for all commercial airline pilots.

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Large Flight 3407 Families Contingent to Attend Key Senate Oversight Hearing with FAA Adminstrator Babbitt PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- December 8, 2009 - Over 35 members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will descend upon Capitol Hill this Thursday to attend a critical Senate Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the 'Oversight of FAA Initiatives', where FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will testify.

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud Dorgan for Tough Stance on Commuting PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- December 2, 2009 - In the wake of Tuesday's Senate Aviation hearing on pilot fatigue, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' continued to push for a new approach to pilot commuting in the wake of last February's tragedy that claimed fifty lives.

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Flight 3407 Families Return to the Hill for Hearing on Pilot Fatigue on Tuesday PDF Print E-mail

Group Continues to Push for Senate Action on FAA Reauthorization

Buffalo, New York- November 30, 2009 - The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ announced that group members will attend the Senate Aviation Subcommittee's Hearing on Pilot Fatigue, to be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

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Flight 3407 Families Make Their Plea to Dorgan, DeMint for Higher Pilot Qualification Standards PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- October 29, 2009 – The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ continued their drive in the Senate for higher pilot qualification standards, attending a hearing held by the Senate Aviation Subcommittee, and meeting with a host of key players regarding the aviation safety provisions in the Senate’s Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act.

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3407 Families to Attend Senate Aviation Hearing in the Wake of Northwest Flight 188 Incident PDF Print E-mail

The Senate Aviation Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on the National Transportation Safety Board’s Reauthorization on Thursday, October 29th. In the aftermath of yet another pilot-related aviation incident, members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will be present at the hearing to continue their push for higher pilot qualification standards, and for the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act and its numerous safety provisions by the Senate.

Members of the group will be available for comment immediately after the hearing, at approximately 11:45 am, outside of Room 253 Russell Senate Office Building. In the words of group member Karen Eckert, who lost her sister Beverly in the crash, ‘This incident with Northwest Flight 188 is just another example that all is not as well and good with aviation safety in our country as the industry would have people believe. It is time for the Senate to step up and do its part to address this situation before our tragedy is allowed to repeat itself.”

 
Flight 3407 Families Decry Industry Opposition to Higher Pilot Qualification Standards PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- October 21, 2009 - The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ criticized the recently released letter from the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), representing many of the nation's major airlines, to the House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership. In the letter, the ATA stated its opposition to the House's recently-passed aviation safety bill, namely the provision requiring all commercial airline pilots to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license.

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