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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Mike Loftus to Testify Again in Front of House Aviation Subcommittee PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- September 16, 2009- Mike Loftus, who lost his twenty-four year old daughter Madeline on Continental Flight 3407 and is a former commercial airline pilot, will testify on behalf of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' at the House of Representatives' Aviation Subcommittee's hearing next week.

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As 9/11 Anniversary Approaches, Eckert Sisters Carry on Their Sister Beverly's Legacy PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, NY- September 9, 2009- This Friday's anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 carries special significance for one of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407', as Beverly Eckert, one of the passengers on the plane and a prominent 9/11 activist, had lost her husband, Sean Rooney, in one of the towers of the World Trade Center.

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3407 Families Prepare for Post-Recess Push on FAA Reauthorization; Up Next is Senate’s Finance Committee PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, NY-September 02, 2009- As Congress prepares to return from its recess next week, the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ announced plans to keep up the pressure on Capitol Hill until the FAA Reauthorization Act makes its way to President Obama’s desk with critical safety provisions already introduced in both the House and Senate.

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3407 Families Look Forward to Pinnacle, Continental Facing the Music at Senate Aviation Subcommittee Hearing PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- August 5, 2009 - The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' applauded Senate Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Byron Dorgan (D-ND) for following through on his promise of bringing airline executives from both regional and parent carriers before his subcommittee in the aftermath of the tragedy of Continental Flight 3407 operated by Colgan Air.

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House Transportation Committee Comes Up Big For 3407 Families; Group Praises More Stringent Commercial Pilot Requirements PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 30, 2009 - The determined efforts of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' to bring about safety reforms in the commercial airline industry yielded significant success yesterday as the leadership of the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced legislation that called for sweeping changes.

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3407 Families Praise Holt, Higgins, and Lee for Aviation Safety Legislation in the House; Urge Finance Committee to Complete Reauthorization Bill PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 27, 2009 - The efforts of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' received additional congressional support this past week when Congressmen Rush Holt (NJ-12), Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Chris Lee (NY-26) introduced the Snowe-Boxer 'Ensuring One Level of Aviation Safety Act of 2009' in the House of Representatives.

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3407 Families Applaud Snowe, Boxer, and Commerce Committee for Introduction of FAA Reauthorization Bill in Senate PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 19, 2009 - The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' applauded the Senate Commerce Committee and Aviation Subcommittee for the recently-introduced FAA Reauthorization Act, and urged its expedient approval by the entire Senate.

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