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.

Who's Flying Your Plane?

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'Who's Flying Your Airplane?' - Flight 3407 Families Spotlight The Buffalo News' Series on Pilots, Regional Airlines PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- January 14, 2010 - As the Senate reconvenes next week and the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' continue their push for the passage of the FAA Reauthorization bill, the group praised The Buffalo News for its recent four-part series (http://www.buffalonews.com/specialreports/whos_flying_your_airplane/) on the state of pilot experience and training, particularly at our nation's regional airlines.

Flight 3407 Families Endure the Holiday Season Without Their Loved Ones PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- January 4, 2010 - As Americans across the country celebrated the holidays with family gatherings, religious observances, and gift giving, it was a different feeling for the families of victims of Continental Flight 3407. Nearing eleven months after the Continental Express flight operated by Colgan Air crashed into a home in Clarence Center, New York, taking the lives of forty nine passengers, an unborn baby, and a person on the ground, their families experienced their first December holiday season without their loved ones.

Flight 3407 Families Urge Babbitt to Support ATP Requirement AND Additional Training Endorsements for Commercial Pilots PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- December 17, 2009 - In response to last week's Senate Aviation Subcommittee Hearing and a meeting with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration Adminstrator Randy Babbitt, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' issued the following statement.

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.

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.

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.

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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