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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3407 Families Applaud Bayh, Begich for Support of Snowe-Boxer Bill PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 15, 2009 - The Families of Continental Flight 3407's push for aviation safety reforms continued to gain momentum as Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Senator Mark Begich (D-AL) became the sixth and seventh senators to sign on to the Snowe-Boxer 'Ensuring One Level of Aviation Act of 2009.'

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3407 Families Praise Bipartisan Approach of House Transportation and Aviation Leadership PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 7, 2009 - As members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' continue to push for aviation safety reform in the Senate, the group has been encouraged by the efforts by the leadership of the House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as its Aviation Subcommittee.

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'What You See Should Be What You Get; 3407 Families Support Schumer's Carrier Disclosure Legislation' PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 30, 2009 - In light of Continental Airlines' concerted effort to distance itself from the tragedy of Continental Flight 3407 operated by Colgan Air, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' gave Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) high praise for his recently introduced legislation that will increase passengers' awareness of the actual carrier operating each and every flight when they are purchasing plane tickets.

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3407 Families Endorse Snowe-Boxer Bill; Push for Co-Sponsors PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 22, 2009 - The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced their support for the 'One Level of Safety' Bill, introduced by Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The bill seeks to address many of the deficiencies that have been brought to light by the investigation into the crash of Continental Flight 3407 on February 12th.

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3407 Families Praise Schumer for FAA Management Advisory Council Reform; Appeal for Support PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 22, 2009 - The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' strongly endorsed Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) recently proposed legislation mandating a non-industry voice for safety on the Federal Aviation Administration's Management Advisory Council (MAC), the FAA Administrator's inner circle of advisors.

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Prepared Statement from Scott Maurer Addressing the Senate Aviation Subcommittee PDF Print E-mail

June 17, 2009 - On behalf of the Families of Flight 3407, we would like to thank Chairman Dorgan, Minority Leader Senator DeMint, and all other members of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation for the opportunity to speak to you today. My name is Scott Maurer. My daughter, Lorin Maurer, was on board Continental Flight 3407.

Tomorrow night at 10:17 p.m. will be 18 weeks since our lives were changed forever. The minutes, hours, days, and weeks that have past since this tragedy have been an unbelievable nightmare for all of us. It is a pain that you will never know, and one that we hope no one else must face. We believe very strongly that the crash did not have to happen and was preventable. As such, we are here today, and we will be here tomorrow and beyond, to ask for help and to push for change so that other families can be spared this pain.

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Father of 3407 Passenger to Testify at Senate Aviation Subcommittee Hearing PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- June 15, 2009 - Scott Maurer of Moore, South Carolina, who lost his thirty year old daughter Lorin on Continental Flight 3407 , has been invited to testify in front of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee at its hearing this week. The hearing, to be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 17th in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building, will focus on 'Aviation Safety: The Role and Responsibility of Commercial Air Carriers and Employees.'

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