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 to Speak After Key Aviation Safety Vote PDF Print E-mail

The House of Representatives will be voting on the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act on Wednesday, October 14th. Members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will be present at the Capitol for the vote on this crucial safety bill.

The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ support the majority of the provisions of this bill, but do have reservations about language introduced at the eleventh hour that potentially weakens the requirement that all commercial airline pilots have an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license, which requires 1500 flight hours. The group will be making a statement and available for questions following the vote at 4:30pm, House Triangle, Capitol Building.

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lieberman, Leahy Lead the Way in the Senate for ATP Requirement for All Commercial Pilots PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- October 8, 2009 - The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ hailed the recent introduction in the Senate of S.1744, a bill that would significantly upgrade the qualifications required of commercial airline pilot by mandating that they hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license prior to being hired.

3407 Families Zero in on ATP Requirement; Push for Congressional Support of Increasing Commercial Pilot Qualification Standards PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- September 30, 2009- The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' reiterated their strong support for the recently-introduced House provision that would require all pilots being hired to fly for commercial airlines to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license, a significant upgrade of the existing standard, and challenged the House leadership to stand up to a behind-closed-doors effort to weaken the requirement.

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.

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.

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.

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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