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With October 21st Fast Approaching, Flight 3407 Families Counting on Foxx and Huerta to Deliver on Pilot Training Pledge PDF Print E-mail

Group to Attend Wednesday Meeting with OMB on Rule That Is Two Years Past Congressional Deadline

Buffalo, New York - September 17, 2013 – With the five year anniversary of the tragic crash looming on the horizon, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will continue their push for a true 'One Level of Safety' between the nation's major and regional air carriers with a Wednesday trip to Washington. At stake is a congressional mandate calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to revamp airline pilot training protocols in the wake of numerous training deficiencies at regional carrier Colgan Air that contributed to the February 2009 crash. The FAA's October 2011 deadline established by Congress in the landmark 2010 Aviation Safety Act has come and gone, and both Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta have stated their commitment to complete the final rule by October 21st of this year.

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Flight 3407 Families to Meet with New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on Wednesday PDF Print E-mail

October Deadline for Training Rule, One Level of Safety for Regional Airlines Remain the Focus

Buffalo, New York- July 29, 2013 – Fresh off the recent announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration of stricter entry-level qualification requirements for first officers at the regional airline level, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that they would be in Washington this Wednesday, July 31st, to sit down with new Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. In their continuing quest to achieve a true 'One Level of Safety' between the nation's regional and mainline carriers, the group is aiming to highlight to the Secretary some of the remaining provisions to be implemented from the 2010 Airline Safety Act.

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud Administrator Huerta, FAA for Stronger Entry Level Pilot Qualification Requirements for Regional Airlines PDF Print E-mail

Keep Sights Set on October Date for Stricter Crewmember Training Standards

Buffalo, New York- July 10, 2013 – The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' issued the following statement in response to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta's Wednesday release of tougher pilot qualification and certification standards for all future commercial airline first officers. The rulemaking was directed by the landmark 2010 "Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act' which was unanimously passed by both houses of Congress.

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud Larsen's Letter to Secretary Foxx; Demand Follow-Through on Safety Rules PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York- July 3, 2013 – The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' praised a letter sent Wednesday from House Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA-2) to newly-installed Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, calling on Foxx to shepherd two critical aviation safety rules to completion.

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Following Senate Confirmation, Flight 3407 Families Challenge Secretary Foxx to Step Up on Looming Safety Rules PDF Print E-mail

Pilot Qualification Rule Due in Next Month; Training Revamp Due by October

Buffalo, New York- June 27, 2013 – Within minutes of Anthony Foxx being confirmed by the Senate to be the next Transportation Secretary, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' called on Ray LaHood's successor to follow through on an invitation to sit down with the group, as well as to deliver on two critical new safety regulations.

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One Month from Critical FAA Safety Deadline, Flight 3407 Families Call Out Airlines' Pressure on White House PDF Print E-mail

Airline Lobbyists Were First to Meet with White House Office of Management and Budget

Buffalo, New York- July 1, 2013 – With a key deadline in the landmark Airline Safety Act of 2010 looming just one month away, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' challenged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to stand up to airline lobbying efforts aimed at watering down a critical entry-level pilot qualifications final rule.

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Flight 3407 Families Respond to Colgan VP's Revelations That FAA Had Serious Safety Concerns with Colgan Prior to Crash PDF Print E-mail

Article Reiterates Regional Airlines' "Race to the Bottom", Need for Safety Rules to Be Finalized

Buffalo, New York- June 3, 2013 – The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' reacted strongly to a Sunday article in the Buffalo News (http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130601/CITYANDREGION/130609870/1010&template=printart) where Dan Morgan, former Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Compliance for Colgan Air, acknowledged that a senior FAA official shared "very serious concerns about the safety culture at Colgan Air", in a meeting with company officials just six months prior to the fatal crash of Flight 3407. Family members also took offense with the revelation that Colgan was able to avoid FAA disciplinary action through the implementation of a safety Powerpoint presentation for its employees.

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