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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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With Key Safety Rules Hanging in the Balance, Flight 3407 Families to Attend Foxx's Senate Confirmation Hearing on Wednesday PDF Print E-mail

Families Call on Obama Administration to Stand Up to Airlines' Pressure to Water Down Regional Airline Safety Reforms

Buffalo, New York- May 21, 2013 – With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in a sprint to finish one key regional airline safety measure by August 1st, and a second by mid-October, the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’ announced that they would be present at Wednesday’s Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing for Mayor Anthony Foxx.

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud Schumer, Senate Commerce Committee for Keeping Pressure on Huerta and Administration to Complete Safety Rules PDF Print E-mail

April 22nd Deadline for DOT to Send Pilot Qualifications Rule to OMB is Next

Buffalo, New York- April 17, 2013 – In conjunction with an aviation safety oversight hearing on Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made it very clear on multiple occasions that they expected FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and his counterparts at the Department of Transportation and White House Office of Management and Budget to complete two overdue aviation safety rulemaking proceedings in the upcoming months. The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407,' who were on the Hill on Tuesday for the hearing as well as to weigh in with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, lauded the senators for demanding timely action.

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Flight 3407 Families Look for Update from Huerta at Tuesday's Senate Safety Hearing; Clock Is Ticking Down on Pilot Qualification Rule PDF Print E-mail

Final Rule is Due August 1st

Buffalo, New York- April 15, 2013 – With two deadlines for critical safety rules fast-approaching, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that they will be in attendance at Tuesday's hearing to be held by the Senate Commerce Committee on "Aviation Safety: FAA's Progress on Key Safety Initiatives."

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With Pilot Qualifications Rule Due August 1, Flight 3407 Families Look to Huerta for Progress at Senate Safety Hearing on Wednesday PDF Print E-mail

Pilot Training Final Rule Due Mid-October

Buffalo, New York- March 19, 2013 – With two deadlines for critical safety rules fast-approaching, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that they will be in attendance at Wednesday's hearing to be held by the Senate Commerce Committee on "Aviation Safety: FAA's Progress on Key Safety Initiatives."

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Flight 3407 Families Applaud Huerta's Written Commitment to Schumer, Gillibrand on October Date for Training Rule PDF Print E-mail

After Miscommunication, FAA Chief Leans Forward and Promises to Deliver Oft-Delayed Rule Dating Back to 1999

Buffalo, New York- February 15, 2013 – After a roller coaster 4th Anniversary trip to Washington which saw Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) deliver seemingly good news that a critical final rule on pilot training was on track to be completed by October, only to be followed hours later by an FAA briefing which pointed to a delay until June 2014, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' were elated to receive news of a letter from Huerta to Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) assuring that FAA and DOT would deliver by the originally-promised October date.

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