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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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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.

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."

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."

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.

Flight 3407 Families Finalize Press Conference, Remembrance Service Details for 4th Anniversary Trip to DC PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday Events to Feature Over 50 Group Members, Western New York Congressional Delegation

Buffalo, NY - February 8, 2013 - Continuing their push for a true 'One Level of Safety' between the nation's regional and mainline air carriers, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' will be in Washington on Tuesday, February 12th to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the fatal crash outside of Buffalo, New York in 2009. In conjunction with the visit, the families will hold a noon press conference in the Senate Visitors Center as well at a Remembrance Service at 5:30 pm in the Longworth House Office Building.

The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' - 4th Anniversary Remembrance in Clarence Center PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, NY - February 8, 2013 - On February 12, 2013,the 4th anniversary of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407, many members of the ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’, will be in Washington, DC pressing for implementation of overdue provisions of the Airline Safety Act of 2010.

At the crash site, in Clarence N.Y there will be a quiet lighting of candles by Elly's Angels and reading of each victim's name in loving memory of those who were killed on February 12, 2009. The Elly’s Angels Foundation was formed in memory of Ellyce Kausner who perished in the crash of Flight 3407 on Feb 12th 2009.

WHAT: 4 Year Anniversary Vigil of the Crash of Continental Flight 3407

WHO: The ‘Families of Continental Flight 3407’

WHEN: 10 PM Tuesday February 12th, 2013

WHERE: 6038 Long Street: Flight 3407 Memorial

Inspector General Report Calls Out FAA Foot-Dragging on Safety Rules; Flight 3407 Families Counting on Results in 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Pilot Qualifications, Training Are Front and Center as Families Head to DC for 4th Anniversary of Crash

Buffalo, New York- February 6, 2013 – Just one week prior to the four year anniversary of the fatal 2009 regional airline crash, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' highlighted a recently-released Department of Transportation Inspector General report that was critical of FAA for not establishing final rules in critical areas of pilot qualifications and crewmember training as required by Congress in a 2010 landmark aviation safety law. With the initial Congressionally-mandated deadlines already missed and revised deadlines fast-approaching, the group called on President Obama and his team of Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, and Deputy Director of OMB Jeffrey Zients to step up and deliver on these safety reforms in 2013. "We don't want to hear about how cumbersome the rulemaking process is," stated Scott Maurer of Moore, South Carolina, who lost his thirty year-old daughter Lorin.

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