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10-Year-Old Summer West Leads Safety Charge Against Amendments for Flight 3407 Families in DC PDF Print E-mail

Regional Airlines Pushing for Safety Rollbacks in FAA Bill

Buffalo, New York - June 28, 2017 - As amendments were filed on both sides of the Hill seeking to water down the hard-fought, stronger regional airline pilot qualification requirements won by safety advocates in the wake of the crash of Continental Flight 3407, over twenty-five members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' descended upon Washington to stand up for safety. The families' charge was led by 10-year-old Summer West of Clarence, New York, who lost her father and Northrup Grumman defense contractor Ernie West in the crash when she was only two, who read a passionate letter to all members of Congress at the group's press conference (Youtube link to her speech, starting at 1:50: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d5TT2mPWGk&t=110s)

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Flight 3407 Families Call on Aviation Chairman Blunt to Reconsider Meeting with Missouri Couple Who Lost Daughter on Flight 3407 PDF Print E-mail

Regional Airlines Pushing Commerce Committee to Roll Back Critical Safety Initiatives in FAA Bill

Buffalo, New York - June 20, 2017 - With the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' scheduled to head to Washington this week as rumors swirl of attempts by regional airline lobbyists to pressure Senate and House lawmakers to water down critical safety initiatives enacted in the wake of the fatal regional airline crash, the group reacted strongly when the office of Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, the chairman of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee, did not accommodate a meeting request for the Senator from a Missouri couple who lost their daughter in the crash.

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Flight 3407 Families Warn Against Safety Rollbacks, Regional Airline Bailout in FAA Bill PDF Print E-mail

Regional Airlines and Lobbyists Seeking to Undo 8 Years of Zero Fatal Crashes

Buffalo, New York - June 20, 2017 - With Senate and House committees expected to shortly release the text of their FAA Reauthorization Bills, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' sent a strong warning to members on both sides of the Hill who may be considering introducing legislative text to water down critical safety regulations enacted in the wake of the tragic crash of Flight 3407 outside Buffalo in February 2009.

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Flight 3407 Families Call on Chao to Hold the Line on Regional Airline Safety Regulations PDF Print E-mail

Transportation Secretary to Testify on FAA Reauthorization This Week Before Senate, House Committees

Buffalo, New York - June 6, 2017 - With new Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao scheduled to testify on FAA Reauthorization before Senate and House committees this week, members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' called on the Secretary to stand up for critical regional airline safety initiatives in the midst of an industry push to water down or eliminate them entirely.

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Flight 3407 Families Denounce 'Stacked Deck' of Witnesses at Senate Aviation Hearing PDF Print E-mail

'Pilot Shortage Cartel' Continues Efforts to Undermine Safety Regulations

Buffalo, New York - April 7, 2017 - After attending Thursday's Senate Aviation Subcommittee hearing as part of the FAA Reauthorization process, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' expressed serious concerns over a very one-sided panel of witnesses focused on rolling back critical regional airline safety measures enacted in the wake of the crash of Flight 3407 in February 2009 outside of Buffalo, New York.

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Flight 3407 Families to Attend Thursday's Senate Aviation Hearing; Stay Engaged in FAA Reauthorization Process PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York - April 5, 2017 - As both houses continue to move forward with reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that group members would be present at Thursday's hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee's Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee. The group continues to push back against industry pressure to roll back stronger entry-level first officer qualification requirements enacted as a result of the 2009 regional airline crash outside of Buffalo, New York.

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Flight 3407 Family Members to Attend House FAA Hearing on Wednesday; Remain Vigilant on Safety Rollbacks PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York - March 8, 2017 - With regional airlines and their lobbyists clamoring for Congress to roll back new pilot qualification and training requirements that were enacted in the wake of a needless and preventable regional airline crash outside Buffalo in 2009, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that group members would be present at Wednesday's House Aviation Subcommittee hearing.

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