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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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