Crash of Flight 3407

February 12, 2009

Continental Flight 3407 takes off from Newark, NJ at 9:18 PM after a two hour delay.  5 miles short of reaching its destination, the plane crashes into Clarence Center, New York at 10:17 pm.

NTSB Public Hearing

May 12, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board conducts its first public hearing in Washington, DC on safety issues related to the crash of Flight 3407

NTSB Report Released

February 2, 2010

National Transpotation Safety Board releases its final report that described the results of its investigation into the crash.

Passage of PL 111-216

August 1, 2010

Passage of PL 111-216, The Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010.  This law included many important safety reforms to address issues that contributed to the crash of Flight 3407, including the requirement that the carrier be disclosed immediately at time of purchase

Flight and Duty Time Final Rule Published

January 4, 2012

The FAA issues a final rule on pilot flight and duty time limits.  The rule specifies different duty time limits based on the type of flight and the time of day the flight begins. Additional provisions for mandatory rest and cumulative duty time limits are also specified.

Crewmember Screening and Qualification Final Rule Published

July 15, 2013

The FAA issued its final rule requiring all pilots to hold ATP certification.  The effective date of this rule was also July 15, 2013

Crewmember Screening and Qualification Compliance Date

August 1, 2013

All carriers must comply with the provisions specified in the Crewmember Screening and Qualification Final Rule

Pilot Training Final Rule Published

November 12, 2013

The FAA issued a final rule improving pilot training requirements.  The rule includes provisions for stall/upset recovery training, cross wind training, improved pilot monitoring, and tracking training deficiencies.  The effective date of this rule is March 12, 2014.

Flight and Duty Time Limits Rule Effective and Compliance Date

January 4, 2014

The requirements specified in the Flight and Duty Time Limits final rule go into effect and all carriers must comply with the new limits.

Safety Management Systems Final Rule Published

January 8, 2015

The FAA published a final rule outlining the requirements for all carriers to implement a process-oriented approach to managing safety throughout their organization. The effective date of this rule is March 9, 2015.

Safety Management Systems Rule Compliance Date

March 9, 2018

Carriers must comply with all provisions of the Safety Management Systems final rule.

Pilot Training Rule Compliance Date

March 12, 2019

All carriers must comply with the additional training requirements specified in the Pilot Training final rule.

Pilot Professional Development Final Rule Published

February 25, 2020

The FAA issued a final rule providing guidance on pilot mentoring, leadership, and training curriculum.  The rule’s effective date is April 27, 2020.

Pilot Records Database NPRM Issued

March 30, 2020

The FAA issued a NPRM for public comment on the newly developed Pilot Records Database.  The comment period closes on June 29, 2020.