In September 2012, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 were awarded the Beverly Eckert Service Award by the September 11th Educational Trust. (www.sept11educationtrust.org) This award will be given annually to an individual or group of individuals who continue to demonstrate passion for various causes that help the greater good. We are grateful to have been named the first winners of this award.
In December 2011, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 were named the” 2011 Person of the Year Award” by WIVB TV. “In just two and a half years, they were able to accomplish what the government could not do in two decades: toughening the rules governing pilot fatigue. Their perseverance has made the skies safer for all of us.”
In April 2011, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 were awarded the “2011 Organization of the Year Award” by Leadership Niagara. “Leadership comes from the heart. And in hard times and in challenging times – that is where true leaders are made. Thank you to the Families of Continental Flight 3407 for their selfless and tireless leadership on behalf of not only the people of Western New York, but all Americans.”
In April 2010, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 were awarded the “Outstanding Citizens of 2009” award by the Buffalo News for their “long, focused and effective push to translate their personal tragedies into greater safety for all future air travelers.”