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 issued 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

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.

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.

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 Final Rule Published

June 10, 2021

The FAA issued a final rule mandating that an FAA-managed database be used by all air carriers to input pilot information to be used for hiring decisions.