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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In September 2012, the Families of Continental Flight 3407 were awarded the Beverly Eckert Service Award by the September 11th Educational Trust. 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.
Since the NTSB conducted its original public hearing on this tragedy in May 2009, the Families of Flight 3407 have been able to meet with numerous government officials to heighten awareness of aviation safety issues and to ask for assistance in improving the safety of airline passengers across the country including:
Our ongoing awareness campaign and request for positive changes to aviation safety regulations have helped influence many government initiatives. Since this accident, there have been numerous Senate and House of Representatives hearings to investigate the current state of aviation safety and opportunities for improvement.
Representatives from The Families of Continental Flight 3407, Mike Loftus and Scott Maurer, were invited by Congressional members to testify and participate in three of those hearings. Other family members have been invited to speak at NTSB forums.
Family members have attended more than 20 Congressional hearings on aviation issues and made over 40 trips to Washington to advocate for changes to address the weaknesses that contributed to the crash of Continental Flight 3407.
Our efforts have also led to the passage of PL 111-216, The Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. This law is one of the most comprehensive aviation safety regulations of all time and includes many provisions to improve the overall safety of the American flying public. For a more comprehensive overview of the new regulations and a status on all open items, please click here.