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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 Warn Against Safety Rollbacks, Regional Airline Bailout in FAA Bill PDF Print E-mail

Regional Airlines and Lobbyists Seeking to Undo 8 Years of Zero Fatal Crashes

Buffalo, New York - June 20, 2017 - With Senate and House committees expected to shortly release the text of their FAA Reauthorization Bills, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' sent a strong warning to members on both sides of the Hill who may be considering introducing legislative text to water down critical safety regulations enacted in the wake of the tragic crash of Flight 3407 outside Buffalo in February 2009.

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Flight 3407 Families Call on Chao to Hold the Line on Regional Airline Safety Regulations PDF Print E-mail

Transportation Secretary to Testify on FAA Reauthorization This Week Before Senate, House Committees

Buffalo, New York - June 6, 2017 - With new Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao scheduled to testify on FAA Reauthorization before Senate and House committees this week, members of the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' called on the Secretary to stand up for critical regional airline safety initiatives in the midst of an industry push to water down or eliminate them entirely.

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Flight 3407 Families Denounce 'Stacked Deck' of Witnesses at Senate Aviation Hearing PDF Print E-mail

'Pilot Shortage Cartel' Continues Efforts to Undermine Safety Regulations

Buffalo, New York - April 7, 2017 - After attending Thursday's Senate Aviation Subcommittee hearing as part of the FAA Reauthorization process, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' expressed serious concerns over a very one-sided panel of witnesses focused on rolling back critical regional airline safety measures enacted in the wake of the crash of Flight 3407 in February 2009 outside of Buffalo, New York.

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Flight 3407 Families to Attend Thursday's Senate Aviation Hearing; Stay Engaged in FAA Reauthorization Process PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York - April 5, 2017 - As both houses continue to move forward with reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that group members would be present at Thursday's hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee's Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee. The group continues to push back against industry pressure to roll back stronger entry-level first officer qualification requirements enacted as a result of the 2009 regional airline crash outside of Buffalo, New York.

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Flight 3407 Family Members to Attend House FAA Hearing on Wednesday; Remain Vigilant on Safety Rollbacks PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo, New York - March 8, 2017 - With regional airlines and their lobbyists clamoring for Congress to roll back new pilot qualification and training requirements that were enacted in the wake of a needless and preventable regional airline crash outside Buffalo in 2009, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that group members would be present at Wednesday's House Aviation Subcommittee hearing.

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Flight 3407 Families Issue Statement on 8th Anniversary of Crash PDF Print E-mail

Look Forward to Working With Trump Administration

Buffalo, New York - February 12th, 2017 - The 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' issued the following statement to mark today's 8th anniversary of the crash.

"Eight years ago today, on a cold, snowy night outside Buffalo, our loved ones were mere minutes away from arriving in Buffalo ahead of Valentine's Day weekend. Or, in the case of Doug Wielinski, it was a quiet night at home on Long Street in the company of his wife and daughter. Moments later, Continental Express Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, tragically and needlessly crashed into the Wielinski home. In that instant, the lives of so many of us were forever changed.

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Flight 3407 Family Members to Stand Up for Safety Regulations at Senate Commerce Hearing on Wednesday PDF Print E-mail

Hearing to Be Focused on Reducing Regulatory Burdens

Buffalo, New York - February 1, 2017 - In conjunction with Wednesday's trip to Washington to commemorate the 8 year anniversary of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407, the families and friends of those lost in the February 2009 crash announced that they would be in attendance at Wednesday morning's Senate Commerce Committee hearing focused on reducing regulations.

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