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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Flight 3407 Family Members to Make DC Trip on Wednesday in Conjunction with 8th Anniversary of Crash PDF Print E-mail

Call on Trump Administration, Congress to Continue to Emphasize 'One Level of Safety' for Regional Airlines

Buffalo, New York - January 30, 2017 - With the 8th anniversary of the crash of Continental Flight 3407 fast approaching on February 12th, members of 'The Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that they would be journeying to Washington this Wednesday to continue their fervent advocacy for regional airline safety. Group members are planning on conducting outreach with both Houses in Congress and with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Flight 3407 Family Members to Continue Commitment to Regional Airline Safety by Attending Chao's Confirmation Hearing PDF Print E-mail

Seek to Put Entry Level Qualifications, Pilot Record Database on Nominee's Radar

Buffalo, New York - January 10, 2017 - With Congress ready to begin another FAA Reauthorization cycle, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' announced that group members would be in attendance for Wednesday's Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing for Elaine Chao, President-Elect Donald Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Transportation.

As America Readies for Release of 'Sully', Flight 3407 Families Highlight Theme of 'Experience Matters' PDF Print E-mail

Movie Contrasts Recent Reports of Airline Attempts to to Get Huerta, FAA to Cave In on Stronger Pilot Qualification Requirements

Buffalo, New York - September 9, 2016 - Amid rumors of regional airlines and their lobbying associates working the FAA and the media in an attempt to create momentum for watering down more stringent entry-level qualification standards for first officers, the 'Families of Continental Flight 3407' praised the premiere of the critically-acclaimed movie 'Sully' as a reminder of the importance of experience when it comes to piloting a commercial airliner. Recent reports in the media shed light on an airline-driven effort by an FAA-chartered working group to sway FAA Administrator Michael Huerta towards relaxing strong new hiring requirements that were unanimously enacted by Congress back in 2010.

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