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Aviation Safety

 

The tragic 2009 crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Western New York highlighted glaring weaknesses in our nation’s aviation safety regulations. Working with the Families of Flight 3407 and the Western New York Congressional delegation, Brian was a strong voice for the passage of critical reforms to make our skies safer. After the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 was signed into law, Brian fought to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration implemented a number of aviation safety reforms in the areas of pilot fatigue and pilot and crewmember training requirements in full and on time. Brian continues to honor those lost in the crash and the hard work of their families in the wake of the crash by supporting efforts to make the skies safer for the flying public. 

 

More on Aviation Safety

May 21, 2009 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an amendment introduced by Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) that initiates an independent, comprehensive review of all commercial airline pilot training and certification programs. The amendment was included in H.R. 915, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009.
May 14, 2009 Press Release

Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced this morning that they will push for a congressional investigation of all commercial airline pilot training and certification programs in the wake of new revelations surrounding the events that led up to the Continental Connection Flight 3407 tragedy.

Feb 26, 2009 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives considered H. Res. 183, a resolution introduced by Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) expressing condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims of Continental Connection Flight 3407. The House is expected to pass the measure tomorrow.

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