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February 29, 2012, 12:38 pm
FAA Proposes New Pilot Training Rules

On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] announced its new proposed pilot training rules, about a year and a half … Continue reading

December 21, 2011, 5:46 pm
FAA Issues New Pilot Fatigue Rules

Today the FAA announced sweeping new rules to address pilot fatigue, one of the contributing factors in the Buffalo-area crash … Continue reading

November 29, 2011, 2:23 pm
Nearly Three Years After Flight 3407 Crash, Why Haven’t New Safety Rules Been Implemented?

Beverly Eckert’s husband died at the World Trade Center on 9/11. On the night of Feb. 12, 2009, she headed to their hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., to present a scholarship in his name. She was on Continental Connection Flight 3407.

November 4, 2011, 11:20 am
Colgan Air Defends Training of Flight 3407 Pilot

In a letter to three Buffalo-area members of Congress, Pinnacle Airlines Corp., the company that owns the regional airline Colgan … Continue reading

October 26, 2011, 12:52 pm
Did Colgan Mislead the NTSB About Flight 3407?

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of internal e-mails from Colgan Air questioning the piloting abilities of Capt. … Continue reading

October 24, 2011, 3:08 pm
Internal Emails Reveal Doubts About Flight 3407 Pilot

Last year, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that pilot error was to blame for the February 2009 crash of … Continue reading

September 15, 2011, 1:13 pm
Flight 3407 Families Take on The Airline Lobby

It’s been two months since the FAA was scheduled to enact new pilot fatigue and training rules. On Tuesday, the … Continue reading

August 31, 2011, 4:22 pm
Who’s Flying Your Plane?

Probably not your pilot — except for 80 seconds during a typical two-hour flight — according to Joan Lowy’s new … Continue reading

August 18, 2011, 2:56 pm
FAA Misses Deadline for Implementing Pilot Fatigue and Training Rules

Just over a year ago, President Obama signed the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 into … Continue reading

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