Airline Pilots and Colgan Families to Hold Press Conference – Call on Congress to Maintain Strong, Safety-Focused Pilot Training and Qualification Standards

WASHINGTON--()--The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) and the families of Colgan Flight 3407 are joining forces and calling on lawmakers to resist attempts to diminish crucial safety regulations that were passed in The Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act of 2010. Since its passage, there have been no passenger fatalities due to an accident of a U.S. Part 121 passenger airline. Conversely, in the two decades prior to enactment of this aviation safety measure, there were more than 1,100 airline passenger fatalities (Part 121), according to the National Transportation Safety Board.



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

9:15 am E.T.


Keep Flying Safe Joint Press Conference


Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA President
Jeff Skiles, First Officer of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson"
Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27)
Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY-25)
In addition, approximately 20 other Colgan family members will be in attendance.


Rayburn House Office Building - Room 2456

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