The flight safety measures that arose after the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence have not changed the culture among airlines.
Major airlines that employ low-cost regional companies are trending toward newly established operators, who save costs by employing less experienced pilots and which have, at times, shaky maintenance records. The Federal Aviation Administration identified a variety of violations on 320 flights handled by GoJet and Trans States just two years ago. A fine was proposed in those cases.
State Senator Charles Schumer is pushing members of the FAA to enforce safety laws that were passed after the Flight 3407 tragedy.