BUFFALO, NY-- Families who lost loved ones on Flight 3407 in Clarence are relieved to hear that the 'Federal Aviation Administration' has implemented stricter pilot training regulations to help prevent future crashes.
The FAA made the announcement Wednesday that co-pilots will be required to have 1,500 hours of training, up from the current 250 hours of flight time.
The rules also require co-pilots to have an aircraft type rating, which involves additional training and testing specific to the airlines they fly.
The new regulations stem from the tragic crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence that killed 50 people.
It has been almost three years since President Obama signed the Airline Safety Act. The FAA still needs to implement two parts, including training on recovering from stalls and mandatory rest periods for pilots to avoid fatigue.
The deadline for the FAA to mandate all moving parts of the Airline Safety Act is August 1st, 2013.