Nov. 18, 2019: The National Air Carrier Association and its aviation industry counterparts issued a joint letter opposing efforts by the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Peter DeFazio, to place onerous and unnecessary restrictions on U.S. airline use of foreign maintenance facilities. We strongly believe “The Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act” would […]
Blue Lightning Initiative
The Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI), led by the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is an element of the DHS Blue Campaign. The BLI trains aviation industry personnel to identify potential traffickers and human trafficking victims, and to report their suspicions to federal law enforcement. To date, more than 100,000 personnel in the aviation industry have been trained through the BLI, and actionable tips continue to be reported to law enforcement.