“NACA commends the U.S. Department of Transportation for issuing its final rule on traveling by air with service animals, which no longer considers emotional support animals as service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). This timely, well-reasoned regulatory action by the Department will further enhance passenger safety — the top priority of our passenger carriers — by ensuring that only trained service animals needed by individuals with disabilities are permitted on flights.”
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.