On June 21, 2021, NACA joined a coalition of U.S. aviation stakeholders, including passenger airlines, pilots and flight attendants, to urge United States Attorney General Merrick Garland to swiftly prosecute cases of unruly passenger behavior.
“The safety of our passengers and flight crewmembers is our top priority,” said NACA President and CEO George Novak. “We commend the FAA for implementing a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ in an effort to curb unruly passenger incidents on commercial flights, including the imposition of robust civil penalties. To make this policy a more effective deterrent, NACA urges the Department of Justice to criminally prosecute, where appropriate, passengers who interfere with the duties of our dedicated crewmembers.”
The coalition sent a letter with these requests to Attorney General Garland, which can be read here.