The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) issued a letter today (2/16/18) requesting that the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee continue to keep out any increases in passenger facility charges (PFCs) of its version of the FAA Reauthorization bill. NACA will approach all committees of jurisdiction and representatives of our member carriers asking they oppose any PFC increase as well.
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.