The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) issued a letter to the leadership of the Senate as well as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation requesting they oppose Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill requiring cargo airline pilots meet the same flight time and rest requirements as passenger airline pilots. Our letter details the substantive reasons these two categories of pilots needs to be handled differently.
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.