Sun Country announces agreement with Amazon

NACA member Sun Country Airlines announced in December a significant expansion of its business by partnering with Amazon Air to fly air cargo. As part of the agreement, Sun Country will induct ten Boeing 737-800 converted freighter aircraft into its fleet to be operated on behalf of Amazon Air as part of the airline’s schedule. This is a first-of-its kind partnership for a scheduled service passenger airline.  We congratulate Sun Country on this tremendous news which will expand its operations, expand business opportunities, and employ more American workers.

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NACA Opposes Repair Station Bill

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 threaten U.S. jobs, hurt small businesses, disrupt international air travel and weaken the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry. In addition to placing U.S. mandates on foreign countries, the bill mandates onerous new record keeping and reporting requirements that do not facilitate greater aviation safety.

The other aviation associations joining this letter include: Aeronautical Repair Station Association, Aerospace Industries Association, Aircraft Electronics Association, Airlines for America, Aviation Suppliers Association, Cargo Airline Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, International Air Transport Association, Modification and Replacement Parts Association and Regional Airline Association.

Repair Station Letter, Nov. 18, 2019

NACA Opposes Tariffs on Airbus Products

May 28, 2019: The National Air Carrier Association filed comments before the United States Trade Representative today opposing possible tariffs on European aerospace products which would include Airbus aircraft and parts.  If tariffs were imposed the European Union would respond by placing tariffs on Boeing aircraft and parts.  NACA’s member airlines operate both Airbus and Boeing aircraft.  Tariffs would artificially raise prices resulting in higher airfares for the traveling public as well as cargo shippers.

NACA USTR Tariff Comments May 2019