NACA signs MOU with DHS and DOT against human trafficking

In December 2019, NACA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation to help train airline employees to recognize and report human trafficking, known as the Blue Campaign.  We agree to invite the Blue team over on a yearly basis to help support and advertise the training offered to airlines to fight human trafficking.

To review the MOU, click here.

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.

To read the announcement, click here.

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