• NACA Supports Thune Amendment For Additional FAA Approved Training To Address Pilot Shortages

    The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) strongly supports the Chairman John Thune's, Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation Committee, amendment to permit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to approved offers more specific language that offer greater training options that emphasize safety. Pilots will be allowed to receive credit toward their flight hours by taking training courses and other structured courses approved by the FAA. It keeps the 1500 flight hour requirement in place while increasing safety and providing better training. The amendment focuses on the quality of the flight training as opposed to the quantity of hours, which can ensure that pilots receive enough valuable experience to perform their jobs effectively and safely.

  • NACA Encouraged By White House ATC Announcemnt

    NACA issues statement concerning President Trump's air traffic control (ATC) overhaul proposal.

  • NACA Opposes Alaskan Proposal to Triple Fuel Tax

    NACA issued a letter to the Speaker of the Alaskan House of Representatives requesting he oppose House Bill 60 which would triple the tax for jet fuel.

  • NACA Opposes Senator Boxer's Cargo Pilot Amendment

    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.

  • NACA Opposes Mandate for Minimum Seat Requirements

    The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) issued a letter to Congress today expressing opposition regarding efforts to impose a minimum seat size and pitch requirement on the airline industry. NACA carriers contend implementing such a mandate would take away consumer choice and increase prices to the average traveler.

  • NACA Opposes Raiding Aviation Passenger Fees

    The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) issued a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Committees on Finance requesting they do not use fees collected from aviation passengers to fund the highway trust fund.

  • NACA Comments on EPA Greenhouse Gas Emission Proposal

    Agency's (EPA) proposed finding that Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare and the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

  • NACA Open Skies Position

    The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) filed comments in the Department of State docket to express the position of its member airlines concerning the Open Skies disagreement between the US airline industry and various middle eastern airlines.

  • NACA Statement on Proposed PFC Increase In FAA Reauthorization

    Today the National Air Carrier Association issued a statement for the record for the various hearings being held on the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. The airport community is pushing for a substantial increase in the rate for the Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) paid for by anyone flying on a commercial aircraft. NACA strongly opposes any increase in the PFC as being anti-consumer and inappropriate given the substantial monies already available to airports around the country.

  • NACA 747 Cargo Loading AD Comments

    The National Air Carrier Association issued comments detailing its concerns for an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the loading of cargo aboard Boeing 747 cargo aircraft which was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.