Congress Lifts Age Limit For Commercial Pilots

Law360, New York (December 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Both houses of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday passed a bill allowing commercial airline pilots to fly until the national retirement age of 65, ending the Federal Aviation Administration enforcement of mandatory retirement at age 60.

The bill, known as the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act, would take effect immediately if passed.

Pilots will still be bound by the Convention on International Civil Aviation, an international agreement requiring that a pilot over age 60 not be allowed to pilot an international flight without another pilot...
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