Senior Pilots Coalition Hopes To Shoot Down Age Law

Law360 (January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A coalition representing senior pilots said Tuesday it would challenge a recently passed law that seeks to ground them once they hit 65, accusing the legislation of being age discriminatory.

The Senior Pilots Coalition, a group formed to end mandatory retirement ages in the U.S. commercial airline industry, will try to get the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act repealed under the Declaratory Judgment Act.

Currently, federal aviation law forces pilots to retire at 60. The new act raises the mandatory retirement age to 65, but...
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