US Legislators to Propose to Increase Pilot Retirement Age from 65 to 67

07th Aug 2022

US legislators led by Senator Lindsey Graham are proposing to increase pilot retirement age from 65 to 67 amidst the looming pilot shortage the country has ever had. The retirement age is one among many reasons why there is a pilot shortage.

According to Regional Airline Association, if pilots will retire at age 65, 13 percent of pilots will be out service within 5 years.

US Department of Transportation Secretary Captain Dan Gogel said that the current pilot retirement age is there due to safety reason. He instead said that it’s best to look for other ways to combat pilot shortage than putting safety at risk.

Video Credit – NBC News

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