US Senator Introduces Legislation to Raise Pilot Retirement Age to 67

26th Jul 2022

A number of US Politicians have introduced legislation which outlines a proposal to raise the mandatory commercial pilot retirement age to 67 from 65 in the United States.

The proposal, which would require pilots over age 65 to pass a rigorous medical screening every six months, follows complaints of pilot shortages by many regional airlines.

The Regional Airline Association praised the legislation, saying a pilot shortage has resulted in 500 aircraft “parked and 315 communities losing air service. Raising the mandatory pilot retirement age is part of the solution to a critical issue with rippling effects.”

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