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USA vote on retired airline pilots at age 67

House approves legislation that raises retirement age

The US House of Congress has passed legislation that would again authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to raise the retirement age for pilots from 65 to 67. This is an initiative that aims to limit the current severe shortage of personnel at aircraft commands, a measure that will last for five years. The proposal will now pass to the scrutiny of the Senate.

With a vote of 351 to 69, lawmakers approved the bill called Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in the American Aviation Act. Part of the House welcomed the proposal with skepticism, believing that such a move could endanger flight safety standards, as well as those for the health of pilots and passengers.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency