President George Bush signed the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act into law late Thursday, hours after it was approved by the US Senate, raising the mandatory retirement age for US airline pilots to 65 from 60, which had been in place since 1959 (ATWOnline, Dec. 14). "The determined efforts of Congress have averted a lengthy federal rulemaking process while enabling some of our nation's most experienced pilots to keep flying," FAA said in a statement. The new law allows both pilots ...

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