AirTran Airways voiced its support for US FAA's initiative to raise the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots to 65 from 60. FAA expects to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by year end (ATWOnline, Jan. 31). The National Pilots Assn., which represents AirTran's 1,400 pilots, recently voted unanimously to allow pilots an additional five years of flying. Meanwhile, the Air Line Pilots Assn. is waiting for the May release of a report prepared by its Age 60 Blue Ribbon Panel before ...

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