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Nose Low
1st Aug 2001, 05:32
Can anyone comment on the differences between European companies and US companies with respect to age as a related factor for first-time hiring at air carriers?

GlueBall
2nd Aug 2001, 05:56
UA has hired some pilots in their early 50s, but pilots with significant experience. By doing so, the airline can avoid future age discrimination law suits.

Currently, U.S. Legislators are debating a Bill to raise the mandatory age 60 retirement rule for FAA air carrier, and Scheduled Commuter pilots.

Age 63 may be a compromise limit among those advocating no raise and those advocating a raise to age 65.

Curiously, ALPA is against raising the age limit. Airline managements are in favor.

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