Safer Skies

Forbes, Steve
January 2008
Forbes Asia;1/28/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p10
The author explains that one of the few pieces of positive news concerning the crisis-plagued U.S. airline industry is that the federal government has finally raised the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots to 65 from 60. This move is right because pilots are in short supply. Some 3,000 pilots reach the age of 60 each year; more than half are now expected to stay on, as long as they continue to pass their frequent physicals and regular piloting exams.


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