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Congress Passes Age-65 Bill, Bypassing FAA Rule Change
Short-circuiting an FAA rulemaking that likely would have stretched into 2009, Congress passed the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act, a bill to increase the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots to 65 from 60. The bill stripped Age-65 provisions out of the FAA reauthorization bill and put them in a stand-alone bill that passed both houses without opposition.