ATA takes role on pilot age committee

The Air Transport Association of America has announced its participation on the Federal Aviation
Administration newly formed Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Committee to review the International Civil Aviation Organization revised standard for pilot retirement age.The Age 60 ARC, announced yesterday by the FAA, provides a forum for the
U.S. aviation community to discuss the new ICAO standard, make
recommendations as to whether the U.S. should adopt that standard, and
determine what actions would be necessary if FAA were to change the
regulation to meet the new ICAO standard.

ARC members include airline, union and medical representatives and
signify a cross section of the industry. The committee is co-chaired by
heads of ATA and the Air Line Pilots Association.


“Our kickoff meeting focused on reviewing the charter and establishing
committee protocols,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “The
committee also established work groups to begin formulating positions on
a variety of issues associated with any potential change to the Age 60



The committee will reconvene in late October to review work group
progress and begin formulation of its final report.