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Age-60 Rule: the end is in sight.
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PMID:  17571666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent implementation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) amendment 167 to Annex 1 allows pilots from ICAO contracting states to fly until 65 yr old. In response to the new ICAO standard, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commissioned an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to make recommendations on whether the FAA should retain or amend the Age-60 Rule. Unable to reach a consensus, the ARC formed two working groups and submitted two position papers with opposing views. After reviewing the ARC's report, the FAA has decided to move toward raising the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 60 to 65. In this article, we provide a brief review of the ICAO's amendment to the age limit and discuss the various implications of this new international standard.
Anna Cornell; Susan P Baker; Guohua Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-18     Completed Date:  2007-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  624-6     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Emergency Medicine, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5801 Smith Ave., Davis Bldg., Ste. 3220, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aviation / organization & administration,  standards*
Eligibility Determination
Middle Aged
Retirement / standards*

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