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July 18, 2023

Aviation Unions Oppose Raising Pilot Retirement Age

Compelling Argument Presented in Letter to Congress

A number of like-minded aviation unions have sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter supports a proposed amendment to the pending FAA Reauthorization Bill. Subject amendment seeks to maintain 65-years as the compulsory retirement age for Part 121 pilots.

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UAL and Pilots Reach Agreement in Principle

The Fruits of Persistence

After more than four-years of negotiations, United Airlines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) reached an Agreement In Principle (AIP) with United’s management. The agreement occasions a milestone for United pilots and includes substantial increases in monetary compensation, as well as hard-won improvements to aviators’ quality of life.

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