U.S. senator proposes raising mandatory commercial pilot retirement age to 67

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters)Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday said he is proposing legislation that would raise the mandatory commercial pilot retirement age to 67 from 65.

Graham’s proposal would require pilots over the age of 65 to maintain a first-class medical certification, which must be renewed every six months.

The proposal comes as many regional airlines have said they face significant pilot shortages.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Mark Porter)

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