Canada Will Evaluate Human-Rights Implications Of Age-60 Rule


Pilots in the U.S. have been protesting for years that the FAA’s mandatory age-60 retirement rule is age discrimination, but in Canada, pilots are taking the issue before a human-rights tribunal. A group called the Fly Past 60 Coalition says the contract between Air Canada and the pilots’ union “forces healthy, competent and motivated airline pilots to retire from Air Canada at age 60, notwithstanding the fact that Canadian law allows individuals to continue to be licensed and to operate as airline pilots until age 65.” Air Canada maintains that its retirement policy doesn’t contravene the Canadian Human Rights Act. The case is scheduled to be heard in January.