New US law may worsen Indian pilot shortage

Mumbai: A new US federal law passed mid-December may make it difficult for airline companies in India to recruit retired expatriate pilots to meet growing shortages.The new law passed by the US government and called Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots…

Bush Signs Pilot Retirement Age Act

President Bush signed the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act (H.R.4343) into law on Friday, thus raising the retirement age for commercial pilots from 60 to 65.The bill passed unanimously through both houses of Congress last week. Introduced last Tuesday…

Indian pilots resent better pay to expats

New Delhi: Sparks are flying between Indian and expat pilots who are increasingly being hired by airlines here to meet the flier shortage.A section of Indian pilot community is seething over the disparity between their emoluments – ranging from a…

US Senate Passes Age 65 Legislation

One day after the House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure increasing the mandatory retirement age for US commercial pilots to 65, the Senate voted its approval for the legislation as well, sending the bill to the president’s desk.As ANN…