For Immediate Release
Contact: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, email@example.com
AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner made the following statement today in response to the FAA's proposed lifting of the low age ceiling for airline pilots:
"There has never been a documented increase in accident rates among older pilots. That's why AARP has consistently pushed for elimination of arbitrary—and discriminatory—retirement age limits for pilots and others in the workforce. Today's FAA announcement is an important signal that workers should be judged on the basis of their individual ability, not on unfounded assumptions and stereotypes about age."
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