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Pilots’ age limits workshop

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Start date : 18/03/2019
End date : 19/03/2019
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Cologne, Germany
European Aviation Safety Agency, Other bodies and agencies,
Employment and social rights, Transport and travel,

This workshop will be dedicated to the assessment of current pilots' age limits in the context of the increasing life expectancy in many European countries.

Pilot age limits are intended to mitigate the risk of a sudden incapacitation due to the higher cardiovascular risk and the degenerative effect of ageing on all body systems. Throughout the aviation history age limits have been increased along with the increase of human life expectancy and decrease of mortality and morbidity due to age related medical conditions.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) outsourced a research study commencing in late 2017 to evaluate if and how the increase of life expectancy is linked with the morbidity rates, and consequently the incidence and effect of age-related medical conditions for pilots.

The aim of this workshop is to present the result of the study, learn about other practices, and consult with the main stakeholders on the evolution of age limits.

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