NetJets implements age limit for pilots

Pilots at the world’s largest private jet operator will now need to retire at age 70, according to a policy NetJets implemented this month.

By Doug Gollan, January 14, 2024

NetJets has implemented an age 70 limit for pilots.

The news was reported by Aviation International News, citing communications from the NetJets Association of Shared Pilots, the union representing the fractional operator’s flight crews.

NetJets officials declined to comment.

The report says that the move impacted fewer than 100 pilots, and they were removed from the schedule earlier this month.

The age cap had been under consideration since at least 2018.

According to AIN, the move came after a Texas judge denied an injunction for eight NetJets pilots preventing the mandatory retirement age from being implemented.

NJASAP has warned that many pilots plan to exit the world’s largest private jet flight provider if they don’t get a mid-contract raise and other benefits.

The flight provider has countered by saying that it continues to meet hiring goals and has been able to replace pilots who have left.

Last month, NetJets said it had offered a package that would have seen its pilots see a 52.5% increase in competition.

The current contract runs through 2028.

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