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ECJ case re age limit for commercial airline pilots - Fries v Lufthansa CityLine GmbH (2017) (C-190/16) [ECJ] 05.07.17 (Unreported)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Air transport — Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 — Annex I, point FCL.065(b) — Holders of a pilot’s licence who have attained the age of 65 prohibited from acting as pilots of aircraft engaged in commercial air transport — Validity — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 15 — Freedom of occupation — Article 21 — Equal treatment — Discrimination on grounds of age — Commercial air transport — Concept. HELD that the EU law provision establishing an age limit of 65 for commercial airline pilots transporting passengers, cargo or mail was justified by the aim of ensuring civil aviation safety in Europe.

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Category: Employment » Age discrimination; EC Law. Keyword(s): Commercial pilots. Area(s) of law: Employment; Transport.

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