WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday voted against raising the airline pilot retirement age to 67 from 65 as part of a broader aviation reform bill that would boost safety inspectors and air traffic controllers.

The U.S. House in July voted 351-69 on a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration that would hike the mandatory retirement age to 67. The Senate Commerce Committee voted 14-13 to reject the retirement age hike. The committee is expected to approve its aviation reform bill later Thursday that prohibits airlines from charging fees for families to sit together and requires airlines to accept vouchers and credits for at least five years. (Reporting by David Shepardson)