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Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness

COSCAP - South Asia

Master Minimum Equipment List/ Minimum Equipment List Policy and Procedures Manual

Master Minimum Equipment List

Master Minimum Equipment List/Minimum Equipment List Policy and Procedures Manual

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Foreword

This Manual has been prepared in accordance with the Civil Aviation Rules / Regulations of (Insert country) for the use and guidance of Civil Aviation Authority and Industry personnel and contains all the relevant information with respect to the philosophy, development and approval of the Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) and Minimum Equipment List (MEL). (Insert NAA/country) Operations and Airworthiness Inspectors are expected to use good judgement in matters where specific guidance has not been given and be aware of the need for revision to the present information as new requirements evolve. Permission is granted by (Insert NAA/country) to copy this Manual as required. While use of this material has been authorized, (Insert NAA/country) shall not be responsible for the manner in which the information is presented, nor for any interpretations thereof. Print versions of this Manual may or may not be updated to include amendments made to original content. For up-to-date information, contact CAA Headquarters at (address).

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Record of AmendmentsAmendment No. Date Pages Affected Date Entered Initials

AcronymsAFM AMO AWM CARs CDL DDG DDPG ETOPS FARs IFR IMC MCM MEL MMEL OPI PAI POI VFR VMC Aircraft Flight Manual Approved Maintenance Organization Airworthiness Manual Civil Aviation Regulations Configuration Deviation List Dispatch Deviation Guide Dispatch Deviation Procedures Guide Extended Range Twin Operations Federal Aviation Regulations Instrument Flight Rules Instrument Meteorological Conditions Maintenance Control Manual Minimum Equipment List Master Minimum Equipment List Office of Principal Interest Principal Airworthiness Inspector Principal Operations Inspector Visual Flight Rules Visual Meteorological Conditions

Table of ContentsForeword ................................................................................................................................................... Record of Amendments ............................................................................................................................ Acronyms..................................................................................................................................................

Chapter 1 Introduction ...............................................................................................................1-11.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Definitions..............................................................................................................................1-1 The Master Minimum Equipment List...................................................................................1-1 Dispatch with Inoperative Equipment....................................................................................1-1 Legal Basis .............................................................................................................................1-1 Installed Equipment................................................................................................................1-2 Equipment Included in the MMEL ........................................................................................1-2

Chapter 2 Master Minimum Equipment List ................................................................2-12.1 2.2 Acceptance Authority.............................................................................................................2-1 MMEL Philosophy.................................................................................................................2-1 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.2.4 2.2.5 2.2.6 2.2.7 2.2.8 2.3 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 Level of Safety.......................................................................................................2-1 Maintaining the Level of Safety.............................................................................2-1 Example of Justification of a MMEL Item ............................................................2-2 Methods of Justification of MMEL Items..............................................................2-2 Optional Equipment .............................................................................................2-3 Redundant Items ....................................................................................................2-3 Quantitative Safety Analysis..................................................................................2-3 Qualitative Safety Analysis....................................................................................2-4 MMEL Source .......................................................................................................2-4 MMEL Justification ...............................................................................................2-4

Development of a MMEL ......................................................................................................2-4

2.4 Source MMELs Policy ........................................................................................................................2-4 Third country MMELs ...........................................................................................................2-5 Temporary or Interim MMEL Revisions ...............................................................................2-5 MMEL Format .......................................................................................................................2-5 MMEL Page Format...............................................................................................................2-5 Operating and Maintenance Procedures ...............................................................................2-6 Prohibited Items .....................................................................................................................2-6

2.11

Repair Interval Categories .........................................................................................................................2-6

Category A ................................................................................................................................................2-6 Category B ................................................................................................................................................2-7 Category C ............................................................................................................................2-7 Category D ................................................................................................................................................2-7 Category Format ........................................................................................................................................2-7 2.12 MMEL Procedures.....................................................................................................................................2-7 2.12.1 2.12.2 2.12.3 2.12.4 2.12.5 General 2-7 Draft MMEL ..........................................................................................................................2-8 Draft MMEL Review ............................................................................................................2-8 Approval and Publication.......................................................................................................2-8 Revisions to MMELs .............................................................................................................2-8 Approval of Revisions............................................................................................................2-8 Approval Process....................................................................................................................2-8 MMEL Revision Status ........................................................................................................2-8

Chapter 33.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7

MEL Policy and Procedures.........................................................................3-1

MEL Purpose..........................................................................................................................3-1 MEL Definition ......................................................................................................................3-1 MEL Intent .............................................................................................................................3-1 MEL Limitation......................................................................................................................3-2 Audit of Operator MELs ....................................................................................................... 3-2 Applicability...........................................................................................................................3-2 3.6.1 3.7.1 3.7.2 3.7.3 3.7.4 3.7.5 Legal Basis.............................................................................................................3-2 Approval Authority ................................................................................................3-2 Initial Application Information ..............................................................................3-2 MMEL Status.........................................................................................................3-3 MMEL Acquisition ......................................