Task:

M3.3.86  Approve a 14 CFR Part 125 Operator/Applicant’s Minimum Equipment List (MEL)/Configuration Deviation List (CDL)/Revision

Function:

Duty:

3.0  Certification

3.3  Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task # 3.3.86

1985 Allen Corp Task # 1.3.25

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

5

3

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

3312

3313

 

 

 

 

S

O

M

E

F

A

C

T

5312

5313

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

Legal References:

49 USC § 40113            Administrative

49 USC § 44701            General Requirements

49 USC § 44702            Issuance of Certificates

49 USC § 44704            Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates

49 USC § 44705            Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC § 44713            Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose:

Evaluate and approve an operator/applicant's Minimum Equipment List (MEL)/Configuration Deviation List (CDL) Program/revision to ensure that all policies, procedures and controls meet regulatory requirements

 

Significant Interfaces:

Operator/Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office

Regional Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Certification Office

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team

Flight Operations Evaluation Board

 

Procedural Guidance:

14 CFR Part 125,             Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons on Board such Aircraft

Order 1380.51,                 Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                   Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Master Minimum Equipment List Standard Interim Revisions, Found at FAA web site: http://www.opspecs.com/FAAInfo/PolicyLetters/Final/byPL_Number.htm

Master Minimum Equipment List, as Applicable

Operator’s General Maintenance Manual

Aircraft Maintenance Manual

Aircraft Operating Manual

Approved Airplane Flight Manual

 

NOTE: Ensure you are using the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.


 

Steps, Sub-Steps & Knowledges

Recommended Training

 

1.         Receive operator’s Minimum Equipment List/Configuration Deviation List

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            1.1        Open PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Evaluate MEL

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.1        Ensure operator’s proposed Minimum Equipment List addresses all items in Master Minimum Equipment List

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.2        Ensure number of equipment items listed agrees with number of actually installed according to current airplane equipment list

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.3        Ensure the “Remarks or Exceptions” column includes all restrictions and special provisions of the Master Minimum Equipment List; all required maintenance procedures are identified by an “M”; specific reference to the document containing maintenance procedures is included

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.4        Review all maintenance procedures described in the “Remarks and Exemptions” column for completeness

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.5        Ensure the operator has a revision for the proposed Minimum Equipment List to guarantee changes to the Master Minimum Equipment List will be reflected

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.6        Ensure Standard MEL Preamble is used in its entirety, without modification

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.7        Ensure the list includes a Table of Contents and pages are numbered according to applicable Air Transport Association numbering system

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            2.8        Ensure all abbreviations and symbols used in the document are defined

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

3.         Ensure required procedures are developed and included in operator/applicant’s maintenance manual

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

4.         Analyze findings

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

5.         Schedule and conduct meeting with appropriate FAA personnel

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            5.1        Schedule a meeting to brief the operator

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

6.         Task outcomes

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            6.1        Close PTRS record

                                    K:         Order 1380.51

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            6.2        Completion of task, resulting in letter of authorization or formal letter of disapproval

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

            6.3        File all supporting paperwork in operator/applicant's district office file

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3

 

7.         Future activities

 

            7.1        Conduct normal surveillance

                                    K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3