Task:†††††

O3.3.86†† Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 125 Operator's Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

Function:†

Duty:†††††

3.0†† Certification

3.3†† Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

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Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:†

Y

 

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PTRS Tracking

Specialty

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Legal References :

 

49 USC 40104†††††††††††††† Promotion of Civil Aeronautics and Safety of Air Commerce

49 USC 40113†††††††††††††† Administrative

49 USC 44701†††††††††††††† General Requirements

49 USC 44702†††††††††††††† Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705†††††††††††††† Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44713†††††††††††††† Inspection and Maintenance

 

Purpose :

To evaluate and approve a 14 CFR Part 125 operator's minimum equipment list which allows revenue flight with certain inoperative components

 

Significant Interfaces :

Operator

Certificate Holding District Office

Program Management Branch

Aircraft Evaluation Group

 

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

Order 1380.51,††††††††††††††††††††††††† Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-42 (as amended),††††††††† Extended Range Operation with Two-Engine Airplanes (ETOPS)

AC 125-1 (as amended),††††††††††† Operators of Large Airplanes Subject to Federal Aviation Regulation 14 CFR Part 125

DOT-TSC-FA075-89-44,†††††††††† Subsystem Access Guide for the Aviation Safety Analysis System

Policy Letter PL-025†††††††††††††††† Policy Concerning MMEL: Definitions

Policy Letter PL-034†††††††††††††††† MMEL & MEL Preamble

 

NOTE: Policy Letters can be found at FAA web site: http://www.opspecs.com/FAAInfo/PolicyLetters/Final/byPL_Number.htm

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

 

Forms :

 

FAA Form 8000-36,††††† PTRS Transmittal Form

FAA Form 8400-8,††††††† Operations Specifications

FAA Form 8430-7,††††††† Master Minimum Equipment List

 

 

 


1.†††††††† Determine need for evaluating MEL

†††††††††††

††††††††††† 1.1††††††† Open PTRS record

†††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Order 1380.51

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

 

2.†††††††† Access master minimum equipment list subsystem (MMELS) or

††††††††††† AFS-260 bulletin board and download MMEL for specific aircraft

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† MMELS district office level user manual

 

††††††††††† 2.1††††††† Provide operator with copy of MMEL

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† MMELS

 

††††††††††† 2.2†††† Evaluate MEL submitted by operator

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Fig. 4-45 †

 

††††††††††† 2.3††††††† Compare operator's MEL to MMEL

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† AC 120-42 (as amended)

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† AC 125-1 (as amended)

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Policy Letter PL-025

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Policy Letter PL-034

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† MMEL preamble and definitions

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† MMELS, MMEL policy book

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Airplane flight manual

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Operators general maintenance manual

 

3.†††††††† Approve operator's MEL

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Fig. 4-46

††††††††††† 3.1††††††† Issue operations specification paragraph D-95

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

 

3.2                            Document approval of MEL

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

 

3.3                            Maintain copy of approved MEL in certificate holding

district office

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

4.†††††††† Disapprove operatorís MEL for being less restrictive or not based on the MMEL

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

 

5.†††††††† Receive modified MEL from operator for approval of existing MEL

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† MMEL preamble

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Policy Letter PL-025

 

6.†††††††† Receive notification from MMEL subsystem that a mandatory revision has occurred

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† MMEL Subsystem Automatic Notification†††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Policy Letter PL-025

 

7.†††††††† Close PTRS record

††††††††††††††††††††††† K:†††††††† Order 1380.51

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