Task:

O3.4.54 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 142 Operator's Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Initial or Revision

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.4 Air Agency Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

 

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

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Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

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PTRS Tracking

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Legal References :

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

49 USC 40113 Administrative

49 USC 44702 Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44707 Examining and Rating Air Agencies

 

Purpose :

To evaluate and approve an agency's MEL

 

Significant Interfaces :

Air Agency

Certificate Holding District Office (CHDO)

Program Management Branch

Aircraft Evaluation Group

Aircraft Manufacturer

Flight Operations Evaluation Board (FOEB)

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 142, Training Centers

Order 1380.51, Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

VS-ASAS-D-5135, Master Minimum Equipment List Subsystem (MMELS) District Office

Level User Manual

Approved Airplane Flight Manual

FAA-P-1380-1 AFS-900-0698 Vital Information Subsystem - Flight Standards Automation System (VIS)

 

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

Forms :

 

FAA Form 8000-36, PTRS Transmittal Form

FAA Form 8430-7, Minimum Equipment List


1. Receive request from air agency to approve Minimum Equipment List

K: Master Minimum Equipment List Preamble

 

2. Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

 

3. Access the Master Minimum Equipment List Subsystem (MMELS) or AFS-260 bulletin board and download the Master Minimum Equipment List for the specific aircraft

K: Master Minimum Equipment List Subsystem District Office Level User Manual

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2 Chap. 10, Sec. 1

 

3.1. Provide Air Agency with copy of Master Minimum Equipment List

K: Master Minimum Equipment List Subsystem

K. Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec. 2

 

4. Evaluate Minimum Equipment List submitted by Air Agency

K. Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec. 2

 

4.1 Compare Air Agency's minimum equipment list to master minimum equipment list

K: Master Minimum Equipment List Preamble and Definitions

K: Master Minimum Equipment List Subsystem, MMEL Policy Book

K: Airplane Flight Manual

 

4.2 Disapprove Air Agency Minimum Equipment List for being less restrictive or not based on the Master Minimum Equipment List

K. Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec. 2

 

4.2.1 Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

 

5. Approve Air Agencys Minimum Equipment List

K. Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec. 2

 

6. Document the evaluation of a Minimum Equipment List

 

6.1 Maintain a copy of Approved Minimum Equipment List in Certificate Holding District Office

K. Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec. 2

 

6.2                            Update Vital Information System (VIS)

K: VIS

 

7. Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51