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DEFINITIONS

1. System Definitions.

System numbers are based on the Air Transport Association (ATA) Specification Number 100 and items are numbered sequentially.

a. "Item" (Column 1) means the equipment, system, component, or function listed in the "Item" column.

b. "Number Installed" (Column 2) is the number (quantity) of items normally installed in the aircraft. This number represents the aircraft configuration considered in developing this MMEL. Should the number be a variable (e.g., passenger cabin items) a number is not required.

c. "Number Required for Dispatch" (Column 3) is the minimum number (quantity) of items required for operation provided the conditions specified in Column 4 are met.

NOTE: Where the MMEL shows a variable number required for dispatch, the MEL must reflect the actual number required for dispatch or an alternate means of configuration control approved by the Administrator.

d. "Remarks or Exceptions" (Column 4) in this column includes a statement either prohibiting or permitting operation with a specific number of items inoperative, provisos (conditions and limitations) for such operation, and appropriate notes.

e. A vertical bar (change bar) in the margin indicates a change, addition or deletion in the adjacent text for the current revision of that page only. The change bar is dropped at the next revision of that page.

2. "Airplane/Rotorcraft Flight Manual" (AFM/RFM) is the document required for type certification and approved by the responsible FAA Aircraft Certification Office. The FAA approved AFM/RFM for the specific aircraft is listed on the applicable Type Certificate Data Sheet.

3. "As required by FAR" means that the listed item is subject to certain provisions (restrictive or permissive) expressed in the Federal Aviation Regulations operating rules. The number of items required by the FAR must be operative. When the listed item is not required by FAR it may be inoperative for the time specified by repair category.  The term “14 CFR” may be substituted for “FAR” in MMELs or operator MELs.

4. Each inoperative item must be placarded to inform and remind the crewmembers and maintenance personnel of the equipment condition.

NOTE: To the extent practical, placards should be located adjacent to the control or indicator for the item affected; however, unless otherwise specified, placard wording and location will be determined by the operator.

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5."-" symbol in Column 2 and/or Column 3 indicates a variable number (quantity) of the item installed.

6. "Deleted" in the remarks column after a sequence item indicates that the item was previously listed but is now required to be operative if installed in the aircraft.

7."ER" refers to extended range operations of a two-engine airplane (ETOPS) which has a type design approval for ER operations (ETOPS) and complies with the provisions of Advisory Circular 120-42A.

8. "Federal Aviation Regulations" (FAR) means the applicable portions of the Federal Aviation Act and Federal Aviation Regulations.

9. "Flight Day" means a 24 hour period (from midnight to midnight) either Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) or local time, as established by the operator, during which at least one flight is initiated for the affected aircraft.

10. "Icing Conditions" means an atmospheric environment that may cause ice to form on the aircraft (structural) or in the engine(s) (induction).

11. Alphabetical symbol in Column 4 indicates a proviso (condition or limitation) that must be complied with for operation with the listed item inoperative.

12. ”Inoperative" means a system and/or component malfunction to the extent that it does not accomplish its intended purpose and/or is not consistently functioning normally within its approved operating limit(s) or tolerance(s).

13. ”Notes:" in Column 4 provides additional information for crewmember or maintenance consideration. Notes are used to identify applicable material which is intended to assist with compliance, but do not relieve the operator of the responsibility for compliance with all applicable requirements. Notes are not a part of the provisos.

14. Inoperative components of an inoperative system: Inoperative items which are components of a system which is inoperative are usually considered components directly associated with and having no other function than to support that system. (Warning/caution systems associated with the inoperative system must be operative unless relief is specifically authorized per the MMEL).

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15. "(M)" symbol indicates a requirement for a specific maintenance procedure which must be accomplished prior to operation with the listed item inoperative. Normally these procedures are accomplished by maintenance personnel; however, other personnel may be qualified and authorized to perform certain functions. Procedures requiring specialized knowledge or skill, or requiring the use of tools or test equipment should be accomplished by maintenance personnel. The satisfactory accomplishment of all maintenance procedures, regardless of who performs them, is the responsibility of the operator. Appropriate procedures are required to be published as part of the operator's manual or MEL.

16. "(O)" symbol indicates a requirement for a specific operations procedure that must be accomplished in planning for and/or operating with the listed item inoperative. Normally these procedures are accomplished by the flight crew however, other personnel may be qualified and authorized to perform certain functions. The satisfactory accomplishment of all procedures, regardless of who performs them, is the responsibility of the operator. Appropriate procedures are required to be published as a part of the operator's manual or MEL.

NOTE: The (M) and (O) symbols are required in the operator's MEL unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator.

17. "Deactivated" and "Secured" means that the specified component must be put into an acceptable condition for safe flight. An acceptable method of securing or deactivating will be established by the operator.

18. "Visual Flight Rules" (VFR) is as defined in FAR Part 91. This precludes a pilot from filing an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan.

19. "Visual Meteorological Conditions" (VMC) means the atmospheric environment is such that would allow a flight to proceed under the visual flight rules applicable to the flight. This does not preclude operating under Instrument Flight Rules.

20. "Visible Moisture" means an atmospheric environment containing water in any form that can be seen in natural or artificial light; for example, clouds, fog, rain, sleet, hail, or snow.

21. "Passenger Convenience Items" means those items related to passenger convenience, comfort or entertainment such as, but not limited to, galley equipment, movie equipment, ash trays, stereo equipment, overhead reading lamps, etc.

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22. Repair Intervals: All users of an MEL approved under FAR 121, 125, 129 and 135 must effect repairs of inoperative systems or components, deferred in accordance with the MEL, at or prior to the repair times established by the following letter designators:

Category A. Items in this category shall be repaired within the time interval specified in the remarks column of the operator's approved MEL.

Category B. Items in this category shall be repaired within three (3) consecutive calendar days (72 hours), excluding the day the malfunction was recorded in the aircraft maintenance record/logbook. For example, if it were recorded at 10 a.m. on January 26th, the three-day interval would begin at midnight the 26th and end at midnight the 29th.

Category C. Items in this category shall be repaired within ten (10) consecutive calendar days (240 hours), excluding the day the malfunction was recorded in the aircraft maintenance record/logbook. For example, if it were recorded at 10 a.m. on January 26th, the 10-day interval would begin at midnight the 26th and end at midnight February 5th.

Category D. Items in this category shall be repaired within one hundred and twenty (120) consecutive calendar days (2880 hours), excluding the day the malfunction was recorded in the aircraft maintenance log and/or record.

The letter designators are inserted adjacent to Column 2.

23. Electronic fault alerting system – General

New generation aircraft display system fault indications to the flight crew by use of computerized display systems. Each aircraft manufacturer has incorporated individual design philosophies in determining the data that would be represented. The following are customized definitions (specific to each manufacturer) to help determine the level of messages affecting the aircraft's dispatch status.  When preparing the MEL document, operators are to select the proper Definition No. 23 for their aircraft, if appropriate.

BOEING (B-757/767, B-747-400, B-777)

Boeing airplanes equipped with Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting Systems (EICAS) provide different priority levels of system messages (WARNING, CAUTION, ADVISORY, STATUS and MAINTENANCE).  Any messages that affect airplane dispatch status will be displayed at a STATUS message level or higher. The absence of an EICAS STATUS or higher level (WARNING, CAUTION, ADVISORY) indicates that the system/component is operating within its approved operating limits or tolerances.

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System conditions that result only in a maintenance level message, i.e. no correlation with a higher level EICAS message, do not affect dispatch and do not require action other than as addressed within an operator’s standard maintenance program.

b. Boeing (B-717, MD-10, MD-11)

These aircraft are equipped with an alerting function, which is a subsystem within the Electronic Instrument System (EIS). The alerting function provides various levels of system condition alerts (WARNING, CAUTION, ADVISORY, MAINTENANCE and STATUS).

Alerts that affect aircraft dispatch will include WARNING, CAUTION, STATUS or MAINTENANCE level. MAINTENANCE alerts are displayed on the status page of the EIS display panel under the maintenance heading.

A MAINTENANCE alert on the EIS indicates the presence of a system fault, which can be identified by the Central Fault Display System (CFDS) interrogation. The systems are designed to be fault tolerant, however, for any MAINTENANCE alert, the MEL must be verified for dispatch purposes.

c. AIRBUS (A-300-600, A-310, A-318/320/319/321, A-330, A-340)

Airbus aircraft equipped with Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) provide different levels of system condition messages (WARNING, CAUTION, STATUS, and ADVISORY). A-318/320/319/ 321, A-330, and A-340 also provide MAINTENANCE status messages.

Any message that affects airplane dispatchability will normally be at the WARNING, CAUTION or STATUS level. MAINTENANCE messages (A-318/319/320/321, A-330, and A-340 only) are also indicated on ECAM Status Page below the white Maintenance label.

A MAINTENANCE status (Class II) message on ECAM indicates the presence of a system fault, which can be identified by CFDS (A-318/319/320/321) or CMS (A-330/A- 340) interrogation. The systems are designed to be fault tolerant. For A- 318/319/320/321, MAINTENANCE STATUS (Class II) does not affect dispatch but are listed in the MMEL.  Dispatch is allowed without specific conditions except for:

-  BLUE RSVR MAINTENANCE status:  If applicable, and

-  AIR BLEED MAINTENANCE status: As applicable.

For the A-330 and A-340, MAINTENANCE status messages do not affect dispatch.

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d.  FOKKER (FK-100)

Fokker aircraft are equipped with Multi Function Display System (MFDS), which provides electronic message referring to the different priority levels of system information (WARNING (red), CAUTION (amber), AWARENESS (cyan) AND STATUS (white).  Any messages that affect aircraft dispatch will be at the WARNING, CAUTION or AWARENESS level.  In these cases the MEL must be verified for dispatch capability and maintenance may be required.

System conditions that only require maintenance are not ¦presented on the flight deck. These maintenance indications/messages may be presented on the Maintenance & Test Panel (MAP) or the Centralized Fault Display Unit (CFDU) and by dedicated Built in Test Evaluation (BITE) of systems.

e.  CANADAIR  (CL-65, CL-604)

Canadair aircraft equipped with Engine Indication and Crew Alerting Systems (EICAAS) provide four classes of messages (WARNING, CAUTION, ADVISORY, and STATUS). Any message that affects aircraft dispatch will be at the WARNING, CAUTION, or STATUS level.

System conditions that only require maintenance are not visible to the flight crew.  These maintenance indications/messages are only activated by maintenance personnel using the Maintenance Diagnostics Computer.

f.  EMBRAER (EMB-135/145, ERJ-170/190 Series)

The EMB-135/145 and ERJ-170/190 are equipped with an Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) that provides three different message levels:  WARNING, CAUTION, and ADVISORY.  The ERJ-170/190 Series add STATUS messages.

Failures that effect dispatchability are presented to the flight crew at one of these levels. Other failures may be presented only to the maintenance personnel on the Multi Function Display (MFD) maintenance pages or through the download of the Central Maintenance Computer (CMC).  System conditions that result only in a maintenance level message, i.e. no correlation with a higher level EICAS message, do not affect dispatch and do not require action other than as addressed within an operator’s standard maintenance program.

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g.  GULFSTREAM (G-IV, G-V, GV-SP, and GIV-X)

Gulfstream airplanes equipped with EICAS provide different priority levels of system messages:  WARNING (red), CAUTION (amber), ADVISORY, STATUS and MAINTENANCE (cyan or blue).  Any WARNING or CAUTION message affects airplane dispatch status and requires that the Airplane Flight Manual or the MEL be used to determine dispatch capability.  STATUS messages which indicate a system failure (e.g., FMS-1 fail) require that the Airplane Flight Manual or the MEL be used to determine dispatch capability.  Maintenance messages do not affect airplane dispatch status.  They indicate the presence of a system fault, which can be identified by Maintenance Data Acquisition Unit (MDAU on the G-V) interrogation, Central Maintenance Computer (CMC on the GV-SP/GIV-X) interrogation or by reference to the Airplane Flight Manual.

h.  De- HAVILLAND (DASH 8 SERIES 400)

Series 400 aircraft are equipped with a Caution/Warning Panel that annunciates all cautions and warnings.  Advisory messages are displayed by the Electronic Indication System (EIS) or individual advisory lights supplied in the cockpit.

“Class 1 failures” are failures that prevent continued operation of a specific Line Replacement Unit or channel and are annunciated via advisory messages:  caution, warning or advisory lights in the flight compartment.  Dispatch with such posted failures is to be in accordance with the MMEL.

“Class 2 failures” are failures, which do not prevent continued system function.  These faults will not be annunciated to the flight crew and the absence of the higher-level alert (warning, caution, advisory) indicates that the system/component is operating within its approved operating limits or tolerances.  Such faults would be evident during maintenance interrogation performed during maintenance activities.  Class 2 faults do not affect dispatch and will be listed in the Fault Isolation Manual (FIM).  Class 2 faults will be left to the discretion of the operators when these faults are to be rectified.

24. "Administrative control item" means an item listed by the operator in the MEL for tracking and informational purposes. It may be added to an operator's MEL by approval of the Principal Operations Inspector provided no relief is granted, or provided conditions and limitations are contained in an approved document (i.e. Structural Repair Manual, airworthiness directive, etc.). If relief other than that granted by an approved document is sought for an administrative control item, a request must be submitted to the Administrator. If the request results in review and approval by the FOEB, the item becomes an MMEL item rather than an administrative control item.

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25."***" symbol in Column 1 indicates an item which is not required by regulation but which may have been installed on some models of aircraft covered by this MMEL. This item may be included on the operator's MEL after the approving office has determined that the item has been installed on one or more of the operator's aircraft. The symbol, however, shall not be carried forward into the operator's MEL. It should be noted that neither this policy nor the use of this symbol provides authority to install or remove an item from an aircraft.

26. "Excess Items" means those items that have been installed that are redundant to the requirements of the FARs.

27. "Day of Discovery" is the calendar day an equipment/instrument malfunction was recorded in the aircraft maintenance log and or record. This day is excluded from the calendar days or flight days specified in the MMEL for the repair of an inoperative item of equipment. This provision is applicable to all MMEL items, i.e., categories "A, B, C, and

28. “Considered Inoperative”, as used in the provisos means that item must be treated for dispatch, taxi and flight purposes as though it were inoperative.  The item shall not be used or operated until the original deferred item is repaired.  Additional actions include: documenting the item on the dispatch release (if applicable), placarding, and complying with all remarks, exceptions, and related MMEL provisions, including any (M) and (O) procedures and observing the repair category.

29. “Is not used” in the provisos, remarks or exceptions for an MMEL item may specify that another item relieved in the MMEL “is not used.”  In such cases, crewmembers should not activate, actuate, or otherwise utilize that component or system under normal operations.  It is not necessary for the operators to accomplish the (M) procedures associated with the item.  However, operational requirements must be complied with, and an additional placard must be affixed, to the extent practical, adjacent to the control or indicator for the item that is not used to inform crewmembers that a component or system is not to be used under normal operations.

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30. Nonessential equipment and furnishings (NEF) are those items installed on the aircraft as part of the original certification, supplemental type certificate, or engineering order that have no effect on the safe operation of flight and would not be required by the applicable certification rules or operational rules.  They are those items that if inoperative, damaged or missing have no effect on the aircraft’s ability to be operated safely under all operational conditions.  These nonessential items may be installed in areas including, but not limited to, the passenger compartment, flight deck area, service areas, cargo areas, crew rest areas, lavatories, and galley areas.  NEF items are not items already identified in the MEL or CDL of the applicable aircraft.  They do not include items that are functionally required to meet the certification rule or for compliance with any operational rule.  Operator’s NEF process shall not provide for deferral of items within serviceable limits identified in the manufacturer’s maintenance manual or operator’s approved maintenance program such as wears limits, fuel/hydraulic leak rates, oil consumption, etc.  Cosmetic items that are fully serviceable but worn or soiled may be deferred under an operator’s NEF process.

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PREAMBLE

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This preamble is applicable to, and will be included in, master minimum equipment lists (MMEL) issued under the provisions of Section 91.30(a) NEW Section 91.213(a)(2).It is not applicable to MMEL's issued under the provisions of Parts 121, 125, 129, and 135 of the FAR.

Except as provided in Section 91.30(d) NEW Section 91.213(d), or under the provisions of an approved MMEL, all equipment installed on an aircraft in compliance with the airworthiness standards or operating rules must be operative. Experience has shown that with the various levels of redundancy designed into modern aircraft, operation of every system or component installed may not be necessary when the remaining equipment can provide an acceptable level of safety.

An MMEL is developed by the FAA, with participation by the aviation industry, to improve aircraft utilization and thereby provide more convenient and economic air transportation for the public. The FAA-approved MMEL includes only those items of equipment which the Administrator finds may be inoperative and yet maintain an acceptable level of safety by appropriate conditions and limitations. The MMEL and FAA-issued letter of authorization are used as an MEL by an operator and permit operation of the aircraft with inoperative equipment.

The MMEL includes all items of installed equipment that are permitted to be inoperative. Equipment required by the FAR, and optional equipment in excess of FAR requirements, is included with appropriate conditions and limitations. For each listed item, the installed equipment configuration considered to be normal for the aircraft is specified. Items of equipment installed on aircraft (except for passenger convenience items such as galley equipment and passenger entertainment devices), such as "TCAS," windshear detection devices, and ground proximity warning systems (GPWS) that are in excess of what is required, and are not listed on the MMEL, must be operational for dispatch unless MMEL relief is sought through the FSDO having jurisdiction for the operator. If MMEL relief is sought, the operator must notify the FSDO who will make a request of the FOEB to convene and consider adding the equipment to the MMEL. The operator may then dispatch with the equipment disabled, or rendered inoperative, in accordance with all FAR. It is incumbent on the operator to endeavor to determine if O and/or M procedures for that equipment must be developed. If so, any procedures developed must comply with all FAR. Procedures developed to use the MMEL must not conflict with either the aircraft flight manual limitations, emergency procedures, or with airworthiness directives (AD), all of which take precedence over the MMEL and those procedures.

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Suitable conditions and limitations in the form of placards, maintenance procedures, crew operating procedures, and other restrictions, as necessary, are required to be accomplished by the operator to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is maintained. Those procedures should be developed from guidance provided in the manufacturer's aircraft flight and/or maintenance manuals, manufacturer's recommendations, engineering specifications, and other appropriate sources. Procedures must not be contrary to any FAR. Wherever the statement "as required by FAR" appears in the MMEL, the operator must either list the specific FAR by part and section and carry the FAR on board the aircraft or specify the requirements and/or limitations to conduct the flight in accordance with the appropriate FAR.

The MMEL is intended to permit operations with inoperative items of equipment for the minimum period of time necessary until repairs can be accomplished. It is important that repairs be accomplished at the earliest opportunity in order to return the aircraft to its design level of safety and reliability. Inoperative equipment in all cases must be repaired, or inspected and deferred, by qualified maintenance personnel at the next required inspection Section 91.165(c), NEW Section 91.405(c). The repair intervals indicated by the Letters A, B, and C inserted adjacent to column 2 are NOT applicable to this MMEL.

The MMEL provides for release of the aircraft for flight with inoperative equipment. When an item of equipment is discovered to be inoperative, it is reported by making an entry in the aircraft maintenance records. The item is then either repaired or deferred per the MMEL or other approved means acceptable to the Administrator prior to further operation. In addition to the specific MMEL conditions and limitations, determination by the operator that the aircraft is in condition for safe operations under anticipated flight conditions must be made for all items of inoperative equipment. When these requirements are met, the aircraft may be considered airworthy and returned to service. Operators are responsible for exercising the necessary operational control to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is maintained. When operating with multiple inoperative items, the interrelationship between those items, and the effect on aircraft operation and crew workload, must be considered. Operators are expected to establish a controlled and sound repair program, including the parts, personnel, facilities, procedures, and schedules to ensure timely repair.

WHEN USING THE MMEL, COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATED INTENT OF THE PREAMBLE, DEFINITIONS, CONDITIONS, AND LIMITATIONS SPECIFIED IN THE MMEL IS REQUIRED.

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Guidelines for (O) & (M) Procedures

The FOEB has identified a need for certain procedures to provide an adequate level of safety while providing relief for items of equipment included in this MMEL. These procedures must be established by the operator. The following guidelines are to help establish these required procedures:

Operations procedure to ensure that altitude restrictions for unpressurized flights are complied with.

Operations procedure to ensure that altitude restrictions for unpressurized flights are complied with.

Operations procedure to ensure Dump Switch is in the DUMP position.

Maintenance procedure to ensure one Outflow Valve is secured in the OPEN position.

Operations procedure to ensure aircraft is operated unpressurized and altitude restrictions are complied with.

Operations procedure to ensure aircraft is operated unpressurized.

Operations procedure to ensure aircraft can be safely flown in expected flight conditions.

Operations procedure to ensure aircraft limitations and applicable FARs are complied with.

Maintenance procedure to deactivate the Autopilot System and to ensure all Flight Controls function normally.

Operations procedure to ensure approach minimums do not require the use of the Autopilot System.

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure passengers are adequately briefed prior to each flight.

Operations procedure to ensure no baggage or cargo is stowed in the aft Cabin baggage area.

Operations procedure to ensure the Aileron Trim position is verified during the preflight inspection.

Operations procedure to ensure the Rudder Trim position is verified during the preflight inspection.

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Operations procedure to ensure that the intended route of flight avoids icing conditions.

Operations procedure to ensure that the intended route of flight avoids icing conditions.

Operations procedure to record aircraft flight time, engine cycles and landings, as applicable in aircraft records.

Operations procedure to ensure aircraft is chocked when parked and flight crew is aware that Brakes have to be held manually during ground operations.

Operations procedure to ensure intended flight can be made with expected flight conditions.

Operations procedure to ensure intended flight can be made with expected flight conditions.

Operations procedure to ensure intended flight can be made with expected flight conditions.

Operations procedure to ensure intended flight can be conducted.

Operations procedure to ensure Navigation System is not required for intended route of flight.

Operations procedure to ensure approach procedure does not require use of System.

Operations procedure to verify status and suitability of Navigational Facilities and to determine correct data for approaches to be flown.

Operations procedure to ensure required flight conditions are adhered to.

Operations procedure to ensure required flight conditions are adhered to.

Operations procedure to ensure aircraft is operated in an unpressurized condition.

Operations procedure to ensure flight crew monitors engine temperatures.

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21 AIR CONDITIONING

1. Cabin Pressurization

Controller

C

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Aircraft is operated

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Flight is conducted below 10,000

feet MSL.

Cabin Triple Indicator

C

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Aircraft is operated

unpressurized and

Flight is conducted below 10,000

feet MSL.

Cabin Outflow Valves

C

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided: Aircraft is operated unpressurized and one Valve is verified and secured in the OPEN position and

Flight is conducted below 10,000

feet MSL.

Cabin Altitude Warning

System

C

(O) May be inoperative provided: Aircraft is operated unpressurized and

Flight is conducted in accordance with applicable FARs.

Bleed Air Valve

C

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Aircraft is operated

unpressurized and

No flight is conducted in IMC or night conditions.

Right Defog Fan

C

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22 AUTOPILOT

Autopilot System

C

(M) (O) May be inoperative provided the aircraft is operated in accordance with the A-500 Operating Limitations and applicable FARs.

2. Autopilot Disconnect

(Control Stick Switches)

B

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Autopilot is not used below 1500

feet AGL and

Approach minimums do not

require the use of the Autopilot.

B

May be inoperative provided the Autopilot System is not used.

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23 COMMUNICATIONS

1. Communication

Equipment (VHF)

C

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative.

***  Transmitter (ELT)

Emergency Locator

Survival Type ELT

D

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative or missing.

Fixed ELT

A

May be inoperative or missing provided repairs are made within 90 days.

D

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative or missing.

3. Passenger Address (PA)

System

C

(O) May be inoperative provided alternate procedures are established and used.

D

May be inoperative provided procedures

do not require its use.

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25 EQUIPMENT /

FURNISHINGS

1. Cockpit Shoulder

Harness/Seat Belt

C

Right side may be inoperative provided: The affected Seat is placarded “DO NOT OCCUPY” and

The Seat is not occupied.

2  Passenger Seatbelts

C

May be inoperative provided:

The affected Seat(s) is/are placarded “DO NOT OCCUPY” and

The Seat is not occupied.

Aft Cabin Baggage Net

C

(O) May be inoperative or missing provided no baggage or cargo is stowed in the aft Cabin baggage area.

4. Passenger

Convenience/NEF Items

***  Convenience Items (Expires on December 31, 2007)

Passenger

Passenger convenience items, as expressed in this MMEL, are those related to passenger convenience such as, but not limited to, galley equipment, ash trays, stereo equipment, overhead reading lamps.  Items addressed elsewhere in this document shall not be included.  (M) or (O) procedures, if required, must be available to the flight crew and included in the  appropriate document.

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25 EQUIPMENT/

FURNISHINGS

4. Passenger

Convenience/NEF Items

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***  Equipment &

Non-Essential

Furnishings (NEF)

May be inoperative, damaged or missing provided the item(s) is deferred in accordance with the operators NEF deferral program.  The NEF program, procedures and processes are outlined in the operator’s (insert name) manual. (M) and (O) procedures, if required, must be available to the flight crew and included in the operator’s appropriate document.

5  “FASTEN SEAT BELT

WHILE SEATED” Sign or

Placard

C

One or more Signs or Placards may be illegible or missing provided a legible Sign or Placard is visible from each occupied Passenger Seat.

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27 FLIGHT CONTROLS

Trim Position Indicator

(Aileron)

B

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Aileron trim is checked for full range of travel and Aileron operation is not affected and Ailerons are positioned to neutral and verified by visual inspection relative to Winglet Trailing Edges.

Trim Position Indicator

(Rudder)

B

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Rudder trim is checked for full range of travel and Rudder operation is not affected and Rudders are positioned to NEUTRAL and verified by visual inspection relative to Upper Fairing.

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30  ICE AND RAIN

PROTECTION

Pitot Heat

B

(O) May be inoperative provided the aircraft is flown in VMC conditions or, if in IMC conditions, at temperatures above +10 degrees C (+50 degrees F).

Pitot Heat Indicating

System

B

(O) May be inoperative provided the aircraft is flown in VMC conditions or, if in IMC conditions, at temperatures above +10 degrees C (+50 degrees F).

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31 INDICATING /

RECORDING SYSTEMS

Electric Digital Clock

C

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative.

Hobbs Flight Recorder

C

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32 LANDING GEAR

Parking Brake

C

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33 LIGHTS

1. Navigation Position

Lights

C

May be inoperative for daytime

operations.

2. Cockpit and Instrument

Lighting System

C

Individual Lights may be inoperative

provided remaining Lights are:

Sufficient to clearly illuminate all required instruments, controls and other devices for which it is provided,

Positioned so that direct rays are shielded from crew member eyes,

Lighting configuration and intensity is acceptable to the flight crew and

Flood Lighting must be operative

at night.

Landing Light

C

May be inoperative for daytime

operations.

4. Taxi Light

C

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34 NAVIGATION

Primary Flight Display

System (PFD)

A

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Flight is restricted to day VFR operations directly to maintenance base,

Standby Altimeter is operative, Standby Airspeed Indicator is operative and

Repairs are made within 1 flight

day.

Primary Flight Display (PFD) Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)

A

(O) May be inoperative provided flight is restricted to VFR operations and repairs are made within 1 flight day.

Primary Flight Display

(PFD) Air Data System

A

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Flight is restricted to day VFR operations directly to maintenance base,

Standby Altimeter is operative, Standby Airspeed Indicator is operative and

Repairs are made within 1 flight

day.

ATC Transponder and Automatic Altitude Reporting System

B

(O) May be inoperative provided:

Enroute operations do not

require its use and

Prior to flight, approval is obtained from ATC facilities having jurisdiction over the planned route of flight.

D

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative.

5. Navigation Equipment

(VOR / ILS, GPS)

C

(O) Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative.

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34 NAVIGATION

Marker Beacon Receiver

C

(O) May be inoperative provided approach procedure does not require its use.

Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation Database

C

(O) May be out of currency provided:

Current Aeronautical Charts are used to verify Navigation Fixes prior to dispatch,

Procedures are established and used to verify status and suitability of Navigation Facilities used to define route of flight and Approach Navigation Radios are manually tuned and identified.

Standby Altimeter

B

(O) May be inoperative provided:

The PFD Altimeter is operational

and

Operations are restricted to

VMC.

Standby Attitude Indicator

B

(O) May be inoperative provided:

The PFD Attitude Indicator is

operational,

Operations are restricted to Day

VMC and

Operations are not conducted into known or forecast over-the- top conditions.

10.  Distance Measuring

Equipment (DME) Systems

D

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative.

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52 DOORS

Pneumatic Door Seal

C

(O) May be inoperative provided: Aircraft is operated unpressurized and

Flight is conducted in accordance with applicable FARs.

Cabin Door Warning

Light

C

May be inoperative provided:

A flight crewmember confirms by visual inspection that the Cabin Door is latched and secured prior to each departure,

b) Passengers are verbally briefed prior to departure to remain seated with the Seat Belts fastened and

Inner Door Handle is verified

correctly latched and stowed.

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57 WINGS

Vortex Generators (VGs) Upper and Lower Wing Surfaces

C

Four VGs may be missing, but not more than one on each specific wing surface (Upper and Lower, Left and Right).

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77 ENGINE INDICATING

1. Exhaust Gas

Temperature (EGT)

Indicators

C

(O) May be inoperative provided temperatures are monitored by TIT and CHT Indicators.

EC100 (Caution Advisory

System)

C

May be inoperative provided:

Crew monitors VM1000 Indicators and Annunciator Panel for Engine parameters and

Fuel Quantity Indicators are

operative.

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