Revision:

6

 

Date: 12/08/2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

 

 

 

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON , D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIPER AIRCRAFT

 

 

PA-42/PA-42-720/PA-42-1000

 

 

 

 

 

Roman A. Buettner

 

 

Chairman, Flight Operations Evaluation Board

(FOEB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Aviation Administration

 

 

Kansas City Aircraft Evaluation Group

 

 

DOT Building

 

 

901 Locust Street , Room 332

 

 

Kansas City , MO  64106-2641

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone:

(816)-329-3233

 

FAX:

(816)-329-3241

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Table of Contents

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Log of Revisions

II

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Control Page

III, IV

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Highlights of Change

V, VI, VII, VIII

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Definitions

IX, X, XI, XII

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Definitions

XIII, XIV, XV

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Definitions

XVI, XVII

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Preamble

XVIII, XIX

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Guidelines for (O) & (M) Procedures

XX, XXI, XXII

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Guidelines for (O) & (M) Procedures

XXIII, XXIV

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Guidelines for (O) & (M) Procedures

XXV

21

Air Conditioning

21-1, 2

22

Autopilot

22-1,

23

Communications

23-1 THRU 4

24

Electrical

24-1

25

Equipment/Furnishings

25-1 THRU 5

26

Fire Protection

26-1

27

Flight Controls

27-1

28

Fuel

28-1

30

Ice & Rain Protection

30-1, 2

31

Indicating/Recording Systems

31-1, 2

32

Landing Gear

32-1

33

Lights

33-1, 2

34

Navigation

34-1 THRU 15

35

Oxygen

35-1

38

Water/Waste

38-1

46

New Technology

46-1, 2

52

Doors

52-1

61

Propellers

61-1

73

Engine Fuel & Control

73-1

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL

02/18/1981

All Pages

 

1

01/25/1983

24, 34

 

2

06/11/1985

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3

12/16/1987

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4

04/18/1989

All Pages

 

5

06/26/1989

HIGHLIGHTS OF REV., DEFINITIONS

 

5

06/26/1989

PREAMBLE

 

5a

03/15/1993

HIGHLIGHTS OF REV., DEFINITIONS

 

5a

03/15/1993

33-1, 33-2

 

5b

11/14/1996

HIGHLIGHTS OF REV., DEFINITIONS

 

5b

11/14/1996

GUIDELINES

 

5b

11/14/1996

21-1, 21-2, 22-1, 23-1, 23-2

 

5b

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24-1, 25-1, 25-2, 26-1, 27-1

 

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28-1, 30-1, 31-1, 32-1, 33-1

 

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34-5, 34-6, 35-1, 52-1, 61-1

 

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COVER PAGE, TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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LOG OF REVISIONS, CONTROL PAGES

 

6

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HIGHLIGHTS OF CHANGES, DEFINITIONS

 

6

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GUIDELINES FOR (O) & (M) PROCEDURES

 

6

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21-1, 21-2, 22-1, 23-1, 23-2

 

6

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23-3, 23-4, 24-1, 25-1, 25-2

 

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Cover Page

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Log of Revisions

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Highlights of Change

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VII

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VIII

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Definitions

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XI

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XII

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XIII

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XIV

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XV

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XVI

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XVII

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Preamble

XVIII

2

06/14/1989

 

XIX

2

06/14/1989

Guidelines for (O) & (M) Procedures

XX

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XXI

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XXII

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XXIII

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XXIV

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XXV

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Cover Page

 

Revised Cover Page to conform to standard FAA MMEL publication format.

 

Table Of Contents

 

Revised to incorporate changes to Revision 6.

Log Of Revisions

 

Revised to show changes to Revision 6.

Control Pages

 

Revised to show changes to Revision 6.

Highlights Of Changes

 

Revised to show changes to Revision 6.

Definitions

Updated to Revision 11 of the Definitions in accordance with

Policy Letter 25.

 

Guidelines [(O) & (M)]

 

Updated to add changes to Revision 6.

 

ATA 21-3

“Or” removed between provisos.

 

ATA 21-5

“Or” removed between provisos.

 

ATA 21-8

“Or” removed between provisos.

 

ATA 21-9

“Or” removed between provisos.

 

ATA 22-1

Autopilot relief updated IAW PL-101.

 

ATA 22-3

Autopilot Disconnect relief added IAW PL-93.

 

ATA 23-1

VHF and UHF Communications Equipment relief updated IAW PL-95.  HF relief relocated to Item 23-8 IAW PL-106.

 

ATA 23-4

Passenger Address System relief updated IAW PL-09.

 

ATA 23-5

Boom Microphone relief updated IAW PL-58.

 

ATA 23-6

Cockpit Voice Recorder relief updated IAW PL-29.

 

 

 


 

ATA 23-7

 

SELCAL relief added IAW PL-117.

 

ATA 23-8

HF relief relocated from Item 23-1 and updated IAW PL-106.

 

ATA 23-9

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) relief relocated from Item 25-4 and updated IAW PL-120.

 

ATA 25-2

Passenger Seat relief updated IAW PL-79.

 

ATA 25-4

ELT relief relocated to Item 23-9 and updated IAW PL-120.

 

ATA 25-5

Passenger Convenience Items relief replaced by NEF Items relief IAW

PL-116.

 

ATA 25-6

First Aid Kit relief expanded and updated IAW PL-73.

 

ATA 25-7

Galley Waste Receptacle relief added IAW PL-96.

 

ATA 25-8

Cargo Compartment Weight and Balance relief added IAW PL-100.

 

ATA 25-9

Fasten Seat Belt Signage relief added IAW PL-89.

 

ATA 26-1

Portable Fire Extinguisher relief updated IAW PL-75.

 

ATA 26-2

Three asterisks symbol (***) added to indicate an optional item IAW AFM.

 

ATA 30-7

Pitot Heat Indicating System relief added IAW PL-90.

 

ATA 31-3

Flight Data Recorder relief updated IAW PL-87.

 

ATA 33-1

Cockpit Lighting relief updated to comply with PL-77.

 

 

 


 

ATA 33-10

 

Wing Ice Light relief updated.

 

ATA 34-2

The word “Indicator” added after the word “Airspeed” in the NOTE.

 

ATA 34-7

Transponder relief updated IAW PL-76.

 

ATA 34-14

DME relief updated IAW PL-03.

 

ATA 34-15

Standby Attitude Indicator relief updated IAW PL-111.

 

ATA 34-16

Equipment name spelled out in the title.

 

ATA 34-17

Equipment name spelled out in the title.

 

ATA 34-18

Non-Stabilized Magnetic Compass relief updated IAW PL-10.

 

ATA 34-19

TCAS II relief updated IAW PL-32.

 

ATA 34-20

TCAS I relief updated IAW PL-32.

 

ATA 34-21

GPWS relief updated and incorporated into TAWS relief IAW PL-54.

 

ATA 34-22

Subtitle numbers changed to letters for standardization.

 

ATA 34-23

Flight Management System Navigation Database relief added IAW PL-98.

 

ATA 34-24

Navigation Management Systems Navigation Database relief added IAW PL-98.

 

ATA 34-25

Windshear Detection, Guidance, And Avoidance System relief added IAW PL-67.

 

ATA 34-26

Altitude Alerting System relief added IAW PL-39.

 

ATA 34-27

ADS-B relief added IAW PL-105.

 

ATA 35-2

Protective Breathing Equipment relief added IAW PL-43.

 

 

 


 

ATA 38

 

Chapter added to accommodate Water/Waste relief.

 

ATA 38-1

Potable Water System relief added IAW PL-83.

 

ATA 38-2

Lavatory Waste System relief added to comply with PL-83.

 

ATA 46

Chapter added to accommodate New Technology relief.

 

ATA 46-1

Electronic Flight Bag relief added IAW PL-121.

 

 

 


 

1.  System Definitions.

 

System numbers are based on the Air Transport Association (ATA) Specification 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.


 

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).


 

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 which 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.

 


 

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.

 

a.  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 affects 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.

 

 


 

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) do 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.

 

 


 


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 affects 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.

 


 

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 are 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.

 


 

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 provide 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 D."

 

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.

 

 


 

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 wear 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.

 

 


 

The following is applicable for authorized certificate holders operating under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Parts 121, 125, 129, 135:  The FAR require that all equipment installed on an aircraft in compliance with the Airworthiness Standards and the Operating Rules must be operative.  However, the Rules also permit the publication of a Minimum Equipment List (MEL) where compliance with certain equipment requirements is not necessary in the interests of safety under all operating conditions.  Experience has shown that with the various levels of redundancy designed into aircraft, operation of every system or installed component may not be necessary when the remaining operative equipment can provide an acceptable level of safety.  A Master Minimum Equipment List (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 those items of equipment related to airworthiness and operating regulations and other items of equipment which the Administrator finds may be inoperative and yet maintain an acceptable level of safety by appropriate conditions and limitations; it does not contain obviously required items such as wings, flaps, and rudders.  The MMEL is the basis for development of individual operator MELs which take into consideration the operator's particular aircraft equipment configuration and operational conditions.  Operator MELs, for administrative control, may include items not contained in the MMEL; however, relief for administrative control items must be approved by the Administrator.  An operator's MEL may differ in format from the MMEL, but cannot be less restrictive than the MMEL.  The individual operator's MEL, when approved and authorized, permits operation of the aircraft with inoperative equipment.

 

Equipment not required by the operation being conducted and equipment in excess of FAR requirements are included in the MEL with appropriate conditions and limitations.  The MEL must not deviate from the Aircraft Flight Manual Limitations, Emergency Procedures or with Airworthiness Directives.  It is important to remember that all equipment related to the airworthiness and the operating regulations of the aircraft not listed on the MMEL must be operative.

 

Suitable conditions and limitations in the form of placards, maintenance procedures, crew operating procedures and other restrictions as necessary are specified in the MEL to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is maintained.

 

The MEL is intended to permit operation with inoperative items of equipment for a period of time until repairs can be accomplished.  It is important that repairs be accomplished at the earliest opportunity.  In order to maintain an acceptable level of safety and reliability the MMEL establishes limitations on the duration of and conditions for operation with inoperative equipment.


 

The MEL 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 Record/Logbook as prescribed by FAR.  The item is then either repaired or may be deferred per the MEL or other approved means acceptable to the Administrator prior to further operation.  MEL conditions and limitations, do not relieve the operator from determining that the aircraft is in condition for safe operation with items of equipment inoperative.

 

When these requirements are met, an Airworthiness Release, Aircraft Maintenance Record/Logbook entry, or other approved documentation is issued as prescribed by FAR.  Such documentation is required prior to operation with any item of equipment inoperative.

 

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 interrelationships between those items and the effect on aircraft operation and crew workload will be considered.

 

Operators are to establish a controlled and sound repair program including the parts, personnel, facilities, procedures, and schedules to ensure timely repair.

 

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


 

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

 

 

21-6

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure for blocking the Dump Valve OPEN.

 

22-1

(M)       Maintenance procedure to assure that the fault will not have an

            adverse effect on any Flight Control function.

 

22-2

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure to assure that the fault will not have an

            adverse effect on any Flight Control function.

 

23-4-A

(O)       Operations procedure to specify how the passengers will be briefed.

23-7

(O)       Operations procedure to establish and use alternate procedures.

23-7-A

(O)       Operations procedure to establish and use alternate procedures.

23-8

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure the SATCOM System operates                 normally.

     

25-2-A

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure Seat is secured in the full                        UPRIGHT position.

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure Seat Back is IMMOVABLE in the             full UPRIGHT position.

 

25-6-A      

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure AED is resealed in a manner that will

            identify it as a Unit that cannot be mistaken for a fully serviceable

            Unit.

 

 

 


 

25-6-B

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure EMK is resealed in a manner that will

            identify it as a Unit that cannot be mistaken for a fully serviceable

            Unit.

 

25-6-C

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure FAK is resealed in a manner that will

            identify it as a Unit that cannot be mistaken for a fully serviceable

            Unit.

 

25-7

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure Waste Container is EMPTY and

            access is SECURED.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure sufficient Waste Receptacles are

            available to accommodate all waste that may accumulate on a                         flight.

 

25-8

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure inoperative Cargo Restraint                     Systems are removed and cargo loading limits for remaining Cargo             Restraints are complied with.

 

27-2

(M)       Maintenance procedure to deactivate the Electric Trim and to ensure             the Manual Trim is operative.

 

28-2

(O)       Operations procedure to provide the crew with specific instructions on             how to determine quantity of fuel on board.

 

31-2

(O)       Operations procedure for recording the hours of operation.

 

32-1

(O)       Operations procedure for preventing movement of the aircraft when             stopped or parked.

 

33-3

(O)       Operations procedure on how and when to brief the passengers.

 

 

 


 

34-18

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure a minimum of three Gyro or                       INS (IRU) Stabilized Compass Systems are operative.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure two Gyro or Compass                                Systems operate normally, and the Airplane is operated with Dual               Independent Navigation Capability.                

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure at least two Stabilized Directional             Gyro Systems are installed and operate normally.

 

34-19

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure System is deactivated and

            SECURED.

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure System is deactivated and

            SECURED.

 

34-19-B

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure Traffic Alert visual display and                   audio functions are operative and TA ONLY Mode is selected by                 the crew.

 

34-19-C

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure RA visual display and audio                       functions are operative.

 

34-20        

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure System is deactivated and

            SECURED.

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure System is deactivated and

            SECURED.

 

34-21-A-1

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are                            established and used.

 

 

 


 

34-21-A-1-a

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-21-A-1-d

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established

            and used.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure Advisory Callouts are not required by             FAR and alternate procedures are established and used.

 

34-21-A-1-e

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used and Windshear Detection and Avoidance System operates             normally.

 

34-21-A-2

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-21-B-1

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

     

34-21-B-1-a

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-21-B-1-d

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure Advisory Callouts are not required by

            FAR and alternate procedures are established and used.

 

34-21-B-1-e

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-21-C-1

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

 

 


 

34-22-A

 

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-22-B

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-22-C

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-22-F

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-23-A

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure current Aeronautical Charts are

            used, status and suitability of Navigation Facilities is verified, and

            Approach Navigation Radios are manually tuned and identified.

 

34-24-A

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure current Aeronautical Charts are

            used, status and suitability of Navigation Facilities is verified, and

            Approach Navigation Radios are manually tuned and identified.

 

34-25-A-1

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are                            established and used and Windshear Detection and Avoidance                   System (Predictive) operates normally.

 

34-25-A-2

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used and the Windshear Warning and Flight Guidance System

            operates normally.

 

34-25-B-1

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

34-25-B-2

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are established             and used.

 

 

 


 

34-26

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure Autopilot with Altitude Hold is                     operative and enroute operations do not require use of the Altitude       Alerting System.

 

38-1

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure associated Components are

            deactivated or isolated and verified not to have leaks.

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure System is drained and                             procedures are established to ensure the System is not                              serviced.

 

38-2

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure associated Components are

            deactivated or isolated and Lavatory Door is secured CLOSED and             properly placarded.

 

46-1-A

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are                            established and used.

 

46-1-B

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are                            established and used.

 

46-1-C

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are                            established and used.

 

46-1-D

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure associated EFB and hardware is             secured.

 

(O)       Operations procedure to ensure alternate procedures are                            established and used.

 

(M)       Maintenance procedure to ensure associated EFB and hardware is             secured.

 

 

 


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AIR CONDITIONING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Automatic Temperature Control

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided Manual Temperature Control is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Manual Temperature Control

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided Automatic Temperature Control is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Cabin Altitude Warning System

C

1

0

May be inoperative for unpressurized flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C

1

0

May be inoperative for pressurized flight at or below 10,000 feet MSL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Cabin Altitude/

Differential Pressure Indicator

C

1

0

May be inoperative for unpressurized flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Cabin Rate Of Climb Indicator

C

1

0

May be inoperative for unpressurized flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C

1

0

May be inoperative for pressurized flight provided Cabin Altitude/ Differential Pressure Gauge is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Safety Valve

C

1

0

(M) May be inoperative provided:

a)          Airplane remains unpressurized, and

b)          Dump Valve is blocked OPEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Cabin Outflow Valve

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Airplane remains unpressurized, and

b)          Cabin Pressurization Switch is in DUMP position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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AIR CONDITIONING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Automatic Pressurization Controller

C

1

0

May be inoperative for unpressurized flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C

1

0

May be inoperative for pressurized flight provided the Manual Pressurization Controller is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Manual Pressurization Controller

C

1

0

May be inoperative for unpressurized flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C

1

0

May be inoperative for pressurized flight provided the Automatic Pressurization Controller is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


22

AUTOPILOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Autopilot System

C

-

0

(M) May be inoperative provided operations do not require its use.

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NOTE:  For RVSM operations, the

             Altitude Hold Function must be

             operative.

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2.

Yaw Damper

C

1

0

(M)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Autopilot Disconnect Functions

(Quick Release Controls)

C

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

One may be inoperative provided:

a)          Autopilot is not used below 1,500 feet AGL, and

b)          Approach minimums do not require the use of the Autopilot.

 

May be inoperative provided Autopilot is not used.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Communications System (VHF And UHF)

D

-

-

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative provided it is not powered by an Emergency Power Source and not required for Emergency Procedures.

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2.

Cockpit Speaker

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided two operative Headsets are available to the flight crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Audio Amplifier

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided two operative Headsets are available to the flight crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Passenger Address System (PA)

 

 

 

 

 

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A)

Passenger Configuration

C

 

 

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

a)          PA not required by FAR, and

b)          Alternate, normal and emergency procedures, and/or operating restrictions are established and used.

 

NOTE:  Any station function(s) that

             operate normally may be used.

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B)

Cargo Configuration

D

 

1

 

0

 

May be inoperative provided procedures do not require its use.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Boom Microphones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A)

COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER (CVR) WITH FLIGHT DATA RECORDER INSTALLED

 

 

 

 

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1)

Cockpit Voice Recorder Equipped To Record Boom Microphone Per FAR 135.151(d)

A

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Flight Data Recorder (FDR) operates normally, and

b)          Repairs are made within three flight days.

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2)

***

Cockpit Voice Recorder Not Equipped To Record Boom Microphone

D

-

0

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

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B)

COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER (CVR) WITHOUT FLIGHT DATA RECORDER INSTALLED

 

 

 

 

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1)

Cockpit Voice Recorder Equipped To Record Boom Microphone Per FAR 135.151(d)

A

-

0

May be inoperative provided repairs are made within three flight days.

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2)

***

Cockpit Voice Recorder Not Equipped To Record Boom Microphone

D

-

0

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

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23

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

 

 

 

 

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A)

For Air Carrier And Commercial Operators

 

 

 

 

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1)

With Flight Data Recorder (FDR) Installed

A

1

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Flight Data Recorder (FDR) operates normally, and

b)          Repairs are made within three flight days.

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2)

Without Flight Data Recorder (FDR) Installed

A

1

0

May be inoperative provided repairs are made within three flight days.

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B)

For Operators Other Than Air Carriers And Commercial Operators

A

1

0

May be inoperative provided repairs are made in accordance with applicable FARs.

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7.

Selective Call Systems (SELCAL)

C

-

0

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

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D

-

0

May be inoperative provided procedures do not require its use.

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A)

Channels

C

-

0

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

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D

-

0

May be inoperative provided procedures do not require its use.

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23

COMMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

High Frequency  (HF)

Communication System

 

D

 

 

 

C

-

 

 

 

-

-

 

 

 

1

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

 

 

(O) May be inoperative while conducting operations that require two LRCS provided:

a)          SATCOM Voice or Data Link operates normally,

b)          Alternate procedures are established and used,

c)          SATCOM coverage is available over the intended route of flight, and

d)          If INMARSAT Codes are not available while using SATCOM Voice prior coordination with the appropriate ATS facility is required.

 

NOTE:  SATCOM is to be used only as

             a backup to normal HF

             communications unless

             otherwise authorized by the

             appropriate ATS facilities.

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9.

***

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

 

 

 

 

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A)

Survival Type ELTs

D

-

-

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

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B)

Fixed ELTs

A

-

0

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

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D

-

-

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

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24

ELECTRICAL

 

 

 

 

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1.

Ammeters

B

2

1

One may be inoperative provided:

a)          Engine corresponding to operative Ammeter is started first, and

b)          Corresponding Generator Caution Light is operative and MONITORED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Generator Caution Light (Annunciator)

B

2

1

One may be inoperative provided the corresponding Ammeter is operative and MONITORED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Inverter

B

2

1

One may be inoperative for day VFR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


25

EQUIPMENT/ FURNISHINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Cockpit Shoulder Harness

B

2

1

Right side may be inoperative provided Seat remains unoccupied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Passenger Seat(s)

D

-

-

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Seat does not block an Emergency Exit,

b)          Seat does not restrict any passenger from access to the main aircraft aisle, and

c)          Affected Seat(s) are blocked and placarded “DO NOT OCCUPY”.

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NOTE 1:  A Seat with an inoperative

                Seat Belt is considered

                inoperative.

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NOTE 2:  Affected Seat(s) may include

                the Seat(s) behind and/or

                adjacent outboard Seats.

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A)

Recline Mechanism

D

-

-

(M) May be inoperative and Seat occupied provided Seat is secured in the UPRIGHT position.

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C

-

-

(M) May be inoperative and Seat occupied provided Seat Back is immovable in full UPRIGHT position.

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EQUIPMENT/ FURNISHINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Passenger Seat(s) (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B)

Armrest

C

-

-

May be inoperative or missing and Seat occupied provided:

a)          Armrest does not block an Emergency Exit,

b)          Armrest does not restrict any passenger from access to the Main Aircraft Aisle, and

c)          For an Armrest with a Recline Mechanism, Seat is secured in the UPRIGHT position.

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3.

Flotation Equipment

C

-

-

As required by FAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

ELT

 

 

 

RELOCATED TO ITEM 23-9, REVISION 6.

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5.

***

Non-Essential Equipment & Furnishings (NEF)

 

-

0

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

 

NOTE:  Exterior Lavatory Door Ash

             Trays are not considered NEF

             Items.

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EQUIPMENT/ FURNISHINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Emergency Medical Equipment

 

 

 

 

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A)

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) And/Or Associated Equipment

A

-

0

(O) May be incomplete, missing or inoperative provided:

a)          AED is resealed in a manner that will identify it as a Unit that cannot be mistaken for a fully serviceable Unit, and

b)          Repairs or replacements are made within three flight cycles.

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D

-

-

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

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B)

Emergency Medical Kit (EMK) And/Or Associated Equipment

A

-

0

(O) May be incomplete, missing or inoperative provided:

a)          EMK is resealed in a manner that will identify it as a Unit that cannot be mistaken for a fully serviceable Unit, and

b)          Repairs or replacements are made within three flight cycles.

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D

-

-

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

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EQUIPMENT/ FURNISHINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Emergency Medical Equipment (Continued)

 

 

 

 

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C)

First Aid Kit (FAK) And/Or Associated Equipment

A

-

-

(O) If more than one is required by FAR, only one of the required First Aid Kits may be incomplete, missing or inoperative provided:

a)          FAK is resealed in a manner that will identify it as a Unit that can not be mistaken for a fully serviceable Unit, and

b)          Repairs or replacements are made within three flight cycles.

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D

-

-

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

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7. ***

Galley Waste Receptacles Access Doors/Covers

C

-

-

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided:

a)          The Container is EMPTY and the access is SECURED to prevent waste introduction into the Compartment, and

b)          Procedures are established to ensure that sufficient Galley Waste Receptacles are available to accommodate all waste that may be generated on a flight.

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EQUIPMENT/ FURNISHINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. ***

Cargo Restraint Systems

C

-

-

(M) May be inoperative or missing provided acceptable cargo loading limits from an approved source, i.e., an Approved Cargo Loading Manual, Cargo Handling Manual, or Weight and Balance Document are observed.

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C

-

-

May be inoperative or missing provided Cargo Compartment remains EMPTY.

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9.

“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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FIRE PROTECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Portable Fire Extinguisher

D

-

-

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

a)          The inoperative Fire Extinguisher is tagged INOPERATIVE, removed from the installed location, and placed out of sight so it cannot be mistaken for a functional Unit, and

b)          Required distribution is maintained.

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2.

***

Engine Fire Extinguishing System

C

2

0

 

 

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FLIGHT CONTROLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Trim Tab Position Indicators (Aileron, Rudder, Elevator)

C

3

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Tab is visually checked for full range of operation,

b)          Tab operation is not affected, and

c)          Tab is positioned to NEUTRAL prior to each departure and NEUTRAL position is verified by visual inspection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Electric Elevator Trim

C

1

0

(M) May be inoperative provided Manual Trim is operative and UNAFFECTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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FUEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Fuel Pressure Lights

C

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Fuel Quantity Indicator (Except PA-42-1000)

C

2

1

(O) One may be inoperative provided:

a)          A reliable means is established to determine that the fuel quantity on board meets the regulatory requirements for the intended flight, and

b)          Both Fuel Flow or both Fuel Pressure Indicators are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Fuel Totalizer

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Fuel Management Computer

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ICE & RAIN PROTECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Pitot Heaters

B

2

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Passengers are not carried under IFR, and

b)          Aircraft is not operated in known or forecast icing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Surface Deicing System (Wing, Vertical And Horizontal Stabilizer)

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided aircraft is not operated in known or forecast icing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Windshield Heater

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided aircraft is not operated in known or forecast icing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Propeller Deicing Systems

C

2

0

May be inoperative provided aircraft is not operated in known or forecast icing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Stall Warning/Angle Of Attack Heater

B

2

0

May be inoperative provided aircraft is not operated in known or forecast icing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Windshield Wipers

C

2

0

May be inoperative provided aircraft is not operated in precipitation within five nautical miles of the airport of takeoff or intended landing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


30

ICE & RAIN PROTECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Pitot Heat Indicating System

 

 

 

 

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A)

System Required By The Certification Or Operating Rules

B

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          All other Elements of the Pitot Heat System operate normally, and

b)          The airplane is not operated into known or forecast icing conditions.

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B)

System Not Required By The Certification Or Operating Rules

C

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          All other Elements of the Pitot Heat System operate normally, and

b)          The airplane is not operated into known or forecast icing conditions.

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INDICATING/ RECORDING SYSTEMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Clock With Sweep Second Hand Or Electric Digital Clock

C

1

0

May be inoperative for VFR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Flight Hour Recorder

C

1

0

(O)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Flight Data Recorder (FDR) System

C

-

-

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

 

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A

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) operates normally,

b)          Airplane is not dispatched from a designated airport as listed in the operator’s MEL unless:

1.          The FDR failure occurs after pushback but prior to takeoff or

2.          The FDR repair was attempted but was not successful.

c)          In those cases where repair is attempted but not successful, the aircraft may be dispatched on a flight or series of flights until the next designated airport where repair must be accomplished prior to dispatch, and

d)          Repairs are made within three flight days.

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(Continued)

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31

INDICATING/ RECORDING SYSTEMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Flight Data Recorder (FDR) System (Continued)

 

 

 

 

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A)

For Air Carrier And Commercial Operators

 

 

 

 

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1)

FDR Recording Parameters Required By FAR

A

-

-

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) operates normally, and

b)          Repairs are made within 20 calendar days.

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2)

FDR Recording Parameters Not Required By FAR

A

-

-

May be inoperative provided repairs are made prior to completion of the next heavy maintenance check.

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B)

Operators Other Than Holders Of Air Carrier Or Commercial Operator Certificates

C

-

1

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

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A

-

0

May be inoperative provided repairs are made in accordance with applicable FARs.

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32

LANDING GEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Parking Brake

C

1

0

(O)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


33

LIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Cockpit/ Flight Deck/ Flight Compartment And Instrument Lighting System

C

-

-

Individual Lights may be inoperative provided remaining Lights are:

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

b)          Positioned so that direct rays are shielded from flight crewmembers eyes, and

c)          Lighting configuration and intensity is acceptable to the flight crew.

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2.

Cabin Lights

C

-

-

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Sufficient Lighting is operative for the crew to perform required duties, and

b)          Lighting configuration is acceptable to the flight crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Passenger Notice System (Fasten Seat Belt/No Smoking)

C

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided appropriate verbal briefings are given to passengers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Strobe Light System

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Anti-Collision Beacon Light System

B

1

0

May be inoperative for day operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Position Light(s)

C

3

0

May be inoperative for day operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Taxi Light

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Recognition Lights

C

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


33

LIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Wing Ice Lights

C

-

0

May be inoperative provided aircraft is not operated at night.

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C

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Aircraft is equipped with an approved Ice Detection System, and

b)          Ground deicing procedures do not require use of Wing Ice Lights.

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C

2

1

One may be inoperative provided:

a)          Left Light is operative for single pilot operations, and

b)          Ground deicing procedures do not require use of Wing Ice Lights.

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11.

Cargo Compartment Lights

C

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Entrance Step Light

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Logo Light System

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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NAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Altimeters, Adjustable For Barometric Pressure

B

2

1

May be inoperative on right side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  Where a Servoed Electric

             Altimeter is installed, a

             functioning Pneumatic

             Indicator is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Airspeed Indicators

C

2

1

May be inoperative on right side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  Where a Servoed Electric

             Airspeed Indicator is installed,

             a functioning Pneumatic

             Indicator is required.

 

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3.

Gyroscopic Pitch And Bank Indicator Systems

B

2

1

May be inoperative on right side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Gyroscopic Rate Of Turn/Slip Skid Indicators

B

2

1

Must be operative on left side for IFR, passenger carrying VFR over the top, and passenger carrying VFR night flights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Gyroscopic Directional Indicator Systems

B

2

1

May be inoperative on right side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Vertical Speed Indicators

B

1

0

Must be operative on left side for IFR passenger carrying operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


34

NAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

ATC Transponders And Automatic Altitude Reporting Systems

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Operations do not require its use, and

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

 

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

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A)

Elementary And Enhanced Downlink Aircraft Reportable Parameters Not Required By FAR

A

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Operations do not require its use, and

b)          Repairs are made prior to completion of the next heavy maintenance visit.

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B)

ADS-B Squitter Transmissions

A

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Operations do not require its use, and

b)          Repairs are made prior to completion of the next heavy maintenance visit.

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8.

Navigation Equipment (VOR/ILS, Loran, VLF/OMEGA, INS, Doppler, GPS)

C

-

-

As required by FAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Weather Radar/ Thunderstorm Detection Equipment

C

1

0

As required by FAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Marker Beacon

C

1

0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Flight Director

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Radar Altimeter

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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NAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Altitude Encoder

 

 

 

COMBINED WITH TRANSPONDERS, REVISION 5b.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Systems

D

-

-

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

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15.

Standby Attitude Indicator

C

 

 

B

-

 

 

-

0

 

 

0

May be inoperative provided not required by FAR.

 

May be inoperative provided:

a)          Operations are conducted in day VMC only, and

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

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16.

Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)

C

1

0

As required by FAR.

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17.

Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI)

C

1

0

 

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NAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Non-Stabilized Magnetic Compass

B

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided any combination of three Gyro or INS (IRU) Stabilized Compass Systems are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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B

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

a)          Any combination of two Gyro or INS Stabilized Compass Systems are operative, and

b)          Aircraft is operated with Dual Independent Navigation Capability and under Positive Radar Control by ATC on the enroute portion of the flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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B

1

0

(O) May be inoperative for flights that are entirely within areas of magnetic unreliability provided at least two Stabilized Directional Gyro Systems are installed, operative, and used in conjunction with approved Free Gyro Navigation Techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Traffic Alert And Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II)

B

 

-

 

0

 

(M) May be inoperative provided:

a)          System is deactivated and secured, and

b)          Enroute or approach procedures do not require its use.

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C

-

0

(M) May be inoperative provided:

a)          Not required by FAR,

b)          System is deactivated and secured, and

c)          Enroute or approach procedures do not require its use.     

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34

NAVIGATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Traffic Alert And Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) (Continued)

 

 

 

 

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A)

Combined Traffic Alert (TA) And Resolution Advisory (RA) Dual Display System(s)

C

2

1

May be inoperative on the non-flying pilot side provided:

a)          TA and RA visual display is  operative on the flying pilot side, and

b)          TA and RA audio function is operative on the flying pilot side.

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B)

Resolution Advisory (RA) Display System(s)

C

2

1

May be inoperative on non-flying pilot side. 

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C

-

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

a)          Traffic Alert (TA) visual display and audio functions are operative,

b)          TA ONLY Mode is selected by the crew, and

c)          Enroute or approach procedures do not require its use.

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C)

Traffic Alert (TA) Display System(s)

C

-

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

a)          RA visual display and audio functions are operative, and

b)          Enroute or approach procedures do not require its use.

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D)

Audio Functions

B

1