U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

Washington, D.C.

 

Master Minimum Equipment List

 

 

Revision: 12

Date:  04/13/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHORTS SD3-30, SD3-60

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL A. NASH, CHAIRMAN

FLIGHT OPERATIONS EVALUATION BOARD

 

 

Federal Aviation Administration

Flight Standards Division

Aircraft Evaluation Group, LGB-AEG

3960 Paramount Blvd, Suite 100

Lakewood , CA  90712-4137

 

 

Telephone:

(562) 627-5334

FAX :

(562) 627-5281

 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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Revision 12

This is Revision 12 for the Shorts SD3-30, SD3-60 Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL). A public Flight Operations Evaluation Board (FOEB) meeting was held on January 25, 2012 to consider all operator proposals.

As a result of that meeting the following proposals have been adapted to this  revision of the MMEL:

 

21-13     Flight Deck Fan

24-5       Inverter Systems

26-1       Main Cabin Smoke Detectors

33-9       Fuselage Anti-Collision Red Strobe Light

34-2       Vertical Speed Indicators

34-21     Primary Attitude Indicator

61-6       Propeller RPM Indicating Systems (Analog Indications)

71-1       Reserve Takeoff Power System (RTOP)

 

 

 

All pertinent FAA Policy Letters and Global Changes have been incorporated.  For a complete listing of FAA Policy Letters and Global Changes visit Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) [http://fsims.faa.gov/ ].

 

Added ATA Chapter 22 (Autoflight) to MMEL.

Added ATA Chapter 38 (Water/Waste) to MMEL

 

 

 

 

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DEFINITIONS

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.   Repair interval categories (A, B, C, and D) are listed on right side of column 1. Repair intervals are described in definition 22.

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 MMEL revision.

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 time specified by repair category.  The term “14 CFR” may be substituted for “FAR” in MMELs or operator MELs.

NOTE:  For MEL development, Appendix A may be used to identify the applicable CFRs for MMEL items that use terms such as “As required by FAR or “Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative”.  Appendix A is a non-inclusive list of CFRs.

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

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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.  As used in MMELs, "ER" refers to Extended Operations (ETOPS) of an airplane with operational approval to conduct ETOPS in accordance with the applicable regulations .

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 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”    Deleted, see NEF 30.

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22.  Repair Intervals:  All users of an MEL approved under 14 CFR 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 14 CFR 91 MEL users do not need to comply with the repair categories, but shall comply with any provisos defining a repair interval (flights, flight legs, cycles, hours, etc).  The letter designators are inserted adjacent to Column 2.

Category A.  Items in this category shall be repaired within the time interval specified in the remarks column of the operator's approved MEL.  For time intervals specified in “calendar days” or "flight days," the day the malfunction was recorded in the aircraft maintenance record/logbook is excluded.  For all other time intervals (flights, flight legs, cycles, hours, etc), repair tracking begins at the point when the malfunction is deferred in accordance with 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.

An operator who has the authorization to use an MEL also has the authority to approve extensions to the maximum repair interval for category B and C items provided the responsible Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) is notified within 24 hours of the MEL extension.  The operator is not authorized to extend A and D items in the MEL.  Misuse of the MEL extension authority may result in the operators OpSpecs/Mspecs being amended by removing the authority for the operator to use the MEL extension authority and/or use an MEL.

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23.  EICAS - 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 (747-400, 747-8, 757, 767, 777, 787)

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 message 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 operators 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 (A300-600, A310, A318/319/320/321, A330, A340 , A380)

Airbus aircraft equipped with Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) provide different levels of system condition messages {WARNING (red), CAUTION (amber)}. On A318/319/320/321, A330 and A340, the ECAM STATUS page also provides MAINTENANCE STATUS messages.  Any message that affects airplane dispatch is displayed at the WARNING or CAUTION level.  For A318/319/320/321, MAINTENANCE STATUS messages may also affect airplane dispatch.  System faults that result only in messages on the Central Maintenance System (CMS) (for A330, A340 and A380) or on the Centralized Fault Display System (CFDS) (for A318/319/320/321) do not affect airplane dispatch and do not require action other than as addressed within the operator’s standard maintenance program.

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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 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 (EICAS) 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,GIV-X, G-150 and G-200)

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.

 

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Gulfstream mid-cabin airplanes (G-150, G-200) equipped with EICAS provide different priority levels of system messages: WARNING (red), CAUTION (amber), ADVISORY (green), and STATUS (white).  The Airplane Flight Manual prohibits take off with any WARNING message displayed.  CAUTION, ADVISORY and STATUS messages may affect airplane dispatch status and requires the Airplane Flight Manual or the MEL be used to determine dispatch capability.  The airplane may dispatch with CAUTION, ADVISORY and STATUS messages that indicate proper system operation and are not illuminated due to a system failure (i.e. FUEL STBY PUMP ON when the pump is selected ON, GND A/B OUT with LAND selected on the ground, or APU GEN OFF with the switch OFF).  MAINTENANCE and MAINTENANCE DATA STATUS messages do not affect airplane dispatch status.  They indicate the presence of a system fault which can be retrieved from the Maintenance Diagnostics Computer.  In all cases, the Airplane Flight Manual must be referenced and procedures compiled with for the displayed message prior to applying MEL dispatch relief.

 

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" (ACI) means an item listed by the operator in the MEL for tracking and informational purposes. As an example, ACI may be used to track ETOPS accomplishment of required APU cold-soak, or in-flight verification starts. 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 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.

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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 type certification, supplemental type certificate, or other form of alteration 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.

31.  As used in MMELs, Heavy Maintenance Visit (HMV) is a scheduled C-check/D-check or airworthiness maintenance program inspection where the aircraft is scheduled to be out of service for 4 or more days.

 

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The following is applicable for authorized certificate holders operating under title 14 Code of Federal regulations (14 CFR) Parts 121, 125, 129, 135: 14 CFR 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 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 considerations. Operators 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 14 CFR 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.

 

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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 14 CFR. 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 14 CFR. 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

 

 

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AIR CONDITIONING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

Air Conditioning System

C

1

0

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided:

       a) Both PR/SOVs or HA/SOVs are

           secured CLOSED or selected

           CLOSED and monitored

           utilizing PR/SOV of HA/SOV

            Indicator, and

       b) Airplane is operated in accordance             with AFM.        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Air Conditioning Engine Bleed Systems

C

2

1

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided associated PR/SOV or HA/SOV is secured CLOSED or selected CLOSED and monitored using PR/SOV or HA/SOV indicator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

2

0

May be inoperative provided Air Conditioning System is considered inoperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Cabin Automatic Temperature Control System

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided Cabin Manual Temperature Control System is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Flight Deck Automatic Temperature Control System

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided Flight Deck Manual Temperature Control System is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Cabin Manual Temperature Control System

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided Cabin Automatic Temperature Control system is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Flight Deck Manual Temperature Control System

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided Flight Deck Automatic Temperature Control system is operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Cabin Temperature Indicating System

C

1

0

 

 

 

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AIR CONDITIONING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Ground Air Ventilation Fan System (-30) or Main Fan System (-60)

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Pressure Reducing/ Shutoff (PR/SOV) Valves

(-30) or Hot Air/Shutoff (HA/SOV) Valves (-60)

C

2

0

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) Affected valve is secured        

                CLOSED or selected CLOSED

                and monitored using PR/SOV

                or HA/SOV indicator, and

            b) Associated Air Conditioning

                Engine Bleed System is

                considered inoperative.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

PR/SOV Indicators (-30)

or HA/SOV Indicator

(-60)

C

2

0

(O) May be inoperative provided Air Conditioning System and Air Conditioning Engine Bleed Systems are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Recirculation System

(-60)

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Ground Air system (-60)

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Flight Deck Fans

D

2

0

 

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14.

Gaspers and Gasper Boost Systems

C

-

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Anti-Fog System

C

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

***

Auxiliary Freon Air Conditioning System

D

2

0

(M) May be inoperative provided maintenance procedures are established to secure associated systems.

 

 

 

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AUTOFLIGHT

 

 

 

 

l

 

1.

 ***

 

Autopilot

 

B

 

1

 

0

 

  (M) May be inoperative provided       

        operations do not require its use.

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   2.   

 ***

Autopilot Disconnect Functions (Quick Release Controls)

C

2

1

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.

l

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

2

0

May be inoperative provided autopilot is not used.

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l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Passenger Address (PA)

System

 

 

 

 

 

***

1.) Passenger

     Configuration

B

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) Alternate, normal and

                emergency procedures, and/or

                operating restrictions are

                established and used, and

            b) Flight attendant alerting system

                (audio and visual) operates

                normally.

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Any station function(s) that

operate normally may be used.

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.   

I

I

I

I

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Any station function(s) that

operate normally may be used.

I

I

 

      a) Lavatory Speakers

C

-

0

(O) May be inoperative provided alternate

procedures are established and used.

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.) Cargo Configuration

(Courier/Supernumerary Address System)

C

1

0

May be inoperative provided alternate, normal and emergency procedures, and/or operating restrictions are established and used.

I

I

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

1

0

May be inoperative provided procedures do not require its use.

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      a) Lavatory Speakers           

C

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided alternate

procedures are established and used.

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

1

0

May be inoperative provided procedures do not require its use.

I

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Flight Deck Interphone Systems

 

 

C

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

Normal mode may be inoperative provided interphone function is operative with selector switch in FAIL.

 

 

 

 

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Crewmember Interphone System(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)  Passenger 

     Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

     a) Flight Deck to

         Cabin, Cabin to

         Flight Deck

         Functions

B

-

-

(O) May be inoperative provided:

      a)  Flight deck to cabin and cabin to

           flight deck interphone functions

           operate normally on at least fifty

           percent of cabin handsets, and

      b)  Alternate communications

           procedures between the affected

           flight attendants station(s) are

           established and used.

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Any station function(s) that

            operate normally may be used.

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     b) Cabin to Cabin

         Function

B

2

0

(O) May be inoperative provided alternate communications procedures between the affected flight attendants stations are established and used.

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Any station function(s) that

            operate normally may be used.

l

l

 

 

B

-

-

(O) May be inoperative provided:

      a) Cabin to cabin interphone functions

          operate normally on at least fifty

          percent of the cabin handsets, and

      b)  Alternate communications

           procedures between the affected

           flight attendants station(s) are

           established and used.

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     c) Flight Deck to

         Ground Function   

C

-

0

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

l

l

 

 

D

-

0

May be inoperative provided procedures do not require its use.

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Flight Deck Communications Speakers

D

2

0

May be inoperative provided an operative

headset is provided for each person on cockpit duty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Communication Systems

(VHF, HF, UHF)

D

-

-

Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative provided it is not powered by the Emergency AC Bus, Emergency DC Bus, Battery Bus, Battery Direct Bus, or the DC Transfer Bus and not required for emergency procedures

l

l

l

l

l

l

 

1.) VHF Comm.

      Control Panels

     a) Frequency Transfer

         Light

     b) Frequency Transfer

         Switch

     c) Frequency Knob

         Selector

     d) Frequency

         Indication

 

 

C

 

C

 

C

 

C

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

0

 

0

 

2

 

2

 

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Communication Systems

(VHF, HF, UHF)

(cont.)

 

 

 

 

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.) High Frequency (HF)

     Communications

     Systems

D

-

-

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

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

-

1

(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.

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: SATCOM is to be used only as a backup to normal HF communications unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate ATS facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) System

A

1

0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ***    

1) Independent Power

    Source 

    

C

1

0

 

l

l

7.

Cockpit Headsets

C

-

2

Any in excess of those required for flight deck crewmembers may be inoperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: See ATA 25-8 for Forward Observer Seat Headset.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Flight Deck Microphones (Boom and Handheld)

 

 

 

Boom Microphones moved to item 23-11 and Handheld Microphones moved to item 23-16 in Rev. 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Chime System

C

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) PA system is operative, and

            b) Alternate normal and 

                Emergency procedures are

                established and used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Audio Selector Control Panels

C

-

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11.

Boom Microphones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.  Cockpit Voice

     Recorder CVR with

     Flight Data Recorder  

     installed.

 

 

 

 

l

l

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    1) Cockpit Voice

        Recorder Equipped

        to record Boom

        Microphone per

        FAR 121.359(g)

        135.151(d) or

        125.227(e)

A

-

0

May be inoperative provided:

            a) Flight data recorder (FDR)

                operates normally, and

            b) Repairs are made within three

                flight days.

 

***

    2) Cockpit Voice

        Recorder Not

        equipped to record

        Boom Microphone

D

-

0

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

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. CVR only installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    1) Cockpit Voice

        Recorder Equipped

        to record Boom

        Microphone  per

        FAR 121.359(g)

        135.151(d) or

        125.227(e)

A

-

0

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

 

***

    2) Cockpit Voice

        Recorder Not

        equipped to record

        Boom Microphone

D

-

0

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

l

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

***

 

Selective Call System

D

-

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) Alternate procedures are

                established and used.

OR

            b) Procedures do not require its

                use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Handheld Microphones

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May be inoperative provided associated boom microphones are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   a) Touchtone Type

        (DTMF)

C

-

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) Associated boom, microphones

                are operative,

            b) Alternate procedures are

                established and used.

            c) Associated boom, microphones

                are operative, and

            d) Procedures do not require its

                use.

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   b) Touchtone Keypad

        Function (DTMF)

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14.

***

ACARS System

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1

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(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) Alternate procedures are

                established and used,

            b) Procedures do not require its

                use.

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   a) ACARS Printer

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1

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(O)  May be inoperative provided:

            a) Alternate procedures are

                established and used,

            b) Procedures do not require its

                use.

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Automated Passenger Address System

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May be inoperative provided alternate procedures are established and used.

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ELECTRICAL POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

External Power Contactors

C

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(M) May be inoperative provided associated Contactor is verified OPEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

DC External Power System

C

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3.

DC Voltage Indications

C

2

1

One may be inoperative provided all other DC electrical system components are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

DC Amperage Indications

B

2

1

(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) All other DC electrical system

                components are operative, and

            b) Operations procedures are

                established to start engine with

                operative ammeter first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Inverter Systems

A

3

2

One may be inoperative provided:

     a) Aircraft is operated in VMC, and

     b) Repairs are made within 1 day.

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6.

AC Inverter Failure Indicator Lights

C

3

0

May be inoperative provided:

            a) AC Inverter Transfer Indicators

                are operative, and

            b) Crew verifies Standby Inverter

                system and Auto-transfer

                feature operative in

                accordance with AFM prior

                to each departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELECTRICAL POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

AC Inverter Transfer Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   1) -30

B

2

0

(O) May be inoperative provided all other AC electrical system components are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   2) -60

B

3

0

(O) May be inoperative provided all other AC electrical system components are operative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

DC Electrical System Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   1) -30

C

9

7

(O) May be inoperative provided operations procedures are established to monitor system operation by other indications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   2) -60

C

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8

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EQUIPMENT/ FURNISHINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Passenger Seats

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) The affected seat(s) are

                blocked and placarded

                “DO NOT OCCUPY”.

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NOTE 1: A seat with a inoperative

               seatbelt is considered to be

               inoperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE 2:  Inoperative seats do not affect

               the required number of flight

               attendants.

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NOTE 3: Affected seat(s) may include

               the seat(s) behind and/or

               adjacent outboard seats.

 

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1) Recline Mechanism

D

-

-

(M) May be inoperative and seat occupied provided seat back is secured in the full upright position.

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-

-

May be inoperative and seat occupied provided seat back is immovable in full upright position.

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2) Underseat Baggage

    Restraining Bars

C

-

-

(O) May be inoperative provided:

      a) Baggage is not stowed under seat

          with inoperative restraining bar,

      b) Associated seat is placarded

          “DO NOT STOW BAGGAGE

           UNDER THIS SEAT”, and

      c) Procedures are established to alert

          Cabin Crew of inoperative

          restraining bar.

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      a) Armrest with

          Recline   

          Mechanism

D

-

-

(M)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) If armrest is missing, seat is

          secured in the full upright

          position.

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      b) Armrest without

          Recline

          Mechanism

D

-

-

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.

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2.

Passenger Seat Ash Trays

 

 

 

 

Included in NEF Items.

 

3. Fligth

Flight Attendant Seat Assembly

(Aircraft with one Flight

Attendant Seat)

A

1

0

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided:

      a) Affected seat position is not

          occupied.

      b) Flight Attendant displaced by

          inoperative seat occupies the

          passenger seat most accessible

          to the inoperative seat,

      c) Alternate procedures are

          established and used as published

          in crewmembers manuals

      d) Folding type seat is stowed or is

          secured in the retracted position

      e) Passenger seat assigned to flight

          attendant is placarded “FOR

          FLIGHT ATTENDANT USE ONLY”,   

          and          

       f) Repairs are made within two flight

          days.

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NOTE 1: An automatic folding seat that

               will not stow automatically is

               considered inoperative.

 

NOTE 2: A seat position with an

               inoperative or missing restraint

               system is considered

               inoperative.

 

NOTE 3: The above provisos apply to

                flight attendant seats. Individual

                operators, when operating with

                inoperative seats, will consider

                the locations and combinations

                of seats to ensure that the

                proximity to exits and

                distribution requirements of the

                applicable regulations are met.

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4.

Flight Attendant Seat Assembly (cont.)

(Aircraft with one Flight

Attendant Seat)

D

1

0

(M)(O) May be inoperative provided:

            a) Flight Attendant is not required

                by FAR,

            b) Affected seat is not occupied,

                and,

            c) Folding type seat is stowed

                or is secured in the retracted

                position.

 

NOTE 1: An automatic folding seat that

               will not stow automatically is

               considered inoperative.

 

NOTE 2: A seat position with an

               inoperative or missing restraint

               system is considered

               inoperative.

           

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5.

Flight Attendant Seat Assembly (single or dual assembly) (cont.)

(Aircraft with more than one Flight Attendant Seat)

 

 

B

-

-

(M)(O) One seat position or assembly (dual position) may be inoperative provided:

      a) Affected seat position or seat

          assembly is not occupied,

      b) Flight Attendant(s) displaced by

          inoperative seat(s) occupies either

          an adjacent flight attendant seat or

          the passenger seat which is most

          accessible to the inoperative

          seat(s), so as to most effectively

          perform assigned duties,

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NOTE 1: An automatic folding seat that

               will not stow automatically is

               considered inoperative.

NOTE 2: A seat position with an

               inoperative or missing restraint

               system is considered

               inoperative.

NOTE 3: Individual operators when

               operating with inoperative seats

               will consider the locations and

               combinations of seats to ensure

               that the proximity to exits and

               distribution requirements of the

               applicable FAR is met.

NOTE 4: If one side of a dual seat

               assembly is inoperative and a

               flight attendant is displaced to

               the adjacent seat, the adjacent

               seat must operate normally.

 

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6.

Flight Attendant Seat Assembly (single or dual assembly) (Aircraft with more than one Flight Attendant Seat)

(cont.)

C

-

-

(M) May be inoperative provided:

      a) Affected seat position or seat

          assembly is not occupied, and

      b) Folding type seat stows

          automatically or is secured in the    

          retracted position. 

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NOTE 1: An automatic folding seat that

               will not stow automatically is

               considered inoperative.

NOTE 2: A seat position with an

               inoperative or missing restraint

               system is considered

               inoperative.

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All Cargo Configuration

 

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-

-

May be inoperative provided affected seat

or seat assembly is not occupied.

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7.

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***

Survival Type ELTs

D

-

-

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

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Fixed ELTs

A

-

0

(M) May be inoperative provided:

      a)  System is deactivated, and

      b)  Repairs are made within 90 days.

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-

0

May be missing provided repairs are made within 90 days.

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-

-

(M) Any in excess of those required by FAR may be inoperative provided system is deactivated.

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

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8.

Flotation Devices

C

-

-

Any in excess of those required by 14 CFR may be inoperative.  Inoperative equipment will be removed from airplane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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***

“FASTEN SEAT BELT

WHILE SEATED” Signs or Placards

C

-

-

One or more signs or placards may be illegible or missing provided a legible sign or placard is readable from each occupied passenger seat.

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10.

***

Non-Essential Equipment & Furnishings (NEF)

D

-

0

May be inoperative, damaged or missing provided that the item(s) is deferred in accordance with the 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  Exterior lavatory door ash trays are not considered NEF items.

 

11.

 ***

Flight Deck Door Visual

Surveillance Systems

 

 

 

 

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1)  Electronic System

      ***

A

1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

      a) Alternate procedures are

          established and used, and

      b) Repairs are made within three

          flight days.

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1

0

(O) May be inoperative provided:

      a) A flight deck door viewing port is

          installed and operates normally,

          and

      b) Alternate procedures are

          established and used.

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