Task:

M3.3.86 Approve a 14 CFR Part 125 Operator/Applicant’s Minimum Equipment List (MEL)/Configuration Deviation List (CDL)/Revision

9/1/21

Function:

3.0 Certification

 

Duty:

3.3 Air Operator Certification

 

Sponsor:

Aircraft Maintenance Division

 

Series:

1825-Aviation Safety Inspector

 

Rating and Ranking:

Difficulty:                            Moderate

Importance:                          Critical

Task Applicability:

SAS Activity Code(s):         3312      3313     5312    5313

SAS Elements:                     None

Regulatory and/or Statutory Requirement(s):

49 U.S.C. § 40113               Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701               General Requirements

49 U.S.C. § 44702               Issuance of Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44704               Type Certificates, Production Certificates, and Airworthiness Certificates, and Design and Production Organization Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44705               Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 U.S.C. § 44713               Inspection and Maintenance

14 CFR § 125.201               Inoperable Instruments and Equipment

Relevant Guidance and Advisory Material (current editions):

Order 8900.1                        Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Order 8900.1, V3 C18 S6    Parts D and E Maintenance Operations Specifications/Management Specifications/Letters of Authorization

Order 8900.1, V4 C4 S1      Configuration Deviation List

Order 8900.1, V4 C4 S3      MEL Requirements for 14 CFR Parts 91 Subpart K (Part 91K), 121, 125, 125 LODA, 129, and 135 Operations

Order 8900.1, V10 C3         Planning

Other                                    Applicable Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL)

Other                                    Applicable FAA-Approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)

Job Aid(s):

None

Prerequisite Specialized Training:

None

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

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge:

1           Ensure an understanding of the purpose, scope, and terminology involving an MEL/CDL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 1, Par. 4-622

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-675

2           Ensure an understanding of Flight Standards office responsibilities involving an MEL/CDL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 1, Par. 4-624A

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-677

3           Ensure an understanding of the history, role and airplane development of a CDL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 1, Par. 4-623

4           Ensure an understanding of the background 14 CFR part 125 operator regulatory and operations specification (OpSpec) requirements concerning an MEL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-679

5           Ensure an understanding of an MMEL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-680

6           Ensure an understanding of an MEL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-681

7           Ensure an understanding of a fleet MEL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-682

8           Receive a 14 CFR part 125 operator/applicant's MEL/CDL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 1, Par. 4-624

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Pars. 4-692A and 4-693

8.1.       Open the appropriate Activity Recording (AR) in SAS.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-678A
Order 8900.1, Vol. 10, Chap. 3

9           Evaluate the MEL/CDL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 1, Pars. 4-623 and 4-624

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-692B

             Applicable MMEL

             Applicable FAA-approved AFM

9.1.       Operator request for revision to CDL.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Pars. 4-624C and 4-627C
9.2.       MEL format requirements.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-683
9.3.       MEL content requirements.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-684
9.4.       MEL “Remarks or Exceptions” requirements.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-685

10         Ensure an MEL applicant has developed and included an MEL management program in a document or manual.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Pars. 4-686 and 4-692B5)

10.1.     Verify MEL management program addresses continuing authorization-single extension.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-687

11         Ensure consolidation of findings and appropriate corrective action.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-692C

12         Approve the MEL and issue OpSpec D095.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-692D

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 18, Sec. 6, Par. OpSpec/MSpec/TSpec/LOA D095

13         Retain copy of each current MEL/CDL.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 4, Chap. 4, Sec. 3, Par. 4-692E

13.1.     Close AR in SAS.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 10