SE019: Maintenance Procedures – Minimum Equipment Lists

Background

This safety enhancement reduces approach and landing accidents by re-emphasizing current maintenance rules, policies, and procedures developed by the commercial airline operators and the FAA. This re-emphasis directs operators to strictly adhere to Minimum Equipment List (MEL) policy and procedures.

 

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Related Outputs

Joint Handbook Bulletin for Air Transportation and Airworthiness entitled Air Carrier Manual Instructions Concerning Minimum Equipment List Conditions and Limitations (HBAT 98-18 and HBAW 98-09) was issued to provide guidance to FAA aviation safety inspectors regarding the requirement for air carriers to include instructions concerning the MEL conditions and limitations. The HBAT/HBAW has since been cancelled and the guidance incorporated into other material, but is included here for the information it contains.

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