Digital operations manuals publisher AviationManuals has created a free guide to understanding minimum equipment list (MEL) requirements. Simpler to use than a master minimum equipment list (MMEL), an MEL allows aircraft operation even with certain inoperative equipment aboard.
“An MEL is the best and most widely accepted way to determine the conditions under which a flight can be commenced with inoperative equipment,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “This complimentary MEL guide helps flight departments understand where and when an MEL is required, and why they should consider getting one.”
Describing the differences between an MMEL for aircraft types and a custom MEL tailored to a specific aircraft, the guide also provides information on requirements for operators based on the state of registry and area of operation, as well as the value of a nonessential equipment and furnishings (NEF) program.
AviationManuals also offers safety management systems software and iPad apps for fixed- and rotary-wing operators, drone operators, and FBOs.