Daily Archives: June 2, 2020

How to Write a Minimum Equipment List (part 1)

This post is the first in a series of posts that cover the process for developing an MEL. Minimum equipment lists are one of the more difficult documents to develop since the FAA guidance for MELs is somewhat vague in terms of the details and individual FSDOs/inspectors can have varying preferences for how an MEL is written. Read the recommended documents below thoroughly, and be prepared to ask some questions of your FAA inspectors. The basic steps for developing an MEL for you company involve downloading the FAA’s MASTER Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) and developing your company-specific MEL from that […]