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What is a Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Part 1

Most people involved in the operational side of commercial aviation know the Minimum Equipment List. The ‘MEL’ is a regulatory program that allows an aircraft to be dispatched with inoperative equipment or systems and lists any conditions or restrictions required for dispatch under MEL relief. When an item from the MEL is applied, it is often called a ‘deferral.’1

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