Minimum Equipment List Use

Minimum Equipment List Use
The MEL Use module is an overview of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91.213 Inoperative Instruments and Equipment, ICAO Annex 6, FAA 8900.1 Volume 4, Chapter 4, Section 2; FAA InFO 17007; and the different sections of a typical MEL. In this module, we address Configuration Deviation Lists (CDL) and Non-Essential Equipment and Furnishings (NEF) and review National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) reports from fellow business aircraft pilots related to MELs.


The MEL Use module contents are typically included in our Regulatory module for Part 135 operators to allow all of your maintenance procedures to be trained together in one module. The MEL Use content, in part, provides ground training in preparation for the testing requirements of FAR 135.293 (a)(1) and in response to the training requirements of FAR 135.345 (Initial) and 135.351 (Recurrent). This content satisfies your training program Operator Specific Basic Indoctrination curriculum requirement to train on Minimum Equipment Lists. We customize the module content based on your General Operations Manual (GOM) and/or Flight Operations Manual (FOM) guidance for flight crews.
This module complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "minimum equipment list" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO and FAA Letter of Authorization (LOA) D095 or D195.
  • FAR 91.213 And AC 91-67
  • Definitions
  • Preamble
  • Master Minimum Equipment List
  • Procedures Manual
  • CDL / NEF