Avionics News May 2022 - 46

industry
PART 91 OPERATORS
seek clarity on use of minimum equipment
list in international operations
S T O R Y
P
B Y
L I N D S E Y M C F A R R E N
art 91 operators of U.S.-registered aircraft
might soon have more clarity on a longstanding
challenge regarding minimum
equipment lists in international
operations, especially to European
Union Aviation Safety Agency states.
Since 2017, Part 91 operators faced
conflicting requirements between the
Federal Aviation Administration and
EASA. The FAA permits a Part 91
operator of a U.S.-registered aircraft
to hold an FAA-issued Letter of
Authorization D095, allowing the use
of a master minimum equipment list, or
MMEL.
Meanwhile, EASA does not consider
the MMEL to be sufficient and requires
Part 91 operators to hold LOA D195,
authorizing the use of an MEL for a specific make,
model, serial number, and registration name. The MEL
must include maintenance and operations procedures,
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SINCE 2017,
PART 91 OPERATORS
FACED CONFLICTING
REQUIREMENTS
BETWEEN
THE FEDERAL
AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION
AND EASA.
Policy Letter PL 36 (the Part 91 master minimum
equipment list preamble, and the MMEL).
The aircraft-specific MEL, authorized through D195,
must address any supplemental type
certificates and all other equipment on
the aircraft, and consider the operating
environment and other factors.
EASA reviews the MEL and related
LOA during inspections as part of
the EU Ramp Inspection Programme.
Noncompliant aircraft can receive a
finding or even be grounded until an
effective discrepancy is repaired.
" The inconsistent requirements from
the FAA and EASA cause problems
for Part 91 operators, in particular
those traveling to Europe, " said Brian
Koester, director of flight operations
and regulations at the National Business Aviation
Association. " These operators believe they're in
compliance in the U.S. and with the ICAO standard, but

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