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FAA Releases Policy Letter Regarding Part 91 Minimum Equipment Lists

The FAA recently published Policy Letter 36 (PL-36) Revision 3 regarding approval of and the preamble for Part 91 Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL).

PL-36 describes different paths for additions or changes to an MEL, depending on whether the change is driven by the aircraft Type Certificate or a Supplemental Type Certification (STC). The FAA directs operators to PL-109, Supplemental Type Certificate MMEL/MEL Relief Process, for additional guidance on how to add STC installed items to an MEL.

NBAA Continues Work to Harmonize Part 91 MEL Int’l Compliance Requirements

The FAA recently published draft Advisory Circular (AC) 91-67A, “Minimum Equipment Requirements for General Aviation Operations Under 14 CFR Parts 91, 133, 137 and 141” to describe acceptable methods for operating aircraft with certain inoperative instruments and equipment, and in part to ensure international standardization. The AC revises FAA policies for the approval and use of minimum equipment lists, and would subject Part 91 MELs to an ongoing approval process.

NBAA, Industry Task Force Issue Report on Jet Fuel Contamination

Washington, DC, June 11, 2019 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today, in conjunction with an industry-led working group, has released recommendations for aircraft operators, fixed-base operators (FBOs), fuel suppliers and other stakeholders to mitigate the possibility of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) contamination in jet fuel.