FAA takes first steps for re-certification of the Boeing 737 MAX
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December 7, 2019 - by Scott Hamilton for leehamnews.com
The FAA issued a draft of the updated Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 on its website yesterday. It's there to be commented on by anyone who has input to its content within 30 days.
This step is the first external sign the re-certification of the 737 MAX has begun.
Master Minimum Equipment List, MMEL
A Master Minimum Equipment List, MMEL, is the reference for the pilots if the aircraft can fly on when a fault has appeared on the aircraft. A modern airliner has many systems with redundancy and several other less important part systems that are not needed if the flight crew adapts the flying on the next leg so they can return to a home base from an outstation for example.
A good example of how this works is an item that changed between the first revision of the MMEL and the updated one,...
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