Thread: MEL definition
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Old 23rd Jun 2018, 11:23
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Originally Posted by jaja View Post
Yes Pineteam, that is also the answer I get from many, BUT if we have such good system redundancy why should we in the first place appy the MEL restrictions if we have failures before pushback ? It does not make sense !
The MEL provisions also consider the worst case scenario of a subsequent inflight failure of another critical system and therefore protects You accordingly. Once the applicability of the MEL ceases it is up to You to cater for all the different scenarios that could happen and decide. Regardless of what the MEL says the final word is anyway always with the flight crew (ie the Captain) if a more restrictive interpretation of the MEL is required given the conditions of the day.
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