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15th Aug 2007, 21:10
My Bus has an AFT and a FWD Cargo Compartment (like everybody knows:)).

There may be times when one or both fire bottles are u/s. The MEL says:

Both may be inoperative provided flammable or combustible cargo is not carried in the affected compartment.

What does this mean?

(BTW, English is not my native language)

15th Aug 2007, 21:28
Means, you cannot load any luggage or general cargo that could be ignited.
Bags with clothing could burn if they are ignited whilsted beeing transported in the hold (camping matches etc.).
So you just cannot use the affected hold.



15th Aug 2007, 21:30
Yeah, so either hold.


16th Aug 2007, 05:42
you can not carry anything that might burn in either hold...

16th Aug 2007, 06:52

Absolutely right!

But why is the MEL talking about about "affected compartment"?

E.g. if bottles have used due to a false warning in the aft hold one can suggest to leave aft empty and load the fwd CCMPT and go......

Clarence Oveur
16th Aug 2007, 09:11
There seems to be a fair amount of angst and hand-wringing emanating from certain quarters.


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