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A320 MEL

Old 13th Dec 2021, 08:59
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Devil A320 MEL

Hello Fellow Aviators,

I am a newbie to A320. I want to know more about the application of MEL on A320. Suppose in flight I get ECAM >

NAV ADS-B RPTG 1 FAULT

NAV ADS-B RPTG 2 FAULT



essentially both ADS-B Reporting systems have failed.

Then I applied OEBs - None // Tech Notices - None // ECAM - No Actions listed // QRH - Nothing in Abnormal PROC // Comp Reset - No System Reset Related to ADS-B OUT //

FCOM Procedure says ATC/XPDR…SYS 2(1) however this is only for a Single system failure.



Now I go to MEL 34-50-10 ADS-B OUT Function

34-50-10A Not required for the intended route

34-50-10B Required for the intended route

In this, I apply 34-50-10 B which specifies that for airspace I am flying in it requires ADS-B Out functionality if I am flying RVSM.

So do I need to Vacate RVSM?

My understanding is MEL is applicable only ON GROUND from Door Closure till application of take-off Power. Then why would I refer and apply MEL in the air?
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Yes, MEL need not apply when airborne, but it can be useful to refer to for the notes, and possible operational procedures and consequences.

I would just inform ATC and follow their instructions. As long as you can maintain RVSM, and TCAS remains operational, I can't see a problem with continuing that flight?
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Just trot on further north-west until you leave the area of GPS-spoofing, problem solved.
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