MEL Changes Required for Flying With an Expired Navigation Database | Paperless Cockpit

MEL Changes Required for Flying With an Expired Navigation Database

In a recent revision to FAA Policy Letter 98 (PL-98) - which provides standardized MMEL relief to operators with out-of-currency navigation databases (NDBs) - the agency determined that expired databases do not meet the definition of "inoperative" equipment, and are not authorized for MMEL relief per 14 CFR. "PL-98 Rev 0 provided standardized MMEL relief for out-of-currency navigation databases, but PL-98 Rev 1 prohibits MMEL relief for expired NDBs and instead provides relief only for inoperative NDBs," said Tom Atzert, president of Leading Edge ATS and co-chair of the MMEL Industry Group.

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