The Acronyms MEL and CAM

by Santos Deokar

What does the acronym MEL mean?

ANSWER: MEL stands for Minimum Equipment List. The MEL contains the minimum equipment necessary for the safe operation of an aircraft.

The FAA publishes Master Minimum Equipment Lists (MMEL) for specific types of aircraft. The operator then prepares an MEL based on that document. Refer to FAR 91.203 in the "FAA Regulations" section of this website to view the requirements.

What does the acronym CAM mean?

ANSWER: I don't know the context you are using this term in, but a couple of items come to mind:

Cockpit Area Microphone, and Civil Aeronautics Manual

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