Master minimum equipment list
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minimum equipment list (MEL)
A list established for a particular aircraft type by the organization responsible for the type design with the approval of the State of Design containing items, one or more of which is permitted to be unserviceable at the commencement of a flight. The MMEL may be associated with special operating conditions, limitations or procedures.
ICAO, Official definition, PANS-TRG (2011) Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Training, and also found in ICAO Annex 6 (2010), Operation of aircraft