Appendix D - MMEL Guidance Book Sample Page
ITEM: 25.9 PASSENGER SEATS
The seat back may be inoperative secured in the upright position.
The seat back may be inoperative in other than the upright position provided:
References: CAR605.22 and .24
This item does not include tray tables which may, if inoperative in the unstowed position, render the seat or seat row behind the seat to which the tray table is attached inoperative. A tray table inoperative in the stowed position could be considered a passenger convenience item. CAR 605.24 requires shoulder harnesses for passenger seats under specified conditions. In this case, a missing or inoperative safety belt and/or shoulder harness renders the seat inoperative.
Note: Some MMELs (e.g. FAA) include a NOTE which states that inoperative seats do not affect the required number of flight attendants. This is based on regulatory requirements (e.g. FAA FAR) that determine the number of required flight attendants based on the number of seats installed on the aircraft and does not apply to Canadian air operators.
A seat with an inoperative recline mechanism is considered to be inoperative if the seat back cannot be secured in the upright position.
Similar to FAA with some additions due to CARs. For clarification, TC has added NOTES 2 and 3 regarding affected seats. FAA has used similar wording in some MMELs, e.g. B400A.
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