For Canadian manufactured aircraft, or aircraft for which Canada holds the State of Design responsibilities, Transport Canada will approve a Master Minimum Equipment List. For foreign manufactured aircraft, Transport Canada will normally adopt the MMEL of the foreign certification authority and issue a Transport Canada MMEL Supplement (TC Supplement) to the foreign MMEL. The TC Supplement is an overriding document, which modifies items in the foreign MMEL to conform with Canadian requirements, interpretations and policies. The contents of this chapter (Approval Authority, MMEL Guidance Book, MMEL Philosophy and MMEL Policy) generally apply to Canadian MMELs and TC Supplements since Transport Canada has no direct control over the content of foreign MMELs. All generic references in this chapter to the MMEL thus apply equally to the TC Supplement, where one exists.
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