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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : cyvr.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : multi engine|
pilot : instrument
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : commercial
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 20000
flight time type : 1200
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
maintenance problem : non compliance with mel
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Maintenance Human Performance
Chart Or Publication
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
Previous flight arrived from ZZZ with an MEL signed off. This MEL referred to 1 brake being inoperative and disconnected. After reading the MEL procedures, the pilot procedures were specified in the procedures column. All pilot-required steps were taken and all close-out penalties were applied. Maintenance was to inspect the landing gear generators. This was noted on the previous log page as being performed in ZZZ. Neither the log page nor did the MEL page state a maintenance signoff was required before each flight. Maintenance failed to sign off the logbook stating they had checked the landing gear tac generators. Maintenance control was contacted in ZZZ1 and I was advised that maintenance control dropped the ball and did not notify ZZZ2 that they were to perform the inspection. Aircraft was inspected and signed off. MEL should have stated in the pilot column that a signed off log sheet be required before each flight. It did not.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MEL SIGNOFF ITEM NOT COMPLIED WITH FOR A DISCONNECTED BRAKE SYS ON AN A320 AT ZZZ, US.
Narrative: PREVIOUS FLT ARRIVED FROM ZZZ WITH AN MEL SIGNED OFF. THIS MEL REFERRED TO 1 BRAKE BEING INOP AND DISCONNECTED. AFTER READING THE MEL PROCS, THE PLT PROCS WERE SPECIFIED IN THE PROCS COLUMN. ALL PLT-REQUIRED STEPS WERE TAKEN AND ALL CLOSE-OUT PENALTIES WERE APPLIED. MAINT WAS TO INSPECT THE LNDG GEAR GENERATORS. THIS WAS NOTED ON THE PREVIOUS LOG PAGE AS BEING PERFORMED IN ZZZ. NEITHER THE LOG PAGE NOR DID THE MEL PAGE STATE A MAINT SIGNOFF WAS REQUIRED BEFORE EACH FLT. MAINT FAILED TO SIGN OFF THE LOGBOOK STATING THEY HAD CHKED THE LNDG GEAR TAC GENERATORS. MAINT CTL WAS CONTACTED IN ZZZ1 AND I WAS ADVISED THAT MAINT CTL DROPPED THE BALL AND DID NOT NOTIFY ZZZ2 THAT THEY WERE TO PERFORM THE INSPECTION. ACFT WAS INSPECTED AND SIGNED OFF. MEL SHOULD HAVE STATED IN THE PLT COLUMN THAT A SIGNED OFF LOG SHEET BE REQUIRED BEFORE EACH FLT. IT DID NOT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.