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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : bwi.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A320|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 139|
flight time total : 13080
flight time type : 2050
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
maintenance problem : non compliance with mel
maintenance problem : improper documentation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements|
Maintenance Human Performance
Arrived at plane to find MEL ignition system 'a' inoperative. Upon reviewing MEL; I did not find the deferred number decal adjacent to the engine mode selector as stated in the specifications notes; maintenance; a. I then performed that step. Later I found the deferred number decal next to the manual start valve switch. While I understand this error is not life threatening; it is indicative of the maintenance procedures I am finding more and more. Too many of the deferrals I receive have some error in them. This incorrect step did not cause a problem this time. What about next time?
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A320 CAPTAIN FINDS IMPROPER MAINT PLACARDING OF MEL ITEM. FEELS SUCH ERRORS ARE INCREASING.
Narrative: ARRIVED AT PLANE TO FIND MEL IGNITION SYS 'A' INOP. UPON REVIEWING MEL; I DID NOT FIND THE DEFERRED NUMBER DECAL ADJACENT TO THE ENG MODE SELECTOR AS STATED IN THE SPECS NOTES; MAINT; A. I THEN PERFORMED THAT STEP. LATER I FOUND THE DEFERRED NUMBER DECAL NEXT TO THE MANUAL START VALVE SWITCH. WHILE I UNDERSTAND THIS ERROR IS NOT LIFE THREATENING; IT IS INDICATIVE OF THE MAINT PROCS I AM FINDING MORE AND MORE. TOO MANY OF THE DEFERRALS I RECEIVE HAVE SOME ERROR IN THEM. THIS INCORRECT STEP DID NOT CAUSE A PROB THIS TIME. WHAT ABOUT NEXT TIME?
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 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.