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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601-1200|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Aircraft Component||Laptop Computer (performance|
|Qualification||Flight Crew Air Transport Pilot (ATP)|
|Anomaly||Aircraft Equipment Problem Less Severe|
Deviation - Procedural Published Material / Policy
Deviation - Procedural MEL
Deviation - Procedural FAR
Aircraft laptops have had support manual removed. The nef (nonessential equipment and furnishings) dmi (damaged; missing; inoperative) list was removed from the laptops. The MEL requires the list so flight crew and dispatch can concur with maintenance when a nef dmi is issued. There is a requirement in the fom to review dmi's but a flight crew member cannot do this with the logbook reference removed and no dmi list to review. On this aircraft nef dmi for a toilet paper case that was broken. A temporary repair was made and not documented. I question if this was a nef item.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: An A319 Captain reported the NEF list was removed from the aircraft's laptop database so the crew could not verify with Dispatch and Maintenance that a deferral for a non essential item was legal.
Narrative: Aircraft Laptops have had support manual removed. The NEF (Nonessential Equipment and Furnishings) DMI (Damaged; Missing; Inoperative) list was removed from the laptops. The MEL requires the list so flight crew and Dispatch can concur with Maintenance when a NEF DMI is issued. There is a requirement in the FOM to review DMI's but a flight crew member cannot do this with the logbook reference removed and no DMI list to review. On this aircraft NEF DMI for a toilet paper case that was broken. A temporary repair was made and not documented. I question if this was a NEF item.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of April 2012 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.