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MEL / CDL Assignments

The purpose of this program is to allow the operator to assign outstanding maintenance (MEL/CDL) items against a particular airframe so that whenever that aircraft is used by the Flight Plan program, the list with its corresponding descriptions will be displayed for the dispatcher. When an aircraft is scheduled for a flight, the dispatcher can review the list to see if there are any operational restrictions that may have an impact on flight planning. For instance, some defects may impose a limit on the maximum altitude to which the aircraft may be flown, and this should, of course, prompt the dispatcher to cap the flight level used by the Flight Plan.

The program automatically sorts the codes that are operational to the top of the list, and keeps track of the dates of all such entries so that the age of any item is always available.

Note: You can make MEL and CDL penalties using this menu and/or the FOMS 428 menu. See Cumulative MEL/CDL Penalties for more information.

Refer to: FOMS 425 for an overview of the MEL/CDL Status/Assignments.

For an overview of the WebFOMS features see the Aircraft Characteristics screen. The features described there can be applied to all screens.


For instructions on how to make modifications on the WebFOMS screens, see Modify, View Aircraft Characteristics. It uses the Aircraft Characteristics as an example but can be applied to all WebFOMS screens.


Screen is the default view when you first go to a WebFOMS screen. When Screen is selected you can view all records that exist in the system.  Select the arrow in the first field of the WebFOMS screen to access the drop-down menu to view the list of available records.

Note: Only items that exist in the database are shown in the drop-down list.

Note: The following descriptions represent the typical access and privileges afforded to users designated as Dispatch Managers/Supervisors. Users with dispatcher privileges will have limited access to a subset of the screens presented.

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