configuration deviation list
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configuration deviation list (CDL)
A list established by the organization responsible for the type design with the approval of the State of Design which identifies any external parts of an aircraft which may be missing at the commencement of flight, and which contains, where necessary, any information associated operating limitations and performance corrections (ICAO).
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