Minimum en route altitude (MEA)

Minimum en route altitude (MEA), alternately spelled as Minimum enroute altitude , is the lowest published altitude between radio navigation fixes that assures acceptable navigational signal coverage (see MRA) and meets obstacle clearance requirements (see MOCA) between those fixes.

For example, on the HYPER SEVEN ARRIVAL (RNAV) Arrival Route, between DELRO and LIRCH, the MEA is 7000ft MSL.