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US20120199696 AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING DROGUE ASSEMBLIES  
An air to air refuelling drogue assembly includes a reception coupling and a drogue canopy connected to the reception coupling by connection means which hold the canopy in an operative, drag...
US20110001011 Assisted In-Flight Refuelling System  
An assisted in-flight refuelling system having a tanker aircraft equipped with a drogue; a fuel take-on aircraft equipped with a probe; and a drogue-probe coupling assist system designed to...
US20140319279 AIRCRAFT REFUELING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF REFUELING AN AIRCRAFT  
An aircraft refueling system for use with a supplying aircraft is provided. The refueling system includes at least two strips of material coupled to a lower portion of the supplying aircraft. The...
US20120153084 AUTOMATED RECEIVER AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION (ARAI)  
An aerial identification and fuel inventory control system is disclosed. An RFID transponder mounted on a refueling aircraft transmits an identifier identifying the refueling aircraft in proximity...
US20110042520 Aircraft Tank System, Refueling Unit And Method For Refueling An Aircraft  
An aircraft tank system (10) comprises a tank cell for receiving fuel, a fuel line (12) that connects the tank cell to a fuel inlet connection (14), and an aeration- and/or deaeration device (16)...
US20110226905 STABILIZED CONTROLLABLE DROGUE FOR AERIAL FLIGHT REFUELING  
The stabilized controllable drogue for an inflight aerial refueling system includes a reception coupling, a paradrogue frame, a drogue canopy, and a plurality of actuators for moving the drogue...
US20110272526 SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE COMPLIANCE WITH STRUCTURAL LOAD REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRCRAFT WITH ADDITIONAL FUEL TANKAGE  
Methods and systems are provided to comply with structural load requirements applicable to aircraft additional fuel tank systems. A plurality of aircraft fuel tanks may be positioned adjacent to...
US20140145033 TENSIONING DEVICE FOR AIRCRAFT REFUELING BOOM HOIST  
A power spring passively applies tension to a cable connected to an aircraft refueling boom. The power spring has a first end engaging a fixed arbor and second end engaging a rotatable spooling...
US20110108669 VARIABLE SPEED DROGUE  
The variable speed drogue includes a plurality of leading edge struts and trailing edge struts pivotally mounted to a refueling coupling member, and a drogue canopy connected between the trailing...
US20120273619 AIRCRAFT AERIAL REFUELLING SYSTEM  
An aircraft aerial refueling system including at least one pressure controlled fuel pump having a control system adapted to regulate the pump outlet fuel pressure using an outlet fuel pressure...
US20120298805 Aerial Refueling Drogue Deployment System  
Systems and methods provide for a drogue deployment system that may be removably attached to a non-tanker aircraft to modify the aircraft for providing aerial refueling operations. Aspects of the...
US20150076286 REFUELING AIRPLANE  
A refueling airplane converted from a non-refueling airplane having an original tail section and an original tail-strike pitch attitude. The refueling airplane comprises the original tail section...
US20140346279 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FUEL IN FLIGHT FROM A TANKER AIRCRAFT TO MULTIPLE RECEIVER AIRCRAFT  
A trailing boom system for aerial refueling and a method for aerial refueling of multiple receiver aircraft. The trailing boom system for aerial refueling includes a parent pod capable of being...
US20100327116 Smart boom tip assembly  
A refueling apparatus for interconnecting a tanker aircraft (11) with a receiver aircraft in flight comprising a boom (21) joined to said tanker aircraft (11) by means of a mechanical articulation...
US20120049004 Aerial Refueling Boom Nozzle With Integral Pressure Regulation  
Apparatus and methods described herein provide for a boom/receiver-type aerial refueling system having a pressure regulator integrated into the system at the tanker boom nozzle. During refueling...
US20090302161 Drogue Illumination  
In a reception coupling and drogue assembly (2), light sources (32) are arranged around the wall (26) of the probe passage adjacent the opening (24). The light sources (32) each serve to...
US20130068889 WIRELESS REFUELING BOOM  
A refueling boom is described. The refueling boom includes a non-telescoping portion configured to be coupled to a fuel tanker vehicle and a telescoping portion that is extendable and retractable...
US20100072320 PROGRAMMABLE AERIAL REFUELING RANGE  
In an aerial refueling system for refueling a receiver aircraft in flight from a tanker aircraft, wherein the refueling system includes a hose reel rotatably coupled to the tanker aircraft's...
US20100001124 CONTROLLABLE DROGUE  
A refueling drogue assembly including a refueling drogue receptacle, a control unit including a duct, and a refueling hose connector adapted to rigidly couple the control unit to an aerial...
US20120168564 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A REFUELING DROGUE ASSEMBLY  
A method and system for a refueling drogue coupling system are provided. The system includes a coupling latch assembly coupled to the coupling outlet wherein the coupling latch assembly includes a...
US20140042274 Refueling Boom Control System  
A method and apparatus comprising a refueling controller. The refueling controller is configured to receive a number of operator commands for moving a refueling boom on a tanker aircraft in a...
US20150136911 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFUELING AIR VEHICLES  
A variety of refueling devices, systems and methods are disclosed for use in in-flight refueling. In one example one such device is towed by a tanker aircraft via a fuel hose at least during...
US20140353430 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFUELING AIR VEHICLES  
A variety of refueling devices, systems and methods are disclosed for use in in-flight refueling. In one example one such device is towed by a tanker aircraft via a fuel hose at least during...
US20130168499 RAPID STORE LOAD SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF  
A method to load stores on an aircraft, the method may be controlled by one or more controller and may include one or more acts of loading stores onto corresponding lift portions; determining a...
US20140306063 AERIAL REFUELING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A refueling system may include a refueling hose and a refueling drone coupled to the hose aft end. The refueling drone may be rearwardly deployable from the tanker aircraft such that the refueling...
US20090045290 Method and system for inflight refueling of unmanned aerial vehicles  
A system and method for refueling unmanned aerial vehicles. The system is adapted to refuel a first unmanned aerial vehicle from a second unmanned aerial vehicle and includes an arrangement for...
US20070108339 Drogue  
A drogue is provided having a projected area associated with an aerodynamic drag-generating arrangement of the drogue. The drag generated by the drogue is a function of the projected area, and the...
US20090200426 DROGUE DEPLOYING/RETRIEVAL DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD  
An in-flight refueling device includes an arm, ring and actuator. The arm has a proximate end and a distal end. The ring is secured to the distal end and is configured to releasably secure a...
US20120043425 Refueling Equipment, and Method for Refueling An Aircraft Using Said Equipment  
The invention relates to equipment for refueling an aircraft, including a pipe (40) provided with means (42) for connecting onto an intake port (301) of the fuel tank of the aircraft (400) and, at...
US20120049003 PIVOTABLE AERIAL REFUELING BOOM AND METHOD THEREFOR  
An aerial refueling system has a fluid conduit. A plurality of actuators is coupled to the fluid conduit and a refueling aircraft housing the aerial refueling system to move the fluid conduit in a...
US20130161449 LATCHING DETECTION AND INDICATION SYSTEM FOR AERIAL REFUELING COUPLINGS  
Reception coupling unit of a hose and drogue device of a tanker aircraft with the probe of a receiver aircraft for in-flight refueling, including, respectively, first and second cooperating...
US20130075532 FUELLING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD  
A method of fuelling an aircraft for a flight to a predetermined destination in which the aircraft is loaded, the actual zero fuel weight of the loaded aircraft is determined, the fuel requirement...
US20120104171 ADAPTABLE BOOM REFUELING SYSTEM  
Boom refuelling system (1) operating between a tanker aircraft (2) and a receiver aircraft (3), comprising a rigid mast (4) and a telescopic tube (5), the system (1) also comprising a first...
US20080234884 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING AERIAL REFUELING  
A refueling system and method for use with a refueling tanker aircraft. The system and method involves the use of a camera system to provide imaging information concerning a receiver aircraft to...
US20070102583 Systems and methods for reducing surge loads in hose assemblies, including aircraft refueling hose assemblies  
Systems and methods for reducing surge loads in hose assemblies, including aircraft refueling hose assemblies, are disclosed herein. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes a fuel...
US20080312870 Aircraft weight estimation method  
A method of measuring the weight of an aircraft is disclosed. The method comprises, in a self-propelled aircraft undercarriage having a electrical rotating machine, the steps of: measuring the...
US20090184205 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AERIAL FUEL TRANSFER  
A method and apparatus for transferring fuel onto or off of an aircraft. A refueling transfer duct is deployed from an aft station of the aircraft being serviced while the aircraft is flying,...
US20130009011 AIR TO AIR REFUELING SYSTEM WITH AN AUTONOMOUS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
A system for air to air refueling with an autonomous electrical system, comprising at least two hose and drogue devices (3, 5) housed in gondolas located underneath the wings of the aircraft, each...
US20120037757 BRAKING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AN AERIAL REFUELING BOOM SYSTEM  
A braking apparatus of an aerial refueling boom system is provided to reduce the likelihood of or to prevent anomalous boom extension. The braking apparatus includes a pulley about which a cable...
US20090302160 SYSTEM FOR REFUELLING OPERATIONS  
System for hoisting and releasing an aircraft refuelling boom (6) at in flight refuelling operations between a tanker aircraft and a receptor aircraft comprising a linking device (5) connectable...
US20150251769 IN-FLIGHT REFUELING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTORLLING MOTION OF THE HOSE AND DROGUE  
A method for in-flight refueling of a receiver aircraft from a tanker aircraft including: measuring continuously a tension at an end of a hose extending from the tanker aircraft towards the...
US20140158829 IN-FLIGHT REFUELING SYSTEMS WITH A DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SUB-SYSTEM  
The invention provides in-flight refueling systems with a communication sub-system available in radio silence operations including at least a first digital wireless data link comprising a first RF...
US20100019090 DROGUE ASSEMBLY FOR IN-FLIGHT REFUELLING  
A drogue assembly includes a probe guide such as a standard small high speed drogue with a first canopy (14), and a foldable second canopy (20) mounted around the first canopy which is biased...
US20080308679 Device to reduce the lateral force generated by aerial refueling boom cross-section  
Device to reduce the lateral force generated by an aerial refueling boom (11) of an aircraft characterized in that it comprises at least one plate (31), said plate (31) comprising two cantilevered...
US20080251643 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RESISTING TORSIONAL LOADS IN AERIAL REFUELING BOOMS  
A refueling boom for an aerial tanker includes an outer member operatively connected to the tanker, an inner member operatively and telescopically configured with the outer member, and one or more...
US20110168844 System for disconnecting a fuel transfer boom  
System (10) for disconnecting the nozzle (1) of a boom from a receptacle (2) to which the nozzle (1) is connected for fuel transfer, comprising latches (3) which are situated in the nozzle (1) and...
US20130168497 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AIR VEHICLES  
A refueling device for use in in-flight refueling operation between a tanker aircraft and a receiver aircraft includes a selectively steerable body and a controller. The selectively steerable body...
US20090230248 USING A METALLOCENE TO REMOVE OXYGEN FROM A STREAM OF GAS  
A filter includes a metallocene for removing oxygen from a gas stream. The filter further includes a support for the metallocene.
US20150083864 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING PRESSURE IN AERIAL REFUELING ASSEMBLY  
An aerial refueling assembly includes, for example, a pressure transducer, a processor, and one or more light sources. The processor is coupled to the pressure transducer. The one or more light...
US20110147529 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED VISION IN AERIAL REFUELLING OPERATIONS  
The invention relates to a system for providing enhanced vision of the refuelling scenario in aerial refuelling operations between a tanker aircraft (10) having refuelling means and a receiver...

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