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6655635 Aircraft with ventral fairing and seal for such an aircraft  
An aircraft includes a fuselage and a fixed flying surface having two wings, and a cradle-shaped ventral fairing at the crossover of the latter with the flying surface and provided with two...
6648273 Light weight and high strength fuselage  
A fuselage comprising a skin assembly including an outer, laminate skin bonded to an inner, aluminum doubler. The fuselage also includes a support structure comprising a plurality of longitudinal...
6620484 Variable density stitched-composite structural elements for energy absorption  
An energy absorbing stitched-composite structural element is provided having a glass thread stitched therethrough. The stitching pattern of the thread varies in density from a low-density portion...
6616100 Cargo loading means for short body airplanes  
A less-than-200-seat-class airplane includes a fuselage having a horizontal diameter value of a cross-section greater than a vertical diameter value of the cross-section. The cross-section is...
6615165 Cable connections between an unmanned aircraft and a detachable data handling module  
A power and communications connection arrangement for a miniature, unmanned aircraft having data handling capability. The aircraft has a microprocessor for managing flight control, a GPS receiver,...
6604710 Light aircraft fuselage and structural frame connectors  
A structural frame or truss, suitable for use as part of a light aircraft fuselage includes steel tubular members joined by structural connectors or connector blocks. The blocks include bore holes...
6595467 Aircraft fuselage shell component with crack propagation resistance  
When stiffening members, such as stringers and frame members, are welded onto a skin sheet to form an aircraft fuselage shell, a crack originating in the skin sheet tends to propagate through the...
6585189 Under floor air cooled housing system for aircraft passenger system electrical boxes and the like  
An under floor housing system for a plurality of passenger seat electronic units within an aircraft, the aircraft including a passenger cabin with a floor supporting a plurality of passenger...
6581877 Aircraft with ventral fairing and seal for such an aircraft  
According to the invention, fitted into the slot (20) between the suction face side (32) of a wing (6) and said ventral fairing (10) is a seal (22), the internal face (26) of the free end (28) of...
6568637 Aircraft door  
An aircraft door has a trough substantially closed by an outer planking (21) except for a vent that vents the space enclosed by the trough and the planking to the atmosphere outside of the...
6554225 Commercial aircraft low cost, lightweight floor design  
An aircraft deck support system includes horizontal deck support beams connected to the aircraft's frames. Each deck support beam has a plurality of machined, generally T-shaped supports. Each...
6547184 Modular trim paneling and outfitting system for an aircraft passenger cabin interior  
An aircraft passenger cabin includes modular interior components selected from ceiling panels, wall panels, dado panels, window funnels, light covers, and baggage compartments or hat racks. At...
6536710 Overhead lattice support structure  
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for supporting the center stowage bins, center monuments, aircraft systems, and overhead modules, such as attendant rests, for commercial aircraft. Use of an...
6510961 Integrally-reinforced braided tubular structure and method of producing the same  
A method of producing a generally tubular, reinforced, structure including an inner layer of braided material having a predefined indentation configuration, the method including the steps of...
6511570 Method for producing body structure of fiber-reinforced composite, and body structure produced thereby  
A method for producing a body structure composed of a stiffened panel of a fiber-reinforced composite, wherein (a) a skin member is placed on a forming tool, (b) a plurality of preformed stringer...
6496745 Integration of self-locating feature into detail parts  
The present invention provides systems and methods for orienting or assembling a detailed part in a predetermined orientation in which the detailed part is made up of a plurality of component...
6491254 Environment control system for aircraft having interior condensation problem reduction, cabin air quality improvement, fire suppression and fire venting functions  
An environment control system for a body of an aircraft that provides controlled ventilation of the interior space of an aircraft body, facilitating reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...
6478254 Skin/bulkhead structure  
A skin/bulkhead structure comprising a barrel-shaped skin and a pressure bulkhead composed of a stiffening member and a bulkhead skin, wherein an end of the stiffening member is mechanically...
6478253 Airframe having area-ruled fuselage keel  
An aircraft having a fuselage and a wing employs area-ruling of the fuselage in a vertical direction, with at least a substantial amount of the area-ruling being accomplished by dishing the keel...
6475320 Method of fabricating composite material wing  
Reinforcing textile sheets (10, 11, 12, 16, 17) are superposed on mandrels (9, 14 and 15). The reinforcing textile sheets superposed on the mandrels are placed in a closed jig (2, 3). A...
6454211 Structural component particularly for an aircraft  
A structural component for example an aircraft door or aircraft body section is cast of lightweight metals as an integral structure with an outer skin reinforced by stiffening ribs forming a first...
6427945 Subfloor structure of an aircraft airframe  
A subfloor structure of an aircraft airframe, particularly of a helicopter, includes longitudinal beams and crossbeams that intersect each other and are interconnected to form a grid that is...
6398165 Protective enclosure with peripheral fluid storage facility  
Fluids such as air, liquid or gaseous fuels are stored within a passage of a helically wound flexible hose sandwiched within a peripheral portion of a tubular enclosure of a transport vehicle...
6378805 Pressure frame designed in particular for an aircraft  
A pressure frame, designed in particular for an aircraft, including a dome-shaped cover made of composite materials reinforced with fibers, preferably in one single piece, and cover reinforcing...
6375120 Method and apparatus for building a metal/composite hybrid airplane component  
A metal airplane component frame is fastened to a skin of composite material by a countersunk, beveled-head rivet extended through aligned openings in the metal layer and in a high load bearing...
6364250 Shell component for an aircraft fuselage and method of manufacturing the same  
A shell component for an aircraft fuselage includes a fuselage skin panel, a plurality of stringers extending in an aircraft lengthwise direction, and a plurality of frames extending crosswise...
6305645 Aircraft crew rest station for a long distance airline flight  
The aircraft crew rest station for a long distance airline flight includes an overhead crew rest portion contoured to occupy the space between the curved top portion of the hull of the aircraft...
6293496 Strain compatible attachment for metallic thermal protection system for a space vehicle  
A strain compatible attachment arrangement for releasably securing a plurality of metallic thermal protection system (TPS) panels to a space vehicle substructure to provide an outer mold line of...
6286785 Reinforcement system for aircraft fuselage frame and aluminum skin  
An aircraft mechanical structural system which provides an improvement to the existing aircraft structure by reinforcing the fuselage frame aluminum skin (3) and fuselage frame (5), without...
6276866 Tensioned structural composite joint  
A joint structure, such as a bulkhead joined to an annular shell, is formed by providing a conforming pattern of ridges and valleys on the facing portions of the elements to be joined. A tensioned...
6273363 Aircraft with a double-T tail assembly  
An aircraft, preferably a large capacity passenger aircraft with two passenger decks, has a double-T tail assembly arranged on its tail section. The double-T tail assembly includes a double fin...
6213428 Aircraft fore structure  
An aircraft fore-structure for wide- and very-wide body freight aircraft that is characterized by the presence of a unpressurized landing gear compartment in the lower fore end section. The...
6199798 Device for releasably fastening covering panels  
A device for releasably fastening covering panels, in particular ceiling panels in aircraft, on a load-bearing structure, having at least two fastening elements. In order to make it possible for...
6193188 Line of sight pointing mechanism for sensors  
A missile includes a fuselage with a roll axis and a nod axis perpendicular to the roll axis, and a conformal window mounted to a forward-facing end of the fuselage. There is a sensor system with...
6158690 Cabin interior panel system for reducing noise transmission in an aircraft  
A cabin interior assembly for an aircraft is disclosed, the aircraft having a primary airframe structure for supporting vibrating components. The cabin interior assembly includes a shell structure...
6138949 Main rotor pylon support structure  
A helicopter main rotor pylon support structure including a framing structure for supporting the loads applied to the main rotor pylon, and a fire shield for preventing fire from transmitting from...
6123295 Fuel tank for lifting body re-entry vehicle  
An improved fuel tank for a lifting body re-entry vehicle having a particular external shape comprising four elongated lobes each having an external surface, each of the external surfaces having...
6114012 Rib of composite material and method of forming the same  
A rib of a composite material for a box structure such as an airfoil has, in an integral structure, a web and flanges formed so as to extend along opposite longitudinal side edges of the web. The...
6109562 Aircraft construction  
An aircraft construction having an aircraft engine and an engine nacelle having a wall housing the engine. A cowl door is provided in the wall of the nacelle providing access to the engine to...
6105902 Aircraft fuselage and method of forming same  
An apparatus and method for forming an aircraft fuselage having at least one doubly curved portion. A plurality of fuselage panels are extruded with integrally formed stiffening portions extending...
6098926 Composite fairing with integral damping and internal helmholz resonators  
A tunable, mechanical and acoustical damping system is integrated into a lightweight composite aerospace vehicle structure. In one embodiment, the damping system (22) is incorporated into the wall...
6070831 Aircraft for passenger and/or cargo transport  
Aircraft for carrying passengers and/or freight based on a known aircraft design with a fuselage having a nose section, center section, and tail section and with airfoils mounted on the center...
6065717 Noise attenuating wall element  
A wall element has a noise attenuating characteristic and is suitable for use as an aircraft cabin interior panel element that is mounted directly on the aircraft fuselage structure. The wall...
6056238 Supersonic ground vehicle  
A supersonic ground vehicle having a housing configured from a pair of back-to-back symmetric housing components, and a shock-reflecting surface which extends in the direction of travel of the...
6007026 Quick installation-removal thermal insulation blanket for space craft  
A system for removably mounting a thermal insulation blanket to a structure such as a launch vehicle exterior surface, includes a blanket formed of a layer of batting with a substantially rigid...
6003812 Airplane fuselage panel  
An airplane fuselage panel including a sheet having peripheral edges routed on routing surfaces, while the sheet is held immobile on a fixture, using a routing end effector carried by a precision...
5992797 Dual upper deck airplane  
An improvement to a subsonic passenger aircraft is provided. The passenger aircraft has a fuselage including a main passenger seating deck (14) including forward, middle, and aft regions. The...
5988567 Conformable weapons platform  
A conformable weapons platform (52) has a cavity (60) in a skin of an aircraft. A weapon launching system (62) is contained in the cavity (60). A pair of elastomer doors (56, 58) are attached to a...
5984233 Elastomeric tuned vibration absorber  
A tuned vibration absorber includes a mounting plate having at least two, and alternatively four, mounting holes in spaced relationship from a longitudinal center axis of the plate. An elastomeric...
5979826 Hybrid composite article and missile components and their fabrication  
A surface-protected composite article, such as a missile component, is prepared with a heat-sink substrate, a first composite layer of an pre-ceramic-matrix structural composite material, and a...