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9038954 Refueling boom disconnection system  
A method and apparatus comprising a refueling controller. The refueling controller is configured to receive data about a current rate of movement of a refueling boom while the refueling boom is in...
9043043 Autonomous flight controls for providing safe mode navigation  
The present invention is directed to a flight controls system and a method for navigating an aircraft via the flight controls system implemented on-board an aircraft. The flight controls system...
9043053 Aircraft information management system  
A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems...
9038961 Method for simulating the movement behaviour of a fluid in a closed, moving container  
A method for simulating the movement behavior of a fluid in a closed moving container is provided. The simulation is based on the determination of the potential movement path of the center of...
9043051 Event-based flight management system, device, and method  
Present novel and non-trivial system, device, and method for generating and presenting one or more flight management strips on a visual display unit are disclosed. An event generator (“EG”) is...
9041560 System and method of displaying a runway temporarily displaced threshold and an aircraft landing aiming point  
A system and method are described for receiving a NOTAM and storing information relating to the distance of a temporarily displaced threshold for a runway. When that runway is selected for...
9043050 Programmable reverse thrust detent system and method  
A reverse thrust detent system for an aircraft includes a throttle quadrant having an intermediate reverse thrust detent position, a reverse thrust scheduling system interfacing with the throttle...
9041533 Automatic part mapping system  
A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying parts in a vehicle. Signals are received from a plurality of transponders associated with the parts in the vehicle. Locations of...
9043052 System and method for multiple vehicles moving a common payload  
A system and method are provided for controlling a plurality of vehicles to affect positioning of a common payload. The system comprises of multiple vehicles having positioners to change the...
9038939 Method of controlling a group of engines, and an aircraft  
A method of controlling a group (2) of engines developing a necessary power (Wnec) for driving a rotor (3), said group (2) of engines having at least one electrical member (4), electrical energy...
9037371 Systems and methods for manual braking system  
Systems and methods disclosed herein may be useful for manual braking systems for use in, for example, an aircraft. A system is disclosed that allows for manual braking. For example, a system is...
9037391 Unmanned aircraft with built-in collision warning system  
An unmanned aircraft, unmanned aviation system and method for collision avoidance during the flight operation of an unmanned aircraft are provided. The unmanned aircraft includes a lift and...
9037381 Determining the deterioration of a gas turbine engine in use  
This invention relates to the operation of gas turbine engines, and in particular to determining deterioration of components during operation. In a specific embodiment, the invention is concerned...
9037315 Air vehicle control system and method  
A control actuation system (CAS) for positioning control effectors of an air vehicle, for steering the air vehicle, includes application of a control allocation matrix to measured positions of the...
9037314 UAV power line position and load parameter estimation  
A system and method for providing autonomous navigation for an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) in the vicinity of power lines is presented. Autonomous navigation is achieved by measuring the magnitude...
9037318 Systems and methods for providing aircraft heading information  
Systems and methods for providing aircraft heading information are provided. In one embodiment, an attitude heading reference device comprises: at least one interface for receiving heading...
9031719 Passive local wind estimator  
Local wind fields can be predicted if both the airspeed and the ground speed of the helicopter are known. An aircraft that uses an inertial navigation unit, autopilot and estimator allows a...
9031544 Status switching method for mobile device  
A status switching method for a mobile device is disclosed. The status switching method includes receiving a first request for switching a radio function of the mobile device from a first status...
9031717 Management system for aircraft  
Said system (1) comprises as least the following principal functions, a flight path management function (2), a navigation function (3) which makes it possible to calculate the position of the...
9031716 Information handling for aircraft flight decks  
A system and method for handling information for use on a flight deck network on an aircraft. Information is received from a number of information sources. The number of information sources is not...
9026275 In-flight generation of RTA-compliant optimal profile descent paths  
A on-aircraft computer device predicts aircraft states (e.g., altitude, speed, flight path angle, and fuel consumption) at any given time, while utilizing a Deterministic Genetic Algorithm to...
9026277 Rotor track and balance with improved linear optimization  
A method for reducing vibrations in an airframe of an aircraft includes determining, with a processor, information indicative of an initial error value between a desired vibration level and a...
9026273 Wireless engine monitoring system with multiple hop aircraft communications capability and on-board processing of engine data  
An engine monitoring module includes a housing configured to be mounted at the aircraft engine and a first wireless transmitter carried by the housing. A memory is carried by the housing and a...
9026276 Unmanned air vehicle communications  
A communications management system, including a configurable router, and method, for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), arranged to selectively route data between a plurality of avionic...
9026272 Methods for autonomous tracking and surveillance  
A system and methods for autonomously tracking and simultaneously providing surveillance of a target from air vehicles. In one embodiment the system receives inputs from outside sources, creates...
9026274 Method of controlling an electric propulsion system  
An apparatus is described comprising: at least one processor; and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to: regulate an operation of a...
9026325 Motor controller with externally adjustable power rate constraints  
This invention relates to the field of very high current integrated power systems and defines a system where an alternating current inductive generator (13), controlled by a generator voltage...
9020662 Predicting aircraft trajectory  
The present invention provides a computer-implemented method of producing a description of aircraft intent expressed using a formal language. The description may be used to predict aircraft...
9019093 Device and method for outputting information  
A device and a method are provided for outputting items of information regarding a vehicle, in particular regarding a vehicle function. In order to impart the driver an improved knowledge of the...
9020664 Methods and systems for displaying procedure information on an aircraft display  
A method for displaying a flight path navigational procedure includes, but is not limited to, detecting with a position detecting system a current location of the aircraft, obtaining from an...
9020663 Instruction visualization system  
A method and apparatus comprising an instruction analyzer. The instruction analyzer is configured to receive a movement instruction for an aircraft during movement of the aircraft. The instruction...
9014881 System and method for dynamically determining runway stopping distance  
A system for providing a visual indication of a predicted stopping point to an aircraft crew during landing or an aborted take-off attempt includes a ground based transceiver to determine aircraft...
9014877 Aircraft with a control device  
An aircraft with aerofoils including a main wing and a control flap that includes an adjustment flap. The aircraft includes an actuator for the control flap, as well as a sensor device for...
9014878 Method for detecting performance of an aircraft based on a customized message  
The present invention relates to a method for detecting the performance of the aircraft comprising: collecting data reflecting operation status of the aircraft; generating the customized message...
9014956 Distance determination and type of aircraft determination during docking at the gate  
A device for detecting an object moving in a space includes a measuring device aimed at the object, the measuring device detecting a distance pattern which contains the distances of at least two...
9014879 Messaging and data entry validation system and method for aircraft  
A system and method for validating data entry in response to an instruction received in an aircraft cockpit includes receiving, in an aircraft cockpit, an instruction that requires an aircraft...
9008939 Vehicle control system and method using control allocation and phase compensation  
A vehicle control system and method combining control allocation and phase compensation for forming a phase compensated actuator command signal based on a control demand signal. A feedback unit...
9008867 Method and device for automatically monitoring the ability of an aircraft to follow a flight trajectory with at least one turn  
A monitoring device for automatically monitoring the ability of an aircraft to follow a flight trajectory with at least one turn includes a series of elements that estimate the ability of the...
9008865 Method and device for managing, processing and monitoring parameters used on board aircraft  
A standardized identification code is used to identify each flight parameter used on board an aircraft and to provide some of its characteristic information. Descriptive complementary information...
9008872 Configuring landing supports for landing on uneven terrain  
A system for configuring landing supports of a load to land on uneven terrain includes a terrain sensor configured to detect a terrain characteristic of the uneven terrain. The system further...
9008868 Cloud based management of aircraft avionics  
Methods, systems and devices for a cloud based management of aircraft avionics allows a service provider, or equipment owner to place a list of tasks to be performed into a centrally managed...
9008866 Electronic circuit for determining an item of data representing a parameter of the air and system comprising such a circuit  
An electronic circuit, and a system including such a circuit, for determining a datum representative of a parameter of air surrounding an aircraft, including: a mechanism receiving, from a...
9002541 Method, device, and computer redable media for automatic management of configuration and reconfiguration of a plurality of systems of an aircraft  
Methods, devices, and computer readable media are disclosed for automatic management of configuration and reconfiguration procedures of a plurality of systems of an aircraft, for example and...
9002616 Full authority digital engine control system for aircraft engine  
In one aspect, a digital engine control system for an aircraft engine is provided. The control system includes a selection unit, the selection unit including a monitoring module configured to...
9002542 Method and device for detecting piloting conflicts between the crew and the autopilot of an aircraft  
A method for detecting piloting conflicts between the crew and the autopilot of an aircraft. According to the method, an automatic trajectory is programmed by checking whether the actual values of...
8991758 Unmanned aerial vehicle  
An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising: a fuselage having a first side board and a second side board spaced apart and connected by at least one transverse board; the first side board, the second...
8991744 Rotor-mast-tilting apparatus and method for optimized crossing of natural frequencies  
A method and apparatus for optimized crossing of natural frequencies of a rotorcraft rotor are disclosed. The method may include flying a rotorcraft comprising an airframe, a rotor, a mast...
8996202 Presenting notices to airmen in charting applications  
A method and apparatus for presenting notices used to operate an aircraft. A notice containing information in a text format is received. A category for the notice is identified in response to...
8996201 Method and device for sharing data between on-board systems in an aircraft  
A method and a device are disclosed for exchanging data between a technical management system of an aircraft and a mission management system of the aircraft, in order to permit one of the systems...
8991745 Rotor-mast-tilting apparatus and method for lower flapping loads  
A method and apparatus for reducing flapping loads imposed on a rotor are disclosed. The method may include flying a rotorcraft comprising an airframe, a rotor, a mast extending to connect the...