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Title:
AERIAL REFUELING BOOM AND BOOM PIVOT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/027029
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An aerial refueling boom may include a refueling boom assembly (100) and a pivot assembly (102) for attaching the aerial refueling boom to a tanker aircraft (106). The refueling boom assembly includes a main boom section (126) and a hollow telescoping boom section (104). The hollow telescoping boom section is adapted to be moved between a retracted position within the main boom section and an extended position extending from the main boom section for in-flight refueling of an aircraft. The pivot assembly includes an aircraft attachment plate (108) to attach the pivot assembly to the tanker aircraft and a refueling boom attachment plate (110) to attach the refueling boom assembly to the pivot assembly. The pivot assembly also includes a plurality of actuators (112) pivotably coupling the aircraft attachment plate to the refueling boom attachment plate.

Inventors:
RICHARDSON, Forrest, E. (13014 Harvest Lane, Wichita, Kansas, 67235, US)
Application Number:
US2011/044179
Publication Date:
April 12, 2012
Filing Date:
August 11, 2011
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Assignee:
THE BOEING COMPANY (100 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-2016, US)
RICHARDSON, Forrest, E. (13014 Harvest Lane, Wichita, Kansas, 67235, US)
International Classes:
B64D39/00; B64D39/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2010059155A12010-05-27
Foreign References:
EP1762492A22007-03-14
GB765424A1957-01-09
EP1980488A22008-10-15
GB724092A1955-02-16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
COUSINS, Clifford, G et al. (The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 2515MC 110-SD5, Seal Beach California, 90740-1515, US)
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