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Title:
DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFUELING AIR VEHICLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/102903
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
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 in-flight refueling, and has a boom member with a boom axis. The boom member enables fuel to be transferred from the fuel hose to a receiver aircraft along the boom axis during in-flight refueling. The device maintains a desired non-zero angular disposition between the boom axis and a forward direction at least when the refueling device is towed by the tanker aircraft in the forward direction via the fuel hose.

Inventors:
RIX OHAD (IL)
GUR JOSHUA (IL)
LITVAK MICHAEL (IL)
KOSKAS ELIE (IL)
Application Number:
IL2013/050013
Publication Date:
February 27, 2014
Filing Date:
January 03, 2013
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Assignee:
ISRAEL AEROSPACE IND LTD (IL)
International Classes:
B64D39/00; B64D39/04; B64D39/06
Foreign References:
US7562847B22009-07-21
US6966525B12005-11-22
US20060000949A12006-01-05
EP2045186A12009-04-08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
REINHOLD COHN & PARTNERS (61131 Tel-Aviv, IL)
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