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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 (1 Teper Street, Nes Ziona, 74042, IL)
GUR, Joshua (1 Mishmar Hagvul Street, Jerusalem, 97752, IL)
LITVAK, Michael (28 Yelin Mor Natan Street, Tel Aviv, 67015, IL)
KOSKAS, Elie (Hey Be'Iyar 117/1, Rosh Haayin, 48056, IL)
Application Number:
IL2013/050013
Publication Date:
February 27, 2014
Filing Date:
January 03, 2013
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Assignee:
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD. (Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod, 70100, 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 (P.O.B, 61131 Tel-Aviv, 13239, IL)
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