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Title:
DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFUELING AIR VEHICLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/102906
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:
IL2013/050016
Publication Date:
March 13, 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:
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US3091419A1963-05-28
US2879017A1959-03-24
GB781059A1957-08-14
US4014481A1977-03-29
Other References:
KLASS P J: "TOWED DECOYS, FLARES DISPLAYED", AVIATION WEEK AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY, MCGRAW-HILL COMPAGNY, NEW YORK, NY, US, vol. 150, no. 1, 4 January 1999 (1999-01-04), pages 46, XP000790771, ISSN: 0005-2175
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
REINHOLD COHN & PARTNERS (Tel-Aviv, IL)
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