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1. WO2021211712 - AIRCRAFT HANDLERS AND RELATED METHODS

Publication Number WO/2021/211712
Publication Date 21.10.2021
International Application No. PCT/US2021/027290
International Filing Date 14.04.2021
IPC
B64F 1/22 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
FGROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck installations
22installed for handling aircraft
CPC
B64F 1/22
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
FGROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck installations
22installed for handling aircraft
B64F 1/227
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
FGROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; HANDLING, TRANSPORTING, TESTING OR INSPECTING AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck installations
22installed for handling aircraft
225Towing trucks
227adapted for directly connecting to aircraft, e.g. trucks without tow-bars
Applicants
  • THE BOEING COMPANY [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MCGEEHAN, Daniel R.
  • RYAN, Rebecca Michelle
  • BOYKOV, Iavor
Agents
  • GATES, Ian D.
Priority Data
63/010,23015.04.2020US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) AIRCRAFT HANDLERS AND RELATED METHODS
(FR) MANIPULATEURS D'AÉRONEF ET PROCÉDÉS ASSOCIÉS
Abstract
(EN) Aircraft handlers and related methods. The aircraft handlers include a plurality of undercarriage support assemblies. Each undercarriage support assembly includes a body, a translation assembly operably attached to the body, and a support member operably coupled to and extending from the body. The support member comprises a support region configured to engage and operably support at least a portion of an undercarriage of an aircraft. The translation assembly is configured to support the undercarriage support assembly on a ground surface and permit the undercarriage support assembly to translate along the ground surface. The aircraft handlers further include one or more drive assemblies configured to move the aircraft handler along the ground surface, in which each drive assembly comprises the translation assembly of an undercarriage support assembly. The methods comprise supporting the undercarriage of the aircraft with the aircraft handler and moving the aircraft along the ground surface with the aircraft handler.
(FR) L'invention concerne des manipulateurs d'aéronef et des procédés associés. Les manipulateurs d'aéronef comprennent une pluralité d'ensembles de support de train d'atterrissage. Chaque ensemble de support de train d'atterrissage comprend un corps, un ensemble de translation fixé de manière fonctionnelle au corps et un élément de support couplé de manière fonctionnelle au corps et s'étendant à partir de celui-ci. L'élément de support comprend une région de support configurée pour venir en prise avec au moins une partie d'un train d'atterrissage d'un aéronef et la soutenir de manière fonctionnelle. L'ensemble de translation est configuré pour soutenir l'ensemble de support de train d'atterrissage sur une surface de sol et permettre à l'ensemble de support de train d'atterrissage de se déplacer en translation le long de la surface de sol. Les manipulateurs d'aéronef comprennent en outre un ou plusieurs ensembles d'entraînement configurés pour déplacer le manipulateur d'aéronef le long de la surface de sol, chaque ensemble d'entraînement comprenant l'ensemble de translation d'un ensemble de support de train d'atterrissage. Les procédés comprennent le support du train d'atterrissage de l'aéronef avec le manipulateur d'aéronef et le déplacement de l'aéronef le long de la surface de sol avec le manipulateur d'aéronef.
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