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Aircraft wing with aileron

An aircraft wing having a fixed wing with a wing tip device. The wing tip device is movable between a flight configuration for use during flight, and a ground configuration for use during ground-based operations. The wing has a master flight control surface associated with the fixed wing and a... Airbus Operations Limited

Control device for an aircraft

A control device (34) for an aircraft wing (3) including upper and lower spoilers (35, 37) mountable to a wing (3) behind a leading edge slat (26), wherein each of the upper and lower spoilers (35, 37) are movable in a direction towards each other into a wing (3) from... Airbus Operations Limited

Measuring fuel in a fuel tank

A method of measuring a height of a fuel in an aircraft fuel tank (21) b including illuminating the fuel in the aircraft fuel tank and detecting reflected light from the fuel. Optical coherence tomography is used to determine the height of a surface of fuel in the fuel tank.... Airbus Operations Limited

Component monitoring

A component monitoring apparatus [100] including an input [110] to receive sensor data from a sensor arrangement [S1-S4]. The sensor data representative of a use of a respective component [105] during a monitoring interval. A memory [118] provided to store received sensor data and a life parameter associated with the... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft landing detector

Sustained ground contact of an aircraft is determined by detecting a change in a mechanical vibration characteristic of a part of the aircraft. Apparatus for determining sustained ground contact of an aircraft includes an analyser [300] for analysing aircraft vibration signals and a trigger [310] for triggering occurrence of sustained... Airbus Operations Limited

Brake wear reduction apparatus

An apparatus for reducing brake wear having a brake de-selection function for selectively disabling at least one brake on a vehicle; and a controller. The controller is configured to receive torque information which relates to torque reacted by a brake on the vehicle during a braking event and wheel speed... Airbus Operations Limited

Landing gear

An aircraft include a landing gear is disclosed. The landing gear comprises a main strut and an inboard stay assembly connected to the aircraft fuselage such that landing gear loads can be transferred from the inboard stay assembly into the fuselage. The landing gear also comprises a sidestay connected to... Airbus Operations Limited

Landing gear drive system

The invention provides a drive system for rotating a wheel of an aircraft landing gear. The drive system includes a motor operable to rotate a drive pinion, and a driven gear adapted to be mounted to the wheel. The drive system has a first configuration in which the drive pinion... Airbus Operations Limited

Method of manufacturing a multi-alloy aerospace component

A method of making an aerospace component such as a spar for an aircraft wing is disclosed. The method includes placing two billets of different alloy in abutting relation, there being no voids or channels formed therebetween, partial penetration friction stir welding together the two billets from opposing sides of... Airbus Operations Limited

Removing water from fuel tanks

A combination of a fuel tank assembly and a tool for opening an outlet of the fuel tank assembly. The assembly includes a tank for storing a liquid hydrocarbon; and an operator-openable valve arrangement configured to move between a closed flow condition in which flow through the valve arrangement is... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft landing gear arrangement, a kit therefor, an aircraft comprising the same and a determining the angular position of an aircraft wheel

An aircraft landing gear arrangement is provided comprising: a first landing gear portion comprising one or more wheels, a second landing gear portion, the first landing gear portion being rotatable with respect to the second landing gear portion; and a sensor for determining a rotational position of the first landing... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft light

A wingtip device 1 including an upwardly extending winglet 2 and a downwardly extending winglet 4. The downwardly extending winglet 4 is connected to the upwardly extending winglet 2 at a join 6. An aircraft light 10 is located at the join 6 between the upwardly extending winglet 2 and... Airbus Operations Limited

Method of forming a structural portion of a fuel tank for an aircraft

The present application relates to a method of forming a structural portion of a fuel tank for an aircraft in which the structural portion is formed from a fibre reinforced polymer and a sensor is integrated in the structural portion. The method includes providing a fibre ply which acts as... Airbus Operations Limited

Methods of configuring a wing tip device on an aircraft

A method of configuring a wing tip device (7) on an aircraft (1), including: undertaking ground-based operations at an airport with the wing tip device (7) in a ground configuration, in which the span of the aircraft is within an airport compatibility limit, moving the wing tip device (7) to... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft brake temperature measurement

A brake temperature sensing system for an aircraft including a sensor apparatus and an interrogation apparatus. The sensor apparatus includes a temperature sensor for attachment to a brake disc of an aircraft brake, and a relay for attachment to the brake. The temperature sensor is configured to wirelessly transmit a... Airbus Operations Limited

Arrangement of ribs at an interface between an outer end of a wing and a moveable wing tip device

An aircraft (102) having a wing assembly (101) including a fixed wing (105) with a wing tip device (103). The wing tip device (103) is moveable between: a flight configuration; and a ground configuration. The outer end of the fixed wing (105) terminates at an outer rib (115), and the... Airbus Operations Limited

Rotational joint for an aircraft folding wing

A wing (1) having a fixed wing (3) and a wing tip device (4) rotatable between a flight configuration and a ground configuration, a rotational joint (10) rotatably couples the wing tip device (4) to the fixed wing (3) and a locking mechanism (46) locks the wing tip device (4)... Airbus Operations Limited

Rotational joint for an aircraft folding wing

An aircraft (2) including a wing (1), the wing (1) comprising a fixed wing (3) and a wing tip device (4) that is rotatable between a flight configuration and a ground configuration, the wing having a rotational joint (101) that rotatably couples the wing tip device (4) to the fixed... Airbus Operations Limited

Interface between an outer end of a wing and a moveable wing tip device

An aircraft (102) including a wing (101), having a fixed wing (105) with a wing tip device (103) moveably mounted at the outer end thereof. The wing tip device (103) is moveable between: a flight configuration; and a ground configuration. The wing tip device (103) and the fixed wing (105)... Airbus Operations Limited

Rotational joint for an aircraft folding wing and assembly

A method of rotatably couple a wing tip device (4) to a fixed wing (3) by a rotational joint (101) having an outer race (8) and an inner race (9) that is received in the outer race (8) one of the inner and outer races comprises a male member (76)... Airbus Operations Limited

Foldable wing and actuating arrangement

A wing (5) having a base section (5) and a tip section (13), the base section (7) having a first end portion (9) and a second end portion (11), the tip section (13) having a third end portion (15) and a fourth end portion (17), wherein the second end portion... Airbus Operations Limited

Foldable wing and actuator arrangement

A wing arrangement for an aircraft is described including a wing (5) having a base section (5) and a tip section (13), the base section (7) having a first end portion (9) and a second end portion (11), the tip section (13) having a third end portion (15) and a... Airbus Operations Limited

Winglet

A winglet for attachment to a wing portion of an aircraft comprises a winglet tip and a winglet root opposite from the winglet tip. The winglet has an opening for receiving therethrough a connector for connecting the winglet to a wing portion in use. The winglet has a retainer internal... Airbus Operations Limited

Winglet

A winglet for attachment to a wing portion of an aircraft including a winglet root. The winglet root defines a recess for receiving a connector of the wing portion in use and includes at least one protrusion for receipt into at least one corresponding hole of the wing portion in... Airbus Operations Limited

Wireless sensor architecture

A Wireless Access Point (WAP) for enabling remote access to data generated by systems of an aircraft including a wireless interface having a transmitter and a receiver; and a processor. The WAP is configured to: wirelessly receive sensor data generated by a plurality of sensors on an aircraft; receive aircraft... Airbus Operations Limited

Sensor network

A sensor network for use in an aircraft, including a plurality of wireless nodes. A first wireless node of the plurality of wireless nodes is arranged to communicate with at least one other wireless node of the plurality of wireless nodes. The communication is via a secure communications channel and... Airbus Operations Limited

Secure communications

A system including a sensor, a computing device and a Wireless Access Point (WAP). The sensor in response to receipt of an initiation signal, via a first communication channel, from a relatively proximal computing device, is arranged to generate and store first security information and to transmit, wirelessly via a... Airbus Operations Limited

Aerofoil body with integral curved spar-cover

An aerofoil shaped body includes a plurality of longitudinal spars, an upper aerofoil cover, and a lower aerofoil cover. The spars and the covers are made of composite laminate material. One of the spars is integrally formed with one of the covers to form a spar-cover such that the composite... Airbus Operations Limited

Folding wing tip and rotating locking member

A rotatable locking member for locking an aircraft wing with a movable wing tip device. The rotatable locking member including a U-shaped receiving portion arranged such that in an unlocked position the locking pin may be moved into and out of the U-shaped receiving portion, and in a locked position... Airbus Operations Limited

Tyre deflection monitoring

An apparatus for monitoring deflection of a tyre including a non-transitory memory, storing tyre behavior information which relates tyre deflection to tyre load and tyre pressure; and a controller in communication with the memory. The controller is configured to: receive load information which relates to a load on the tyre;... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft joint

An aircraft joint between overlapping first and second components includes a fastener having a head and a shank, and a fastener retainer fixedly attached to the second component at the overlap region. The fastener retainer has a recess and a through hole. The fastener head is situated in the recess... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft joint

An aircraft joint between overlapping first and second components includes a fastener assembly. The fastener assembly includes a threaded fastener and a boss having an outer diameter and a threaded internal bore. The boss is fixedly attached to the second component at the overlap region. The first component has a... Airbus Operations Limited

Aircraft joint

An aircraft joint includes a first component having an outer aerodynamic surface and an inner surface, a second component having an outer aerodynamic surface and an inner surface, and a strap assembly bridging between the inner surfaces of the first and second components. The strap assembly has a first strap... Airbus Operations Limited

Landing gear drive systems

A drive system for rotating a wheel of an aircraft landing gear includes a motor operable to rotate a first drive pinion via a first drive path and a driven gear adapted to be fixed to the wheel. The drive system has a first configuration in which the first drive... Airbus Operations Limited

Brake temperature prediction and cooling time functionality

A brake cooling period prediction system for predicting a brake cooling period following a braking event, and including a sensor apparatus in communication with a prediction apparatus. The sensor apparatus has a torque sensor for measuring the torque reacted by a brake during a braking event; a wear sensor for... Airbus Operations Limited

10/26/17 / #20170305763

Fuel flow system

The present application relates to a fuel flow system. In particular, the application relates to a fuel flow system for an aircraft. The fuel flow system has a fuel conduit having a fuel inflow and a fuel outflow along which a fuel/water mix is configured to flow from the fuel... Airbus Operations Limited

10/19/17 / #20170303016

Node for an optical network

An optical network including an input to receive from an optical network light comprising plural wavelength components. An optical wavelength selective filter, optically connected to the input, extracts a first wavelength component of the plural wavelength components from the light, thereby providing a first optical signal including the first wavelength... Airbus Operations Limited

10/19/17 / #20170303018

Avionics unit

An avionics unit for an avionics network is disclosed having a light emitter to provide a modulated broadband optical signal. The avionics unit also includes a first optical interface and a second optical interface. The first optical interface is optically connected to the light emitter and is to receive a... Airbus Operations Limited

08/10/17 / #20170227079

Aircraft brake and cooling methods therefor

A method of cooling an aircraft brake including a brake pack and a reservoir in the form of a removable cartridge containing a coolant. The method includes vaporizing the coolant using heat energy from the brake pack.... Airbus Operations Limited

07/27/17 / #20170210458

Aircraft frame structure and associated method

An aircraft frame structure including a grid support (such as a geodetic support) (2) and (i) an impact-resistant barrier (6) including a shear thickening fluid, and (ii) a water-resistant, elastically-deformable cover (4). Methods to make and repair an aircraft using the aircraft frame structure.... Airbus Operations Limited

07/27/17 / #20170210482

Aircraft fuel system

An aircraft fuel system has a bottom wall, and a rib with a bottom edge joined to the bottom wall. The rib provides a boundary between first and second compartments. At least the first compartment is arranged to carry fuel. An open recess is in the bottom edge of the... Airbus Operations Limited

07/13/17 / #20170197707

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A method of engaging a drive system with a rotating wheel of an aircraft landing gear is disclosed. A motor is operated to apply torque to a pinion so the pinion rotates. An engagement command is issued to an actuator at an engagement time, and the actuator operates the actuator... Airbus Operations Limited

06/22/17 / #20170173919

Structure formed from composite material

A structure formed from composite material and method of forming a composite structure is disclosed in which one or more metal layers are disposed on a composite structural member.... Airbus Operations Limited

06/22/17 / #20170174312

Structure formed from composite material

A structure formed from composite material and method of forming a structure composite material is disclosed in which one or more metal layers are disposed on the composite material.... Airbus Operations Limited

06/22/17 / #20170174313

Wing structure

A section of an aircraft wing including a leading edge of the aircraft wing. A leading edge part of the section includes ribs; and a skin fixedly attached to the ribs to form a spanwise series of adjacent cells. Each cell includes an enclosed volume bounded by the skin at... Airbus Operations Limited

06/22/17 / #20170174329

Aircraft landing gear

The present invention concerns an aircraft landing gear comprising a wheel rotatably mounted on an axle, a first gearing element that rotates with the wheel, a second gearing element configured to mesh with the first gearing element such that rotation of the first gearing element causes rotation of the second... Airbus Operations Limited

06/22/17 / #20170175794

Fastener system and assembly

(iii) at least one cavity (33, 35) for a locking material, the at least one cavity (33, 35) is formed in the threaded male portion (19) of the bolt (11) and/or the inner thread of the female shank portion (27) of the nut (13).... Airbus Operations Limited

06/22/17 / #20170175895

Seal assembly

An aircraft wing has a fixed wing portion and a trailing edge flap movable with respect to the fixed wing portion to define a gap between the fixed wing and the flap. A seal assembly has a first rigid seal member fixed to the fixed wing portion and a second... Airbus Operations Limited

06/15/17 / #20170167610

Seal

A seal is disclosed for a wing for providing an aerodynamic seal between a fixed aerofoil and a movable control surface.... Airbus Operations Limited

06/15/17 / #20170167637

Raceway

A raceway and method of forming a raceway is disclosed in which one or more intumescent layers are disposed on the raceway.... Airbus Operations Limited

06/01/17 / #20170152015

Dual-purpose locking and folding arrangement for an aircraft wing tip device

An aircraft (5) including a wing (7) having a wing tip device (1) configurable between: a flight configuration and a ground configuration in which the span of the wing (7) is reduced. The aircraft (5) further includes a lock (13) for locking the wing tip device (1) in the flight... Airbus Operations Limited

06/01/17 / #20170152016

Swing wing tip

An aircraft including a wing 10 having a fixed wing 12 and a swing wing tip device 14 pivotably mounted about a pivot 16 at the tip of the fixed wing, wherein the swing wing tip device 14 is configurable between a flight configuration for use during flight and a... Airbus Operations Limited

06/01/17 / #20170152056

Aircraft fuel system

An aircraft fuel tank system including a fuel tank compartment for containing liquid fuel and having a float-activated valve arranged to become positively buoyant when immersed in liquid fuel so that the float moves up to a raised position which causes the valve to close and prevent liquid fuel from... Airbus Operations Limited

05/25/17 / #20170146048

Cap with channels for forming a sealed cavity around fastener

A cap for forming a sealed cavity around one end of a fastener, the cap having a two-piece construction comprising an outer cap member and an inner cap member. A quantity of sealant is provided between the inner and outer cap members which, upon installation of the cap, is urged... Airbus Operations Limited

05/18/17 / #20170137110

Articulation mechanism for forming a lock to hold a wing tip device in a ground configuration

An aircraft wing is disclosed having a wing tip device configurable between a flight configuration for use during flight and a ground configuration for use during ground-based operations to reduce the span. The wing includes an actuator and an actuation assembly having an articulation mechanism having a master bell crank... Airbus Operations Limited

05/18/17 / #20170137111

Actuation assembly with a track and follower for use in moving a wing tip device on an aircraft wing

An aircraft wing having a wing tip device at the tip thereof is disclosed. The wing tip device is configurable between: a flight configuration for use during flight and a ground configuration for use during ground-based operations to reduce span. In the flight configuration, flight loads may be transferred via... Airbus Operations Limited

05/18/17 / #20170137119

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A drive system for rotating a wheel of an aircraft landing gear. The drive system has a drive pinion and a motor operable to rotate the drive pinion via a drive path. A rotary damper is provided in the drive path between the motor and the drive pinion. A driven... Airbus Operations Limited

05/11/17 / #20170129590

Cooling of a motor for driving an aircraft wheel

An aircraft comprises a landing gear assembly on a part of which is mounted a motor for driving a wheel of the landing gear assembly, for example to enable the aircraft to perform taxiing manoeuvres. The motor is a liquid-cooled motor and the liquid that is used to cool the... Airbus Operations Limited

05/11/17 / #20170129619

Aircraft fuel system

An aircraft fuel system having a fuel tank and a baffle dividing the fuel tank into a primary fuel containing space and a secondary fuel containing space. A fuel drain is provided through which fuel flows from the primary fuel containing space into the secondary fuel containing space. A primary... Airbus Operations Limited

05/11/17 / #20170129620

Aircraft fuel system

An aircraft fuel system has a fuel tank for containing liquid fuel, the fuel tank having a base. The aircraft fuel system also has a fuel pump for drawing liquid fuel from the fuel tank, a fuel conduit having a fuel outlet through which fuel is permitted to flow from... Airbus Operations Limited

05/04/17 / #20170123236

Communication apparatus

A communication apparatus includes an optical fiber along which radiation can be transmitted; an optical fiber grating formed within the optical fiber, the optical fiber grating having a structure, and configured to reflect radiation at a particular wavelength; and an instrument coupled to the grating and configured to controllably modify... Airbus Operations Limited

04/27/17 / #20170113779

Aircraft with a strut-braced foldable wing

An aircraft (1) including a wing (5), the wing having an inner region (5a) and an outer region (5b), the inner and outer regions (5a, 5b) being connected by a hinge (11) defining a hinge line about which the outer region (5b) is foldable to reduce the span of the... Airbus Operations Limited

04/27/17 / #20170113807

Fuel system

A method and apparatus of control of fuel in a fuel tank including use of pneumatics employing a non-reactive gas. The aircraft fuel tank is handled and monitored by a pneumatic apparatus using oxygen depleted air from air separation module or auxiliary power unit of the aircraft. Electrical discharge from... Airbus Operations Limited

04/20/17 / #20170106974

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A method of engaging a drive system with a rotating wheel of an aircraft landing gear is disclosed. A motor is operated to apply torque to a pinion so the pinion rotates and moved from a neutral position to a contact position in which it contacts a rotating driven gear... Airbus Operations Limited

04/20/17 / #20170109347

Soft schemas for flexible inter-system data modelling

A computer implemented method of defining a data model or schema, and subsequently reading files with said defined data model, the method including: identifying a minimum set of elements required to define the data model; defining the data model having a plurality of elements based on the identified minimum set... Airbus Operations Limited

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04/13/17 / #20170101173

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A method of engaging a drive system with a rotating wheel of an aircraft landing gear is disclosed. A motor is operated to rotate a pinion which is moved from a neutral position to a contact position in which it contacts a rotating driven gear at an initial contact time,... Airbus Operations Limited

04/13/17 / #20170103590

Aircraft aerodynamic audit system for enhanced fuel efficiency

An aerodynamic audit system is provided for performing an audit process of an aircraft using a computing device via a network. An inspection module inspects at least a portion of the aircraft for locating and measuring any aerodynamic defects present by generating an inspection list having a predetermined inspection path.... Airbus Operations Limited

04/06/17 / #20170096217

Roller gear for a drive system

A roller gear for use in a roller gear and sprocket configuration of a drive system is disclosed, particularly for use in a landing gear drive system of an aircraft. Alternative embodiments and, in particular, means for permitting removal and replacement of rollers and roller mounting pins in the roller... Airbus Operations Limited

03/30/17 / #20170087943

Aircraft tire pressure monitoring system

A monitoring system, having a processor, provides pressure warnings associated with a tire of an aircraft When the aircraft is stationary, the processor operates in a maintenance mode and receives a first pressure measurement indicating a pressure of the tire; compares the first pressure measurement with a maintenance mode low... Airbus Operations Limited

03/30/17 / #20170088289

Method for detecting leaks in aircraft wings

A method and kit for detecting leaks in an aircraft wing (5) including: providing an aircraft wing structure having at an outboard end a wing tip (11) and at an inboard end a wing root (9) and at least one rib disposed between the wing root (9) and the wing... Airbus Operations Limited

03/09/17 / #20170066528

Wing tip device attachment apparatus and method

A wing tip device for attachment to a wing tip of a powered aircraft including: a first mounting formation, a second mounting formation spaced apart in a spanwise direction relative to the first mounting formation, a third mounting formation spaced apart in a chordwise direction relative to the first and... Airbus Operations Limited

03/09/17 / #20170066529

Drive system for landing gear and drive system control method

A method for controlling a separation between rotational axes of a pair of meshing gears is disclosed. A parameter indicative of a transmission error through the gears is measured and the separation is controlled, aiming to minimise variations in the measured signal. This acts to reduce variations in transmission error... Airbus Operations Limited

03/09/17 / #20170066542

Pipe installation

A pipe installation including conductive first and second pipes installed in a fuel tank; and a fitting which connects the first and second pipes and enables fluid to flow through the pipes via a conduit in the fitting. The fitting is attached to the first or second pipe by a... Airbus Operations Limited

03/09/17 / #20170067928

Determining rotational speed or direction of a body

A device for use in determining the rotational speed of a body. The device includes a sensor for detecting the strength of a magnetic field, and a body that is rotatable relative to the sensor about an axis. The body includes circumferentially spaced magnetic regions. The device is arranged so... Airbus Operations Limited

03/02/17 / #20170057659

Position sensing

An apparatus for determining the position of an object having one or more magnetic elements. The apparatus includes magnetostrictive optical sensors, each arranged to produce a signal which is indicative of a proximity of the sensor to the one or more magnetic elements. The apparatus is arranged to determine the... Airbus Operations Limited

03/02/17 / #20170058971

Landing gear with a bi-directional clutch

An aircraft landing gear including a wheel rotatable about an axle, a motor, and a bi-directional overrunning clutch, such as a roller or sprag clutch, operable to either connect the wheel with the motor or disconnect the wheel from the motor. The bi-directional clutch includes a ring-shaped overrunning track connected... Airbus Operations Limited

02/23/17 / #20170050724

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A drive system for rotating a wheel of an aircraft landing gear is disclosed including a motor operable to rotate a drive pinion via a drive path; and a driven gear adapted to be attached to the wheel so as to be capable of rotating the wheel. The drive system... Airbus Operations Limited

02/23/17 / #20170050725

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A drive system for rotating a wheel of an aircraft landing gear is disclosed including a motor operable to rotate a drive pinion via a drive path; and a driven gear adapted to be attached to the wheel so as to be capable of rotating the wheel. The drive system... Airbus Operations Limited

02/23/17 / #20170050746

Lobed nut cap

The present invention proposes a cap having a collar portion with three or more contact regions arranged to contact the end of a fastener around which the collar portion is provided, the collar portion having a lobed shape in cross-section such that an outwardly projecting lobe extends between each neighbouring... Airbus Operations Limited

02/16/17 / #20170043864

An aircraft with a foldable wing tip device

An aircraft including a wing (1) and a wing tip device (6). The wing tip device (6) is moveable between a flight configuration for use during flight and a ground configuration for use during ground-based operations. In the ground configuration the wing tip device is folded inwardly from the flight... Airbus Operations Limited

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02/02/17 / #20170028670

Composite structure

A structure comprising a stack of composite plies of fiber-reinforced matrix material. The structure includes reinforcing inserts and holes. Each reinforcing insert is embedded in the stack and bonded to the stack, and each hole passes through a respective one of the reinforcing inserts. A support layer is joined to... Airbus Operations Limited

02/02/17 / #20170028947

Vehicle fairing including an electrical routing

A vehicle fairing including an electrical routing for conducting power and/or control signals between spaced-apart components of a vehicle structure. The vehicle fairing includes an outer surface configured to form part of an outer surface of a vehicle body. The electrical routing includes a printed circuit board having a substrate... Airbus Operations Limited

02/02/17 / #20170029089

An aircraft comprising a foldable aerodynamic structure and a manufacturing a foldable aerodynamic structure for an aircraft

A method of manufacturing a foldable aerodynamic structure, such as a wing, for an aircraft. The wing (1) including an inner region (1) and an outer region (3) rotatable relative to the inner region between a flight configuration and a ground configuration. The method includes designing the foldable aerodynamic structure... Airbus Operations Limited

02/02/17 / #20170029090

Control surface for an aircraft

The present application relates to a control surface for an aircraft. The control surface has a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a chord-line defined between the leading edge and the trailing edge. A first aerodynamic surface is between the leading and trailing edges and a second surface is between... Airbus Operations Limited

02/02/17 / #20170029094

Aircraft wing with a wing tip device and a strut

An aircraft wing (1) has a wing tip device (3) joined thereto. The root (7) of the wing tip device (3) is joined to the tip of the wing (1) at a first connection (11). An external strut (9) extends between the wing (1) and the wing tip device (3),... Airbus Operations Limited

02/02/17 / #20170029096

Drive system for aircraft landing gear

A drive system for an aircraft landing gear is described. The drive system includes a drive pinion, a drive shaft arranged to rotate the drive pinion about a drive axis, and a casing which rotatably supports the drive shaft. The drive pinion is rotatably supported on the casing by a... Airbus Operations Limited

01/26/17 / #20170023031

Actuator

An actuator comprising: an inner cylinder received in an outer cylinder and a piston received in the inner cylinder that extends from the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder, the piston being slideable relative to the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder in response to the application of fluid pressure... Airbus Operations Limited

01/19/17 / #20170015151

Tire pressure sensor device

A tire pressure sensor device (122) for a wheel (112) of an aircraft (102) including a pressure sensor (124) for measuring the internal pressure of a tire, a temperature sensor (126) for measuring a temperature local to the tire (116), a memory unit (131) local to the tire for storing... Airbus Operations Limited

01/19/17 / #20170015401

Trussed structure

A trussed structure comprising a frame and at least one strut, wherein the frame is of composite material and includes sockets which are integral with the frame. The invention also provides a process of making the trussed structures. The struts are typically of composite material and the trussed structures of... Airbus Operations Limited

01/19/17 / #20170015408

Aircraft landing gear

A aircraft landing gear for an aircraft, comprising a plurality of wheels, an electrically powered drive system comprising a drive motor arranged to drive at least one of the plurality of wheels, and an electrically powered braking system comprising a brake arranged to brake at least one of the plurality... Airbus Operations Limited

01/19/17 / #20170015410

Methods and control systems for controlling a drive system of an aircraft

A method of controlling a drive system of an aircraft. The drive system comprised a drive motor arranged to drive at least one wheel of an aircraft landing gear. A power signal indicative of a power level for the drive motor and a speed signal indicative of a rotation speed... Airbus Operations Limited

01/19/17 / #20170016718

Machine tool control & measurement system

A computer numerical control machine tool with a machine head having one or more process tools. The machine head is moveable with respect to a workpiece. A position sensor system detects the position of the machine head relative to the workpiece. A controller coupled to the position sensor system provides... Airbus Operations Limited

01/19/17 / #20170016792

Calibration of transducers

A load measuring sensor set on an aircraft is used under the control of a control unit on the aircraft. The load measuring sensor set is calibrated and there is calibration data associated with it. A code is retrieved which identifies uniquely the sensor set, so that a remote database... Airbus Operations Limited

01/12/17 / #20170008616

Aircraft wing with wing tip device

An aircraft wing assembly including: a wing having a wing box structure with an upper wing cover and a lower wing cover, and a wing tip device attached to the outboard end of the wing, the wing tip device including an upper cover and a lower cover, wherein a gap... Airbus Operations Limited

01/12/17 / #20170008619

Aircraft steering system controller

A controller for an aircraft steering system, the controller being configured to receive a steering input representative of a desired direction of travel of a steerable nose landing gear, and to receive one or more force-based inputs representative of lateral forces acting upon the nose landing gear, wherein the controller... Airbus Operations Limited

01/12/17 / #20170008647

Landing gear shock absorber servicing

A method and apparatus for servicing a shock absorber on a landing gear assembly of an aircraft in a weight-on-wheels state is disclosed. The shock absorber includes at least one chamber containing both hydraulic fluid and a gas in fluid communication with each other. The apparatus includes a source of... Airbus Operations Limited

01/12/17 / #20170008648

Servicing of landing gear shock absorbers

A method and portable apparatus for servicing a shock absorber on a landing gear assembly of an aircraft in a weight-on-wheels state is disclosed. The shock absorber includes at least one chamber containing both hydraulic fluid and a gas in fluid communication with each other. The apparatus includes a source... Airbus Operations Limited

01/12/17 / #20170011568

Data processing unit for aircraft undercarriage performance monitoring

A data processing unit for monitoring the performance of at least one undercarriage which is used for braking and/or steering an aircraft, wherein the data processing unit is configured to: receive data representative of operating characteristics of the undercarriage(s) and use that data to calculate a maximum achievable braking force... Airbus Operations Limited

01/05/17 / #20170001718

Landing gear drive system and method

A drive system for an aircraft landing gear is disclosed having a wheel rotatable about a wheel axis, a driven gear arranged to be attached to the wheel and capable of rotating the wheel about the wheel axis, a drive train comprising an input gear rotatable by an input shaft,... Airbus Operations Limited

01/05/17 / #20170001719

Landing gear drive system and method

A drive system for a landing gear is disclosed having a wheel rotatable about a wheel axis, the a drive assembly comprising an input gear rotatable about an input axis by an input shaft, an engagement assembly comprising a first intermediate gear meshed with the input gear and rotatable about... Airbus Operations Limited

01/05/17 / #20170001720

Wheel and gear assembly

A wheel assembly is disclosed, in which a ring gear is movably mounted to the rim of the wheel, so that torque can be transmitted between wheel and rim, while the ring gear is isolated from deformations induced in the wheel rim.... Airbus Operations Limited

01/05/17 / #20170003157

Aircraft fuel measurement

A method of estimating a quantity of a liquid fuel in a fuel tank of an aircraft is disclosed. A surface of the fuel is illuminated with light so that the light is reflected or scattered by the surface of the fuel onto an array of sensors. The light travels... Airbus Operations Limited








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