|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/134R ; 244/134 ; B ; 244/135 ; R ; 137/339|
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A method and apparatus are provided for de-icing an aircraft of the type having wings and fuel storage in the wings. Hot fuel is provided for fueling the aircraft. The hot fuel is at elevated temperatures which are sufficiently high enough to transfer heat from the fuel, through a fuel tank extending within the wings, and to the exterior of the wings to de-ice the aircraft. A storage tank stores the fuel, and a heater heats the fuel to elevated temperatures. An intermediate thermal transfer system having a secondary thermal fluid transfers heat from a pr...
A method for de-icing an aircraft of the type having wings and fuel storage in the wings, the method comprising in combination the steps of: providing fuel for fueling the aircraft; providing a primary heat source, exterior of the aircraft; operating the primary heat source to heat the fuel to elevated temperatures, exterior of the aircraft, with the elevated temperatures being above ambient fuel temperatures of the type encountered on the ground and in in-ground fuel storage tanks; fueling the aircraft with the fuel at the elevated temperatures; and whe...