|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 28|
Auxiliary fuel tank systems for aircraft and methods for their manufacture and use. In one embodiment, an aircraft can include a fuselage, at least one engine, and a fuel system configured to distribute fuel to at least one of the engine and an aerial refueling manifold. The aircraft can further include an auxiliary fuel tank system operably coupled to the fuel system. The auxiliary fuel tank system can include a master tank assembly and at least one slave tank assembly. The master tank assembly can be removably installed in the fuselage, and can include...
I claim: 1. An aircraft system comprising: a first tank body having a first end wall and an opposite second end wall; a fuel inlet manifold portion positioned at least partially in the first tank body and having at least one fuel inlet duct configured to flow fuel into the first tank body; a first manifold interconnect operably coupled to the fuel inlet manifold portion and positioned toward the first end wall; and a second manifold interconnect operably coupled to the fuel inlet manifold portion and positioned toward the second end wall, wherein the fi...