|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/136; 244/135.0R; 244/135.0C|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 13|
A fuel jettison system which provides pilot-initiated automatic operation to jettison fuel down to a 60 minute useable fuel remaining level while the manual operation, requiring the pilot to hold down the jettison panel switch, jettisons fuel down to a 20-minute useable fuel remaining level. The pilot can interrupt jettisoning at any time. This termination sequence operates in either automatic or manual mode. The port and starboard main fuel tanks jettison fuel independently through independent shutoff valves and associated circuit logic to thereby maint...
What is claimed is: 1. An aircraft fuel jettison system comprising: a fuel tank; a fuel pump; a fuel conduit in communication with said fuel tank and said fuel pump; a shutoff valve having an inward vent within said fuel conduit; and an overboard fuel jettison conduit in communication with said fuel pump, said inward vent operable to vent said overboard fuel jettison conduit to permit operation of said fuel pump after said shutoff valve has closed to purge fuel from said overboard fuel jettison conduit at completion of a fuel jettison event. 2. The s...