|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/063; 244/050; 244/058|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 19|
An on board secondary propulsion system for an aircraft provides the capability of taxiing the aircraft on the ground without using the main aircraft engine(s). The power system includes a small taxi engine mounted on or in the aircraft at a location suitable to provide a thrust sufficient only to taxi the aircraft. Such a suitable system may be provided as original equipment to an aircraft or retrofitted to existing aircraft. The on board secondary propulsion system, in addition to the taxiing function, can provide electrical power, an environmental con...
1. A method of efficiently operating an aircraft comprising the steps of: providing said aircraft with one or more wing-mounted main engines each having a rated thrust wherein all main engines together provide a total rated thrust sufficient for takeoff in a takeoff thrust direction, andproviding said aircraft with a taxi engine positioned in or on the fuselage of said aircraft;said taxi engine having a maximum rated thrust which is less than 15% of the combined total rated thrust of the one or more main engines and wherein the rated thrust of the taxi e...