Patents Assigned to Airbus Operations S.A.S.
  • Patent number: 10296183
    Abstract: The disclosure herein describes an aircraft assembly tracker system including a user interface configured to display an aircraft part under assembly and overlay one or more zones on the displayed part. The user interface operates on a computing device. The zones represent different panels to be affixed to the aircraft during assembly and their shape displayed on the user interface is identical to the shape of their corresponding panel being affixed to the physical aircraft part. The aircraft assembly tracker system monitors the assembly progress of each zone and automatically alerts aircraft assembly workers when the zone is ready for closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Laurent Peyras, Michel Colombier
  • Patent number: 10297161
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting guidance of an aircraft along a runway approach axis. The method includes acquiring a position deviation between a current position of the aircraft and the approach axis, determining an angle between a longitudinal axis of the aircraft and the approach axis, and determining a lateral offset of the trajectory of the aircraft likely to result from a maneuver of alignment of the longitudinal axis of the aircraft with the runway during the landing of the aircraft. A lateral trajectory correction is computed as a function of the lateral trajectory offset. This position deviation is corrected by adding the lateral trajectory correction to it. This position deviation is transmitted to the device for guiding the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Fabien Guignard, Priteche Venilal
  • Patent number: 10295349
    Abstract: A flight management system for an aircraft and method of securing open world data using such a system. The flight management system includes at least two flight management computers including one computer termed active forming part of an active guidance subsystem configured to supply data for guiding the aircraft. Another computer is termed inactive at the current time. The flight management system includes a validation subsystem that includes the inactive flight management computer and a validation unit connected to the flight management computers. The validation subsystem is independent of the active guidance subsystem and configured to validate open world data and to transmit at least to the active flight management computer data that is validated during the validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Mere
  • Patent number: 10299404
    Abstract: A device for supporting and connecting electronic circuit cards, including a metal electronic circuit card guide which has grooves, one for each electronic circuit card, each groove being configured to guide an electronic circuit card in a direction of insertion towards a connector associated with it, solid walls for linking the grooves, slots which pass through at least one wall of the electronic circuit card guide, are separated by fins and grouped to form at least one heat exchange area and are arranged and designed so as to distribute the first air flow received from below the electronic circuit card guide in at least a second air flow above the electronic circuit card guide and in contact with the electronic circuit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Laurent Siboni, Emmanuel Bachy, Vincent Dupont
  • Publication number: 20190134762
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aircraft floor rail includes a step of manufacturing, separately, a first part of the floor rail, comprising at least a first flange, from a corrosion-resistant first material, and a second part of the floor rail, comprising at least a second flange, from a second material having a density that is different from, in particular lower than, that of the first material, and a step of assembling the first and second parts of the floor rail by crimping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christophe Mialhe, Guy Mauran
  • Publication number: 20190130772
    Abstract: A system for aiding landing includes a module for computing by extrapolation a trajectory of the aircraft on the basis of its current position, a module for determining whether the extrapolated trajectory cuts the ground ahead of a threshold of the landing runway, a module for measuring a current height of the aircraft above an overflown terrain, a module for determining whether the current height corresponds to a risk height, an alert module for generating an alert only if the two determinations carried out by the two determination modules are positive, and if the aircraft is situated at a distance with respect to the threshold of the landing runway which is less than a predetermined threshold distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Thibault Pinchon
  • Patent number: 10276050
    Abstract: A method to identify the proximity of a wake turbulence and to generate a report relative to that proximity. A method implemented by an aircraft comprising a processor makes it possible to identify the proximity of a wake turbulence and to generate a report relative to that proximity. The method includes a data acquisition step during which the processor retrieves and records the data relative to each generating aircraft present around the aircraft. In a position estimation step, the processor estimates the position of the wake turbulences generated by each generating aircraft. In a proximity step, the processor determines if the aircraft is close to at least one of the wake turbulences. In a generation step, the processor generates a report containing the data relative to each wake turbulence. The method makes it possible to identify the proximity of a wake turbulence in the vicinity of the aircraft and to automatically record the data relative to that wake turbulence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.), Airbus (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Andreas Reinke, Sebastian Kauertz
  • Publication number: 20190118928
    Abstract: An aircraft canopy includes a window pane, a frame from a primary structure of the aircraft, and a flange fastened to the frame with fastening screw, characterized in that: the flange is secured to the peripheral edge of the window pane by engaging of at least one plate of the flange between plies of the window pane, so that flange and window pane form an all in one-piece assembly, at each fastening screw, a load-transferring and distributing member is arranged between an outer surface of the flange and the fasting screw, a cavity being provided in the flange for receiving the load-transferring and distributing member, the member having a recess for receiving the screw head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicants: Airbus Operations S.A.S., Airbus S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pascal Chaumel, Johan Dentesano, Emily Parken
  • Publication number: 20190113593
    Abstract: The system for aiding the landing of an aircraft on a landing runway of an airport equipped with an Instrument Landing System (“ILS”) corresponding to an axis of a predetermined approach, includes: an ILS signals receiver and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to, when the ILS signals receiver) has not yet captured a Glide signal corresponding to a Glide axis of the approach as a function of items of information relating to the predetermined approach, acquired from a database, determine a protection volume in which there is no risk of the ILS signals receiver detecting a replica of the Glide signal; and when a current position of the aircraft is above the protection volume, inhibit the capture of the Glide signal by the ILS signals receiver and instruct the emission of an alert item of information in the cockpit of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jerôme Bazile, Patrice Rouquette, Sylvain Raynaud, Nicolas Marconnet, Guillaume Discours, Kevin Etchebarne
  • Publication number: 20190112074
    Abstract: A method for assembling a primary structure of an aircraft pylon, includes a step of fixing an angle bracket to each of the first and second lateral panels such as to obtain an L form for each of the first and second lateral panels prior to a placement of said L forms each placed against two sides of each transverse frame. This assembly technique makes it possible to reduce the mounting clearances such that it is unnecessary to fit shims, resulting in a reduction of mounting time and manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicants: Airbus Operations S.A.S., AIRBUS OPERATIONS LTD
    Inventors: Stéphane Dostes, Thierry Theron, Audrey Benaben, Thomas Deforet, Julien Moulis, Joel Dedieu, Robert Whiffen, François Martinel
  • Publication number: 20190112065
    Abstract: An aircraft engine air inlet lip takes an annular form about a longitudinal axis and delimits an air inlet stream, and includes: a wall having a U-shaped profile having an outer face oriented towards outside of the air inlet lip and an inner face oriented towards interior of the air inlet lip, an inner wall extending inside the wall between two zones of the inner face, so as to close an inner chamber delimited between the wall and the inner wall and filled with a gas, the inner wall having an upstream face oriented towards and a downstream face oriented away from the inner chamber, a fan configured to move the gas contained in the inner chamber, and at least one pipeline fixed to the upstream face and extending all around the air inlet lip and configured to be fed with a heat transfer fluid heated by a heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Alain Porte, Vincent Rebeyrotte, Gregory Albet, Jonathan Carcone
  • Patent number: 10261510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flight management assembly (1) comprising two guidance chains (2A, 2B), each one provided with a flight management system (3A, 3B), each of said flight management systems (3A, 3B) carrying out at least one calculation of guidance instructions for the aircraft, the flight management assembly (1) also comprising at least one monitoring unit (4A, 4B) designed to monitor the guidance instructions calculated by the two flight management systems (3A, 3B) in such a way as to be able to detect and identify a defective flight management system, the monitoring unit (4A, 4B) comprising a monitoring device (5) which verifies particularly whether the following three conditions are met: a first derivative of extrapolated cross tracks is positive; a second derivative of extrapolated cross tracks is positive; and extrapolated positions of the aircraft are on the same side of an active segment of the flight plan followed by the aircraft as the current position of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sylvain Raynaud, Jean-Claude Mere, Simon Sellem
  • Patent number: 10257468
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed allowing a passenger of a vehicle to use a personal electronic device to control a saving, on a storage device, of image data of video streams arising from cameras of the vehicle. The system includes at least one client/server module configured to receive and retransmit image data of a video stream received from one of the cameras to the storage device. The client/server module includes a processor configured to connect the personal electronic device to the client/server module, a receiver for receiving a request, originating from the personal electronic device, including an item representative of a set of images of the video stream to be saved and a transmitter for transmitting to the storage device image data of the video stream corresponding to the item, with a view to their saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Erwan Le-Bouedec
  • Patent number: 10246196
    Abstract: In order to reduce the width of the attachment between the rear portion of an aircraft engine and its attachment pylon, an engine assembly attachment include an assembly of rear engine attachments comprising a first connecting rod laid out in a longitudinal and median vertical plane, a second connecting rod substantially laid out tangentially to the inter-turbine case, and a rear engine attachment for transversely spreading the loads, axially shifted rearwards relatively to the first and second connecting rods, and comprising a shear pin oriented along a vertical direction of the engine assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Olivier Pautis, Wolfgang Brochard
  • Patent number: 10232930
    Abstract: In order to reduce the risks of movable nacelle cowlings opening, the invention provides a nacelle for an aircraft engine assembly comprising a fixed nacelle structure as well as at least one jointed movable cowling on the fixed structure, the cowling being jointed at its front end on the fixed structure so that, upon closing the movable cowling, a rear end of this cowling moves towards the rear and radially towards the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Olivier Pautis, Jérôme Colmagro
  • Patent number: 10234551
    Abstract: A method and system for managing data from an aircraft radio-altimeter. The data management system includes a monitoring unit for checking, automatically and repetitively, when the radio-altimeter is outside of its operational range, from data generated by the radio-altimeter for a predetermined duration, whether the trend of the data corresponds to an aircraft approaching the ground, and a data transmission unit configured to automatically transmit the data generated by the radio-altimeter to a user system, only if the monitoring unit considers that the trend of the data corresponds to an aircraft approaching the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Nicolas Marconnet
  • Patent number: 10235153
    Abstract: The disclosure herein updates distant equipment while avoiding protocols and connections and concerns a deported downloading system of data on distant equipment, and includes a gateway adapted to receive a set of data comprising operational data addressed to the distant equipment as well as a temporary downloading engine, the gateway being also adapted to download the operational data into the distant equipment by starting the execution of the downloading engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Patrice Boucher, Nicolas Wacyk
  • Patent number: 10220940
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft steering system using an aircraft ground taxi drive system whereby electrical power generated by a first motor-generator of a landing gear wheel drive system in a regenerative braking mode is supplied to a second motor-generator of a landing gear wheel drive system in a motorized driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Xavier Guery, Matthieu Bradier, James Morris
  • Publication number: 20190061908
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aircraft leading edge panel, includes a step of overmoulding a coating onto a sheet positioned in a cavity of a mould, which cavity is delimited by a shaping surface which exhibits an optimized surface finish. The coating includes, after the overmoulding step, an exterior face which corresponds to the exterior face of the panel that is to be obtained and which exhibits an optimized surface finish conferred by the shaping surface of the mould. A panel may be obtained using this method and a leading edge includes at least one such panel. Because of the optimized surface finish of the exterior surface thereof, the panel contributes to extending the regions of laminar flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: Airbus Operations S.A.S., AIRBUS SAS
    Inventors: Daniel Kierbel, Mathias Farouz-Fouquet, Laurent Malard
  • Patent number: 10215682
    Abstract: A method and device is disclosed for measuring one or more physical properties of, and/or induced by, out-gassing products released from and/or trapped within a joint in response to a lightning strike or other electrical current threat. A device for measuring one or more physical properties of, and/or induced by, gases, plasma and/or particles released from a joint in response to an electrical current threat. The joint includes a fastener passing through a structure so that an end of the fastener protrudes from the structure. The device includes a containment member having a base surrounding an opening into a cavity, the containment member being arranged to be mounted over the end of the fastener to enclose the end of the fastener within the cavity and to seal the opening; and one or more sensors arranged to measure physical properties of gases, plasma and/or particles contained by the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED, AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Richard E. Mills, Franck Flourens, Matthew Cole, Matthew Jenkins, Simon Evans