Patent Number: 6,945,494

Title: Variable position intake for an aircraft mounted gas turbine engine

Abstract: An aircraft (10) comprises a wing (12) having an upper surface (16) and a lower surface (18) and at least one turbofan gas turbine engine (20) mounted on the wing (12). The axis (34) of the at least one turbofan gas turbine engine (20) is arranged substantially in the plane (14) of the wing (12) of the aircraft (10). The at least one turbofan gas turbine engine (20) has an intake, the intake comprising a hollow member (44) rotatably mounted coaxially with the at least one turbofan gas turbine engine (20) such that in use the hollow member (44) is rotatable between a first position, a low-speed condition, in which air flowing over and/or above the upper surface (16) of the wing (12) flows into the intake of the at least one turbofan gas turbine engine (20) and a second position, a high-speed condition, in which air flowing along and/or below the lower surface (18) of the wing flows into the intake of the at least one turbofan gas turbine engine.

Inventors: Bagnall; Adam M (Derby, GB)

Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc

International Classification: B64D 33/02 (20060101); B64D 33/00 (20060101); F02C 7/04 (20060101); F02C 7/042 (20060101); B64D 033/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022