Patent Number: 6,966,524

Title: Aircraft engine nacelles and methods for their manufacture

Abstract: Engine nacelles for use with aircraft. In one embodiment, an engine nacelle includes an inlet having an inlet aperture and an outlet having an outlet aperture. In one aspect of this embodiment, the engine nacelle further includes a first side portion, a second side portion, and a third side portion. The first side portion can extend at least generally between a first edge portion of the inlet aperture and a third edge portion of the outlet aperture. The second side portion can be offset from the first side portion and extend at least generally between a second edge portion of the inlet aperture and a fourth edge portion of the outlet aperture to define a first interior portion. The third side portion can be offset from the second side portion and extend at least generally from the second edge portion of the inlet aperture toward the fourth edge portion of the outlet aperture to define a second interior portion. In another aspect of this embodiment, the first interior portion is configured to house an engine, and the second interior portion is configured to house a landing gear assembly.

Inventors: Stuhr; Victor K. (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: The Boeing Company

International Classification: B64C 25/00 (20060101); B64C 25/04 (20060101); B64C 25/10 (20060101); B64D 29/02 (20060101); B64D 29/00 (20060101); B64D 33/02 (20060101); B64D 27/18 (20060101); B64C 3/32 (20060101); B64C 7/00 (20060101); B64C 7/02 (20060101); B64C 3/00 (20060101); B64D 33/00 (20060101); B64D 27/00 (20060101); B64B 001/24 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018