Patent Number: 7,784,266

Title: Methods and systems for supplying air to a vehicle

Abstract: A method of supplying air to a vehicle is provided, wherein the method includes modulating a flow of air from between a fan assembly of a turbofan engine and a high pressure compressor of the turbofan engine with a core driven fan stage coupled in parallel to the high pressure compressor. The method also includes channeling the air from the core driven fan stage to the vehicle.

Inventors: Baughman; John Lewis (Cincinnati, OH), Giffin; Rollin George (Cincinnati, OH), Steinmetz; Ronald Burton (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: B63H 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018