Patent Number: 8,870,538

Title: Counter rotating facegear gearbox

Abstract: A gearbox assembly includes a first face gear driveable about a face gear axis in a first direction by at least one first pinion gear and a second face gear driveable about the face gear axis in a second direction opposite the first direction by at least one second pinion gear. A thrust bearing is located between the first face gear and the second face gear. The first face gear is configured to drive rotation of a first shaft in the first direction and the second face gear is configured to drive rotation of a second shaft in the second direction. Further disclosed is a power train for a rotary wing aircraft having a gearbox including a first face gear rotatable in a first direction and a second face gear rotatable in a second direction opposite the first direction.

Inventors: Garcia; Todd A. (Mansfield, TX)

Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

International Classification: B64C 27/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00