Patent Number: 8,876,056

Title: Aircraft fuel system

Abstract: An aircraft fuel system including a fuel line for carrying liquid fuel, and a microwave energy transmitter for energizing water carried in the fuel line. Also, a method of suppressing ice formation in an aircraft fuel system, the fuel system including a fuel line carrying liquid fuel, and a microwave energy transmitter, the method comprising transmitting microwaves along the fuel line to energize water carried with the fuel in the fuel line.

Inventors: Lam; Joseph K-W (Bristol, GB), Tichborne; Franklin (Bristol, GB), Masters; Simon (Bristol, GB), Parmenter; David (Uckfield, GB)

Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited

International Classification: B64D 37/34 (20060101); B64D 15/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00