06000903 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 26 patents.

A fan shipping frame includes a frame assembly for supporting a loaded fan section of a jet aircraft engine. A plurality of caster assemblies attached to the shipping frame provide locomotive capability and adjustable height positioning so that a loaded fan section may be transferred onto the appropriate transport aircraft or vehicle. Rail members mounted on the frame assembly are alignable with rail members of a fan dolly so that the fan section may be directly transferred from the fan dolly onto the shipping frame. A template integral with the shipping frame enables the fan section to be mounted thereon. A platform assembly rotatably mounted to the shipping frame may be deployed to enable the fan section to be tilted or tipped from a vertical transport position to a horizontal transport position wherein the shipping frame may be transported in either position. A storage container mounted on the shipping frame stores the removed fan blades of the fan section in either position. In one embodiment, a telescoping template support group is provided enabling the template to be raised or lowered so that it is able to readily connect to fan sections which have differing heights when mounted to structures such as the fan dolly.

Title
Shipping frame for fan section of aircraft engine
Application Number
565384
Publication Number
6000903
Application Date
July 7, 1997
Publication Date
December 14, 1999
Inventor
William J Campion Jr
Westminster
CO, US
Ronald A Rossway
Aurora
CO, US
Robert F Hatch
Aurora
CO, US
Agent
Fields and Johnson P C
Assignee
Stanley Aviation Corporation
CO, US
IPC
B65D 85/68
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