06170141 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 22 patents.

An aircraft engine shipping system includes a frame assembly for supporting the aircraft engine, and a cradle assembly mounted on the frame assembly for securing the aircraft engine to the frame assembly. The frame assembly includes shock absorbers to provide continual shock absorption to an aircraft engine loaded thereon. The shipping system may be configured in either a truck or air transport mode. In the truck transport mode, the aircraft engine is secured to the cradle assembly by means of an aft ring which attaches to the aft portion of the aircraft, and a pair of cradle arms which attach to the forward portion of the aircraft engine. In the air transport mode, the aircraft engine is attached to the cradle assembly by the aft ring the aft ring, and a forward ring which attaches directly to the fan of the aircraft engine. In the air transport mode, the cradle arms are disconnected from the aircraft engine and rotated away from the engine in a stowed position. While in the air transport mode, the aircraft engine may be rotated wherein the forward and aft rings cooperate to achieve rotation of the aircraft engine. A jack system is used to raise or lower the aircraft engine in either the truck or air transport modes.

Title
Shipping system for jet aircraft engine and method of installing and removing jet aircraft engine
Application Number
9/160739
Publication Number
6170141 (B2)
Application Date
September 25, 1998
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Behzad B Suroosh
Evergreen
CO, US
Robert F Hatch
Aurora
CO, US
Ronald A Rossway
Aurora
CO, US
Agent
Fields and Johnson P C
US
Assignee
Stanley Aviation Corporation
CO, US
IPC
B25B 27/14
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