Accession Number : AD0164864

Title :   Air Flotation Cargo Handling System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Weingarten,Joseph L.

Report Date : 09 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent relates to a cargo handling system including a flexible trunk means normally positioned in a relatively flat, uninflated manner on the floor of a cargo aircraft, and inflatable to a cargo supporting position above the level of the floor by the action of compressed air or other gas. Air passages incorporated in the trunk means automatically transmit the pressurized air or other gas through to form a thin layer-air cushion providing for the floating support of one or more cargo carrying-containers of pallets.

Descriptors :   *Air transportation, *Cargo, *Inflatable structures, *Patents, Handling, Pallets, Inflating, Flotation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE