US 11,655,045 B2
Anterior part of the nacelle of an aircraft propulsion assembly whose air intake lip is linked to the outer panel by nesting
Alain Porte, Toulouse (FR); Jacques Lalane, Toulouse (FR); Frédéric Vinches, Toulouse (FR); and Franck Dobigeon, Toulouse (FR)
Assigned to AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, Toulouse (FR)
Filed by Airbus Operations SAS, Toulouse (FR)
Filed on Aug. 11, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/990,260.
Claims priority of application No. 1909179 (FR), filed on Aug. 13, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0107666 A1, Apr. 15, 2021
Int. Cl. B64D 29/06 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 29/06 (2013.01) 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An anterior part of a nacelle of an aircraft propulsion assembly, said anterior part having a front end allowing air to enter and a rear end configured to be connected to a remainder of the nacelle, said anterior part comprising:
an air intake lip disposed at said front end,
an outer panel, an outer face of which extends an outer part of the air intake lip, a front edge of the outer panel being connected to a rear edge of the air intake lip,
wherein the front edge of the outer panel and the rear edge of the air intake lip are shaped so as to overlap radially and nest so as to ensure a continuous surface between an outer surface of the outer part of the air intake lip and the outer face of the outer panel, and
wherein the front edge of the outer panel is connected to the rear edge of the air intake lip with no added rigid element fully penetrating said front edge of the outer panel and the rear edge of the air intake lip,
wherein one of the outer panel and the air intake lip rear has an opening in which the other of the outer panel edge and the air intake lip resides.