lift fan

lift fan

[′lift ‚fan]
(aerospace engineering)
A special turbofan engine used primarily for lift in VTOL/STOL aircraft and often mounted in a wing with vertical thrust axis.

lift fan

lift fan
A turbofan engine installed in such a way that it can be swiveled to direct its thrust in a vertical direction. Lift fans are used in V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) aircraft.
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PATENTED LIFT FAN SYSTEM Lockheed Martin patented JSF shaft-driven lift fan system produces 60 per cent more vertical lift in the STOVL mode with a cooler ground footprint than direct lift systems
Tenders are invited for Yearly routines on lift fan system for acv h-193
In Mode 4 operations, the short take-off/vertical landing propulsion system is engaged, the lift fan, roll post nozzle, and three-bearing-swivel nozzle are operating, and all propulsion system doors and inlets are open.
A government bill to tackle hooliganism aims to lift fan anonymity but there is no intention of keeping records on people, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said on Wednesday.
Britain's Rolls Royce Group builds the lift fan that enables the B-model of the F-35 to land like a helicopter.
ABOARD THE USS WASP, Muharram 2, 1433, Nov 27, 2011, SPA -- The 16-ton fighter jet slowed to a stop off the warship's port beam, where it hovered like a floating rock as thousands of pounds of thrust from its engine and lift fan stirred up a cloud of mist from the Atlantic Ocean 100 feet below, according to Reuters.
The peak temperatures were found in a C-shaped zone that mimics the shape of the turbine blade plenum around the lift fan (mostly from 150 to 180[degrees] F but with the peak along the pod side reaching 250[degrees] degrees F).
The test was designed to confirm that the single Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, driving a Rolls-Royce lift fan, was capable of providing the required 40,500 lbs of vertical thrust detailed in the programme's requirements.
One significant fact does not appear until page 189: the Lockheed patent of the Shaft Driven Lift Fan propulsion system designed for V/STOL fighter aircraft.
The award recognizes the achievement for best all-round supply-chain performance in 2005 on the Roll Post Nozzle of the F135 lift fan system.
Specifically, Director mentioned Casablanca's new LED fan and Monte Carlo's Air Lift fan that lifts with centrifugal force.
The STOVL JSF uses a shaft-driven lift fan propulsion system that allows the aircraft to hover and land like a helicopter.