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GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Ground installations
  • Aircraft carrier installations
  • Ground installations specially adapted for captive aircraft
  • Designing, manufacturing, assembling cleaning, repairing aircraft
Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck-installations (specially adapted for captive aircraft B64F 3/00; aircraft-carriers B63; fog-dispersal installations E01H; wind tunnels G01M; grounded flight trainers G09B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Runways and taxiways dispositions
  • Terminals
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Aircraft carriers
Installations specially adapted for captive aircraft
Fog-dispersal installations
Wind tunnels
Grounded flight trainers
{Taxiing aids}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Indicators for taxiways
  • Docking systems for gates
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Towing aircraft
Arresting gear; Liquid barriers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Net type arresting gear at the end of runways
  • Arresting surfaces
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vehicle decelerating or arresting surfaces
Special rules of classification within this group

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Runway arresting surfaces

Visual or acoustic landing aids (optical or acoustic signalling in general G08) { (B64F 1/002 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Acoustic aids
  • Wind vanes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Optical or acoustic signalling in general
Arrangement of optical beacons
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Arrangements of lights

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Lights
F21Q
Special rules of classification within this group

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Underground lights indicating landing path

Lights using LEDs

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
LED
Light Emitting Diode
installed for handling aircraft { (B64F 1/002 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Installations on the ground or on carrier decks for the towing, storing and moving of aircraft not under their own power, including towing gear and including trolleys and dollies on which the aircraft may be temporarily placed.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Buildings for storing aircraft
Special rules of classification within this group

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Vehicles for towing aircraft without a tow bar

Unmaned towing vehicles

for embarking or disembarking passengers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices (not vehicles) adapted to transfer passengers between terminal and aircraft

Bridges extending between terminal building and aircraft, e.g. telescopic, vertically adjustable
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Finger type gates

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Docking systems for gates
Passenger vehicles specially adapted to co-operate, e.g. dock, with aircraft or terminal buildings
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Vehicles adapted to transfer passengers between terminal and aircraft

for handling freight { (load transporting vehicles modified to facilitate loading or unloading B60P 1/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Scissors type trucks for loading aircraft

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Load transporting vehicles modified to facilitate loading or unloading
Other airport installations (de-icing installations B64F 5/0054; construction of, or surfacing for, airfields E01C)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Portable landing pads
  • Managing aircraft in airports
  • Sky jumps
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Aircraft carriers
De-icing installations
Fog-dispersal installations
Wind tunnels
Grounded flight trainers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Construction of, or surfacing for, airfields
{Installations for supplying conditioned air to parked aircraft}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Fixed installations for supplying air-conditioned or electric power to aircraft
  • Hoses therefor
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Air conditioning in general
Special rules of classification within this group

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Helicopter landing pads; e.g. portable, visual aids therefor

{Mobile units}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mobile installations for supplying air-conditioned or electric power to aircraft

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Air conditioning in general
{ Check-in counters}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Check-in counters
  • Routing baggage from counters to aircraft
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Detecting objects
Entry or exit registers
Tags
Special rules of classification within this group

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Baggage management systems, e.g. for distributing or loading into aircraft

Ground installations specially adapted for captive aircraft (railway aspects B61)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Installations in the ground specifically adapted for use with aircraft designed to maintain physical contact with the earth while in flight (i.e. the ground-based equipment for captive/tethered aircraft (which aircraft would be in B64C 39/022)).

Designing, manufacturing, assembling, cleaning, maintaining, or repairing aircraft, not otherwise provided for
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods and installations not covered in any of the groups B64B, B64C, B64D and involved in: aerodynamic and structural design, testing, cleaning and polishing, maintaining (including keeping ready for flight, such as de-icing), and repairing of aircraft and aircraft-specific parts, components, and subassemblies and assembling of these into aircraft-specific subassemblies and entire aircraft.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring length; thickness or similar linear dimensions; measuring angles; measuring areas; measuring irregularities of surfaces or contours
Aerodynamic testing; Arrangements in or on wind tunnels
Computer-aided design of aircraft
Administration, management
Indicating or registering the working of machines
Devices for detecting or indicating a hard landing
Devices for aircraft health monitoring
Computer-aided design of aircraft fuselages
{ Assembling or manufacturing aircraft, e.g. jigs therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices specially adapted for assembling or manufacturing aircraft
  • Jigs therefor
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Work benches
{Test or inspection of aircraft components or systems}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Health monitoring
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
{ De-icing aircraft (aircraft-fitted installations for de-icing or preventing icing on exterior surfaces of aircraft B64D 15/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for the detection of icing conditions on aircraft on the ground

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Aircraft fitted installations for de-icing or preventing icing on exterior surfaces of aircraft
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Alarm responsive to formation or anticipated formation of ice
Indicating weather conditions
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