Fuel, fuel truck

English: Fuel, fuel truck

French: Carburant, camion-citerne à carburant

Airplanes need fuel to fly, needless to say. Idling on the ramp also burns fuel. For example, if you’re waiting in line for de-icing for prolonged periods, you’ll also burn through a lot of fuel.

Sometimes, the fuel truck is running late or is having mechanical issues itself. If your flight is delayed because you’re waiting for fuel, you’ll need to inform your passengers of such.

Carburant (m)=Fuel

Camion (m)=Truck

Citerne (f)=Cistern, reservoir, tank

Camion-citerne (m) à carburant=Fuel truck


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