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To restart

English: To restart

French: Redémarrer

Often, mechanical issues occur when the airplane’s computer system gives fault indications. One way that maintenance may ask the pilots to address the issue is to do a system restart. Restarting the computer system or a certain component of the computer system may fix the fault indication. Your pilots may announce that they’re doing a system restart of some sort and you may need to translate that into French.

Démarrer=To start, to start up (in the sense of setting something in motion or switching something on)

Redémarrer=To restart

If your airplane also has onboard WiFi or an inflight entertainment system and you run into technical problems with them in flight, you may need to perform a restart of these systems as well to try to fix them.


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