Airplane

French Airplane & Aircraft Vocabulary

On this page you will find a complete list of French airplane and aircraft vocabulary words. If you take a flight to France and you have an issue on the plane then you should find this vocabulary list quite useful. While some of the words are the same in English and French (for example, le cockpit), you’ll find some of the words are much different in French and take some extra time to learn.

l’avion airplane/aircraft l’avoin de ligne airliner le cockpit cockpit
le nez nose (of the plane)
le réacteur engine le fuselage fuselage
l’aile wing la queue tail l’empennage tailplane
la dérive fine l’aireron aileron le train d’atterrissage landing gear
la sortie exit la roue de nez nosewheel la cabine cabin
le siège seat le hublot window la sortie de secours emergency exit
l’hôtesse de l’air flight attendant
le casier à bagages i le ventilateur air vent
la liseuse reading light
la rangée row la tablette table tray
le couloir aisle l’accoudoir armrest la montgolfière hot-air balloon
l’ULM microlight l’hélice propeller l’avoin léger light aircraft
l’hydravion sea plane
le jet privé private jet
l’avion supersonique supersonic jet
l’hélicoptère helicopter le bombardier bomber le chasseur fighter plane
le pilote pilot décoler to take off
le copilote co-pilot
atterir to land
l’altitude latitude voler to fly
la classe économique economy class
la classe affaires business class
les bagages à main carry-on bags
la ceinture de sécurité safety belt

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