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French Airplane Vocabulary: Names For Parts of the Plane

French Airplane Vocabulary: Names For Parts of the Plane


On this page you’ll find a of French airplane vocabulary. This list covers multiple parts of the aircraft, different kids of aircrafts as well as a few key verbs.

Image of an airplane

Vocabulary list

  • aileron l’aireron
  • airliner un avoin de ligne
  • airplane/aircraft un avion
  • bomber le bombardier
  • cabin la cabine
  • co-pilot le copilote
  • cockpit un cockpit
  • engine un réacteur
  • exit la sortie
  • fighter plane le chasseur
  • fine la dérive
  • fuselage un fuselage
  • helicopter l’hélicoptère
  • hot air balloon la montgolfière
  • landing gear le train d’atterrissage
  • latitude l’altitude
  • light aircraft l’avoin léger
  • microlight l’ULM
  • nose (of the plane) le nez
  • nose wheel la roue de nez
  • pilot le pilote
  • private jet le jet privé
  • propeller l’hélice
  • sea plane l’hydravion
  • seat le siège
  • supersonic jet l’avion supersonique
  • tail la queue
  • tailplane l’empennage
  • window un hublot
  • wing une aile

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