piste citerne

English translation: tanker track

23:29 Apr 5, 2017
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space / In-flight refuelling
French term or phrase: piste citerne
This is a description of the features of a software package used by pilots. It's talking about the information that the software provides to facilitate refueling.

I believe citerne refers to a tanker, a plane carrying fuel to refuel another plane. I'm unable to find the meaning of piste. Tanker route? Tanker path?

Le fournisseur intégrera dans ses produits les procédures militaires françaises éditées par la Direction de la circulation aérienne militaire (DIRCAM) ainsi que les itinéraires TACAN et des zones de ravitaillement air-air (Air to Air Refueling : AAR) en tant que ** pistes citernes ***.
musilang
United States
Local time: 23:55
English translation:tanker track
Explanation:
Possibly this

AIR TO AIR REFUELLING (AAR) MANUAL
Lexicon Part 2 – Terms and Definitions
AAR Track - A track designated for AAR.
RV Track (Tanker Track) - The track flown by the tanker during the RV procedure. Receiver(s) track to the RV Point is dependent on planned route and RV procedure.
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/9B8404F5_1143_EC82_2...

Air Refuelling Track
Definition
A prescribed route, established by air refuelling points, geographic points and/or radio navigation fixes, along which air-to-air refuelling of aircraft is performed.
https://ext.eurocontrol.int/lexicon/index.php/Air_Refuelling...

air refuelling track - A flight path designated for air refuelling
route de ravitaillement en vol - Trajectoire désignée pour le ravitaillement en vol
http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?la...

He flew south to the tanker track area, where he saw a tanker waiting. He hooked up and realized it was the same tanker that refueled him earlier.
http://www.acc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/tabid/5765/Artic...

... they flew daily missions to supply aircraft to fill a number of tanker 'tracks' positioned in friendly airspace around Yugoslavia
A boom operator of a Boeing KC135R Stratotanker prepares to pass fuel to a fighter in a refuelling 'track' over Bosnia
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Jkq1CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA65&lpg...

In-flight refuelling became vital in order to give any useful loiter time in the target area ... A pattern of colour-coded tanker 'tracks' was soon established
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_2G1CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA16&lpg...
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Alison MacG
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Local time: 07:55
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tanker track


Explanation:
Possibly this

AIR TO AIR REFUELLING (AAR) MANUAL
Lexicon Part 2 – Terms and Definitions
AAR Track - A track designated for AAR.
RV Track (Tanker Track) - The track flown by the tanker during the RV procedure. Receiver(s) track to the RV Point is dependent on planned route and RV procedure.
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/9B8404F5_1143_EC82_2...

Air Refuelling Track
Definition
A prescribed route, established by air refuelling points, geographic points and/or radio navigation fixes, along which air-to-air refuelling of aircraft is performed.
https://ext.eurocontrol.int/lexicon/index.php/Air_Refuelling...

air refuelling track - A flight path designated for air refuelling
route de ravitaillement en vol - Trajectoire désignée pour le ravitaillement en vol
http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?la...

He flew south to the tanker track area, where he saw a tanker waiting. He hooked up and realized it was the same tanker that refueled him earlier.
http://www.acc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/tabid/5765/Artic...

... they flew daily missions to supply aircraft to fill a number of tanker 'tracks' positioned in friendly airspace around Yugoslavia
A boom operator of a Boeing KC135R Stratotanker prepares to pass fuel to a fighter in a refuelling 'track' over Bosnia
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Jkq1CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA65&lpg...

In-flight refuelling became vital in order to give any useful loiter time in the target area ... A pattern of colour-coded tanker 'tracks' was soon established
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_2G1CwAAQBAJ&pg=PA16&lpg...


Alison MacG
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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