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Airport Refueling Truck Tip

Apparently airport fuel trucks are only allowed to travel a certain distance. I am working on this one airport where the passenger terminal is at the one end of the runway and the general aviation area is on the other.

I positioned my fuel trucks close the passenger apron, because that is where they are supposed to be in real life. I also designed vehicle roads to link the two areas to one another. No problem refuelling the jets on the passenger apron, but when I requested refuel from the general aviation area, the fuel truck would only drove half way to the general aviation area and then stop. I tried everything to resolve the situation. Even designing "invisible" roads linking the parking bays... Nothing would work.

Eventually and out of pure desperation, I decided to place another fuel parking bay smack in the middle of the general aviation area and it SOLVED the problem!

I therefore hope that this tip will be of help to someone out there!
I posted this about a week ago:


Actually you could add a truck for every parking spot if you would like.

More trucks, it will be easier for a flight will be dispatched, but...be aware that vehicle traffic in the airport can slow your aircraft traffic (vehicles seem to have priority over taxiing aircraft) and even make it dissappear once the airplane time-out has elapsed.

I have been able to place some vehicle roads, but they need to be connected to taxiway nodes, because taxiways seems to be the only way for a truck to get to an airplane in order to dispatch it.