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airlift

the transportation by air of passengers, troops, cargo, etc., esp when other routes are blocked

airlift

[′er‚lift]
(aerospace engineering)
To transport passengers and cargo by the use of aircraft.
The total weight of personnel or cargo carried by air.

airlift

i. The transportation of personnel or materiel by use of aircraft and/or helicopters. Also, the operation or service carrying out such transportation or the aircraft used in such an operation.
ii. The total weight of personnel and cargo that is, or can be, transported by air, as in airlift capability. See also airlift capability.
airlift capability The total capacity expressed in terms of the number of passengers and/or the weight or volume of cargo that can be carried at any one time to a given destination by available airlift.
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In addition to being able to land and take off on short, unimproved runways, it has the highest mission capability rate of any airlifter.
The C-27J Spartan is the latest in a successful tradition of military airlifters including the C-27A Spartan and the G-222, which have been deployed by the United States, NATO, Coalition Forces, the United Nations and Italy in support of military and humanitarian operations in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Operations Desert Shield and Storm, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Panama, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen.
The company and its subsidiaries supply a range of systems for this multipurpose new-generation airlifter, including the A400M's Auxiliary Power Unit, Secondary Electrical Power Distribution Center, Ram Air Turbine emergency power system, Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator, Throttle Control Assembly, Cockpit and Load Master Workstation Lighting.
No other airlifter can transport large payloads across vast ranges without refueling, land on short, austere runways, and operate in extremely hot and cold climates," added Bob Ciesla, Boeing C-17 program manager.
The C-27J JCA team started this competition with the best product and an outstanding team to meet both the Army and Air Force requirements for a medium-lift, intratheater airlifter," said Bob Drewes, corporate senior vice president and president and chief operating officer of L-3 IS Group.
Designed from the outset to be a dual-role transport and tanker aircraft, the A400M provides air forces with a cost-effective way to acquire an air-to-air refuelling capability in addition to a versatile logistic and tactical airlifter.
The C-130J is not a distant promise or an idea - it is a battle-proven, reliable, affordable airlifter that can meet the growing need for air mobility today.
The A380 superjumbo passenger aircraft will fly every day and the new A400M multi-role military airlifter will fly from Monday to Thursday.
The C-130J Super Hercules is the world's most advanced tactical airlifter.
MaK (Rheinmetall Detec) and FFG (Diehl Gerate) had their respective Rhino and Minebreaker 2000 demining systems flown together in an Antonov airlifter to the Republic of South Korea on 26 September 2000.
The HC-144A is a derivative of EADS CASA's CN-235/C-295 airlifter family, and is the first all-new aircraft developed for the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System modernization program.
We are fully conscious of how dependent the customer nations are on this new airlifter and therefore take their concerns very seriously.