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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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BEIRUT: A Canadian military airlift Thursday transported 164 Syrian refugees from the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut to Toronto , the first of many expected flights to meet the country's ambitious resettlement goal.
Defence IQ's annual Military Airlift 2013 event coincides with these emerging market opportunities, allowing those in the Aerospace industry to meet with regional airlift end-users and assess both current requirements and feedback from recent airlifter operations.
Keynote speakers included the Secretary of Transportation and Commander in Chief, Military Airlift Command.
NATO is starting to commercially lease Russian-made Mil-8 helicopters to handle in-theatre cargo moves across International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations, although not troop movements, freeing up ISAF's military airlift and tactical helicopters to focus on combat missions.
The 41st Military Airlift Squadron reunion will be held March 30-April 3, 2005, in Charleston, S.
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Department of Defense (DOD) to support the military airlift market.
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He received the US Air Force Exceptional Service Medal for Distinguished Patriotic Service and was an active member of NDTAs Military Airlift Committee for many years, serving as Chairman of that committee.

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