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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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The operation started small, building on the earlier April airlift, now called the "Little Lift"
Again, this differs from how the CRAF is managed, with global operations administered centrally from the Tanker Airlift Control Center.
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Airlift is based on a true incident that occurred during Iraq's attack on Kuwait in 1990.
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There is one male casualty but we were unable to airlift him to hospital until his condition was stabilised enough to fly.
446th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
RAWALPINDI, March 04, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Ministry of Defence has completed all necessary arrangements to evacuate and airlift the stranded Pakistani community in Libya.