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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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But the DM4 still lacks the breadth of experience to handle tanker versus airlift issues.
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The purpose of the airlift was to carry enough supplies into Western China to keep the Chinese in the war.
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AAR Airlift offers aviation services in support of expeditionary operations worldwide, together with passenger and cargo transport, aeromedical services, night vision operations, aerial delivery, search and rescue, and other special mission services.
Ian Craddock, Head of Helicopters 2 in the MOD's Defence Equipment and Support department, said: "I have every confidence that AAR Airlift has the capability and experience to provide a search and rescue service that maintains the high standards set by the Royal Air Force, who we must thank for the service they have delivered to date.
Airlift was "the precondition that had to be met to make possible all other Allied military action" (emphasis in original) (p.
Air Force Expeditionary Center from the US Air Force will deliver the deliver keynote speech on US Air Force Air Mobility Command: Coordinating America's international airlift capabilities for the 21st Century.
AAR's Airlift Group provides expeditionary airlift services and performs specialized aircraft modifications for defense, security and humanitarian relief operations.
The 618th Air and Space Operations Center, or TACC, is the global air operations center responsible for centralized command and control of Air Force and commercial contract air mobility assets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, II plans, schedules and tracks tanker, airlift and aeromedical evacuation aircraft worldwide.