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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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"Two Antonov An-124 airlifters arrived at the Hmeimim Airbase in Southwestern Lattakia on Friday evening," the Flight Tracker website said.
Dubbed as the world's most versatile airlifter, it can help make every mission a success, be it aerial delivery, paratroopers or air-to-air refueling.
Furthermore, SMi is delighted to announce that Airbus Military's Head of A400M Marketing, Didier Vernet, will be leading a presentation at 11:40 on Day One titled 'Airbus Defence and Space supporting humanitarian operations: diversity of needs requires versatility of airlifters': His presenation will cover the following key points:
WASHINGTON, Rabi'I 20, 1437, December 31, 2015, SPA -- Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth up to $5.3 billion to deliver C-130J Super Hercules airlifters to the U.S.
The C295 is part of Airbus Military's family of light and medium airlifters which also includes the smaller C212 and CN235 aircraft.
Qatar was the first Middle Eastern nation to order the airlifter, which currently numbers 212 in service worldwide, including 193 owned by the U.S.
Most recently, it was forced to push back another major project, the A400M military airlifter, by six to 12 months.
Airbus Military, which leads the 20 billion euro (pounds 14 billion) project to build a military airlifter for seven Nato countries, originally predicted a first flight in January.
This is not a fighter pilot's war; it's an airlifter's war.
On 31 October 2003, Lockheed Martin formally delivered the C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to the Coast Guard in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Support Center in Elizabeth City.
At Boeing's Macon, GA, facility where subassemblies for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter are assembled, two Broetje-Automation Integrated Panel Assembly cells (IPACs) are boosting complex processing capability.
The changing and uncertain nature of the strategic climate for the next 30 to 50 years merits serious thinking regarding the design and acquisition of a next-generation strategic airlifter versatile enough to perform a variety of missions while having the defenses to resist the myriad of threats it may encounter.