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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 Airlift raise comes as ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Careem are attracting criticism for putting more cars on traffic-clogged roads.
Colonel James Sparrow, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing, US Air Force will present at the conference "Strategic Partnerships in the HAW Framework" as well as participate in the panel discussion on "Lifting Together - Delivering Pooling and Sharing that Works" along with Aviddon Consulting and Movement Coordination Centre Europe.
Meher Farrukh, Awaab Khaakwany, Zohaib Ali, Muhammad Owais, Ahmed Ayub and Usman Gul started Airlift together.
All 25 Air National Guard airlift units participated in helping the Air Force meet its Vietnam airlift requirements with crews flying the missions and maintenance crews servicing the aircraft in a non-mobilized or volunteer status.
The blockade lasted until May 12, 1949, when routes into West Berlin were finally re-opened by Russian leader Joseph Stalin, but the Allied airlift continued until September 30 to make sure more than two million people in the city continued to receive sufficient supplies.
Air National Guard: 172nd Airlift Wing, Jackson, Mississippi; 105th Airlift Wing, Stewart ANGB, New York; 249th Airlift Squadron, JB Elmendorf-Richardson; 204th Airlift Squadron, JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam; 155th Airlift Squadron, Memphis, Tennessee; and the 167th Airlift Squadron, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Again, this differs from how the CRAF is managed, with global operations administered centrally from the Tanker Airlift Control Center.
The Army also has articulated challenging qualitative requirements for airlift support under austere conditions.
(4) It also seemingly necessitates the segregation of Air Force mobility aircraft into strategic airlift for long-haul distances and tactical airlift for the "spoke" routes.
US Government Accountability Office has denied DynCorp's protest of AAR (NYSE: AIR) subsidiary AAR Airlift for US Department of State's global aviation support services program, AAR said.
The Reservists were assigned to the newly established 944th Military Airlift Group at Norton, the first Air Force Reserve associate unit, and they were selected to fly the first Air Force Reserve/Air Mobility Command associate airlift program flight.
Under the contract, which was first awarded in September 2010, Airlift Group provides maintenance, logistics, and flight operations for four rotary wing aircraft conducting passenger and cargo movements in support of US Central Command forces.