With the limited number of intertheater aircraft available to support the huge number of global airlift requirements
, this makes sense in most cases.
Many organizations articulate versions of airlift requirements
based on subjective guesses about future scenarios.
Since the TSV can carry approximately 7 times as much as the C-17 and 24 times as much as the C-130, it had the added benefit of reducing intratheater airlift requirements
elsewhere in the theater.
In contrast, simply using the FSL option with no reduction in order and ship time (O&ST = Baselines) lowered the single-deployment airlift requirement
by nearly 24 percent.
strategic airlift requirement
at more than 54 MTM-D.
The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) relies on the C-130 to support a myriad of tactical airlift requirements
, from regional peacekeeping exercises to delivering much-needed resources to countries and communities afflicted by natural disasters.
Airbus Defence and Space will display a model of the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), the most modern aircraft for military services' in-flight refuelling and airlift requirements
Large jet military aircraft like the Lockheed C--141 Starlifter were introduced during the Vietnam War but not until July 1967 would a sufficient number of C--141 aircraft become available for the Air Force to satisfy all of its global airlift requirements
including the Vietnam/Southeast Asia routes.
• Satisfying Strategic Airlift Requirements
Short Range--552 medium-sized passenger aircraft that support near offshore airlift requirements
Out of concern over the uncertainty of the Afghanistan drawdown, air carriers asked USTRANSCOM to provide better fidelity of future airlift requirements
. The Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) EWG addressed this issue and now USTRANSCOM provides long-range forecasts and monthly passenger flow estimates.