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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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She was then loaded on to a stretcher and airlifted to hospital by the Rescue 936 helicopter.
Eighty-five metric tonnes of medicines were airlifted for the flood victims.
In a third mission, the air rescue team airlifted citizens from a car crash near Al Faya petrol station on Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed road.
The stranded tourists will now be airlifted from Sangla valley and Pooh to Rekong Peo from where they will be sent to their destinations in public transport," he added.
The patient's condition was stabilised and she was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board before being airlifted to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
He was then airlifted to hospital by the Welsh Air Ambulance.
He was airlifted by County Air Ambulance to the Royal Worcester Hospital, after complaining of head and neck pain.
A helicopter airlifted a runner with a leg injury from Glen Nevis.
The man had to be removed on a spinal board and was airlifted to a specialist hospital in Stoke.
On 14th March, Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted 695 passengers from Leh and Kargil to Jammu and Srinagar and also conveyed exclusive sorties of IL 76 cargo aircraft for airlifting the civilians.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- The Abu Dhabi Police have airlifted a 37-year-old Emirati patient from Abu Dhabi and two Asians, who were hurt in separate car accidents in Al Ain, to two hospitals in Al Ain.
Examples include sending aircraft back to the States for 1000-mile heavy maintenance (1000 hours), six C-74 sorties on a single day of the Berlin Airlift flew in 250,000 tons (pounds) of coal, and setting the number of casualties airlifted out of Korea at 314,000 (other sources list the total number of troops wounded in action for the entire war at about 95,000).