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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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Now in its 18th year, SMi Group are proud to present the largest bespoke military airlift conference in Europe, offering an unrivalled platform for defence forces to hear from some of the world's leading airlift operators and manufacturers.
7) A fourth option would be to vastly expand the airlift that had begun in April to resupply the western garrisons in Berlin by air.
For almost a year, WFP has conducted two airlifts per day, six days a week to deliver food assistance and relief supplies for people who were otherwise cut off from support.
An airlift planning adage states "the Army does not have light units; it has heavy and incredibly heavy units.
My department is monitoring the situation closely and, as needs assessments come in and a fuller picture of humanitarian needs emerges, we will consider what further assistance we can provide, including further stocks airlifts.
s Senior Public Information Officer Edward Colt and Erbil Governor Nawzad Hadi attended the arrival of the airlift.
Slayton's Master of the Air successfully argues the case for the inclusion of military airlift as an indispensable element of American airpower and clearly establishes Lt Gen William Tunner's place on the short list of innovative Air Force leaders.
Next month, she and 19 other adoptees will return to Vietnam on a trip sponsored by the airline that conducted the first airlift.
Flown by Spanish Air Force and EADS flight crews, the aircraft will provide much needed airlift for disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts.
8226;Colonel Bjorn Gohn-Hellum, Vice Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
AARs Airlift Group has owned, operated and maintained its own fleet of fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft for more than 10 years.