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Synonyms for airlift

transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means


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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Air Force has delivered a new supply of weapons to Syria after two of their airlifters arrived in Southwestern Lattakia, reports said.
Customers in Malaysia have ordered more than 700 commercial airliners and over 100 helicopters, and the RMAF is the first export customer for the A400M airlifter. Airbus also supplied MEASAT-3b, the country's largest communications satellite.
The A400M, a four-engine plane, is a '21st-century airlifter,' according to Johan Pelissier, head of Airbus Defense and Space for South East Asia.
This includes tactical and strategic airlifters such as the A400M and C295, the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), and the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, which make up a world-class product line operated by air forces worldwide.
Equipped with four turboprop engines, the Lockheed Martin C-130 "Hercules" has proven itself to be one of the world's most effective and enduring airlifters. The C-130's radar in the nose gives the aircraft its unique appearance.
"There is nothing unusual with the landing and refuelling of a PLAAF Ilyushin-76 turbofan strategic airlifter in Davao City last June 8," Roque said.
The C295 MPA airlifter can carry up to nine tons of payload, flying at a maximum cruise speed of 480 kilometers per hour.
The four-turboprop military airlifter is designed for special operations, such as defense and humanitarian applications, aerial refueling and close air support, ( UPI reported. 
Coast Guard the world's most proven, versatile and advanced airlifter," Lockheed Martin Air Mobility & Maritime Missions vice president George Shultz said in a statement.
The aircraft was designed as a military airlifter to replace the C-130 Hercules and similar aircraft and has been in service since 2013.
The plane was designed by Airbus Defence and Space as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C-160 and the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules.
Airbus Military has successfully demonstrated the loading of NH Industries NH90 and Eurocopter EC725 helicopters onto the A400M new generation airlifter. In a series of tests at Holzdorf air base in Germany and at Toulouse, France respectively, the NH90 and EC725 were loaded onto, and unloaded from, the Grizzly 4 development aircraft as required for military Initial Operating Capability (IOC).
Thanks to its robustness and reliability, and with simple systems, this medium sized tactical airlifter provides wide versatility and flexibility, necessary for personnel, troop and bulky/palletized cargo transportation, medical evacuation, communication and logistic duties or paratrooping.
Boeing said January 6 that it has won a contract from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for six C-17 military aircraft, making the UAE the second Middle Eastern nation to order the airlifter. UAE will take delivery of four C-17s in 2011 and two in 2012 in the deal, whose "financial terms are not being disclosed," Boeing and the UAE said in a joint statement.