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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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Boeing has delivered the first of six C-17 Globemaster III airlifters to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence during a ceremony at its final assembly facility in Long Beach.
The C-27J Spartan is the latest in a successful tradition of military airlifters including the C-27A Spartan and the G-222, which have been deployed by the United States, NATO, Coalition Forces, the United Nations, and Italy in support of military and humanitarian operations in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Operations Desert Shield and Storm, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Panama, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen.
Again we see a country that has recognized all the proven qualities of this world-leading airlifter purchasing additional aircraft," he stated.
Following slippage in its delivery of A400M military airlifters, Airbus Defence and Space named Fernando Alonso as head of its Military Aircraft business unit, effective March 1.
The HC-144A is based on the highly successful Airbus Military CN235 tactical airlifter, more than 250 of which are in operation by 26 countries.
June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) inducted its third C-5 Galaxy strategic airlifter into the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) production line at its facility here today.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is marking its 40th anniversary by introducing the new A400M airlifter at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2010 next month, the company announced yesterday.
GMAS is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama and is a center of excellence to support the C-27J Spartan tactical multi-role airlifter in North America.
The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the German Air Force has now been painted in its new colours at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Seville, Spain.
There is no other airlifter that has the capability, flexibility and proven track record of the C-130J.
The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the German Air Force has taken another step towards delivery with the start of taxiing trials.
This weight exceeds the capability of any other Air Force airlifter, yet represents only 62% of the C-5M's maximum payload capability.
Governor Jeb Bush and Congressman Ander Crenshaw Join Local Community Leaders for a Close Look at the New C-27J Multi-Role Airlifter
airlifter while saving more than $9 billion for the taxpayer over the lifetime of the aircraft.