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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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"Two Antonov An-124 airlifters arrived at the Hmeimim Airbase in Southwestern Lattakia on Friday evening," the Flight Tracker website said.
"There is some way to go before we know for certain, but the firstgeneration airlifters might be flying much more widely," added Mr Sabo.
It can operate in limited space for parking or maneuvering and no ground-handling facilities, conditions that present severe constraints for other tactical airlifters that makes it especially suited for Philippine conditions.
Malaysia, the first export customer for the A400M airlifter, has four aircraft in service.
This airlifter started as a concept in 1951 and entered the U.S.
With a bulging upper forward fuselage and enormous cargo area, the BelugaXL is hardly recognizable as the outsized airlifter version of the Airbus A330-200 jetliner from which it is derived.
WASHINGTON, Rabi'I 20, 1437, December 31, 2015, SPA -- Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth up to $5.3 billion to deliver C-130J Super Hercules airlifters to the U.S.
Airlifters from the Air Force Reserve Command helped the Army celebrate an important milestone in its history: the 75th anniversary of the very first air drop of American paratroopers.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Sun, Sep 21, 2014 - Germany is looking for price cuts and longer cancellation periods on the A400M military airlifters it has ordered from Airbus, but which will be delivered later and less equipped than planned, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Three of the 10 strategic airlifters ordered from the US have arrived and are set to join the IAF's new 81 squadron.
government to acquire two additional C-17s, which brings the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) fleet of the world's most advanced airlifters to a total of four as the C-17 continues to attract orders worldwide.
The C295 is part of Airbus Military's family of light and medium airlifters which also includes the smaller C212 and CN235 aircraft.
The Airbus A400M is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft specifically designed to replace tactical airlifters.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- Boeing has delivered the UAE Air Force the first of six C-17 Globemaster III airlifters, as the country modernises its airlifting capabilities.