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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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From the first iterations of using aircraft for mobility purposes, to recent high-tech combat operations, the need for airlift and air refueling has grown.
Couple the C-40 with the C-130 and the C-20D/G and our airlift capabilities will be better than they ever have been.
When General Tunner arrived in India in the summer of 1944, the airlift had been in operation about 2 years.
This was the group that my airlift underground had told me about.
However, the author of this report believes that airlift is considered a crucial capability of armed forces worldwide, one that will continue to receive significant spending from 2009 onwards.
Plating's hypothesis in this work entails "investigat[ing] both the material and symbolic components of the airlift with an eye toward discovering whether the airlift really did keep the Chinese from surrendering to the Japanese before August 1945" (emphasis in original) (p.
This book is the first full-length biography of General William Tunner, undoubtedly best known as the leader of the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49.
ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Ministry of Defence has completed all necessary arrangements to evacuate and airlift stranded Pakistanis in Libya.
AMC's hub for global airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation is "all in" with its commitment to support joint worldwide operations, kicking off efforts in early June to airlift more than 300 Stryker vehicles to military forces in Afghanistan.
A spokesman at Malin Head, co-ordinators of the airlift, said they tasked the Sligo-based helicopter to carry out the operation.
Army Special Assignment Airlift Mission (SAAM) validator, her job is to validate and provide transportation coordination for a variety of Army passenger airlift missions, a part of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Passenger Programs Division's responsibilities.
The interface makes information available to everyone from the Air Clearance Authority to the load planner and speeds the process for aerial port cargo handlers as well as those responsible for planning the airlift missions.