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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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ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - Emergency crews rescued two men Thursday morning who were stranded about 30 feet down a steep embankment, airlifting one victim to a local hospital with critical but undisclosed injuries, authorities said.
Airlifting bombs is not the best way t o get weapons to the field, however, so TRANSCOM and Air Mobility Command moved to immediately obtain an additional ship to store and transport massive amounts of munitions, Zettler said.
Its EC145/BK117 fleet performs approximately 3,000 flights per year, with many of these airlifting patients to Vanderbilt University Medical Center - which is the only Level 1 Trauma Center within a 68,000 square mile area.
The freeway was closed briefly to facilitate airlifting the injured family from the scene.
Both the TRASAR antenna and its mast were hoisted to the top of Chicago's Sears Tower on Sunday, March 7, 1999, in a massive logistics operation that included closing off four city blocks of downtown Chicago, airlifting the antenna from the roof of the Sears Tower parking garage, and placing it on top of the Sears Tower.