airlift airlift  /ˈɛr ˌlɪft/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
  2. (v) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For all the good intentions that fueled it, the airlift of orphans from Indochina continued to cause problems.
  2. The lull in the violence allowed the French Army to airlift over 800 foreigners out of Chad, 202 of whom touched down in Paris Sunday, tired but unharmed.

News

  1. Local Airlift Wing to deliver meals to Haiti

        A C-17 cargo jet based at Wright-Patterson will fly more than 540,000 meals to impoverished Haiti on Friday, the Air Force Reserve said. The Globemaster III jet is part of the Air Force Reserve 445th Airlift Wing based at Wright-Patterson. Cincinnati-based Kids Against Hunger, a ministry of A Child’s Hope International, will provide the food. The mission is part of the Denton Program, which ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  2. Airlift sexual abuse alleged

    Airlift sexual abuse alleged Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:31 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 Albany A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the retired officer who handled claims of sexual ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. APNewsBreak: NY Air Guard unit being investigated

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the retired officer who handled claims of sexual assault in the unit.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "These investments are today's snapshot of the economic activity that has begun to flow from the strategic and tactical airlift procurement," said Industry Minister Jim Prentice. "They represent just the beginning of the significant...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Jim Prentice Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "Having only two airlines providing national airlift capacity for overnight package delivery could raise the risk of serious economic disruption should one of these two airlines be reduced due to unforeseen difficulties," Kohl and Hatch said.
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Orrin Hatch Source: Reuters

  3. "We intend to hold them to this motion and it's pretty clear if they don't come up with the 1,000 troops and the (helicopter) airlift then all bets are off," said Liberal MP Byron Wilfert.
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Bryon Wilfert Source: 940 News

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