airborne lift

airborne lift

The total capacities expressed in terms of personnel and cargo that are, or can be, carried by available aircraft in one trip.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The 17th Airborne lift included a total of 9,387 paratroopers and glider-borne soldiers, carried aboard 72 C-46s, 836 C-47s, and 906 CG-4A gliders.
Chronicling the interaction between commercial, civil service, and military activities in the emergence of the aircraft's use to move troops and materiel, Owen depicts the decisive role civilians played in the early years of airborne lift. Such actors as the postal service and commercial aviation were, in fact, the first to use aircraft to move personnel and materiel when the military used this capability only as support to aviation units.
"As the Middle East grows in influence as a major hub for air traffic and expands its capability to perform globe-spanning missions like humanitarian airborne lift, it is only natural that Boeing has a strong presence at this year's air show," said Paul Kinscherff, president, Boeing Middle East.
"As the Middle East grows in influence as a major hub for air traffic and expands its capability to perform globe-spanning missions like humanitarian airborne lift, it is only natural that Boeing has a strong presence at this year's air show, which has proved over the years to be one of the leading international aerospace events attracting visitors and participants from across the world," said Paul Kinscherff, president, Boeing Middle East.
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