airlift capability

airlift capability

The total capacity expressed in terms of number of passengers and/or weight/cubic displacement of cargo that can be carried at any one time to a given destination by available airlift. See also airlift requirement; allowable load; payload.
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He explained that prior to the procurement of these planes, a working group had examined the ways other countries are developing the airlift capability of their own armed forces.
The B-17C's capacity and range made it a valuable part of the airlift capability hastily assembled for the defense of Port Moresby.
Strategic Airlift Command, "Boeing's Internship Program Offers Hungarian Engineering Students an Opportunity to Work with the Strategic Airlift Capability C-17As," Strategic Airlift Capability, 8 August 2016, https://www.
The Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), which is part of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program--a multinational mission in Hungary that is the first non-NATO unit of its kind--that uses C-17 Globemaster IIIs to take cargo and equipment in support of military efforts throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Including smaller increments of airlift capability allows for aircraft mix alternatives with reduced excess capacities, leading to improvements in operational efficiency.
com)-- The Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW), the operational unit of the 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC), maintains constant readiness to execute airlift missions all around the world with its Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft.
The C-17 fleet has been a part of the Indian Air Force strategic airlift capability which has conducted relief and humanitarian missions domestically and internationally.
Developing a less expensive, fixed-wing airlift capability to replace rotary-wing assets on runway-to-runway routes would reduce wear and tear on the rotary-wing fleet's limited life span.
The DOD maintains the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) so it may call upon commercial carriers to supplement its organic military airlift capability in time of urgent need.
NATO-led Strategic Airlift Capability consortium owns three units with India having the largest C-17 fleet outside of the U.
Boeing said it has logged 39 foreign sales to Australia, Canada, India, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and a 12-nation group known as the Strategic Airlift Capability consortium.