Textron Aviation and Mission Aviation Fellowship International announce firm order for five Cessna Caravans, creating an exclusively Caravan MAF Papua New Guinea fleet. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (March 09, 2018) Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 [...]
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During March 2018, the plane in Timor-Leste flew sick patients to receive medical care, flew government officials, transported staff from aid and development organisations... along with delivering 15,000 baby chicks!. Fifteen thousand chickens! A local business importing and selling chickens has begun in the Oecusse region of Timor Leste. This is a small pocket [...]
MAF Pilots Joey Martin and Jason Thiemann explain how a good meal makes all the difference when it comes to airstrip maintenance in Lesotho. 'Letsema is kind of like an old-fashioned barn-raising' explains Joey Martin a pilot and engineer from the US who moved to the Lesotho last year with his family from Democratic [...]
With Gratitude we Remember Larry Heintz. It is with great sadness we share that our MAF colleague and friend Larry Heintz passed away peacefully on Saturday 10th March. Larry served with MAF for over 28 years, contributing significantly in the development of safety culture within the organisation and beyond. In 2015 Larry was recognised [...]
In early 2018, violence caused refugees to flood Bunia, DRC. Refugee camps sprang up but they were ill-equipped. MAF helped by purchasing food, cooking pots, and some other supplies. Violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has caused thousands of displaced people to flood the city of Bunia, where two makeshift refugee [...]
MAF assists Medical Team International in providing care for 185,000 refugees in Northern Uganda. At the end of November a group of MAF UK visitors flew to Moyo airstrip to visit one of our partners, Medical Team International. MTI are regularly booked on our Northern Shuttle to various locations close to the refugee settlements. [...]
MAFs Nawi Mabo flew to bring help to earthquake stuck communities in Papua New Guinea and describes what he saw. 'Today, I had the chance to see first-hand the devastation caused by the recent earthquake when stopping at Huya and Bosavi to pick up people who were injured from the earthquake. Among them was [...]
7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea. This morning, Monday 26th February, the southern highlands of PNG experienced a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. There have been reports of more than 20 aftershocks in the past 24 hours. MAF Internal Communications Manager Stephanie Gidney says 'all of our staff are safe, although MAF property has incurred [...]
MAF assists with raising the quality of life for the disabled in South Sudan. Simon Sala Clement is a Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Supervisor working for Sudan Evangelical Mission (SEM), an NGO based in Mundri in Amadi state. SEM partners with Light for the World and SCIAF with support from European Union. Simon works [...]
Overcoming Barriers: A Day’s Flying with Captain Luke Newell in the Cessna Caravan P2-MAG out of Wewak. I depart Wewak for Oksapmin at 8:19am with a full load of medical supplies for the Oksapmin health centre. Upon arriving at Oksapmin, a man named Michael hops up to the aircraft while we are unloading wanting [...]