MAF International Asia Pasific
MAF is a not for profit organisation that relies on donations to continue to provide its service to those who need it most.
The MAF Mission Statement: Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed.
MAF International Statistics for 2015:
- MAF ministers in 37 countries. Some of these are non-flight programs.
- MAF has around 135 aircraft serving in 26 countries.
- MAF flew more than 43,000 hours during 2015. In addition, our partner Fishtail Air flew nearly 2,000 hours assisting with Disaster Response in Nepal – flights MAF facilitated.
- Nearly 65,000 flights were carried by MAF in 2015, flying over 178,000 passengers and more than 6 million kg of freight (not including passenger baggage allowances).
- MAF flew more than 9 million kilometres in 2015 – more than 230 times around the equator.
- MAF has more than 1,300 staff serving around the world.
- MAF flights serve around 1,500 organisations
- MAF flew to some 1,500 destinations worldwide in 2015
MAF have been serving in Timor Leste since 2007 in partnership with the Ministry of Health. We currently operate 2 GA8 Airvans from Dili to 8 district airfields – Oecusse, Los Palos, Viqueque, Baucau, Suai, Maliana, Same, and Atauro Island.
The aircraft are Australian built, and cruise at 120kts, with a payload around 450kg depending on weather and operational requirements. They can be fitted with up to 8 seats, or 5 seats and a stretcher.
In 2015 MAF Timor Leste flew 719 hours, serving many NGOs and aid agencies, as well as carrying 263 critical patients for the Timorese Ambulance service. Many of these patients would not have otherwise survived the long journey by road from the districts to the National Hospital in Dili. Since its beginning in 2007, MAF Timor Leste has transported almost 1200 patients to Dili.
MAF is able to offer subsidies for flights that are carried out for other not for profit NGOs and community groups who are working to improve the lives of Timorese people through health and development programs.
MAF have also been involved in the development of skills for several Timorese pilots, assisting them with obtaining an Australian Commercial pilots licence, and giving them some operational experience.