MAF Papua New Guinea Facts

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages.

MAF Papua New Guinea

Since 1951 MAF’s operations in Papua New Guinea has provided essential air transport to isolated communities located in some of the most rugged terrain in the world. PNG’s unique topography and poor infrastructure mean that MAF provides the only viable access to the outside world and the help and hope needed by many people in bush communities.

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in 2017 our aircraft flew 4,521 hours in total. This means almost 190 days of continuous (24/7) flying!

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in 2017 our aircraft flew 9,335 sectors, which means 9,335 safe take-offs and landings. In average this means one plane takes off almost every 56 minutes to bring hope and help to an remote community.

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in 2017 our aircraft carried 31,951 passengers, e.g. pastors and missionaries, health and community workers, teachers and students and just ordinary citizens, to overcome the mountainous and swampy terrain of PNG.

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that in 2017 our aircraft flew a total of 869,538km (469,512nm). That’s a distance greater than to the moon and back or more than 20 times around the globe.

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that 2017 our aircraft carried 1,884,784 kilogramms of cargo, e.g. our passengers’ luggage but also thousands of plywood sheets and other construction materials, exercise books and medicine, food and soap, to only name a few.

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that in 2017 the MAF PNG fleet consisted of 11 aircraft: 2 Twin Otter DHC-6-300, 3 Cessna Caravan C208, 5 Airvans GA8-TC320 and 1 Cessna C172SP.

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in 2017 MAF PNG was run by 126 dedicated staff members, 93 of them being Papua New Guineans and 33 being expats.

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in 2017 MAF PNG partnered with 28 partner organisations.

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in 2017 our aircraft landed on 217 different airstrips.

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that in 2017 we flew 230 medical evacuation flights.