Planes

MAF PNG currently operates three different types of aircraft, which means we are very flexible meeting the needs of our customers regarding the capacity for passengers and payload.

DHC6 Twin Otter

  • A highly manoeuvrable, versatile aircraft, ideally suited to the unique terain in PNG
  • Twin-engined turbine aircraft
  • Carries up to 19 passengers/1,800kg supplies
  • Cruising speed 290kph

Cessna 208 Caravan

  • Single-engined turbine aircraft
  • Carries 9 passengers/1000 kg supplies
  • Cruising speed 280kph
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DHC6 Twin Otter

The DHC6 Twin Otter is carrying up to 1,800kg of freight or 19 passengers, the Twin Otter can fly in and out of airstrips less than 400 metres long and with slopes of over 12%.

It is a true bush aircraft, in a class of its own and providing access to communities that are otherwise unreachable.

Michael Duncalfe, Flight Operations Manager

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Cessna 208 Caravan

The Cessna Caravan is a highly reliable, versatile and efficient aircraft. With an excellent suite of workload reducing navigation equipment, The Caravan it is one of the few single-engine aircraft certified for passenger-carrying commercial air services under Instrument Flying Rules. We are still waiting for this approval in PNG.

The C208A Caravan can carry up to nine adult passengers with plenty of baggage stored neatly in an external cargo-pod on the underside of the aircraft.  The Cessna Caravan can fly up to two hundred kilometers with a payload of one metric tonne. With reduced payloads, it can fly much further. MAF-PNG Caravans are equipped with enhanced short take-off and landing modifications as well as heavy duty landing gear for the short and rough airstrips of PNG. On longer routes, the Caravan’s single and efficient PWC PT-6 engine gives it the most cost-effective range vs. payload within the MAF-PNG fleet.

Michael Dupuis, Senior Pilot