Fueled by Prayer
As our aircraft need fuel to operate, we as an organisation need prayer to keep us going. At the heart of all we do is a desire to see people transformed physically and spiritually in Christ’s name. Prayer is a vital part of this vision.
Prayer changes things. It’s been central to MAF since we began flying about 70 years ago, from people like you praying in your home or church to our pilots praying before each flight takes off. Would you join our growing family and pray with us?
Logo competition for MAF PNG’s 70th anniversary in 2021
What does MAF mean to you? Can you condense MAF’s 70 years of impact in Papua New Guinea’s remote communities and the ongoing need for MAF’s presence in PNG into one logo? MAF PNG is preparing to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021. Your logo design could potentially turn into a temporary MAF logo for 2021 and be carried proudly throughout the nation of Papua New Guinea in 2021. Get creative! Use your imagination, your pencils, watercolors, computer programs, etc. We would appreciate it if you would share the thinking behind your logo design and artwork with us. In a short essay, please explain the different elements, colours, symbols etc. represented in your logo design. A short English or Tok Pisin phrase may be included in the logo. Entry is open for Papua New Guineans of all ages and those associated with the work of MAF in Papua New Guinea. Our MAF PNG team, both nationals and expatriates, will judge all the submitted designs and select the one which best represents MAF PNG’s past and present. We will publish the top 5 designs on our social media and acknowledge the designers. As a reward, the winning logo will be turned into our 70th-anniversary logo and become the temporary face of MAF PNG in 2021 – flown around by our aircraft and seen in various other publications, nationwide and internationally. Submit your logo design by 30 September 2020 using one of the following avenues. • Via Email [email protected] Subject: Logo competition for MAF PNG’s 70th anniversary in 2021 • Via PNG Post or mailed by MAF aircraft addressed to: MAF PNG LTD Communications Dept. c/- Mandy Glass PO Box 273 Mt Hagen, WHP 281 For legal purpose, please read our Terms & Conditions for participating in MAF PNG’s 70th-anniversary logo competition. Then please copy/paste and sign your submitted artwork with the following statement: Intellectual property By entering this competition, I grant MAF Papua New Guinea Limited, its related bodies corporate and associates (MAF) an exclusive, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty-free licence to use, copy, distribute, modify and commercialise the logo design and any other material I submit for the competition. I acknowledge and agree that MAF may or may not attribute authorship to me during its exercise of this licence and that this will be at MAF’s sole discretion. Participant name: Date: Participant signature: Contact details: If you would like to receive a flyer to advertise our competition at your school or univercity, church, workplace, store, etc., please don’t hesitate to contact us: [email protected]
Operations Update * 25 June 2020
Dear MAF Friends, Family, Partners, We would like to thank you for your patience as we have been working through the challenges of Covid-19 along with our own safety review following recent incidents. The condition of the rural airstrips still plays a significant role in limiting our flight operations. The MAF team has committed to re-surveying every airstrip to which we operate, and then completing an evaluation (Risk Assessment) of that survey data. This Risk Assessments will result in our making a decision as to whether or not we can provide service to a particular airstrip. The communities will be given an update on what actions need to be taken should their airstrip not meet the MAF International Standards. In all cases, it is ultimately the responsibility of the community to ensure that their airstrip is maintained in a proper manner to include keeping the grass mowed and clearways clear of obstructions (trees and brush). As of 1-July 2020, we are intending to begin limited passenger operations to airstrips that have been surveyed and successfully passed the Risk Assessment. The current list of airstrips that have passed the process is listed below. It should be noted that MAF will be complying with the mandates set forth by the government under the National Pandemic Act, and therefore will be requiring appropriate hygiene and social distancing (including wearing of masks while on the plane and collection of temperature readings prior to boarding and disembarking). Passengers will also need to plan on completing an Air Passenger Travel Form which will be provided by MAF Staff. Please note that questions regarding airstrips/bookings will only be handled through our [email protected] email address which will ensure that your request can be answered in a timely fashion. Thank you again for your partnership and prayers for MAF as we move forward into the “new normal” of operations here in Papua New Guinea. Blessings, PNG Country Director Airstrips currently open for operations: Aiyura Balimo Chimbu Daru Finschhafen Fuma Goroka Hesalibi Kairik Kawito Kiunga Kompiam Lumi Madang Malamaunda Morehead Mougulu Mount Hagen Nadzab Nomad River Port Moresby Suabi Tabubil Tadji Telefomin Vanimo Wabo Wewak Airstrips that have been surveyed and are in the Risk Assessment Process – Opening date not yet determined Ambunit Andakombe Guwasa Haia Karimui Kol Manu Marawaka Norambi Ok Isai Owena Pyarulama Samban Simbai Simogu Sindeni Tekin Tsendiap Yagiap Yambaitok Yenkisa Airstrips currently on the survey schedule – date for survey not yet determined Ali Anguganak April River Arufi Blackwara Bosavi Debepari Dodomona Eleme Eliptamin Green River Hauna Hayfield Honinabi Huya Kapal Kiriwo Kondobal Lake Campbell Maramuni Miyanmin Moropote Muluma Munbil Nungwaia Nuku Oksapmin Rumginae Sangera Sibilanga Sisamin Suki Upiara Walagu Wanikipa Wasua Wawoi Falls Wuvulu Yapsie Yatoam We know there are many airstrips not yet listed in one of these categories. Surveying more than 200 airstrips is quite a task. Please bear with us. Thank you.
Operations Update 9. April 2020
To our Friends, Communities, and Partners, These are truly challenging days as together the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. For MAF in PNG, these days have been further challenged by some recent operational events. We are currently evaluating all aspects of our operations and have chosen to ground our fleet while we do so. One of our greatest priorities is for the safety of those who daily, place their trust in MAF to provide life-saving critical air transportation to isolated communities. We appreciate the fact that when we’re not flying, there are desperate needs that are going unmet. We are literally working around the clock with our MAFI family of experts to ensure that when our MAF planes return to flying they are doing so with the utmost standard of safety, excellence and professionalism. We are praying and anticipating that when the current Government-imposed COVID-19 State of Emergency restrictions are lifted, MAF will be there supporting your communities, just as we have been for nearly 70 years in PNG. May the Lord continue to bless and protect your families and communities, Todd Aebischer General Manager MAF PNG