• ‘Let there be light’ – solar power under the spotlight

    ‘Let there be light’ – solar power under the spotlight

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    As COP26 gets underway in Glasgow, renewable energy is on the agenda. MAF Technologies PNG has been facilitating solar energy solutions for over 60 years. For remote PNG villages, reliable energy makes the difference between life and death. Elsewhere, for MAF’s headquarters in Chad, solar power is a more sustainable and economically viable option…

  • Five medevacs in five days – saving lives in Papua New Guinea

    Five medevacs in five days – saving lives in Papua New Guinea

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    As one of MAF’s busiest programmes, PNG pilots frequently transport the sick and injured by air in under an hour, avoiding days of treacherous travel by road or river. Saving time, saves lives as MAF’s Annelie Edsmyr reports, one busy week in September…

  • MAF’s Aerial Health Patrols in PNG go from strength to strength

    MAF’s Aerial Health Patrols in PNG go from strength to strength

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    Four years ago, MAF asked Kompiam Hospital: ‘What would physical and spiritual impact look like in Enga and East Sepik?’ One year on, Kompiam Aerial Health Patrol was born, flying doctors to remote villages in under an hour instead of walking for days to treat patients. Dr Williams shares how MAF has transformed her work and the lives of her people…

  • Meet MAF's future mission pilots

    Meet MAF's future mission pilots

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    Since 2015, MAF’s Training Centre in Mareeba, Queensland, Australia has been training up would-be mission pilots and upskilling existing ones to be the best that they can be to serve others. But what unique skills must a MAF mission pilot possess to work in the world’s most isolated places? We caught up with the class of 2021 to find out…

  • MAF Scotland raise over £20K for MAF '7&5' Campaign

    MAF Scotland raise over £20K for MAF '7&5' Campaign

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    In the grip of the pandemic, when indoor events were cancelled left, right and centre, MAF Scotland had to get creative when marking MAF’s 75th anniversary. Not one to be defeated, Head of MAF Scotland Heather Malloch and team, set up a joint fundraising initiative with an initial target of £7,500, which was totally smashed by supporters and staff…

  • MAF medevacs missionary in South Sudan with acute appendicitis

    MAF medevacs missionary in South Sudan with acute appendicitis

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    In the remote village of Lokutok in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State, access to adequate healthcare is severely limited. Daniel Zobel – a missionary with Diguna – could have died from a burst appendix if MAF hadn’t medevacked him to the capital, Juba, for lifesaving surgery. MAF’s Jenny Davies caught up with Daniel during his recovery…

  • MAF in West Africa – a new approach to maintenance

    MAF in West Africa – a new approach to maintenance

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    For the last four years, Uganda-based aviation engineer Dave Waterman has been servicing MAF aircraft across Africa. As Dave prepares to move to Liberia in November to play a key role in developing MAF’s new West Africa Maintenance Base, Dave explains how this new operation could help solve MAF’s aviation engineer shortage….

  • MAF flies census forms to Australia’s remotest communities

    MAF flies census forms to Australia’s remotest communities

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    Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics carries out their census. We complete forms via the postal service or online, but what if you live in one of the remotest places on earth where roads are unusable and internet connection is poor? This summer, MAF reached Australia’s most isolated communities - some were counted for the first time…

  • MAF UK’s newest engineer follows in grandad’s footsteps

    MAF UK’s newest engineer follows in grandad’s footsteps

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    At the height of the pandemic with the aviation industry collapsing around him, EasyJet engineer Mark Draper’s future looked uncertain. Inspired by his late grandfather, RAF engineer Leslie Draper - who helped assemble MAF’s first ever Cessna aircraft - Mark decided to apply to MAF. MAF’s Jo Lamb, takes up the story…

  • MAF responds to Haiti's earthquake crisis

    MAF responds to Haiti's earthquake crisis

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    In the wake of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, which hit south-western Haiti on 14 August shortly followed by Tropical Storm Grace, MAF has been responding to the disaster. In the latest tragedy to hit Haiti, MAF has been working with partners in a coordinated relief effort…

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