• Never ending journey – one fortuitous fuel tank takes 152 days to reach hangar

    Never ending journey – one fortuitous fuel tank takes 152 days to reach hangar

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    In Chad, there’s no such thing as ‘next day delivery’. In a politically volatile country with fewer resources and limited infrastructure, waiting is the name of the game. Five months after leaving its New Zealand manufacturer, the 1,900 litre JetA1 fuel bowser finally arrived at MAF’s hangar on 9 July - just before the latest fuel shortage…

  • MAF pioneer, Jack Hemmings, performs aerobatics for his 100th birthday

    MAF pioneer, Jack Hemmings, performs aerobatics for his 100th birthday

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    Jack Hemmings - one of MAF’s founding fathers – is performing aerobatics today at White Waltham Airfield in Maidenhead to celebrate his centenary. As Jack takes to the skies in a Slingsby T67 Firefly aircraft, we look back on his early days with MAF…

  • Saving babies in South Sudan

    Saving babies in South Sudan

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    MAF South Sudan’s maintenance manager and former electrician, James Mollenhauer, always knew his skills would come in handy on the mission field, but little did he know he would be fixing breathing apparatus for newborns. MAF’s Jenny Davies finds out how some simple repairs have transformed the work of ‘In Deed and Truth Hospital’…

  • MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

    MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

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    Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak…

  • MAF Technologies PNG’s drive to prevent deadly coronavirus misinformation

    MAF Technologies PNG’s drive to prevent deadly coronavirus misinformation

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    Human Rights Watch is calling on PNG's authorities to stop disinformation about Covid-19. As coronavirus takes its toll, a growing number of women are being accused of sorcery - at least five have been brutally attacked since March. In response, MAF Technologies PNG is raising vital awareness about the disease...

  • MAF assists the HALO Trust with new demining project in Angola

    MAF assists the HALO Trust with new demining project in Angola

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    It’s been 19 years since Angola’s civil war ended, but still the country is riddled with landmines, which continue to devastate the lives of ordinary people. This month, work started in Cuando Cubango Province in the south, to rid the area of 153 minefields. It would not be possible for HALO to do their work without MAF pilots like Marijn Goud…

  • MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

    MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

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    25 years in the making, the entire Bible has finally been translated into Chadian Arabic. On 28 May, MAF delivered copies to the remote northern town of Bardaï and dispatched a further batch to Dar Sila in eastern Chad on 24 June. MAF’s Katie Machell reports…

  • MAF PNG at 70 – retired pilot Max Meyers meanders down memory lane

    MAF PNG at 70 – retired pilot Max Meyers meanders down memory lane

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    On 7 May 1951, MAF conducted its first ever flight in Papua New Guinea. 70 years later, MAF is still going strong and is the longest serving operator in the country. Max joined MAF PNG as a pilot in 1961. From thousands of flights over 17 years, Max remembers one passenger who he’ll never forget…

  • MAF enables nurse to deliver lifesaving training to Liberian health workers

    MAF enables nurse to deliver lifesaving training to Liberian health workers

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    Since nurses like Margot Biggs have delivered the WHO’s 'Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment’ course in Liberia, child mortality rates across Africa have decreased by 45% according to the African Journal of Emergency Medicine. Without MAF however, it would take Margot days to reach these remote locations by road. MAF’s Katie Machell reports…

  • Greer Lowe cycles 75 miles for his 75th birthday, raising over £11,000 for MAF

    Greer Lowe cycles 75 miles for his 75th birthday, raising over £11,000 for MAF

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    Greer Lowe - fundraiser and father of MAF pilot Jonathan Lowe – loves cycling. To mark his 75th birthday, Greer led a cycling challenge with friends along the Northern Irish coast in aid of MAF’s 7&5 Challenge. MAF’s Jo Lamb takes up the story…

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