Drawing highly specialised staff from many nations as part of a global Christian mission, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) provides vital air transport for people living in the world’s most remote communities.
Where communities are isolated because there are no adequate roads or lines of communication, or because these are lost through war, catastrophe or banditry, MAF is often the only link people have with the outside world.
That link provides them with access to the essentials of life and actually saves lives (In 2010, MAF carried out 713 emergency medical evacuations in the Asia Pacific region – almost two per day).
MAF flights provide a lifeline when there is a medical emergency but also for the regular transport of medical supplies, teachers, pastors, Bible translators, students and aid workers.
MAF's services are used to transport produce from communities to market and deliver building supplies and personnel where no other means of transport exist.
Worldwide, MAF operates 130 aircraft in more than 30 countries with around 1000 staff positioned throughout Africa, South and Central America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Every six minutes an MAF plane takes off or lands somewhere on the planet, making it “the world’s busiest airline”.