[TimorLesteStudies] Mission Aviation Fellowship

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Wed Mar 4 15:31:33 EST 2009

See below details for Mission Aviation Fellowship which is one method of
moving around in Timor-Leste which researchers may wish to investigate. It
may be possible to reduce your flight cost by travelling at the same time as
other organisations.

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a not for profit Christian NGO
in the operation of light aircraft in 31 countries around the world. Through
committed, international team of pilots, engineers, and support staff, MAF
assists agencies, people and communities in isolated and developing
places by providing vital air transport.
For over sixty years MAF has improveaccess to remote communities for
medical evacuations, community development, and health and education
programmes. Fellow NGO's and Government personnel in many
countries appreciate being able to reach isolated communities quickly by air
when surface transport is difficult, dangerous, or time consuming. For
many, MAF is the sole lifeline enabling contact with the outside world.
Since July 2007 MAF have had an aircraft based in Dili that is available for
flights between Dili, Baucau, Suai, Maliana, Los Palos and Oecussi. Work
is underway to try and restore other former runways which will increase the
number of regions MAF can access. In East Timor MAF operate in partnership
with the Ministry of Health to provide medical evacuations and staff
transport to isolated communities.
MAF is committed to safety of in all its operations and is subject to a
Civil Aviation Safety Authority of
Australia approved Safety Management System.
To prolong sustainability of the program, it is necessary for MAF to recover
a portion of the true cost
of providing the service from agencies using the aircraft, usually in the
form of a predetermined
contribution per hour flown. These user contributions are combined with
charitable donations raised
by MAF worldwide to jointly cover the full cost of the program.

Further Details: Brad Sinclair, Program Manager
PO Box 400, Dili, East Timor via Darwin
Mob: 732 7771
Email: bsinclair at maf.org

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) Research School of Pacific and
Asian Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific,
Australian National University 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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