WHO WE ARE
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a global movement founded over 70 years ago, when a group of Christian Second World War pilots shared a vision to use their aviation skills to help rather than harm, while spreading the transformational love of Jesus Christ. For countless remote communities across the globe, the arrival of one of our small aircraft symbolises hope, help and healing. It may be bringing with it vaccinations, food, school books, mosquito nets, building materials, Bibles translated into the local language or the best chance of reaching urgent medical attention. Our aircraft carry thousands of passengers every year, transporting key workers from over 1,500 partner organisations. Our fast and safe flights enable them to reach even the most isolated villages bringing essential services and facilities. By saving our partners hours and days travelling by foot, car or boat we can help save and transform more lives in the communities we serve.
MAF International is the operational wing of the organisation and oversees programmes in Arnhem Land in Australia, Bangladesh, Chad, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste and Uganda. We are also in the process of establishing a new programme in Myanmar.
In 2015 we moved our Flight Training from Coldstream to our brand new Training Centre in Mareeba, Australia alongside our existing engineering base there. This forms part of our long term strategy to grow and develop mission pilots and engineers to meet the increasing recruitment need across all our programmes.
Our Associate Members, MAF Canada and MAF-US, and our MAF Affiliates also run a number of programmes around the globe, completing the MAF family. None of the life changing work we enable would be possible without the dedicated support –people, financial and prayer – provided by our Resourcing Groups based in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
MAF BY NUMBERS
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*annual statistics as of December 2017
MAF BY NUMBERS
In 2016, MAF operated 125 aircraft and had 1250 staff as part of it's mission. MAF has operated in over 25 countries and flew to 1400 destinations. It also partnered with 2000 organisations and hauled 7 million kilograms of freight in 60,000 flights in 39,000 flying hours!
WHERE WE WORK
Here are a few examples of operations from our programs over the past years
This map is a global snapshot of MAF’s presence. Every programme in this map bears stories of life and transformation.
WHAT WE DO