MAF
plane-landing home
 
about us
MAF Worldwide
Contact Us
Links
Explore
bar
 

About MAF Timor-Leste

Surface transport throughout Timor-Leste can be difficult and time consuming. Consequently, many communities find themselves isolated with limited access to essential services and support. Also, agencies working in such communities find providing support and project supervision difficult, with much time and effort being consumed by travel. This is where MAF has come to assist.

After several scoping surveys MAF commenced its Timor-Leste program in July 2007 with one GA8 aircraft. This aircraft is well suited to operations throughout the country, onto both large sealed runways, as well as short unsealed runways. This high-wing aircraft has large convex windows for excellent passenger visibility during surveys, and a cargo pod that allows the aircraft to be configured to carry between 400kg and 500kg of cargo and / or passengers.

MAF currently access six districts throughout Timor-Leste which have runways of an adequate standard. The bulk of flights undertaken are for transporting medical patients from outer districts back to Dili and development agency staff engaged in a wide range of projects. The aircraft operates on a charter basis, at the times agencies require.

Travel Times between locations

Atauro

Dili

Baucau

Los Palos

Suai

Oecussi

Maliana

Same

Atauro

-

15min

30min

50min

45min

55min

35min

35min

Dili

15min

-

30min

45min

30min

45min

20min

20min

Baucau

30min

30min

-

15min

45min

75min

40min

30min

Los Palos

50min

45min

15min

-

58min

90min

56min

45min

Suai

45min

30min

45min

58min

-

57min

10min

15min

Oecussi

55min

45min

75min

90min

57min

-

45min

50min

Maliana

35min

20min

40min

55min

10min

45min

-

15min

Same

35min

20min

30min

45min

15min

50min

15min

-

Our Services

General Charters General Charters
Promoting rural development by offering an efficient air transport option to outer districts throughout East Timor.
Relief Relief Operations
Available for emergency response and supply flights when required.
Aerial Survey Aerial Survey
Providing an aerial perspective for planning and development projects.
Medical Charters Medical Evacuations
Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, patients can be evacuated from remote districts back to Dili National Hospital quickly and comfortably
image

Reaching out to help

MAF stands ready and is committed to reaching out to people in need. Whether in Timor-Leste or worldwide, MAF can mobilise to help in times of disaster.

Hospital Assistance

In 2013 MAF’s aircraft provided over 110 medical evacuation flights, transporting 135 patients from rural villages back into Dili where they could receive the help they needed. Patients included women with birthing difficulties, seriously ill children, the elderly, and victims of road and other serious trauma. MAF also flew hospital supplies and transported Ministry of Health staff quickly and safely.

 
7hrs or 30min
aircraft
MAF Worldwide
Our Clients include:client logos

MAF Timor-Leste, Office: President Nicolau Lobato International Airport, Dili. Postal: P.O. Box 81, Dili, Timor-Leste.
Email: MAF-TimorLeste@maf.org Office: +670 7732 7771 (English) +670 7735 0483 (Tetun), Emergency: +670 7732 7771

bottom-plane