ASF aircraft missions bring logistic air support to NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations). They allow medical teams transporting pharmaceutical and first aid materials to arrive quickly where intervention is needed. These airlifts restore hope to thousands of people living in remote areas.
The dedication and professionalism of ASF teams, their rigorous respect for safety regulations, allied to a great flexibility and availability of airplanes and optimized operating costs, guarantee the effective implementation of these missions.
Currently Aviation Sans Frontières operates two Cessna 208 Grand Caravan, turboprops of 675 CV. Although certified for a single pilot, ASF takes into account the difficult conditions of the missions (hostile environment, difficult weather report, bush strips often summarily prepared) and flies them with a crew of two pilots. These planes can transport 9 people or 1 ton of freight.
Other planes can be rented to respond to emergencies.
In 2012, ASF pilots transported 4054 passengers ( medical teams and the sick) and 81 tons of emergency freight within DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
The beneficiaries: There are hundreds of humanitarians in zones covered by ASF flights, including United Nations agencies, international NGO’s and local charities such as WFP, UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, MSF, Handicap International and so many others.
Some previous missions: Uganda, Mali, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Angola, Armenia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Honduras, Kosovo, Guinea-Bissau, Chad, Senegal, Niger, Rwanda …
May 2012, ASF has just received from the French Civil Aviation, a European Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC).
This accreditation attests that our association, by its operation and equipment fulfills the safety requirements of the public air transport.