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Air Serv Completes Successful Program in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Air Serv Completes Successful Program in Bunia, Democratic Republic of  the Congo

 

July 31, 2017 will see the conclusion of Air Serv’s four year program  in Bunia, DRC, which began July 2013 and operated a Cessna Caravan in support  of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The program’s closure is warranted by the combined efforts of Air  Serv and MSF, which have resulted in the reduction of chronic health issues in  the area requiring immediate attention.

“In most  industries, the closure of a program is considered negative,” says Stu Willcuts, Air Serv CEO, “but in the  humanitarian sector, it’s regarded as a success. We specialize in humanitarian  aid and when our services are no longer needed to address an immediate or  long-term crisis, we have done our jobs.”

In anticipation of the closure of the Bunia base  closure, MSF teams are assessing a relocation to another regional area. A  decision will be made after evaluating where medical services are most needed.  Air Serv continues serving other MSF programs in DRC as well as other  countries, while also currently working to position aircraft in Somalia and  South Sudan to assist the NGO community in current famine response efforts.


With a fleet of seven Cessna Caravans, Air Serv specializes in “last mile” air transportation in support of  humanitarian programs. Air Serv also provides commercial air charter,  facilities, aircraft maintenance, and consultation services. For more information  about Air Serv, see www.airserv.org and follow Air Serv on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/airservintl/.

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