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16 Aug 2018 description

Contact: Danielle Payant, 703-328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. This week, Air Serv deployed an aircraft on its first mission responding to the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the World Health Organization, 41 people had died from the outbreak as of August 13. There have been 57 cases of hemorrhagic fever reported, with 30 confirmed and 27 probable.

08 Aug 2018 description

August 8, 2018
Contact: Danielle Payant, 703-328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. Just as one Ebola epidemic has been contained, a new one has occurred. Air Serv is making preparations for deployment to support immediate response efforts, crucial to containing the virus in the heavily populated region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

30 May 2018 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2018

Contact: Danielle Payant at 703-328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. An Air Serv aircraft was involved in an incident upon takeoff from Kamonia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the afternoon of May 30, 2018. All onboard are safe, with no fatalities and no immediately reported injuries.

16 May 2018 description

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv International has donated the use of one of its airplanes to assist Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in responding to an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Logistical and transport costs are most often factored into program budgets for individual organizations and supplemented by funding from Air Serv International, grants, and private donors. Air Serv, as a humanitarian organization, collaborates with partner humanitarian organizations and when possible, donates services, personnel, and equipment.

10 May 2018 description

Contact: Danielle Payant at (703) 328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org

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ENTEBBE, UGANDA - Air Serv has placed an aircraft on standby for first responders to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The country’s health ministry released a statement on May 9th confirming a new outbreak of the virus in the province of Bikoro, located in the northwestern part of the country. Seventeen deaths have already been confirmed.

23 Nov 2017 description

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has deployed an aircraft to the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to the cholera epidemic affecting the region. The aircraft, carrying a two pilot crew, departed Entebbe International Airport for Kananga on November 18 and will be supporting efforts by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to contain the outbreak.

23 Jul 2017 description

Contact: Danielle Payant at 703-328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org

Air Serv has deployed a start up team and Cessna Caravan to Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to launch a new program in support of humanitarian organizations working in the region. July 10, 2017 saw the departure of the program’s first passenger flight.

05 Jul 2017 description

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.

20 Jan 2017 description

Air Serv recently celebrated the grand opening of Hangar II, doubling its hangar capacity at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. With a 32m clear span and an 11m tail door, the new facility can accommodate aircraft as large as the Embraer 175. The roughly 1,900m2 structure also features six shops/storerooms on the hangar floor level, as well as six air conditioned offices and a conference room on the mezzanine level.

28 Apr 2011 description

WARRENTON, VIRGINIA (April 28, 2011): Following a long and formidable certification process Air Serv Limited has been given approval by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Aviation Safety Unit to provide air operations in support of United Nations efforts around the world. Air Serv Limited is a subsidiary of Air Serv International, a well known and respected leader in global aid and development flights since 1985.

04 Sep 2008 description

Warrenton, Va.- September 4, 2008 - Air Serv International and the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) are coordinating efforts to recover the passengers on board the aircraft which went down in the DRC on Monday. A team comprised of personnel from Air Serv International, MONUC, DRC Civil Aviation (CAA), and South African Special Rescue Teams reached the accident site early this morning.

The Beechcraft 1900C, operated by CemAir, was en route from Kisangani to Bukavu on Monday afternoon, September 1. The aircraft was found early Tuesday morning …

02 Sep 2008 description

Warrenton, Va.- September 2, 2008 - An aircraft operated by a third party under contract to Air Serv International in the Democratic Republic of Congo, en route from Kisangani to Bukavu, failed to land at its scheduled arrival time Monday afternoon, September 1, 2008.

Search and rescue efforts were initiated early this morning and visual confirmation of the downed aircraft was made at 06:10z. The aircraft has been found on a steep ridge eight miles northwest of Bukavu. The aircraft was piloted by two crew members and carried 15 passengers.

14 Nov 2007 description

The British Department for International Development (DFID), which has since 2004 financed Air Serv International's humanitarian flights in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), recently expanded its support to add a Cessna Caravan in Lubumbashi.

Air Serv International opened its Lubumbashi base in 2004 with DFID funding, to serve the growing needs of the humanitarian community supporting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katanga Province. The DRC, roughly the size of Western Europe and home to over 60 million people, has been plagued with violence, instability, disease …

25 Oct 2007 description

Air Serv International announces the first flight of a Beechcraft 1900c with service from Kinshasa to Goma on October 31st 2007. This aircraft will be dedicated to the exclusive use and needs of the humanitarian and international community. The aircraft will be based at Kinshasa (Ndolo) airport. This is a 19 passenger aircraft with two pilots and can land on relatively short grass and rough runways so it is ideally made for the conditions encountered in this region.

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18 Oct 2007 description

WARRENTON, VA, OCTOBER 18, 2007 - Air Serv International has positioned an additional Cessna Caravan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to help fight the recent outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the country. The aircraft will be operating there for a period of two months, under a project funded by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The Caravan will shuttle between its base in Kananga and the towns of Luebo and Mweka in West Kasaï province, where the Ebola outbreak began in early September.

21 Sep 2007 description

Quick Start to New flight schedule from Kalemie in Democratic Republic of the Congo

WARRENTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 - Only thirty minutes before departure of the first scheduled humanitarian flight from Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Air Serv International field office received a phone call from a Danish NGO.

16 Nov 2004 description

Warrenton, Va., Nov. 16,2004--Air Serv International will fly workers throughout the Congo Basin in support of a significant rehabilitation and development project in the five countries bordering the Congo River, as a result of a two-year $4.35 million contract with USAID.

The goal of the Congo Basin Initiative is to preserve the rain forests of this region, the last significant primitive rain forest on earth. It is also home to more than 24 million people, most of whom depend on the forest for their livelihoods. These livelihoods are under threat by the continued loss of the forest.

27 Aug 2002 description

Warrenton, VA, August 27, 2002 -- Stuart Willcuts, President of Air Serv International announced the start-up of a new emergency relief program in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, Air Serv delivered a 9-passenger Cessna Caravan aircraft to Kisangani to support the humanitarian operations of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Kisangani, the capital of a region that has seen violent fighting between factions struggling for the control of the Congo, is the center of health and nutrition programs for MSF in the northeast of the country.

17 Jan 2002 description

A soft rumbling broke the predawn silence in Goma. As the dogs began barking at the disturbance, the local population woke with a start.