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20 Aug 2018 description

Entebbe, Uganda. Two more Air Serv flights have departed Entebbe for Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing support for response efforts to the recent Ebola outbreak. Bunia is located northeast of Mangina, initial site of the outbreak. Two Cessna Caravans departed the Air Serv hangar in Uganda on August 18, carrying two tons worth of medical supplies and cargo. The planes and crew spent approximately two hours offloading the critically needed cargo before refueling and returning to Entebbe.

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).

11 Jun 2018 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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.

08 Apr 2017 description

Air Serv has joined a coalition of 43 InterAction member organizations asking the support of the United States Congress in responding to unprecedented famine conditions currently facing four countries. A letter signed by these organizations requesting that $1 billion in emergency funding be provided in 2017 for response and relief efforts was sent to Representatives Graham, Rogers, Leahy, Lowey, Cochran, McConnell, Ryan, Frelinghuysen, Schumer, and Pelosi on April 5, 2017.

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.

08 Nov 2016 description

Air Serv recently transported a shipment of obstetric fistula repair modules in Uganda on behalf of Direct Relief. The modules were delivered to Kitovu Mis-sion Hospital, located 120km southwest of Kampala, and Hoima Regional Re-ferral Hospital, located 203km northwest of Kampala. This is the second time the two organizations have worked in partnership for the delivery of critically needed medical supplies.

30 Apr 2016 description

Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region.

“We’re pleased to leverage our transportation and logistics expertise on behalf of other NGOs,” said Troy Conrey, Air Serv’s Uganda-based Managing Director.

01 Jun 2011 description

WARRENTON, VIRGINIA (June 1, 2011): Air Serv's programs in Chad were renewed for another year by both of the US Government agencies that support them. The Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) renewed its grant to Air Serv for a full year beginning today, and the US Agency for International Development, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) renewed its grant through March 31, 2012.

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.

16 Jan 2010 description

On Tuesday, January 12, Haiti was ravaged by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake resulting in tragic devastation across the island country. We at Air Serv International are deeply saddened by this event, especially by the shocking number of people who are suffering.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the thousands personally touched by this crisis.

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.