Jet Aviation supports Mission Aviation Fellowship of Switzerland

News — 26.05.19

Jet Aviation has recently supported the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) of Switzerland in bringing one of its decommissioned hydroplanes – a Cessna 185 – to exhibit at the Transport Museum in Lucerne, Switzerland.


The historic MAF aircraft was assembled and installed pro bono by 10 apprentices working at Jet Aviation’s MRO and Completions Center in Basel. It is now on display as part of the museum’s Swiss Flight II exhibition, which opened on April 16, 2019.

As an international, humanitarian, relief and development organization, the MAF employs its aircraft and crews to provide help such as medical care and disaster relief to people living in some of the most remote places around the world. In support of their efforts, Jet Aviation agreed to let its apprentices do the re- assembly and installation of a decommissioned Cessna 185 (PK-MCB) hydroplane belonging to the MAF of Switzerland at the Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) was founded by veterans shortly after World War II, with the aim of contributing to peace. Today, nearly 75 years later, 128 MAF aircraft are stationed across 26 countries to assist people in need. MAF Switzerland belongs to the leadership consortium of 16 member countries under the International non-profit organization. There are currently 23 pilots and aircraft mechanics from Switzerland who work for the MAF on an international basis.