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SIL
AVIATION

COMPANY ADDRESS:
PO Box 1 (402)
Ukarumpa EHP 444
Papua New Guinea

LOCATION:
Aiyura Airstrip
Ukarumpa EHP. 444
Papua New Guinea

SIL Aviation Serves Greater
Good in Papua New Guinea
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estled in the Aiyura Valley and surrounded
by the mountains of the Eastern Highlands
Province, a single 4,199-foot (1,280-meter) dirt
runway serves as the center of flight and maintenance
operations for SIL International's aviation program in
Papua New Guinea.
The nonprofit organization serves language
communities worldwide, growing from a small summer
linguistics training program with two
students to a staff of more than 5,500,
representing more than 60 nationalities.
SIL's linguistic investigation exceeds
2,590 languages spoken by more
than 1.7 billion people in nearly 100
countries. In Papua New Guinea, there
are more than 800 different languages,
many of which have no written form.
To meet its transportation needs,
SIL Aviation's 44 staff members in the
country, including pilots, maintenance
and avionics technicians, and administrators work
together to keep four Quest Kodiak aircraft and two Bell
206L3 helicopters maintained, inspected and flying to
every province in Papua New Guinea.
The aviation team serves however needed. They fly
translators and their families to and from the villages,
transporting food, medicine, building supplies and
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literacy materials. They also fly Papua New Guineans,
from government leaders and business administrators
to local teachers and coffee growers. The aviation team
also responds in emergencies, even conducting lifesaving
medical evacuations to Australia.
Overcoming Challenging Conditions
In addition to the linguistic diversity, the infrastructure of
the country presents unusual challenges. Roads and
bridges are inadequate or nonexistent in some
parts of Papua New Guinea. Even the nation's
capital, Port Moresby, is not accessible
by road from any other major city in the
country. Reaching remote villages is often
possible only by footpath or canoe, and some
groups live a several days' journey from
medical and other assistance. All of these
factors make aviation indispensable in Papua
New Guinea.
"We provide maintenance, repair and
modifications for aircraft 12,500 pounds and below,
including maintenance on the PT6A, from inspections to
hot sections, and on the Rolls Royce engine, from routine
maintenance to disassembly for repair and overhaul,"
said Lloyd Marsden, a licensed mechanical and avionics
technician with SIL Aviation. "We also do maintenance,
repair and installation of avionics systems."



Avionics News December 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News December 2013

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Beltway Briefing
Want to be Found ... and Legal?
Member Profile
Trig Avionics Ltd.
Avionics News Through the Years
EEDirect
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Avotek Publishes New AET Study Guide
Civil UAV's
Business Basics
AEA Newsmakers at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News December 2013 - Intro
Avionics News December 2013 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2013 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2013 - 1
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Avionics News December 2013 - 3
Avionics News December 2013 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2013 - 5
Avionics News December 2013 - AEA Now
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Avionics News December 2013 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News December 2013 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News December 2013 - Beltway Briefing
Avionics News December 2013 - Want to be Found ... and Legal?
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Avionics News December 2013 - Member Profile
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Avionics News December 2013 - Trig Avionics Ltd.
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Avionics News December 2013 - Avionics News Through the Years
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Avionics News December 2013 - Avotek Publishes New AET Study Guide
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