Papua New Guinea is a country in the south west Pacific Ocean that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. It has a land border with Indonesia to the west, and maritime borders with Australia to the south, New Caledonia to the south east, the Solomon Islands to the east, and Micronesia to the north.
As well as the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea also includes hundreds of neighbouring islands, including Bougainville in the Solomons Group, New Britain, New Ireland and the Admiralty Islands. New Guinea is the world’s second largest island after Greenland. A spine of mountains, the New Guinea Highlands runs the length of the island. The highest peak, Mount Wilhelm reaches 4,509 m (14,793 ft). The land is mostly covered with tropical rain forest. Major rivers descent from the mountains to flat fertile plains which also have large areas of wetland.
Papua New Guinea has a total land area of 462,840 sq km (178,703 sq miles) and had a population of 7.06 million in 2011. The main ethnic groups are Papuans 84.0%, Melanesians 15.0%, Negritos, Micronesians and Polynesians 1.0%. The capital city is Port Moresby.
Summary Narrative History
Timeline – Key Dates in Papua-New Guinea History
Further National Information
BBC News Profile: Papua-New Guinea
wikipedia: Papua-New Guinea
wikipedia: History of Papua-New Guinea
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Papua-New Guinea.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Papua-New Guinea civil aircraft have used the registration sequence P2-AAA to P2-ZZZ since 1974.
All-time Papua New Guinea – civil aircraft register (P2-aaa).
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Military Air Arms
Defence Force (Papua New Guinea Defence Force)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation (Government Flying Unit)
Aviation Authority (Civil Aviation Safety Authority)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation (St John Papua New Guinea Rescue Helicopter) [2007-2010 ?]
Police Aviation (Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary) [2008-2013]
wikipedia: Airlines of Papua New Guinea
The World’s Airlines: Papua New Guinea
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Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Airports in Papua-New Guinea
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Admiral Yamamoto Aircraft Wreck
Air Nuigini Collection
Kokopo War and Cultural Museum
Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery
Key Airshow Dates
To be added
PNGAA Photo Gallery
Flying in PNG
Balus – Papua New Guinea Aviation
Flickr: Papua New Guinea Aviation