The 1970s. Leaders of the medical and aviation industries founded the NGO Orbis. Task: To prevent and treat avoidable and curable blindness. In an airplane. What started with a DC-8 just turnes into the Next Generation Flying Eye Hospital by Orbis. See the 2 minutes movie.
Clickable DC-10 plane version here.
The 2015 plane is a MD-10. Donated by Orbis International’s first global sponsor FedEx.
Orbis International Impact
92 countries served since 1982;
– today: Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Latin America and Carribean, Nepal, South Africa and Vietnam
2013 – 22’000 medical professionals traines – doctors, nurses, biomedical engineers and more.
2013 – 5.7 million adult and child medical and optical treatments provided.
Next Generation MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital
The 1 minute take off video
Range: 6000 miles, 9656 km
Plane: totally modified freighter into a hospital
Modular configuration: into the airframe built exchangable modules (easy maintenance)
Stunning pioneer approach with 9 modules – 4 minute video about this revolutionary concept by SIE Structural Integrity Engineering
Including classroom (48 seats DC-10), theatre, air conditioning, water system, lavatory, changing rooms…
Lowered expenses for crew training and spare parts
What an incredible achievement. For healthcare, for aviation, for hospitals that refuse to accept frontiers. Again I had to push my chin up in order to close my mouth. I am still looking for words, Orbis International. Your engagement is unique – all of your sponsors to be embedded in this.