STG Aerospace is supporting Orbis International by installing its emergency floor path marking system
Orbis International is an international organisation dedicated to saving sight worldwide. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital takes vital training to eye care professionals around the globe, empowering them to fight avoidable blindness in their communities.
The Flying Eye Hospital is a flagship for Orbis and is a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a customised MD-10 aircraft, donated by FedEx. Although in person clinical training is on hold due to the pandemic, Orbis continues its vital work. On board, the hospital includes an operating theatre, recovery room and audio-visual equipment that transmits live surgeries to a 46-seat classroom at the front of the plane, as well as to over 200 countries and regions through, its telemedicine platform, Cybersight.
STG Aerospace Business Unit Director, Dr. Sean O’Kell, comments on this partnership:
“Our business is fundamentally about light and flying, so a charity that is using the power of aviation to prevent sight loss in some of the poorest countries in the world was an obvious choice. The fight against avoidable blindness is such an important one, the more we learned about the fantastic work Orbis UK is doing, the more we felt compelled to support them.”
Installed on the Flying Eye Hospital is STG Aerospace’s saf-Tglo® emergency floor path marking system. The system is approved and certified for installation on virtually every type of aircraft. It requires no power source and is fully charged by the cabin lighting within minutes. 100% reliable, saf-Tglo® significantly reduces the maintenance and operational costs associated with traditional electrical systems and, being much lighter, improves the aircraft’s fuel efficiency – all important factors that help Orbis get the most out of their Flying Eye Hospital.
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