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Flying eye alights on Stansted

[ March 10, 2017   //   ]

The FedEx Express-Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is visiting Stansted Airport from 11-17 March. The third-generation Flying Eye Hospital is the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft donated by FedEx in 2011.  The aircraft has been custom designed to create an advanced medical training and technology facility to further the skills of eye care teams across Africa, Asia and Latin America. A virtual reality tour of the plane is at: www.orbis.org/flying-eye-hospital-uk

FedEx team members support Orbis through a variety of volunteer roles, including piloting the Flying Eye Hospital, providing maintenance and ground support, serving as translators during medical programmes and helping organise Pull for Sight aeroplane events. FedEx also provides transportation services to Orbis, helping to ensure that sensitive medical supplies arrive at Orbis medical training programmes around the world.

 

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