Aviation supplier Tapis/Ultrafabrics has announced that its donation partner The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, has returned to on-board and in-person surgeries after the COVID pandemic.
The organisation’s MD-10 aircraft was refurbished using over 200 yards of donated fabric from Tapis/Ultrafabrics.
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is a mobile teaching hospital that travels the world providing vision-saving eye surgeries and training to local eye-care teams. It’s a global organisation that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness and vision loss.
While being equipped with the latest medical and diagnostic equipment, the Orbis plane is also the world’s only fully accredited ophthalmic teaching and training hospital on an aircraft.
Matthew Nicholls, Director at Tapis, says, “We are continually inspired by innovations in the aviation market, whether working with clients in space travel or the future of budget transportation, but the integration of design and technology in this MD-10 aircraft is the type of pioneering breakthrough that keeps us passionate about aviation design and truly serving the end user.”