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Pima Air and Space Museum Receives Orbis DC-10

By: Category: Davis Monthan AFBPima Air and Space Museum

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM RECEIVES DC-10 FROM ORBIS The Pima Air & Space Museum has added the recently retired Orbis DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital to its ever-expanding world renowned collection. The Orbis DC-10, Flying Eye Hospital, arrived Monday, November 7 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and then was towed to nearby Pima Air & Space Museum. A formal induction ceremony and opening of public static display will be announced at a later date. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring this significant aircraft to the museum, the Tucson community and Arizona in general,” said Scott Marchand, Executive Director of the Pima Air & Space Museum...Read More

Orbis Unveils its New MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital

By: Category: LAXMedical Aircraft

 

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Orbis MD-10 on the ramp at LAX

Orbis Unveils its New MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital at LAX Photos and story by Bob Shane June 2, 2016 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Orbis in its worldwide fight against blindness. During an LAX press conference, held on board their new MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), Orbis International introduced its third generation, state of the art, aircraft to the world. It took six years to build and it provides cutting edge technology over the DC-10 that Orbis operated for the last 22 years. The first generation jet aircraft that started it all in 1982 was a modified DC-8, formerly in service with United Airlines. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 285 million people around the globe that are visually impaired or blind...Read More