Swaffham firm supplies products to world’s only flying eye hospital

A view of the laser room onboard the MD-10 aircraft.
 This plane is an icon for the global fight against blindness. ANL-160714-121907001
A view of the laser room onboard the MD-10 aircraft. This plane is an icon for the global fight against blindness. ANL-160714-121907001
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Swaffham’s cabin lighting specialist STG Aerospace has been chosen to supply its products on board the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital.

Orbis, a non-profit organization that fights blindness around the world and is based in New York, operates the Flying Eye Hospital, on board an MD-10 aircraft, taking the very latest ophthalmological knowledge and surgical skills to local hospitals around the world. It has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for more than 30 years.

STG Aerospace’s market-leading emergency floorpath marking system, saf-Tglo®, has been installed on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

saf-Tglo® is the emergency exit marking solution of choice for leading aircraft manufacturers and airlines worldwide, and is the highest performing, lightest and most discrete photoluminescent system available.

The selection of saf-Tglo® on the new Orbis Flying Eye Hospital demonstrates the versatility of the product and how it can be applied to a variety of different applications – not just commercial aircraft.

Marcus Williams, director of sales and marketing of STG Aerospace, commented: “We are delighted to be contributing to the safe and effective operation of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, which delivers the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver quality eye care. This project is also a further example of STG Aerospace’s involvement in supporting airborne medicine having already supplied photoluminescent solutions for a UK helicopter-based emergency medical service.”