September 25, 2018

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ExecuJet Middle East is appointed handler for Orbis during Dubai Airshow 2017

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, announces today its FBO at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South, is the appointed handler for Orbis International (Orbis) during the Dubai Airshow 2017.

Orbis is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing people together in the fight against avoidable blindness around the world. The charity is well known for its Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only U.S.-accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a MD10 aircraft, which flies Orbis’ team and volunteers of elite eye care specialists to developing countries to provide ophthalmic training around the world.

ExecuJet will be providing full FBO handling support for the Flying Eye Hospital, hosting the aircraft and the team at the ExecuJet FBO at Al Maktoum.

Dumani Ndebele, Middle East Regional FBO Manager, ExecuJet, says: “ExecuJet is dedicated to supporting organisations such as Orbis, which provides an invaluable service to many in need.

“It is a sad fact that 253 million people across the world are blind or visually impaired, 75% of which could be prevented. In 2016, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and its partner institutions provided 3.5 million eye screenings worldwide, and an astonishing 82,587 eye surgeries were performed, of which 19,258 were on children.”

“As the appointed handler for Orbis during the Dubai Airshow, ExecuJet will be well positioned to back this wonderful charity as the Flying Eye Hospital continues its mission to restore sight to countless people across the globe.”

Posted on Nov 12, 2017 | Tags: Press Release

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