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Name: ORBIS
7JetSet7 Code: ORS
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: HOUSTON
Country: USA
Employees 29
Web: orbis.org
Email: executive@ny.orbis.org
Telephone: +1 (646) 674-5500
Fax: +1 (646) 674-5599
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
ORS 2007-12-A
ORS 2007-12-B
ORS 2010-02-A
ORS 2010-02-B
ORS 2010-02-C
ORS 2010-02-D

FORMED IN 1973. HQ IN NEW YORK. AIRBORNE DC-10 EYE HOSPITAL, WITH DOCTORS AND LABORATORY. D B A "PROJECT ORBIS INC." MISSION: FLY TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN ORDER TO TEACH CRUCIAL SIGHT SAVING SKILLS TO OPHTHALMOLOGISTS, NURSES AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS.

ADDRESS:
520 8TH AVE
11TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018-6507, USA

USA (United States of America) was established in 1776, it covers an area of 9,363,123 sq km, its population is 280 million, its capital city is Washington DC, and its official language is English.

(CORP TELEPHONE: (212) 244-2525). (CORP FAX: (212) 244-2744).

(http://www.orbis.org). (communications@orbis.org).

29 EMPLOYEES.

APRIL 1999: UNITED AIRLINES (UAL) TO DO "B" (1,500 HOURS VOLUNTARY LABOR) AND "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK ($40,000 MAINTENANCE SERVICES). ALSO PROVIDES A FULL-TIME MECHANIC (MT).

APRIL 2001: FEDEX (FED) DONATED "B" MAINTENANCE CHECK ON DC-10 AT LOS ANGELES (LAX).

January 2003: (executive@ny.orbis.org).

June 2003: Aeronavali (ARP), Italy donates "B" maintenance check on Orbis (ORS) flying eye hospital DC-10-10, and Fedex (FED) donated parts.

September 2006: Main Base: New York airport (JFK).

February 2010: SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" ARTICLE ON ORBIS FUTURE PLANS - - "ORS 2010-02-A/B/C/D."

March 2010: FedEx Express (FED) sells DC-10-30CF (46800, N301FE) to Project ORBIS (ORS).

July 2018: "Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital to Visit The Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington, USA."

A former FedEx MD-10 cargo plane converted into the world’s only flying eye care teaching hospital will make its 1st visit to Seattle and be stationed at the Museum of Flight for tours on July 28 to 29 and August 4 to 5. The Flying Eye Hospital is operated by Orbis (ORS), an international non-profit organization that flies the plane to low and middle-income countries to mentor, train and inspire local eye health teams so they can save sight in their communities. (ORS) staff will lead public tours of the plane from 10 am to 5 pm each day, free with Museum of Flight admission.

* ORBIS PANEL DISCUSSION JULY 28:

Orbis (ORS) leaders will take part in a discussion and presentation open to Museum OF Flight visitors at 2 pm on July 28. The panelists include:
- Bob Ranck, President and CEO of Orbis International
Bob Ranck graduated from the USAF Academy and was commissioned in the Air Force in 1982. He went on to fly 9 different airplanes throughout his career including the Boeing 707, 737, 757, Gulfstream V, and DC-10. Bob has run organizations as large as 13,000 people, serving in the field in combat, in the Embassy in Baghdad and on the Air Staff and the Joint Staff.

- Dr Hunter Cherwek, MD, Deputy Chief of Clinical Services, Orbis International

Dr Hunter Cherwek oversees all clinical activities at (ORB). He previously spent 6 years with (ORS) as a staff ophthalmologist and medical director on board the DC-10F and MD-11F Flying Eye Hospital. He has now worked in >22 countries and has specific career interests in preventable and treatable causes of blindness in low resource settings.

- Captain Cyndhi Berwyn, Orbis Volunteer Pilot
Cyndhi Berwyn has been a volunteer pilot with Orbis since 2012. She was a pilot (FC) in the US Air Force and has been flying for 45 years with experience in gliders, single and multi-engine airplanes, seaplanes, hot air balloons, and helicopters, amounting for >10,000 hours of flight time.

- Stacey MacNeil, Vice President Communications, (UTC) Aerospace Systems.
Stacey MacNeil provides executive direction and strategic management for communications programs to best position (UTC) Aerospace Systems with employees, customers and external partners. She will be the moderator of the Museum’s Orbis panel discussion.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
ORS-DC-10-FEB09

August 2018:

1 DC-10-10 (CF6-6D1A) (2-46501, /71, N220AU - - SEE PHOTO - - "ORS-DC-10-2009-02"), EX-(LAK). FLYING EYE HOSPITAL.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (46800, N301FE), BF (FED) 2010-03. TO PROJECT ORBIT (ORS) FLYING EYE HOSPITAL.

1 DC-10-30F (CF6-50C2) (302-47811, /79 N323FE), EX-(UAL)/(FED) BEING CONVERTED (2011-11) TO THE NEW FLYING EYE HOSPITAL TO REPLACE THE DC-10-10.

1 MD-10F, EX-FEDEX.

Management:
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BOPB RANCK, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), ORBIS INTERNATIONAL.
Bob A former FedEx MD-10 cargo plane converted into the world’s only flying eye care teaching hospital will make its 1st visit to Seattle, USA and be stationed at the Museum of Flight for tours on July 28 to 29 and August 4 to 5. The Flying Eye Hospital is operated by Orbis (ORS), an international non-profit organization that flies the plane to low and middle-income countries to mentor, train and inspire local eye health teams so they can save sight in their communities. (ORS) staff will lead public tours of the airplane from 10 am to 5 pm each day, free with Museum of Flight admission.

- ORBIS PANEL DISCUSSION JULY 28, 2018
Orbis leaders will take part in a discussion and presentation open to Museum of Flight visitors at 2 pm on July 28. The panelists include:

- Bob Ranck, President & (CEO) of Orbis International (ORS).
Bob Ranck graduated from the (USAF) Academy and was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1982. He went on to fly 9 different airplanes throughout his career including the Boeing 707, 737, 757, Gulfstream V, and DC-10.

Bob has run organizations as large as 13,000 people, serving in the field in combat, in the Embassy in Baghdad and on the Air Staff as well as the Joint Staff.

- Dr Hunter Cherwek, MD, Deputy Chief of Clinical Services, Medical Director, Orbis International
Dr Hunter Cherwek oversees all clinical activities at Orbis. He previously spent 6 years with Orbis as a staff ophthalmologist and Medical Director on board the DC-10F and MD-11F, Flying Eye Hospital. He has now worked in >22 countries and has specific career interests in preventable and treatable causes of blindness in low resource settings.

- Captain Cyndhi Berwyn, Orbis Volunteer Pilot (FC).
Cyndhi Berwyn has been a volunteer pilot with Orbis (ORS) since 2012. She was a pilot (FC) in the US Air Force and has been flying for 45 years with experience in gliders, single and multiengine aircraft, seaplanes, hot air balloons, and helicopters, amounting to over 10,000 hours of flight time.

STEVE HAUCH, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (shauch@ny.orbis.org).

 
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