Aircraft cabin lighting specialist, STG Aerospace, is delighted to announce that as part of its CSR programme it has chosen Orbis to be its official company charity.
Orbis changes the way the world sees by preventing and treating avoidable blindness and visual impairment. They train and mentor local eye care teams, educate communities, and partner with hospitals, NGOs and governments to save sight and transform lives around the world.
Orbis represents a non-profit alliance between the medical and aviation industries, operating the world’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a customised MD-10 aircraft. With its converted McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF – already equipped with STG Aerospace’s saf-Tglo® emergency floor path marking system – Orbis transports the most advanced ophthalmological knowledge, surgical skills and facilities across Africa, Asia and Latin America. By equipping local eye care teams with the skills to treat eye conditions, such as cataract, and training others to do the same, Orbis leaves a comprehensive and sustainable legacy of high-quality care.
As part of its programme of support for Orbis, STG Aerospace has already organised a number of fundraising events at its Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran, including a sponsored Christmas event for its staff and a Welsh charity walk. In addition, instead of sending out company Christmas cards this year, STG Aerospace will be donating the money it would have spent straight to Orbis.
Tessa Evans, Chief Financial Officer at STG Aerospace, commented:
“As a successful global business, we felt it was important to give something back on a global scale. And because our business is fundamentally about light and about flying, a charity that is using the power of aviation to prevent sight loss in some of the poorest countries in the world was an obvious choice. We’re looking forward to doing what we can to help Orbis achieve even more.”
Emma Hett, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Orbis, added:
“Partnering with STG Aerospace is a fantastic opportunity for Orbis, and I am so thankful to them for selecting our cause. I am looking forward to working with all their staff and customers to provide an interesting insight into the role of aviation in the fight against avoidable blindness, and easy ways in which they can support our work.”
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ABOUT STG Aerospace
• Established in 1995, STG Aerospace is an award-winning, world leader in aircraft cabin lighting technologies. Its products are currently installed in over 11,000 aircraft worldwide representing one third of the world’s passenger fleet.
• The company’s product range includes:
saf-Tglo®, the pioneering and market-leading photoluminescent emergency floor path system
saf-Tsign®, the leading brand of photoluminescent emergency and informational signage developed for commercial and military fixed-wing and rotary aircraft
liTeMood®, an LED lighting range designed specifically to retrofit commercial aircraft cabins, including a plug-and-play, programmable, mood lighting system together with ancillary cabin lighting products.
• STG Aerospace has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise four times, a Boeing Best Performance Excellence Award eight times, the 2016 APEX Award for Best Cabin Innovation, the 2017 PAX International Readership Award for Best Cabin Interior Enhancement and, together with SpiceJet, the 2017 Inflight Asia-Pacific Award in the Interior Retrofit Project category.
• Counting hundreds of airlines, lessors and MROs among its customers, STG Aerospace is also a supplier to aircraft OEMs, including Boeing, Embraer, BAE Systems, Fokker and Saab.
• Privately-owned, STG Aerospace has its Headquarters and an Innovation and Engineering Centre in Wales, an office with further manufacturing facilities in Miami, and it has an official presence in China with a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) based in Beijing, STG Aerospace (China) Co., Ltd.
• Since 1982 Orbis has been working to prevent avoidable blindness in areas of need.
• Working with our global team of volunteers – the world’s leading ophthalmic medical experts – each year we deliver between 4-8 training programmes on-board our Flying Eye Hospital and approximately 20 hospital based training programmes each year.
• We run long-term programmes in 18 countries including Zambia, India, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
• In 2017 Orbis UK helped to provide over 7 million medical and optical treatments, surgeries and antibiotics and over 46,000 training sessions.
• Discover more about Orbis at www.orbis.org.uk
• Follow us on twitter @UKORBIS and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ORBISUK.