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Airline Passenger Experience Association Teams Up With ORBIS International in Their Fight Against Avoidable Blindness
Date:8/2/2010

ship is the first of its kind for either organization.  APEX has invited ORBIS leadership to address its members during the 31st Annual WAEA/APEX Conference & Exhibition, being held 12-16 September, in Long Beach, CA.  

"APEX is proud to partner with ORBIS and to support those people around the world who are suffering from poor vision or are completely blind," said Patrick Brannelly, WAEA/APEX President.  "Our association members cover the world and look forward to working with ORBIS to support its many projects."

Onboard its Flying Eye Hospital, ORBIS provides training sessions during which ophthalmologists, nurses and anesthesiologists from developing nations work with ORBIS volunteers to perform surgery, learn new skills and restore sight.  In the last year alone, ORBIS supported its partners in providing medical treatment to more than 2,135,000 patients and trained over 24,326 medical professionals.

ABOUT WAEA/APEX:

WAEA/APEX members provide excellence in the passenger experience. From designing, building and installing multi-million dollar network TV and data systems on commercial aircraft to the delivery of the inflight movies, TV and games; from the inflight magazines you read to the moving map display showing the flight's progress, WAEA/APEX is committed to providing the best possible airline experience for passengers around the world.

ABOUT ORBIS International:

ORBIS is a non-profit global organization dedicated to saving sight and eliminating avoidable blindness. ORBIS provides the tools, training, and technology necessary for local partners to assess their needs and develop workable and lasting solutions to the tragedy of unnecessary blindness. By buildi
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