Collins Aerospace

As part of its continued commitment to helping others access advanced technology, Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. is making a $1 million three-year contribution to Orbis to establish the world’s first Mobile Simulation Center outfitted for an aircraft.

The Mobile Simulation Center and associated training curricula, is being developed by Orbis in conjunction with several leaders in simulation training including the Center for Virtual Care at the University of California, Davis. It will provide training for healthcare professionals in low- and middle-income countries to learn new techniques and competencies, refresh current skills and improve patient safety. By simulating surgical eye procedures within the new training program, Orbis will accelerate the rate at which local doctors achieve surgical capability and improve surgical quality.

The curricula that has been developed focuses on holistic simulation training for every member of the ophthalmology team including doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists. Simulation training breaks down a complex surgery into smaller parts allowing local doctors to focus on a certain skill – something you can’t do with a human eye.

Dave Gitlin

President, Collins Aerospace

At Collins Aero­space, we devel­op, man­u­fac­ture and deliv­er ideas that can change the world. The Mobile Sim­u­la­tion Cen­ter is not only a trans­for­ma­tive solu­tion from a tech­nol­o­gy per­spec­tive, but it trans­forms how we can make an impact on the world and extend access to crit­i­cal and basic healthcare.

About Collins Aerospace Systems

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter: @UTC

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