UTC Aerospace Systems

As part of its continued commitment to helping others access advanced technology, UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

At UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

Dave Gitlin

President, UTC Aerospace Systems

About UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utcaerospacesystems.com or follow us on Twitter: @utcaerosystems

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 www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC