AeroPro Completes Paint for World’s Only Flying Eye Hospital


Last week, AeroPro completed a repaint of the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital, operated by Orbis, a non-profit organization.

The DC-10 aircraft, which takes doctors around the world to treat patients with curable blindness, houses a fully equipped ophthalmic hospital and a 48-seat classroom.

“We are extremely proud to have had the opportunity to be involved in a project like this,” said Joe Ermalovich, CEO of AeroPro, “Orbis’ mission is truly inspiring.”

AeroPro was chosen for the project due to its ability to meet critical schedule requirements and successfully apply AkzoNobel’s latest base coat/clear coat system at high levels of quality. AkzoNobel donated the paint for this project.

The new livery was applied at AeroPro’s facility in San Bernadino, California, before the aircraft was unveiled in Los Angeles.

Photo courtesy of AkzoNobel Global.