Featured program: Orbis
You’ve heard the saying ‘practice makes perfect’. For example, think about commercial pilots who have to fly an instrument check annually under the watchful eye of a chief flying instructor. Simulators play a vital role in ensuring pilots maintain flight proficiency and are prepared for their check rides. But did you know that simulators are playing a crucial role in training ophthalmologists as well? In April 2018, with the support of Collins Aerospace, Orbis International, an NGO (non-governmental organization) whose mission is to fight avoidable blindness, debuted the only Mobile Simulation Center which combines the latest in simulation technology, virtual reality and surgical and medical knowledge. This new method of delivering hands-on training allows local ophthalmic teams – doctors, nurses and anesthesiologist, to practice complex surgical skills repeatedly in a controlled simulated environment. This can accelerate the rate at which the team achieves surgical capability. Practice does make perfect.
Featured program: FIRST
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a multinational nonprofit organization inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders. Collins Aerospace is proud to be a Strategic Sponsor of FIRST and the Official Program Sponsor of FIRST Tech Challenge. Our support of FIRST also includes Global Innovation Award sponsorship, FRC (First Robots Competition), FLL (First Lego League), and FTC (First Tech Challenge) team & tournament support, teacher/coach professional development, and countless employee volunteer hours.
To access information on our other corporate citizenship programs, visit our heritage websites: