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Honeywell And TP Aerospace Partner To Support The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Honeywell And TP Aerospace Partner To Support The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

  • The agreement will cover wheels and brakes maintenance support for Orbis International’s McDonnell Douglas MD-10 aircraft

LONDON, June 22, 2022 – Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) and TP Aerospace, a leading aftermarket supplier of wheels and brakes, are partnering to support eye care nonprofit Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital. Jointly, Honeywell and TP Aerospace will provide wheels and brake material to support the ongoing maintenance services of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a McDonnell Douglas MD-10 aircraft. The hospital is a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with an operating room, classroom and pre- and post-operative room.

The five-year agreement between Honeywell, TP Aerospace and Orbis will provide significant cost savings on aircraft maintenance and downtime. As part of the license agreement, Honeywell and TP Aerospace will provide repair, overhaul and maintenance of Honeywell’s wheels and brakes on the McDonnell Douglas MD-10 aircraft.

Orbis is a global nonprofit organization that has been transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for four decades. Since 1982, the organization’s Flying Eye Hospital has delivered training to eye care teams in areas with the greatest need across 97 countries, helping them build the skills to fight blindness in their communities.

“We are truly grateful to Honeywell and TP Aerospace for their support,” said Bruce Johnson, director, Aircraft Operations and Maintenance, Orbis International. “The wheels and brakes represent a significant amount of our overall aircraft maintenance cost. It is also extremely vital that our aircraft remains in an operationally ready condition so that we can fly at a moment’s notice. Additionally, Honeywell is the sole source supplier for wheels and brake material for this aircraft type, so we are thankful that they have been willing to support us.”

“Our agreement in partnership with TP Aerospace will provide significant cost savings to Orbis,” said Ryan Lees, president, Commercial Aerospace, EMEAI, Honeywell Aerospace. “One of the biggest challenges that nonprofit organizations face is getting adequate funding support to maximize their charitable outreach. The considerable savings in their wheels and brakes maintenance cost can now be invested by Orbis in their fight against avoidable blindness.”

“We have been working with Orbis International since 2017, and we continue to admire the work they do,” said Thomas Ibsoe, president and co-founder, TP Aerospace. “Joining forces with Honeywell for this cause is a natural extension of the existing close collaboration between TP Aerospace and Honeywell, and we are confident it is the right match for providing the Flying Eye Hospital with the support and operational reliability that will allow them to be ready for takeoff at any time.”


About Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero.

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit


About Orbis

Orbis is a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for four decades. Orbis transforms lives by delivering the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care. Working in collaboration with local partners, including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas. Orbis operates the world's only Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft, and an award-winning telemedicine platform, Cybersight. For the past ten consecutive years, Orbis has achieved Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, placing Orbis in the top 3% of U.S. charities. In 2021, Orbis earned GuideStar’s platinum Seal of Transparency. To learn more, please visit

Juliet Collins-Achong
Communications Specialist, EMEA