UTAS signs on to support Orbis in ending avoidable blindness
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced a $1 million three-year contribution to Orbis this week.
"Our 41,000-plus employees strive every day to be the best at what we do. That includes focusing our charitable contributions in ways that will have a meaningful impact on the world," said Dave Gitlin, President, UTC Aerospace Systems. "We are proud to align with Orbis, and we look forward to supporting their efforts on the ground and in the air."
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. It is a unit of United Technologies Corporation, which provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.
"UTC Aerospace Systems has a proven commitment to shaping the future of flight, and they recognize the transformative role of technology in creating solutions that have a true real-world impact," said Bob Ranck, President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbis. "The Flying Eye Hospital relies on the latest innovations in aerospace and medicine to provide proper care and resources to those in need. Restoring vision is one of the most cost-effective, efficient ways to break the cycle of poverty, and we believe that no one should lose their sight to something that is curable. Through the generous support of UTC Aerospace Systems, we can continue to expand our efforts to bring people together in the fight for sight and improve eye care around the globe."
Gitlin added, "It is humbling to think about how the gift of sight can improve a person's lot in life… and how the gift of teaching can improve an entire region. We are thrilled to support these efforts, and we admire Orbis for their comprehensive approach to addressing preventable blindness."
UTC Aerospace Systems first announced their contribution to Orbis at the Paris Air Show on Monday, June 19. Visit the UTAS website to read the full press release.