Aircastle Announces Joint Effort with ORBIS International to Provide Additional Eye Care Services to Post-Earthquake Haiti
STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) ("Aircastle") announced today that it is partnering with ORBIS International ("ORBIS") to provide eye care services to Haiti to further the country's reconstruction following the 2010 earthquake. ORBIS prevents and treats blindness by providing quality eye care to transform lives.
Aircastle CEO, Ron Wainshal , commented, "As part of our efforts to provide relief aid to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010, we are partnering with ORBIS International, an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness. ORBIS will be delivering medical treatment to those suffering from blindness in Haiti and helping to rebuild its infrastructure in ophthalmology, and we are proud to offer our assistance for this important cause."
Dr. Barbara DeBuono , President and CEO of ORBIS, stated, "Aircastle's commitment will help alleviate the burden of preventable blindness in post-earthquake Haiti. We commend its on-going support of Haiti and its people."
Aircastle donated to this effort in late 2011, and will contribute again in 2012.
Aircastle is a global company that acquires, leases and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world. High-utility aircraft are generally modern, operationally efficient jets with a large operator base and long useful lives. As of September 30, 2011 Aircastle's aircraft portfolio consisted of 138 aircraft and had 61 lessees located in 34 countries. For more information on Aircastle, please visit www.aircastle.com.
About ORBIS International
ORBIS works in developing countries to save sight through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, and partnering with local health care organizations to prevent and treat blindness. For more information, please visit www.orbis.org.
Frank Constantinople – Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
The IGB Group
SOURCE Aircastle Limited
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