At the end of her long career with Delta, L1011 Ship 728 (The Delta Belle) was donated to The Flying Hospital.
The Flying Hospital is the largest fully equipped, self-contained airborne hospital ever built. The original Flying Hospital L1011-50 was built for PSA by Lockheed and now operates as the Flying Hospital.
Representing an innovative combination of international aviation experience and medical technology, The Flying Hospital is a wide-body three engine Lockheed L1011-50 which features: a three station surgical suite; a 12 bed pre/postoperative area; a dental/EENT suite; a pharmacy; and a classroom seating section for 67 medical professionals. The aircraft is also equipped with oxygen generation and water purification systems, satellite communications and an upgraded avionics suite.
The Flying Hospital provides free humanitarian medical and surgical care in developing and emerging countries. The Flying Hospital has successfully conducted trips to El Salvador, Panama, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia and India.
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