Not long ago, we finally put the DC-8 out to pasture. We gave it to a museum in China, where it is on permanent display. Its successor is a DC-10. Because the new airplane - new to Orbis, that is; it's actually twenty-five years old and was one of Freddie Laker's original Skytrains - is so much larger, it can handle even more patients and host more visiting medical personnel. But because the DC-10's systems are newer and its engines more efficient than the DC-8's, it is actually less expensive to operate. The new Orbis has already been on medical missions to Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America.
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