Etihad to make face masks for staff, health workers

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The UAE's national carrier will produce 1.3 million facemasks over the next three months at its newly opened facility, in a bid to offer protective gear for its staff and healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19.

In a statement sent to ARN News, the carrier said the masks will be three-layered and provide up to 98% filtration.

The new facility, run by the Etihad Engineering, the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) arm of Etihad Aviation Group, will operate fully automated cutting-edge machines that produce up to 20,000 masks daily.

Haytham Nasir, Vice President Airframe Services, Etihad Engineering said they could also mass produce for third-party customers, partners, and suppliers.

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