Etihad launches in-house face mask production


Etihad Engineering, the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has accepted an order for 1.3 million face masks to be manufactured at its newly established in-house face mask production facility.

Over the next three months, the medical face masks will be distributed to staff across the entire Etihad Aviation Group from cabin and ground crew, to catering, cargo, engineering employees, and medical professionals.

The new facility operates fully automated cutting-edge machines that produce up to 20,000 masks daily. The masks are three layered and provide up to 98% filtration, which ensures the highest levels of protection and safety.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we witnessed consistent demand for face masks at the workplace,” commented Haytham Nasir, VP Airframe Services, Etihad Engineering. “With the safety, health and wellbeing of our customers and employees our paramount concern and top priority, we saw an opportunity to be self-sufficient. To provide the highest level of protection, this new facility not only meets our internal demands but we can also mass produce for third-party customers, partners, and suppliers”.