Airbus facilities in Spain have begun 3-D printing hospital visors to provide to frontline healthcare workers working in the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Airbus said it has already manufactured hundreds of visors, using over 20 3-D printers across its sites in Spain.

Head of Airbus Protospace Alvaro Jara said: “One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical equipment.

“This genuinely makes a difference in the fight against the pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of our teams working day and night on this Airbus project.”