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Bose introduces game changing headsets for commercial pilots

Posted 10 April 2018 · Add Comment

Commercial pilots can now benefit from the noise cancellation technology that changed the whole communication scene for general aviation pilots following the launch of a new premium headset from Bose.


In an announcement simultaneously presented at Sun n Fun show in Florida and the Aircraft Interiors show at Hamburg, the American headquartered technology innovator unveiled the Bose ProFlight aviation headset featuring the active noise cancelling that is enjoyed with the A20 headset used by pilots of light aircraft and helicopters.
With more than 30 U.S. design and utility patents, ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear configuration, three user-selectable levels of active noise cancellation and a Tap Control for Talk Through communication function that allows pilots to hear anyone on the flight deck that is not connected to the intercom - without removing the headset or an earpiece. It is FAA TSO-C139a and EASA E/TSO-C139a certified, a requirement that is increasingly important for many airlines and corporate flight departments.
“We’ve spent over thirty years researching and developing active noise cancelling technology,” said Matt Ruwe, senior product manager for Bose Aviation and Military headsets. “The ProFlight Aviation Headset is the culmination of that experience and knowledge, and through the application of proprietary Bose technology, provides a real solution to many of the challenges pilots of crewed and turbine powered aircraft face.”
Bose says the headsets are designed for the lower noise environments and unique needs of pilots who fly in airline flight decks and corporate jet aircraft.
With an on-head weight of only 139 grams (4.9 ounces), it combines a lightweight headband for stability with an ear bud configuration that rests lightly yet securely in the bowl of the ear, allowing the headset to be worn comfortably for hours at a time. It also has a 48-hour battery life.
“The ProFlight delivers a combination of noise reduction, communications clarity and comfortable fit. But it also addresses some real and long standing problems professional pilots have had to deal with for years” said Ruwe.
The headset will be available worldwide and sold in the U.S. for $995.95, although pricing may change for other regions. Initial customer deliveries will begin the last week of May, 2018.
ProFlight will be sold through the European Bose eCommerce websites and select authorized Bose Aviation dealers in the EMEA region.
 

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