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Bose Proflight head­set, avail­able world­wide for de­liv­ery in May, US price $995.95

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A new Bose head­set, an Icom ra­dio, and a ferry pi­lot's story

In April Bose in­tro­duced its new ac­tive noise can­celling head­set for the flight deck, the Bose Proflight. De­signed for the pro­fes­sional pi­lot, the Proflight is claimed to be the in­dus­try’s small­est, qui­etest, and most com­fort­able ac­tive noise can­celling com­mu­ni­ca­tion head­set, and joins the widely ac­claimed Bose A20 in the com­pany’s avi­a­tion head­set line.

In­tended for use in the less noisy en­vi­ron­ment of the com­mer­cial or cor­po­rate jet cock­pit, the Proflight comes in ‘lightweight and com­fort­able’ in-ear con­fig­u­ra­tion (it weighs only 139 grammes) and fea­tures three user-se­lectable lev­els of ac­tive noise can­cel­la­tion and ‘tap con­trol’ for a talk-through func­tion that al­lows pi­lots to com­mu­ni­cate, with­out re­mov­ing the head­set or an ear­piece, with any­one on the flight deck that is not con­nected to the in­ter­com. Se­cured by a quick re­lease, the down ca­ble and mi­cro­phone can be fit­ted to ei­ther side of the head­set, which also fea­tures Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity.

The Proflight Avi­a­tion Head­set 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,” says 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.”

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