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