Telex Communications, a long-time provider of commercial aviation headsets, has a new product that offers battery-free active noise reduction (ANR). The Airman 850, being demonstrated at Booth No. 2106, is the only headset on the commercial market to use voltage from microphone bias to power its active noise reduction technology and requires no special aircraft panel power.
Built on the Airman 750 platform used in more than 70 percent of commercial airframes, “the Airman 850 not only provides noise protection, but also dramatically improves the clarity of communications,” said Steve Parker, product manager for aviation headsets at Telex. “This significant innovation builds on our success on Boeing and other airframes.”
Using the latest in ANR circuitry to target and reduce wind noise in jet cockpits, the Airman ANR 850 provides up to 12 decibels (dB) of noise attenuation between 100 and 2000 Hz. At less than four ounces, the headset is the lightest ANR product on the market. Its ear cups and cushions have been enlarged to enhance pilot comfort. Additional improvements include a “set and forget” volume control feature and fully flexible boom microphone. The Airman ANR 850 carries a three-year warranty and a $499 suggested retail price.