The latest innovation from the aviation team at Bose came in 2018 with the introduction of the ProFlight Aviation headset. The ProFlight was designed with two goals in mind: to create a very lightweight, noise cancelling headset for pilots flying turbine-powered aircraft, and to create a new category in the aviation headset market. The ProFlight is the industry’s lightest and, arguably, most comfortable active noise cancelling communication headset for pilots and, along with the A20 Aviation headset, is one of two models the company offers. The result of years of research, the ProFlight is a headbanded, in-ear headset that delivers three user selectable modes of noise reduction, Bluetooth connectivity and a new feature called ‘tap control for talk through communication’. Tap control allows the user to easily put either earbud into what is essentially a hear-through mode. It is intended for temporary use on the ground or in flight when, for example, a flight attendant or mechanic enters the flight deck and eliminates the need to remove an earbud when speaking with someone off intercom.
Other innovations incorporated into the ProFlight headset include the ability to easily swap the boom microphone from side to side without a tool. In July of last year, Bose introduced the ProFlight Series 2, which builds upon the success of the original ProFlight headset but offers some notable refinements. These include a thinner, more flexible down cable, improved tap control functionality, the availability of a non-Bluetooth version and a simplified carry case to make stowing the headset easier.
A desire to improve
In 1978, as a result of a disappointing experience, Dr Bose questioned the technology he was using and wondered why it couldn’t be better. That curiosity and desire to improve and to not accept the status quo still permeates the culture at Bose. There is an unwavering desire to deliver real technology that improves the user’s life in some meaningful way. Although Bose only recently introduced the ProFlight Series 2, its team is not standing still and without doubt, more innovative products can be expected from the company for years to come.
Features at a glance
• 128 grams (4.5 ounce) on-head weight.
For enhanced comfort during extended use.
• FAA TSO and EASA E/TSO-C139a certified.
Compatible with TSO certified systems.
• User selectable noise cancellation.
Customise noise reduction according to personal preference.
• Tap control for talk-through communication.
Double tap either earbud to optimise audio for communication outside of the intercom.
• Quick-release, side swappable mic and cable.
Attach on either side – no tools required.
• Thin, flexible cable.
Allows freedom of movement and easy storage.
• Bluetooth® connectivity and audio prioritisation.
Non-Bluetooth® headset variant available.
• Long term durability.
Built and tested for extended use in demanding cockpit environments.• Five-year limited warranty with acclaimed service.
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