When pilots are looking to invest in an active noise cancelling headset, the Bose name comes to mind. It’s not just because Bose pioneered active noise cancelling headsets for pilots. Bose aviation headsets are born out of a rigorous research and development process that has been refined over many decades. A process that yields the best combination of noise cancellation, comfort and clarity.
Bose has been a household name in consumer electronics for a long time, but the idea for noise cancellation actually began on an airplane. Dr. Amar Bose developed his concept on a long international flight in 1978, after having an unsatisfactory experience with airline-provided headphones.
After years of research and development, Bose's first prototype active noise cancelling headset debuted on Voyager's nonstop flight around the world in 1986. That historic flight provided a valuable test platform and proved that Bose active noise cancellation technology in aviation headsets would benefit pilots. And for over 30 years, Bose has been hard at work improving aviation headset technology.
Bose’s commitment to innovation and engineering has made Bose a trusted provider for U.S. military transport pilots, airlines, corporate flight departments, and many of the largest aircraft OEMs in the world. All Bose headset features are created with purpose, and pilot input is a valuable part of the process. In fact, many engineers and employees on the Bose Aviation team are pilots themselves.
Bose also looks to its valued partners for insights that drive product development. Using insights from airlines, corporate flight departments, flight schools and leading avionics manufacturers, Bose has designed headsets that help prepare pilots for the rigors of the flight environment.
Meeting and exceeding the requirements of a TSO (Technical Standard Order) is one of the ways Bose engineering benefits pilots. It’s far more than a regulatory box to check – it’s an important assurance that your headset is compatible with other in-cockpit equipment and has been rigorously tested to meet or exceed the demands of your flight environment. Through tests like extreme heat, electricity, explosive atmosphere testing, extended wear, and many more, Bose affirms that each headset can endure the challenging operating conditions of cockpit environments around the world.
In addition to FAA and EASA E/TSO standards, Bose performs its own tests to ensure all aviation headsets are reliable and durable. Bose’s significant investment in the engineering, manufacturing and testing process validates your own investment in a Bose aviation headset.
Bose’s 30 years of aviation headset development and its commitment to TSO certification make it clear why Bose aviation headsets perform to a high standard. But the best way to understand that difference is by experiencing the headsets for yourself. You can do that risk-free with Bose’s 60-day test flight. Learn more here.