Essex Industries is pleased to announce that their PBE, Protective Breathing Equipment, has been selected by EL AL for use on new 787 aircraft.
The Essex PBE is designed to provide crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin. A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into the unit. Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116 and TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals. Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.
Established in 1948 as the national airline of Israel, EL AL has become a prestigious international carrier, ranked by IATA as one of the most efficient airlines in the world. EL AL operates an all-Boeing fleet of aircraft, flying cargo and over 4 million passengers a year to Europe, North America, Africa and the Near and Far East from its main base in Ben Gurion International Airport.