Essex Industries has been selected as an approved supplier of Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) for the Airbus series of commercial airliners including the newest A320 NEO single-aisle aircraft.
With this approval, Essex PBE products are now included in the Airbus Seller-Furnished Equipment (SFE) Options Catalog, which allows customers to select and specify Essex PBEs as standard equipment onboard as-delivered aircraft.
The Essex PBE provides 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.