Essex Industries selected by Airbus as approved Supplier for PBEs

Protective Breathing Equipment

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.