Essex Receives ETSO Authorization

Essex Industries has obtained European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) Authorization in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012. Part 21, Section A, Subpart O and ETSO C99, C116 which covers the PBE MR-100x series manufactured at Essex Industries.

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, 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.