I am a user of Bose proflight and fly airbus A320. Recently while browsing down Airbus documents I stumbled upon Airbus In service information reference no. 23.51.00003. So in short we are not legel to use bose proflight headset on airbus family. While after buying most premium aviation headsets I expected them to take necessary approvals from big manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus because most of pilots using professional headsets will use on these aircraft. Now my premium $1000 headset is a dud as I can not legally use them. Very annoyed. Any comments
I'd love to look into this more for you. Can I please ask which region you are in?
Oct 15, 2020
like the colleague here I have the same problem. My company just released an internal note with a copy-paste of the aproved Airbus headset, in which the Aviation Proflight Serie 2 is not included. I am very disapointed because now is of utmost importance not to be sharing the headset with other colleages. I hope you can give me a solution. Otherwise it would be a over 1000€ lost for me.
Hello chahatcj and Jon Bilbao,
Both the A20 and ProFlight headsets are FAA TSO and EASA ETSO certified. The ProFlight model is certified to the C139a standard, while the A20 is certified to C139. This means that the civil aviation authorities in the U.S. and Europe have certified the headsets to meet their standards for safety. This is often enough for commercial operators to allow their pilots to use these products on commercial aircraft.
Because Bose considers headsets to be a carry-on device, versus something that is permanently attached to the plane and, therefore, a part of the plane, we believe these certifications to be enough. Of course, aircraft manufacturers are free to implement whatever standards they choose. The decision to allow the use of certain headsets is ultimately up to each airline, so we encourage those interested in using Bose aviation headsets to check with their employer first. Several airlines, including Airbus and Boeing operators have independently evaluated our headsets through their technical departments and have approved their use based on aircraft type.