Embraer selects Sennheiser headsets for two programs
Jan. 11, 2011, Old Lyme, Ct. - Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser has announced an agreement with Embraer in which its Phenom and EJet aircraft will incorporate Sennheiser's HMEC 26 active noise reduction headsets.
The Embraer aircraft, which includes the Phenom 100™, 300™ and EJet 170, 175, 190 and 195 series, as well as the Lineage 1000, competes in the 100 to 149-seat market, which many consider to be the 'new future' of regional jets. Embraer is a leader in the regional jet marketplace — particularly in the 70 to 149-seat market — and has chosen to partner with Sennheiser, the leader in active noise reduction technology, for its regional jet aircraft.
David Dunlap, Director Sennheiser Aviation, commented: "We are pleased that Embraer has chosen to partner with Sennheiser. The Sennheiser HMEC 26 headset combines outstanding sound quality and intelligibility with comfort and industry leading active noise reduction technology. All of this is combined in a rugged, durable headset that is tried and tested in the cockpit."
Sennheiser's NoiseGard™ technology decreases residual noise by up to 90%.
"Sennheiser's aviation headsets help us deliver a high quality experience in our regional jet aircraft," commented Raphael Nurches, Sennheiser contract adminsitrator for Embraer. "We take pride in the excellent performance of our aircraft and the day-in-day out reliability of our equipment, and we are excited to have Sennheiser, a highly regarded manufacturer of aviation headsets, as an OEM partner."
Embraer has a heritage of judiciously introducing new technology that can deliver higher quality, reliability, comfort or safety on its aircraft. Sennheiser, which is now a fully contracted supplier for Embraer, currently supplies headsets for the following aircraft:
• Phenom 100, 300
• EJet 170, 175, 190, 195
• Lineage 1000