Telex announced the Telex Airman 8 Plus headset, their newest ultra-lightweight commercial pilot ANR headset this week. For use by commercial or business aviation pilots, the Airman 8+ brings more comfort and increased noise reduction to the 8 series headsets.
The Telex Airman 8+ is a deluxe headset for commercial and business aviation communications. It has the same ultra-lightweight design as the Telex Airman 850 and Telex Airman 8 and adds new features for enhanced comfort, hearing protection, and ease of use.
What’s new with the Telex Airman 8+?
- Larger ear seals for more ear coverage and increased comfort (2.75″ diameter versus 2.25″ for the Airman 8 and 2.0″ for the 850)
- Significantly improved noise reduction (up to 22 dB versus 15 dB for the Airman 8 and 12 dB for the 850)
- Now includes both thick and thin headpads for more comfort options as well as ear cushion covers
- Limited rotation ear cups for increased stability
Telex 8+, 8, and 850 Headsets Compared
|Telex Airman 8+||Telex Airman 8||Telex Airman 850|
|Ear Cushion Diameter||2.75″ (7 cm)||2.25″ (5.7cm)||2″ (5.1 cm)|
|Headband Pad||Large and Small||Small||None|
|Ear Cup Adjustment||Rotational and Lateral||Rotational and Lateral||Rotational Only|
|Ear Cup Rotation||Limited for Stability||Full Fold Flat||Full Fold Flat|
|Boom Mic Style||Turret Rotation with Gooseneck||Turret Rotation with Gooseneck||Boom Stern Rotation with Gooseneck|
|Boom Mic Side||Right or Left||Right or Left||Right or Left|
|Ear Cup Cable||Coiled||Coiled||Straight|
|Weight||4.4 oz (125g)||4.2 oz (119g)||4 oz (114g)|
|Ear Covers||Included||Included||Not Included|
|ANR Reduction||Up to 22 dB||Up to 15 dB||Up to 12 dB|
|TSO||FAA TSO-C139a||FAA TSO-C139a||FAA TSO-C57a, 58a|
Available with the XLR5 connector for Airbus (Telex part AIRMAN8P-0211) or with the standard dual plugs (Telex part AIRMAN8P-0210) for most other commercial and business aircraft.