Airman 8 - Light-weight battery-free active noise reduction aviation headset by Telex

Airman 8

Light-weight battery-free active noise reduction aviation headset

  • Sound Quality

  • The Airman 8 features a high-quality amplified electret microphone for clear voice transmission. Improved ANR and microphone noise cancellation ensures superior in-flight communication.
  • Active Noise Reduction

  • The Airman 8 headset features enhanced ANR (Active Noise Reduction) with even more noise reduction, helping to improve intelligibility and reduce fatigue. The position of the ANR switch has also moved to the forward-facing ear cup side, making it easier to reach the switch without having to remove the headset. A unique feature of the Airman 8 is that it is powered from its microphone system, eliminating the need for batteries or special connectors.
  • Durability

  • A strong stainless steel headband with metal pivots improves durability for long headset life. The new microphone boom design provides stronger rotation stops, utilizing the full diameter of the ear cup. Furthermore, a pre-coiled overhead cord has been added to extend the useful life of the headset. The main headset cord is also more robust and features an improved design of the band relief on the ear cup entrance.
  • Comfort and Fit

  • The soft headband pad and lightweight design provides comfort, even on long flights. An added yoke provides enhanced comfort by allowing ear cup movement in all directions. Furthermore the Airman 8 comes with replaceable ear cup covers and leatherette ear cushions.
  • Safety Improvements

  • An acoustic limiter protects users against sudden increases in sound levels
  • FAA TSO Approval

  • The Airman 8 headset is fully FAA TSO C-139a compliant.
  • ARINC standards

  • The Airman 8 is fully compliant to ARINC (Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated) requirements.
  • Versions Available

  • The Airman 8 is available in different dual-sided configurations.


Impedance 600 Ω (±20%)
Speaker Sensitivity 93 dB SPL/ mW @ 1 kHz ±5 dB
Speaker Frequency Response 350 Hz – 3.5 kHz

Microphone Sensitivity -28 dB re 1 V/Pa @ 1 kHz, 12 V
Cord Length ~6 ft. (1.8 m)
Noise Reduction Active, up to 15 dB
Power Requirements via boom microphone
FAA TSO Approvals C-139a approved
Weight ~4.2 oz (119 g)
Connector Type PJ-068 & PJ-055 equivalent or XLR-5-12C
Warranty 3 years



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