The Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) supplies oxygen to crewmembers through the use of compressed aviator grade oxygen. The PBE dons in only 15 seconds, with a unique design that eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask. The amber-tinted hood provides 270° of visibility and the elastic neck seal requires no adjustment. The PBE provides 15 minutes of oxygen and one size fits most adults. This lightweight smokehood takes very little stowage space and is currently used by 90% of the Commercial Airline Industry in the United States. PBE Brochure
The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116, TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals.