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The future helmets of German helicopter crews have been chosen. German procurement agency BAAINBw has awarded contract on the future “Standard Helicopter-Crew Helmet” (SFH) to ESG, with Autoflug as subcontractor. Within this contract pilot’s helmet previously used by the German Armed Forces in various configurations will be gradually replaced by a standard, state-of-the-art pilot’s helmet including the necessary accessories.

SFH will be used worldwide in different climate categories and under different environmental conditions. The new pilot helmet system protects the user from external influences such as noise, optical emitters (lasers), sand, dust or mechanical shocks. It is an aid to permanently wear additional equipment such as night vision goggles. It will also be possible to supply people with oxygen during flights at high altitudes.

Dorothee Frank