Gentex Features Advanced Life Support Integrated Tester for JSF Oxygen Mask and Extended Line of Hearing Protection and Comm Products at Farnborough International Airshow

Leveraging Gentex Corporation Brands to Deliver Innovative Technology for Unprecedented Safety and Protection for Aircrew and Aircrew Maintainers

June 30, 2016

Advanced LSIT

Carbondale, PA, June 30, 2016. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense, emergency response and industrial personnel will demonstrate their industry leading lines of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products for air applications at the Farnborough International Airshow. Featured among them will be their latest innovations, the Gentex Advanced Life Support Integrated Tester (LSIT), the improved ALPHA 900 Search and Rescue (SAR) Cross-Platform Helmet System and their extended line of hearing protection and communication products.

A part of the company’s extensive product portfolio for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 Program, the Gentex Advanced Life Support Integrated Tester is an advanced, self-contained, portable test set designed to provide pilots and life support technicians the ability to conduct preflight and maintenance activities on the JSF Oxygen Mask. The test set is compatible with Gentex’s full suite of oxygen masks, and is a more portable tester option for aircrew and technicians. Gentex is also developing the helmet system platform, the hearing protection and communications devices, and Chem/Bio Respirator for the JSF F-35 Program.

“We’re excited to showcase our expanded product lines of innovative solutions for aircrew personnel and maintainers, as well as our contributions to the highly regarded JSF F-35 Program” said Robert McCay, vice president, Aircrew Systems, Gentex Corporation. “Leveraging our JSF F-35 technology and comprehensive aircrew product portfolio, we are able to continuously deliver the industry leading protection Gentex has provided for over 100 years”.

Gentex will also feature their ALPHA 900 Search and Rescue (SAR) Cross-Platform Helmet System at Farnborough this year. A water resistant helmet, optimized for air-to-sea search and rescue operations, the ALPHA 900 SAR Cross-Platform Helmet System is compatible with all major aircraft ICS systems and portable radios. In conjunction with Bristows Helicopters, who provide search and rescue efforts for the United Kingdom and Australia, the ALPHA 900 SAR Cross-Platform Helmet System will be utilized for missions within the SAR and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services community.

Further expanding the company’s comprehensive product line at Farnborough, is its newly acquired line of hearing and communications products. The recent acquisition of Aegisound, an established provider of products that significantly improve hearing protection, safety and communications in high noise environments, broadens Gentex’s hearing and communications product offering to global defense and industrial personnel, as well as the JSF program portfolio.

Visit Gentex Corporation at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow in their booth located in Hall 1, booth #B138 to see their featured products, as well as their tactical optics line; dazzle laser defense eyewear, a line of laser protective flight-helmet mounted visors and spectacles that help pilots combat emerging laser threats.

Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. Their comprehensive line of durable and innovative aircrew helmet systems for fixed wing, rotary wing, and cross-platform applications allow for the easy integration of advanced capability upgrades without sacrificing protection.  Gentex also offers a full line of hearing protection and communication solutions for aircraft maintainers that provides superior hearing protection and precise, intelligible communications in the most extreme noise environments.  Servicing, fitting, and operations/maintenance training is available for all products.  A global network of distributors, with expanding services in the U.K., help support the company’s customers.

About Gentex Corporation
Leve​raging a history that spans over 100 years, Gentex is a leading provider of innovative solutions that enhance personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. The company’s product portfolio includes helmet system platforms and capability upgrades sold under the Gentex, Ops-Core, ALPHA, Aegisound, Cromwell, and PureFlo brands; Dual Mirror aluminized fabrics; and Filtron light management technology. Privately held, Gentex is headquartered in Carbondale, Pennsylvania and supports its global customers through a worldwide distributor network and five other facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. Learn more at

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