HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced today that it has entered into a long-term collaboration with Lufthansa, one of the world’s largest airlines, to equip passengers with an aviation-certified adaptation of AKG N60 NC (noise cancelling) headphones. Beginning in January 2017, all business class seats on Lufthansa flights will be outfitted with the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) award winning active noise-cancelling headphones from AKG.
The AKG N60 NC headphones meet the latest aviation standards, including RTCA-DO160G, plane manufacturer specific tests, and are certified equipment for all current and new planes, including Airbus A350 and Boeing 777.
“Whether enjoying movies, music, games, or any of Lufthansa’s in-flight entertainment offerings, business cabin passengers will enjoy a luxurious and immersive audio experience through HARMAN’s award-winning AKG headphones,” said Michael Mauser, EVP and President of the HARMAN Lifestyle Audio Division. “This is the first initiative in what we expect will be a long-term partnership with Lufthansa, to provide future HARMAN connected technologies to equip the organisation and its passengers.”
The AKG N60 NC headphones have been designed and acoustically tuned with the traveller in mind. Best in class active noise cancellation minimises the disruptive sounds encountered on everything from planes to trains. Premium material such as aluminium, memory foam and leather provide elegant aesthetics, while remaining lightweight for a comfortable listening experience.
HARMAN will also support the repair, service or replacement of headphones as needed, ensuring Lufthansa’s passengers always enjoy best AKG quality. The agreement to supply AKG N60 NC equipment is for an initial term of five years.