Innovation: The future of in-flight audio

 
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 Boeing 747 in-flight entertainment headset from 1970

Boeing 747 in-flight entertainment headset from 1970

The trouble with in-flight audio

The traditional audio jack is not designed to be used thousands of times over the course of a year. The pin jack is relatively fragile and is susceptible to damage when it’s inserted or removed on an angle, or bumped or pulled during use.
Rough handling, clumsy use, inadvertent bumps and bends – in-flight audio jacks are subjected to a huge amount of stress during every flight. That’s why traditional jacks and their attached headsets need to be replaced so frequently – headsets lasting just 30 days and 30-100% of audio jacks replaced each year. If you run an airline, this is a significant cost in terms of money and time.  

 

The Snap Jack – a patented design to handle the pressure of in-flight audio

The Snap Jack was made for in-flight audio. The unique patented design means that it can be inserted and removed easily, without accidental damage. Better yet, it can be pulled and nudged during use without damaging the component or affecting the sound quality.

The result? Annual replacement rates of less than 1% of your fleet, saving you money, man hours and plastic waste. Your passengers get a consistently high-quality audio experience, and your aircrew spend less time dealing with annoying audio problems during flights.

 
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0-1%

annual removals

3-5 mo

headset life expectancy

33 kgs

of plastic saved per aircraft per year 

$ 14k

USD cost saved per aircraft per year