Insta ANR active noise reduction system

Reliable hearing protection system for aircrew

Insta ANR Active Noise Reduction system

Insta ANR reduce the risk of hearing damage, improve radio and intercom intelligibility and improve aircrew performance by reducing the effects of noise on focus and decision making.

Noise is a common problem especially in military aviation. Cabin noise levels often exceed safe exposure levels and noise degrades pilot performance. Lowered noise levels reduce the risk of hearing damage, improve radio and intercom intelligibility and improve aircrew performance by reducing the effects of noise on focus and decision making.

Best Active Noise Reduction System for Aircrew

Traditionally, pilot earcups passively attenuate external sounds. The Insta ANR system captures external sounds, processes them with digital signal processing, and thus suppresses all unwanted noises.

Insta ANR noise-canceling headphones protect aircrew or ground personnel from hearing damage, improve radio communication clarity, and enhance operational safety.

Insta ANR noise-canceling system provides up to 30 dB of low frequency attenuation and the system can attenuate frequencies down to 30 Hz. The attenuation and frequency response of Insta ANR can be adjusted to suit the application, the noise environment and even a specific user.


Insta ANR benefits for aircrew

  • Reduced risk of hearing damage

  • Better speech intelligibility in radio and intercom

  • Reduced fatique and improved user performance

  • Tailored response for pilot and application.

Insta Active Noise Reduction System for better performance | Insta

“I have never heard this well during flight!”

F/A-18 pilot after first flight

Key features - Insta ANR meets today's requirements for aviation hearing protection

  • DSP powered Hybrid ANR topology, attenuation up to 30dB

  • Separated from aircraft intercom

  • High passive attenuation

  • Active Noise Reduction On/Off switch

  • Up to 35 hours of operation

  • Easy to install

  • Comfort-Gel Ear Seals

  • Modular earcup design

Downland Insta ANR data sheet

Tested and in use - provides significant low frequency attenuation

Insta ANR has been tested in laboratory and in flight and field conditions. With DSP hybrid technology Insta ANR can provide up to  30dB active low frequency attenuation.

Insta ANR is in operational use by Finnish Air Force. Swedish defence and security company Saab has integrated Insta ANR to the Gripen E/F fighter jet.

Insta ANR noise levels chart

I can now hear engine, gearbox and rotors like I should. Hearing speech is also easier.

Helicopter pilot

Beyond aviation - Adaptable to different applications

Insta ANR has been designed to fit directly JHMCS and HGU-55 style flight helmets but Insta ANR's modular construction can also be adapted to

  • Other flight helmets 

  • Hearing protection headsets

  • Aircrafts and rotorcrafts 

  • Ground Crews

  • Rescue

  • Ships

  • Industry environments

Adaptable to different applications - active noise reduction also for fixed wing and rotary-wing aircraft 

  • Can be adapted to NH90 TTH and Alpha-900 helmet

  • Easy to install

  • Talk-through functionality improves communication - speech pass through unattenuated

  • Durable and direct replacement

  • Attenuate low frequencies

Insta ANR earcups
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