Cobham safety and survival technology has saved more than 27,000
lives since the 1950s and protected many thousands more, including
mountaineers and offshore yacht racers, fighter pilots and
Cobham even played its part in the "Miracle On The Hudson"
ditching of a US airlines aircraft in January 2009, providing
stored gas systems that inflated the aircraft's liferafts.
Every US astronaut has breathed through a Cobham oxygen
regulator since John Glenn orbited the earth in 1962. And every US
Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps pilot uses Cobham's automatic life
preserver inflation and parachute release systems, which
dramatically increased the percentage of pilots surviving an
overwater ejection after their introduction in the 1980s.
Boeing's new B787 Dreamliner features a Cobham system which
floods the aircraft's fuel tanks with inert gas, dramatically
reducing the risk of fire.
Through Cobham's technologies, the International Space Station
recreates earth's atmosphere as closely as possible. Mariners and
pilots in danger activate personal satellite beacons little larger
than mobile phones that broadcast their position on the earth's
surface, accurate to within metres. US Army soldiers and helicopter
pilots in the deserts of Iraq ward off potentially lethal heat
stress with refrigerated vests that triple their effective