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Hannes Arch, Co-Developer of HARMAN’s AKG AV100 Aviation Headphones, Wins Red Bull Air Race World Series

ROVINJ, Croatia – Hannes Arch, who co-developed the brand-new AV100 aviation headphones from HARMAN’s AKG, recently won the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj, Croatia. Leading with 21 points, Arch claimed the rank 1 championship title within the Master Class of the race for the second time on April 13, 2014, adding to his previous victory in 2008.

As the sole Austrian within his class this year, Arch demonstrated superb aerial capabilities, outmaneuvering 11 other contestants in a series of four elimination rounds over the course of two days.

Introduced on April 1, 2014, the AV100 headset features the class leading Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling technology to cut out cockpit noise on every flight. Coupled with a superior ergonomic design, it provides comfort to the pilot’s ears on all levels. While the added functionality of next-gen Bluetooth connectivity is an advantage, AKG’s well-known commitment to reliability and durability makes it an indispensible device.

“When flying, I noticed the headset was extremely comfortable and manageable in every way,” said Arch. “We have now created the quietest, most comfortable and reliable aviation headset on the market today. Flying is my passion, and now it just got a whole lot better.”

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

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