Sorting out the PBE, EPOS, SCU & VRU+

The military calls it the Emergency Passenger Oxygen System or EPOS. This is often seen on aircraft in a green pouch.

The private airline industry refers to the unit as a SCU or Self Contained Unit.

The commercial airline induct uses the SCU/VRU/EPOS big brother called the PBE. These are used on over 90% of commercial flights around he world.

The manufacturer, Essex Industries calls it a Victim Rescue Unit Plus or VRU+ for government and public safety use.

The VRU Escape Hood you can order here, while slightly different in outward appearance, is one and the same.


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