The Aithre Turbo Oxygen Maker is the World's first oxygen generator optimized specifically for light aircraft and general aviation. Say goodbye to awkward oxygen cylinders, complex regulators, and expensive transfilling equipment, and the inconvenience of oxygen filling. Free yourself from the limits that industrial oxygen suppliers and medical-style tanks have imposed on your flights, and experience freedom to climb and travel - safely. With enough oxygen supply to circumnavigate the World many times, the Aithre Turbo Oxygen Maker will unlock your aircraft potential and support your mission, no matter where it takes you.
HOW IT WORKS
The Turbo concentrates oxygen real-time while you fly, anytime, anywhere, using a fraction of the capacity of most general aviation electrical alternators, up to 18k MSL for one person and up to 15k MSL for two people. Based on proven pressure swing adsorption technology (PSA), and optimized for general aviation application, the Aithre Turbo packs a punch with continuous 93%-99% pure oxygen at 1 LPM using just 6 amps or 80 watts using standard 12-14V aircraft power.
A high-performance compressor pump is used to pressurize intake air and feed it through zeolite sieve beds. The sieve beds retain the nitrogen in the air and pass oxygen through the adsorption technique (PSA).
PSA is a proven method of oxygen generation in the medical field, but the Turbo is different in that it operates above 10k MSL where the air is thinner. Additionally, the Turbo kit includes concealed plumbing, nickel plated panel cannula plugs, and a remote O2 push button for activation. For those with a GARMIN G3X and GEA24, the Turbo also outputs a discrete fault that can be used to throw a signal on the EFIS when flow, altitude, or temperature are out of range.
NO BATTERY TO CHARGE
Unlike medical portable oxygen concentrators, the Aithre Turbo does not use a Lithium battery. Instead, the Aithre Turbo relies exclusively on ship power 12-14V, using the aircraft battery or engine-driven electrical alternator. At just 80W or approximately 6 amps at 14V supply, the Turbo will fit within virtually any alternator capacity and this results in reduced maintenance, a longer service life, and increased flight safety.
To address the risk of electrical failure affecting oxygen supply, the Turbo kit can be supplemented with one of Aithre's tumbler-sized backup carbon fiber composite oxygen bottles. Two popular options are the 47L or 152L bottles, which can be portable or built-in.
SMALL FOOTPRINT AND WEIGHT
With a ridiculously small footprint of 22.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 15 cm and a weight of just 6.8 lbs., the Aithre Turbo will free up space, expand your useful load, all while delivering a non-stop supply of oxygen.
The custom Aluminum anodized housing features a unique hook mount and thumbset screw system for removably securing the Turbo to a wall, floor, or supporting member. While the Turbo requires intake access to fresh air through its side ports, with center of gravity impact minimized, there are many options for mounting: the tail-cone or nose-cone (for pusher or twin-engine aircraft), or the baggage compartment.
CONCEALED BUILT-IN PLUMBING AND REMOTE ACCESS
The Aithre Turbo kit provides for a fully built-in oxygen maker system, including the housing along with plumbing, tubing, elbows, branches, panel connections, placards, and a remote push button for activation.
The plumbing is routed and secured from the housing to the stations for breathing, behind paneling, using the provided tube cutters and bracket mounts. The custom backlist O2 button is electrically routed to the panel. Aside from the power and ground wires to the Turbo, there are no other required installation components.
GARMIN AND AITHRE CONNECT SUPPORT
Aithre has pioneered the integration of health biometrics into the avionics of the aircraft, and the Turbo is no exception. Featuring a single discrete output that connects to the GARMIN G3X via the GEA24, the Turbo constantly monitors flow, temperature, and altitude and signals low upon fault to alert of a problem. Additionally, the Aithre Turbo is fully supported in the Aithre Connect iOS app, for additional real-time flow rate, temperature, humidity, and state monitoring. The Turbo also outputs serial data of the same parameters for output via a dedicated biometrics avionics screen.
The oxygen concentration produced by the Aithre Turbo is >93% for 2000 hours or 2 years, whichever comes first. There are two primary methods to verify the concentration and ensure that the Turbo is operating correctly, using the Aithre Illyrian II wearable oximeter and using a portable oxygen concentration tester.
During flight, the Aithre Illyrian is a headset haptic wearable that provides a continuous readout of blood oxygen to modern avionics, the Aithre Healthview, the Aithre Connect iOS app, and via the native haptic vibratory alerts. Continuously measured blood oxygen provides a direct indication of the sufficiency of breathing oxygen during flight.
Additionally, a portable oxygen concentration tester can be used on the ground prior to flight to test the flow and purity of oxygen generated using the Aithre Turbo. The test is simple and takes just seconds to perform using an Aithre provided oxygen concentration tester.
The Aithre Illyrian II and portable oxygen concentration tester are not included with the Aithre Turbo and must be purchased seperately.
Nothing is airborne for free, but operation of the Turbo is very cost-effective as compared to regular FBO transfilling costs. With the Aithre Turbo, there is a sieve bed replacement that will need to occur every 2 years or 2000 hours of usage to ensure high purity oxygen generation. An Aithre approved service center will accept your Turbo via mail, switch out the sieve beds, and verify technical parameters including flow and oxygen concentration.
A complete list of Worldwide authorized service centers is available under the main menu of our website.
There are a number of significant safety benefits of the Aithre Turbo.
Notably, the Aithre Turbo does not itself store any pure oxygen so the risks associated with carrying, transporting, and filling pressurized oxygen vessels are completely eliminated.
Additionally, the Aithre Turbo does not include any Lithium battery. While portable oxygen concentrators designed for medical purposes rely upon a Lithium battery, this is unacceptable for aviation environments due to Lithium battery fire risk. The Turbo relies instead on clean continuous power directly from the aircraft alternator, ship battery, and any backup ship battery available.
COMBINABLE WITH ADDITIONAL TURBO UNITS
The Turbo is a 1 or 2 place system. However, with only an 80W power requirement, it is possible to build a 4-place or 6-place system with multiple independent Turbo systems. For instance, one Turbo may be setup for the left side of an aircraft and another Turbo may be setup for the right side of the aircraft. A 6-place aircraft can be similarly configured assuming additional amperage is available.
HYBRID OXYGEN SYSTEM
The Turbo can be combined with an AVI24 or AVI64 built-in on-demand bottled oxygen system to create a redundant source of oxygen or to make a hybrid 4 or 6 place system. With they hybrid configuration, the Turbo provides a concentrated source of oxygen for the front two passengers while the rear passengers enjoy highly conserved bottled oxygen on-demand.
OPTIONAL BACKUP CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE OXYGEN BOTTLE
For casual use of the Aithre Turbo Oxygen Maker up to and around 12.5k MSL, the serious risks of hypoxia and oxygen deprivation are relatively low and failure of any part of the Turbo or electrical system can be dealt with by descending. However, if you plan on using the Turbo for oxygen regularly above 12.5k MSL, it is advisable to carry a small backup fixed flow 47L or 152L flight bag style oxygen bottle. Aithre offers a suite of lightweight carbon fiber composite bottles for 2 and 6 hours of continuous flow at 0.5 LPM. These composite bottles are small, light, and can provide an added layer of safety. The included installation kit also comes with pilot and passenger backup plumbing kit and fittings ready to work with the backup bottle.
Aithre is the leader in health technology for general aviation. One of our flagship products, the Illyrian II haptic wearable, provides real-time continuous output of SPO2, heart rate, cabin pressure altitude, head movement, and more for up to 6 people simultaneously. The use of the Illyrian II with the Aithre Turbo ensures that the flow and concentration output is sufficient through real-time measurements.
- Up to 18k MSL for one person and up to 15k MSL for two people
- >93% O2 purity for 2000 hours or 2 years at 1 LPM
- 12-14V direct aircraft power, 80 Watts (6 Amps at 14V)
- 6.8 lbs.
- 22.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 15 cm housing dimensions
- Remote push button activation
- Integrated flow, pressure altitude, humidity, and temperature monitoring
- Twin dual ball bearing cooling fans
- Over-temperature protection
- Fault signals via O2 button and discrete output
- Aithre Connect iOS compatible
- Aithre Healthview compatible*
- 2 year consumable lifetime with mail-in service
- Aithre Turbo oxygen maker
- Plumbing kit, fittings, cannula ports, placards
- Pilot and Passenger backup plumbing kit
- O2 panel button
- Aithre silicone cannulas (2)
- Aithre neoprene cannula pouch
- Illyrian II Wearable Haptic Oximeter
- 47L or 152L Backup Oxygen Bottle
- Aithre Boom Cannula
- Aithre Turbo Oxygen Concentration Tester
*Aithre Healthview requires Turbo software version available upon request