The Loss of a Legend

Hannes Arch: Elite Pilot, Adventurer and Friend to Many

We are devastated to learn of the loss of Hannes Arch, a dear friend to HARMAN and AKG. Hannes lost his life much too soon, doing what he loved – flying. He was on a private helicopter flight when it crashed in the mountains of Austria.

Hannes was a hugely successful Red Bull Air Race pilot for more than 25 years and a brand ambassador for AKG. He spent a lot of time at our office in Vienna, Austria and played an integral part in the development of our aviator headset. Hannes was a true adventurer at heart, making a career of climbing mountains, paragliding and flying stunt planes.

Hannes was 48 years old and is survived by his parents, Heidelore and Johann; his sister Lisa; his nephews, Felix and Moritz; his girlfriend Miriam; and countless friends.




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