TopMax, Wearable HUD for Commercial Aircraft, Cargo and Business Jet Pilots
Designed by pilots for pilots, TopMax is a lightweight full-color Head-Worn Display System (HWDS) for business jets, commercial aviation, and cargo operators.
Resulting from Thales' decades-long experience in military Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS) and civilian Head-Up Display (HUD), TopMax provides additional operational credits in order to reduce take-off and landing minima. The product includes augmented reality and intuitive off-axis symbology features that strongly enhance situational awareness and safety.
TopMax has a minimal footprint in the cockpit ans allows for easy retrofit on any type of aircraft. It can be installed in any platform as a HUD alternative or as a complementary solution for an existing single HUD configuration.
TopMax offers the best combination between operational benefits, technical feasibility, life cycle cost, simplicity and cost of installation.
TopMax, advanced vision system to reduce take-off & landing minima
TopMax will revolutionize how pilots fly their aircraft. The system offers identical operational benefits for both take-off and landing as current Head-Up Displays.
However, its operational capabilities largely exceed existing HUD solutions because of:
360° full color vision capability
Unlimited Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
Off-axis symbology including cross wind, synthetic runway and extended centerline
3D traffic display
By using TopMax, pilots have instant and intuitive access to flight information combined with an unlimited 360° field of regards, creating advanced situational awareness.
At a glance, pilots can access information and prioritize critical items thanks to the full color capability, unique in the industry.
TopMax provides many benefits, including:
Head-up display-like flight guidance symbology with unlimited field-of-regard
CAT II flight path director computation
EVS video conformal display
Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
Combined Vision System (CVS)
Airport navigation information
3D traffic display
3D waypoints and trajectory display
Manual eyes-out CAT II landing
ILS Special Authorization CAT I (SA CAT I) / Lower than standard CAT I (LTS CAT I)
Low Visibility for Take-Off (LVTO)
Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS)
TopMax, the most comfortable helmet-like HUD retrofit solution
TopMax is compatible with any avionics suite and is an ideal retrofit solution for existing fleets.
Its installation is quick and simple with minimal footprint and impact on the platform.
With its modern and minimalist design, TopMax is comfortable and easy to use.
Lightweight (headgear less than 1 pound)
Compatible with any headset / headphones
Compatible with prescription glasses
Quick and easy to don and doff
Includes several declutter modes to let pilots choose the information he/she wants to see depending on the phases of the flight
TopMax allows the pilot to choose between right and left eye, as it is preferable to use the dominant eye. It is estimated the 1/3 of the world's population is left eye dominant.
Finally, the TopMax headgear offers several adjustment knobs for best comfort. The headgear can also be personalized and customized to the pilot's head.