Avionics: Thales TopDeck
Originally developed for the Airbus A380 super jumbo jet, the Thales TopDeck integrated avionics suite for the S-76D includes four 6- by 8-inch flat-panel displays, four-axis digital autopilot, dual integrated flight management systems and integrated electronic standby instrument.
Additional cockpit equipment includes Honeywell EGPWS terrain warning system, Honeywell Primus weather radar, advanced digital maps and provisioning for flight following, XM satellite datalink weather, and GPS RNAV WAAS LPV approach capability. The S-76D also features an improved electrical generation system.
The main pilot interface to the system is the S-76D’s trackball cursor-control devices mounted on the center pedestal between the pilots. A shallow menu structure is intended to ensure pilots are never more than two clicks from completing almost any function.