Golze Engineering is the leading supplier of Worldwide in flight satellite weather products.
Since 2012 we use satellite technology to bring live weather data to European and Worldwide
cockpits. In the US ADS-B and XM technology are available but for the rest of the world
satellite data is the only alternative. We have equipped over thousand aircraft so far.
What is satellite weather?
Improve your comfort and safety with continuous in flight satellite weather updates.
The ADL system will overlay a moving map with radar, strikes and infrared images.
Data is updated every 15 min via satellite. Weather data is displayed on iOS,
Android and compatible panel mounted avionics.
The system will also keep you updated on winds and temperatures aloft as well as METAR and TAF.
You can send and receive short text messages and emails.
Worldwide tracking is available for search and rescue.
How does it work and what is required?
To receive in flight satellite weather you will need one of our ADL devices (or an Iridium Go) in the aircraft, a satellite service subscription and a phone or tablet to display the data. There are portable and installed device options available depending on your needs.
Where is the weather data displayed?
ADL Weather data can be displayed in our own ADLConnect iOS/Andrroid app and as a weather layer in ForeFlight, SkyDemon and other GDL90 compatible apps but unfortunately displaying weather data in Garmin Pilot does not work so far. In addition ADL weather can be displayed on Avidyne IFD540/440 and EX5000 cockpit displays.
How much does it cost?
The details are on the product and service plan pages but prices start at 350 Euro + VAT for an ADL140 device and 39,50 EUR / month + VAT for the satellite service. Besides the continuous plans with a monthly charge there are also short duration trip kit options available.
Is it certified?
There is a free of charge EASA minor change available for the permanent installation of the ADL150/190/200 devices in most GA airplanes. More details are here.
ADLConnect App / Screenshots
Weather Coverage - Europe