Our special ADLConect for Iridium GO license allows you to download ADL
in flight weather using an Iridium GO device instead of our own ADL devices.
Please do not get confused. You do not have to order any of the items
below if you plan on using an ADL device! The GO is a separate solution for
bigger planes which can offset the higher annual fixed cost with the many
hours they fly.
You get all the usual features of the ADLConnect app like radar,
strikes, infrared etc. But in comparison to the ADL devices the downloaded
corridor is nearly twice as wide (close to 350NM).
The ADLConnect app will manage the Iridium GO satellite connection and
firewall automatically. So all you do is request a download and the system
will do the rest including redialing if a connection breaks etc.
Due to very efficient data compression you can expect to consume only
one minute of airtime for a complete weather download.
Iridium GO vs ADL devices?
The Iridium GO has those unique features:
Make phone calls
Download a wider weather corridor
Unlimited data plans available for heavy use like airlines
The ADL devices in comparison feature:
Much lower running cost
Possibility of using short duration trip kits
Possibility for permanent installation
Interconnect with installed avionics
Superior aircraft tracking
The bottom line is that the best solution will really depend on your use case.
ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and SkyDemon integration
Weather data downloaded using the ADLConnect app over the Iridium Go is
passed on to Foreflight, Garmin Pilot, SkyDemon and other GDL90 compatible apps.
Iridium GO power management
The Iridium GO, as it comes from the factory, will only operate properly when the
supplied battery is installed. Unfortunately this means the device has to be turned
on and off for every flight. Failure to turn if off will drain the battery and lead
to its destruction after few cycles.
We have a solution which removes the battery and makes the GO device turn on and off
directly with the USB power supply. Please contact us for details.
The ADLConnect Iridium GO license costs 390 Euro + VAT
for 12 months.
From our side there are no limitations on the number of weather downloads.
For pure information besides our license you are typically looking at those overall costs:
So to run the Iridium GO you look at about 1057,- EUR + VAT to get the required hardware then 1294,- EUR + VAT every 12 months.
Ordering ADLConnect Iridium GO License