Antenna maker Tecom Industries has opened a new facility for the manufacture of commercial satcom antenna systems.

Tecom says the Newbury Park, California-based facility will accommodate the production and testing of the KuStream 1000 antenna, a joint development effort between Tecom and Qest of Germany that enables Row 44's Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity system to provide passengers with high-speed Internet.

Row 44 recently selected the KuStream 1000 for installation on Southwest Airlines' fleet.

"As the KuStream product gains market acceptance we anticipate orders for the entire KuStream product family including KuStream 1000, KuStream 2000 and newer variants," says Tecom president Arsen Melconian in a statement.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news