News Magnaghi Aeronautica S.p.A. chooses HyperWorks to Streamline Development of Aircraft Landing Gear Systems Press contacts: Evelyn Gebhardt Blue Gecko Marketing Tel.: +49 6421 9684351 firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Ristic Airfoil Public Relations Tel.: +1.248.304.1421 email@example.com Altair’s open architecture CAE Suite offers Italian aerospace supplier more flexibility and increased solid meshing efficiency TROY, Mich., Date, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Italy-based aerospace supplier, Magnaghi Aeronautica S.p.A. (www.magnaghiaeronautica.it), has chosen the HyperWorks simulation platform to develop and optimize their landing gear systems. The company designs, develops, and manufactures landing gears, hydraulic components, and fuel tanks for the aircraft industry. “When we first saw HyperWorks and especially HyperMesh during a presentation in Naples last year, we were immediately impressed with its capabilities and flexibility,” said Costantino Russo, Chief Deputy within the technical department of Magnaghi Aeronautica S.p.A. ”We expect remarkable time savings through faster and more automated development processes, and I think that OptiStruct will help us to further reduce both weight and shapes of our components. Particularly, I like the flexibility of the product family, its open architecture and its automated meshing capabilities.” Magnaghi Aeronautica will initially deploy HyperMesh, the suite’s finite element pre-processor, and OptiStruct structural optimization technology. Following the initial deployment and training phase, Magnaghi Aeronautica plans to leverage Altair’s unit-based software licensing model to explore the suite’s twenty-five plus software titles including its finite element solvers and the multi-body dynamics solutions. “We are very pleased with Magnaghi Aeronautica’s decision to chose HyperWorks,” said Cosimo Panetta, regional managing director, Altair Engineering Italy. “I see significant time-saving opportunities for the company’s entire engineering staff through HyperWorks’ advanced morphing capabilities and the ability to automate updates to existing meshes to new design geometries. The adoption of OptiStruct for structural optimization is consistent with a general industry trend that is focused on weight savings – especially in the aerospace industry. We are looking forward to and appreciate the opportunity to work with the engineers of Magnaghi Aeronautica to positively impact their products and business.” About HyperWorks Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications. For more information please visit www.altairhyperworks.com. About Magnaghi Aeronautica Spa Magnaghi Aeronautica Spa is part of INVESCO, a leading private Italian aerospace group. Magnaghi was found in 1936 as a company producing landing gears, fuel tanks, oil tanks, and engine components for military aeronautic industries. Magnaghi Aeronautica Spa has over 200 employees and is headquartered in Naples, Italy. For more information please refer to: www.magnaghiaeronautica.it. About Altair Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.