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Airbus Selects Altair HyperWorks OptiStruct for the A350XWB Development Program

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Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Advanced CAE software solutions accelerate structural analysis processes and efficiency at aerospace OEM

TROY, Mich., (July 26, 2007) – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, today announced that Airbus, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, has chosen Altair’s OptiStruct advanced topological optimization software for the A350XWB program. Airbus pioneered the use of topology optimization in aircraft design, and, during the A380 development, used OptiStruct for design optimization to support weight reduction. Based on its experience with the A380 program, Airbus has now selected OptiStruct as the strategic tool for topological optimization for their development projects.

“The Airbus decision confirms that OptiStruct has become the de-facto standard tool for topological optimization within the aerospace industry,” said Dr. Michael Hoffmann, vice president of Business Development and Marketing Europe, Altair Engineering.

Altair Engineering will provide the HyperWorks software suite to Airbus sites located in Toulouse, France; Filton, United Kingdom; Hamburg/Bremen, Germany; and Getafe, Spain. Airbus is an EADS company.

About HyperWorks OptiStruct

Altair OptiStruct is a highly advanced finite-element-based software for both structural analysis and design optimization. OptiStruct is used to design, evaluate and improve performance of mechanical structures.

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 3,000 customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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