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Diehl Aviation Selects Altair as Preferred Strategic CAE Supplier

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February 21, 2019
Agreement establishes Altair OptiStruct as primary structural solver for justification and verification, Altair HyperWorks as the standard for modeling, visualization, and simulation

TROY, Mich.– Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, and Diehl Aviation have signed a multiyear agreement establishing Altair as Diehl Aviation’s preferred strategic computer-aided engineering (CAE) supplier. In accordance with the agreement, Altair OptiStruct™ will serve as the primary solver for structural justification and certification, Altair AcuSolve as the preferred solver for CFD, and the Altair HyperWorks™ suite as the standard for modeling & visualization.  
 
“We are very happy that Altair has been selected as preferred strategic CAE supplier and we look forward to helping Diehl Aviation meet their engineering challenges over the next 3 years and beyond,” said Anthony Mc Loughlin, Sales Director for Aerospace, Altair Engineering. “In particular, this decision demonstrates the accelerating momentum of OptiStruct becoming the next generation solver standard for structural certification in aerospace. Standing out with its integrated analysis & optimization approach, OptiStruct is helping aerospace engineers move to the next level by performing reliable structural justification faster while at the same time producing better and more robust designs.”
 
The overall goal of the agreement is to comply with Diehl Aviation’s CAE single strategic provider consolidation strategy, while meeting current and next-generation requirements for their growing CAE user base with Altair solutions, technologies and expertise in aerospace.
 
"With our decision for OptiStruct as our primary structural solver for justification and verification we aim to meet the current and future needs of our growing CAE user base, while at the same time aligning with our single CAE supplier consolidation strategy," said Veit Thomas Head of Stress / Weight / Simulation, Diehl Aviation. "Altair has a proven standing in the aerospace industry, and its modeling and visualization tools are industry standard. With Altair's expertise and next-generation solver solutions, we are confident that going forward with Altair as our primary strategic CAE partner is the right choice."

Learn more about Altair's aerospace solutions, visit Altair from April 2-4, 2019 at AIX in Hamburg, Germany (booth 6E80), and read more at: altairhyperworks.com/industry/Aerospace.

About Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data intelligence.  Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.
 
About Diehl Aviation
Diehl Aviation is a division of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG and combines all aviation activities of Diehl Group under one roof. In the aviation industry, Diehl Aviation – including Diehl Aerospace (a joint venture with Thales) – is a leading system supplier of aircraft system and cabin solutions. Diehl Aviation currently has more than 5,400 employees. Its clients include leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus (both airplanes and helicopters), Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as well as airlines and operators of commercial and business aircraft. To learn more please visit: www.diehl.com.
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Biba A. Bedi, Corporate / Americas/ Asia Pacific
+1.757.224.0548 x 406

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