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22 March 2010

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Boeing Keynote and North American Aerospace Manufacturers to Discuss Latest Simulation Trends at Altair's HyperWorks Technology Conference

More than 600 professionals are expected to gather at Altair Engineering's 2010 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC2010). Boeing's 787 Deputy Chief Structures Engineer, David Trop, will keynote day two of the three-day event to be held April 27-29 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. Trop's keynote will address simulation's supporting role on the 787 Dreamliner and derivative programs.

"We look forward to hearing from Mr. Trop and other aerospace leaders at HTC2010 as they discuss new design challenges the industry faces, and how simulation plays an increasingly important role," said Dr. Robert Yancey, Altair executive director of Global Aerospace. "Altair is firmly committed to continuing delivery of leading-edge technology through HyperWorks and the expertise of our global consulting services practice to aid manufacturers in designing lighter aerospace systems that operate more efficiently."

In addition to Trop's keynote address, several leaders from the North American aerospace community will be in attendance. HTC2010 will include presentations by Airborne Systems, Boeing Military Aircraft, GE Aviation, NASA and Sikorsky.

"We see a rapid adoption of optimization strategies and technologies in the aerospace community to meet performance and aggressive weight reduction initiatives," said Yancey. "Used early in the design process, optimization can have significant and far reaching benefits including increased payload carrying capacity, reduced fuel consumption and lower environmental impact over the service life of the aircraft."

HTC2010 will also feature several other renowned keynote speakers – from Ford, Porsche, BAE Systems, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) – as well as 40 presentations where technology thought leaders will discuss industry trends in enterprise simulation and how manufacturers are enabling innovation through simulation.

HTC is Altair's premier annual event and is free for all attendees. The conference will offer sessions on advancements in the areas of simulation-driven design practices, design optimization, data management, process automation, cloud computing and decision support systems. Attendees also will have access to an extensive hardware and software exhibition.

For more information and to register, visit Connect with HyperWorks on Twitter (, Facebook ( and LinkedIn ( for HTC2010 updates and information.

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