Alenia Aermacchi Accelerates Scenario Analysis Process with PHX ModelCenter®

 Alenia Aermacchi Accelerates Scenario Analysis Process with PHX ModelCenter®

  PR Newswire

  TOULOUSE, France, Feb. 19, 2013

- Italian leader of complex aeronautical systems for both commercial and
defense marketsreduces scenario analysis cycles with Phoenix Integration

TOULOUSE, France, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Phoenix Integration, a leading
provider of software for engineering automation, integration, and design
optimization, jointly with its Italian reseller Tess-Com, today announced that
its flagship software, PHX ModelCenter, helps Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica
company, to speed aircraft mission scenario analysis processes.

Aircraft scenario planning is crucial for the preparation of any mission. This
analysis involves several different simulation tools, fed by dataset providing
aircrafts, terrains, threats, human factors, and many more variables. PHX
ModelCenter helps Alenia Aermacchi's engineers to quickly build a scenario
analysis around one or more variables available in the scenario and automate
the execution process for faster efficiency and better robustness.

"We work with several scenarios and we developed our own code and batch tools
in order to analyze relevant scenario parameters. Integration of tools is not
always easy and adapting them was slow when compared to the steady number of
requests," explained Mr. Marco Protti, Business Development and Head of
Product Scenarios at Alenia Aermacchi.

PHX ModelCenter has been integrated with mission analysis tools. Aircraft
capabilities across several operational environments can thus be validated,
optimizing the process giving the ability to run multiple simulations. PHX
ModelCenter, for instance, gives the ability to run optimization analysis on
mission success probability, mission cost, and logistical effort using the
integrated simulation tools.

"PHX ModelCenter helps us to integrate new analysis tools in a more efficient
way," said Mr. Protti. "It allows us to augment our analysis capabilities and
increases our responsiveness to customer needs."

For more about PHX ModelCenter, visit:

About Alenia Aermacchi

Alenia Aermacchi  is the global player which leads the Finmeccanica
aeronautics business by continuously increasing its ability to design, build,
integrate and support complex systems for both commercial and defense markets
worldwide. The product portfolio includes proprietary products like the M-346,
today the only aircraft designed to meet the training needs of pilots of new
generation combat aircraft, and the C-27J, the only true modern tactical
airlifter available today worldwide.

Alenia Aermacchi has key roles in world-class programs like Eurofighter
Typhoon, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Neuron European UCAV
demonstrator. It also plays leading roles in commercial aircraft, designing
and building advanced aerostructures for state of the art airliners including
the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the latest Bombardier CSeries and
building the market-leading ATR turboprops.

About Phoenix Integration

Phoenix Integration commands a leadership position in flexible, scalable,
high-performance enterprise solutions for the conceptual and preliminary
stages of product design and systems analysis. Phoenix software is used
worldwide to enable integration of models and simulations, process automation,
multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) and simulation data management
(SDM). Global organizations that leverage Phoenix solutions include 9 of the
top 10 U.S. defense contractors and 7 of the top 10 aerospace companies. For
more information, visit .

About Tess-Com Tess-Com is a provider of simulation solutions and technologies
for the design, development, integration and operation of complex systems. The
Company activities include the distribution of COTS tools for modeling and
simulation, the development of real time simulation and training systems, and
the provision of consulting services during all phases of a project. The
support to the customer across the entire product life cycle is a key element
of the Company strategy. For more information, visit .

Contact: Sarah Pyle, Phoenix Integration, +1-610-755-5996,
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