Alenia Aermacchi Accelerates Scenario Analysis Process
with PHX ModelCenter®

Italian leader of complex aeronautical systems for both commercial and defense markets
reduces scenario analysis cycles with Phoenix Integration solutions

Toulouse, FRANCE—February 19, 2013—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: http://www.phoenix-int.com/software/phx-modelcenter.php

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, results visualization and data management. Global organizations that leverage Phoenix solutions include nine of the top ten U.S. defense contractors and seven of the top ten aerospace companies. Learn more at www.phoenix-int.com.

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 http://www.tess-com.it/.

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