Xi'an Aircraft Selects SimXpert for Upfront Simulation, Knowledge Capture & Reuse
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Xi'an Aircraft Selects SimXpert for Upfront Simulation, Knowledge Capture & Reuse

Purchase Intended to Drive Innovation and Accelerate New Product Development

SANTA ANA, Calif. – May 19, 2009 - MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), a leading global provider of simulation software and services, today announced that Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Limited (XAC) in China has selected SimXpert to drive innovation and accelerate new product development.

The Chinese aerospace sector ranks among the world’s most dynamic sector due to the massive investments injected by the country. To meet the challenges of a competitive global industry, XAC is deploying an initiative to improve engineering throughput and productivity through a fully integrated multidiscipline simulation environment. Integrated with MSC's advanced multidiscipline (MD) solvers, SimXpert provides users native CAD access with bi-directional interoperability, pre-processing, solving, post processing, report generation, and automation capabilities within a single easy-to-use solution.

"With SimXpert, we are now in a position to efficiently and reliably solve the complex, multidiscipline problems associated with aircraft design. The associated process efficiency and reduction in tedious and repetitive work will empower us to deliver superior products to our customers faster than ever before,” said Xijun Dang, CAE Director of XAC. “MSC.Software’s solutions are applied in most areas of our work, constantly pushing our strategic views on design and engineering philosophies.”

About Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Limited
Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Limited (XAC) is one of the largest institutions in China’s aviation arena. With integrated scientific research and production expertise, XAC is a base for developing and manufacturing large and medium-sized airplanes in China. Considered as one of China’s first-grade enterprise, XAC has more than 20,000 employees with physical assets covering 3 million square meters. More information on XAC can be found at www.xac.com.cn

About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is a global leader of simulation solutions that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1000 people around the world. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.

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