Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation (ESCO) Selects MSC Software's Adams

SANTA ANA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Feb 07, 2012 -- MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation (ESCO), a division of Zodiac Aerospace, has selected MSC Software's flagship multibody dynamics simulation software, Adams, to complement existing CAD and analytical software used for product development.

As a member of the Zodiac Emergency Arresting Systems Division (EASD), Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation creates technology that stops motion, absorbs energy and promotes safety. The EASD is the world's leading supplier of emergency land-based arresting systems for military and commercial aircraft. Increasing the amount of dynamic modeling and the effects on equipment will lead to more efficient designs by eliminating excess weight and complicated design challenges without reducing safety or functionality.

Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation's commitment to saving lives and protecting high value assets means that expensive full scale physical tests have always been required. With current full scale testing exceeding $70,000 per day, any delay can quickly raise the cost of testing and extend testing time to unacceptable levels. The company will be using Adams to virtually exercise designs to ensure component optimization and performance confidence before any testing is performed. Adams is a perfect fit for ESCO's push towards innovation and commitment to being the global leader in mastering safety in motion.

Rich Orner, Vice President of Engineering at ESCO, stressed the importance of having a powerful tool such as Adams at its disposal: "In today's economy, it is critical to reduce time to market, reduce physical testing, increase quality, and meet rapidly changing customer requirements in order to maintain Engineered Arresting Systems' place as the world leader in energy absorption equipment. Using Adams' simulation and optimization capabilities will help us to achieve our objectives."

About Engineered Arresting Systems (ESCO)
Engineered Arresting Systems (ESCO) is the manufacturer of aircraft arresting systems and energy absorption products. ESCO's headquarters and main production facility are located in Aston, Pennsylvania. For more than 50 years, Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation, the cornerstone of the Zodiac Aerospace Emergency Arresting Systems Division (EASD), has harnessed mechanical energy to provide customized arrestment and containment solutions for aircraft and transport vehicles. For more information, visit

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,000 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit:

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