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Altair Enhances Aerodynamics Capabilities with Acquisition of Research in Flight

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

In a move that significantly bolsters its aerodynamic analysis offerings, Altair has acquired Research in Flight, the developer of the groundbreaking FlightStream® software. This strategic acquisition integrates FlightStream®, known for its exceptional capabilities in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) arena, into Altair’s extensive suite of simulation tools, marking a pivotal advancement in aerodynamic research and applications across multiple sectors.

Altair acquired Research in Flight, forging a new path for aerodynamic analysis and pushing the the boundaries of modern computational techniques

“Our growth in the aerospace, defense, and surrounding industries has accelerated in recent years through our best-in-class computational intelligence solutions,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “The integration of FlightStream® into our portfolio will enhance our offering with its specialized, modern, and efficient approach to meet the increasingly complex customer demands in these industries, including the urban air mobility and eVTOL sectors.”

FlightStream® is recognized for its cutting-edge panel methods aerodynamic solver which allows for a comprehensive analysis of flow problems across a diverse range of applications. With a modernized graphical user interface, the software enables engineers to navigate complex aerodynamic challenges efficiently. It includes specialized toolboxes like Solver Sweeper, Stability & Control, and API scripting, enhancing its capability to rapidly estimate aircraft performance and conduct extensive aerodynamic studies.

“We are proud to be a standard tool in the aircraft designer’s toolbox,” said Vivek Ahuja, co-founder, Research in Flight. “Joining Altair will allow us to scale and reach countless engineers seeking best-in-class, powerful, and specialized tools for faster design iterations.”


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