Altair Engineering Inc., a provider of simulation technology and engineering services, announced plans to expand its presence in Huntsville, AL, by opening a field office and launching Aero Academy training programs for local aerospace engineers. The site will support Altair's growing business with aerospace, defense, and related industry sectors in the Tennessee Valley. Altair will conduct its Aero Academy at the Huntsville office beginning March 16. Available at no cost to all local aerospace engineers, the classes will provide training in the latest versions of HyperWorks software. The program will be scheduled in three tracks that will run through December. Altair's Huntsville office is expected to serve as a resource for many major aerospace companies and their suppliers in the Tennessee Valley, as well as for NASA itself.