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IHS and SAE International to Provide Comprehensive Technical Data Resources for Aerospace Engineers

ENGLEWOOD, Pa., Nov. 30, 2011 - IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, today announced it has entered into a new agreement with SAE International, the leading developer of standards and technical resources, to include SAE Technical Papers in IHS ESDU Aerodynamics Design products. Under this agreement, Technical Papers on more than 1,400 specific aerospace design topics developed by SAE International will be available on December 1, 2011 with IHS ESDU Aerospace Design data and methods to provide a comprehensive collection of resources and tools for design engineers.

“IHS enables design engineers in aerospace companies around the world to create innovative designs that meet performance and cost objectives in less time,” said IHS Vice President - Design and Supply Chain Don Lesem.  “Through our close partnership with SAE International we can deliver a unique collection of data, methods, and tools to improve the engineer’s design and development capabilities.”

IHS and SAE International recognize the challenges of tighter budgets, shorter development cycles and increased global competition that aerospace manufacturers face.   Many companies are also facing a knowledge vacuum due to an aging workforce that adds to their risks.

“IHS has been a trusted reseller of SAE International developed products for almost 40 years and we are excited about this latest product partnership,” said SAE International Director Sales & Marketing Scott Sward.  “We continually seek to develop affiliations that leverage our technical resources to advance the capabilities of vehicle and system designers. With SAE Technical Papers now available in the IHS ESDU Aerospace Design service, customers can easily access the broadest collection of current engineering expertise.”

SAE Technical Papers provide the perspective of the leading subject matter experts in the aerospace field presented at major technical conferences worldwide. Now, designers can quickly get to the latest information on a broad range of engineering topics along with methods and tools to solve complex design and performance problems more effectively. To learn more about IHS ESDU and SAE Technical Papers, visit


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SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.