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ACTUATION2015 Public Forum - 15 March 2016 (Toulouse)


The ACTUATION2015 project organises a European Public Forum (A2015-EPF), a great opportunity to present the results of ACTUATION2015 which will contribute to decrease the aircraft overall life cost and weight by standardization of common modules for EMAs. In addition, a specific European Exploitation Workshop (A2015-EEP) will be dedicated to further development of the ACTUATION2015 results by the industrial and academic main players, together with the standardization bodies and the Clean Sky 2 initiative. Both events will take place in Toulouse and coupled with of the 7th R3ASC16 (International Conference on Recent Advances in Aerospace Actuation Systems and Components) : A2015-EEP will be integrated as a session within R3ASC16 & A2015-EPF will take place the day after.

CEN Workshop 77 - Modules for Electro-Mechanical Actuators in Aircraft

ACTUATION2015 has the objective to standardize a set of scalable modules (motors, electronics, mechanics) for Electro-Mechanical Actuators usable for all types of aircraft (flight control, high lift, door, thrust reverser, etc.).

Fourth semi-annual project review

The review took place on 9-10 June 2015  and was hosted by MBD in Vélizy-Villacoublay (France). 

Welcome to the ACTUATION2015 website

ACTUATION2015 (Modular Electro Mechanical Actuators for ACARE 2020 Aircraft and Helicopters) is a collaborative research and development project coordinated by Goodrich Actuation Systems SAS, a UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS COMPANY gathering 54 partners including the European key players in the aircraft industry. ACTUATION2015 aims to develop and validate a common set of standardised, modular and scalable Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) resources for all actuators (flight control, high lift, landing gear, door, thrust reverser) and all types of aircraft (business/regional/commercial airplanes and helicopters).
ACTUATION2015 is supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, grant number 284915.

ACTUATION2015 is a 4,5 year integrated project comprising 54 partners representing the European stakeholders of the actuation and airframe sectors from 12 countries



ACTUATION2015 Towards the next generation of aircraft



To maintain Europe’s role as a global leader in the field of aeronautics and to better serve society needs, the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) defined in its roadmap “VISION2020” the strategic directions for the aviation sector. Ensuring safety and security of passengers, protecting the environment, providing for efficient energy supply and maintaining and extending industrial leadership are amongst the main goals to be targeted.`

All-Electric Aircraft

As one of the key technologies towards the realisation of these goals, Europe’s aeronautic sector is focusing on the development of a new generation of planes and helicopters: the “All-Electric Aircraft”. Various large initiatives such as CLEANSKY SGO have been launched under the 7th Framework Programme in recent years to get closer to this goal. ACTUATION2015 will complete this overall approach by focusing on Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) technologies. EMAs are mandatory in order to eliminate hydraulic circuits, pumps and reservoirs.

Standard modular and scalable EMA modules

The objective of ACTUATION 2015 is to develop and validate a common set of standardised, modular and scalable EMA modules that address cost, reliability and weight requirements from the airframers. Compared to current single-aisle aircraft, ACTUATION 2015 will reduce the overall Life Cycle Costs of actuators by 30%, improve reliability by 30% and reduce aircraft weight by 500kg. ACTUATION 2015 will provide the European industry the technology innovation necessary to increase the competiveness in the global market.

ACTUATION2015 Our Partners

To achieve the ambitious ACTUATION2015 objectives, a critical mass of expertise has been gathered in a wide range of skills (Component suppliers, Actuator suppliers, Actuation system suppliers, A/C manufacturers, and Certification Authorities) and, especially for standardisation, the main stakeholders in the field.

The ACTUATION2015 Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and gathers 54 partners.