ACTUATION2015 simultaneously addresses the development and validation of standardised, modular and pooled EMA for all airframe systems. To achieve this ambitious objective, ACTUATION2015 gathers a critical mass of expertise in a wide range of skills (Component suppliers, Actuator suppliers, Actuation system supplier, 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 the consortium gathers 54 partners. Goodrich Actuation Systems SAS, a UTC Aerospace Systems Company is coordinating the project.
The consortium includes:
BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 93,500 employees worldwide and a primary focus on five home markets: the US, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2011 BAE Systems reported sales of £19.2 billion (US $30.7 billion).
BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, part of Electronic Systems UK, is participating in Actuation2015 as the leader of SP4 and a participant in SP5. SP4 is investigating Advanced Control and Monitoring techniques for EMAs, including Prognostic and Health Monitoring functions to determine the remaining useful life of an EMA. In SP5, BAE Systems are involved in assessing the ability of the Actuation2015 standard modules to meet the needs of primary flight control EMAs for business and regional aircraft.